Britt Irvin

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Britt Irvin
Born Brittney Elizabeth Irvin
(1984-11-10) November 10, 1984 (age 30)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

Brittney Elizabeth "Britt" Irvin (born November 10, 1984) is a Canadian actress and singer, as well as a regular voice actor for Ocean Productions. She is typically credited as Britt Irvin in works since 2003, and as Brittney Irvin in works prior to 2003, though exceptions exist both ways. Britt is best known for playing Katie in Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular and its sequel Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy. She was first billed as Britt Irvin in a 2001 episode of The Outer Limits, and is still sometimes billed as Brittney Irvin in recent work, such as her voice work as Jade in Bratz, and in two of the three episodes of Aliens in America in which she appeared in 2007. Her most recent voice over role is the Pegasus Lightning Dust on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, from the episode "Wonderbolts Academy", which aired in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Britt Irvin was born Brittney Elizabeth Irvin in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and raised in Surrey, British Columbia. She began dancing ballet and singing in festivals starting around 1990 when she was 6 years old. She worked on two musicals at age 10, Show Boat and A Christmas Carol, did voice work in the television series "Nilus the Sandman", and did work in several television commercials between productions, many of which aired in the United States as well as Canada.

Acting career[edit]

In 1996, Irvin appeared in the films Panic in the Skies! and The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue. In 1998 she appeared in the TV series Little Men on Canada's CTV network, which lasted two seasons. Between 1998 and 2000 Irvin also played guest roles on Sleepwalkers, Night Man, Stargate SG-1, and The Outer Limits. In 2000 she played Laurel Everett in the TV movie Angels in the Infield which also starred Patrick Warburton and David Alan Grier. Also in 2000, she played the role of Maxine Bronty in Quarantine.

In 2000 Irvin acted in So Weird. In 2002 Irvin played a red-wine-loving kleptomaniac named Amy in the MTV movie Wasted and played a role in The Outer Limits again in 2003, the same year she appeared in National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion with Judge Reinhold and Penelope Ann Miller. Also, in 2003, she portrayed the late Dana Plato in the NBC TV movie Diff'rent Strokes: The Unauthorized Biography.

She played the single teenage mother Paige Leckie in the fourth season of Edgemont in 2004, but left the series after just one season in order to fulfill other commitments. Also in 2004 she played "Maggie" in the movie Jack.

Her works have included the 2005 film Reefer Madness which is based on the 2003 musical, (though she only appeared in one scene), the 2005 TV movie Absolute Zero with Jeff Fahey and Erika Eleniak, the 2007 film Hot Rod starring Andy Samberg, and her recent appearance playing the love interest of Kevin Zegers' character in Normal, which was also released in 2007.

She is named in the special thanks credits of Louis Belanger's 2009 film The Timekeeper, which premiered in Canada at the Vancouver International Film Festival and in the United States at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. She had appeared in a scene as a character named Nicole Granger, that was ultimately cut from the film.

Irvin is also an accomplished singer and voice-over artist. Her voice-over credits include TV series: Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Madeline, Bratz and in the English-language version of Inuyasha). She was also the voice of X-23 in the episode "Target X" fourth season of X-Men: Evolution (substituting Andrea Libman, who voiced the character in her original appearance); the character later crossed over to the X-Men comic titles where she once headlined her own limited series and is currently featured in the Avengers Academy title.

She was nominated for a Leo Award in 2008 for her performance in Normal.

Irvin also currently provides the voice for the character Ursula in the George of the Jungle (2007 TV series) cartoon series which currently airs on the Cartoon Network, making her the first (and currently only) person ever to voice a cartoon character in a series remake, where the character had originally been voiced by June Foray in the original. Foray had originally voiced the character Ursula in the original George of the Jungle series from the 1960s - though the character is significantly different in the 2007 series than in the 1967 series. The series aired for two seasons.

Her works in 2009 included the voice of Polly, the love interest of Drake Bell's Harold Kelp in the direct-to-DVD CG-animated sequel of The Nutty Professor; as well as the character Amy in the TV movie Spectacular!, one of the first times she has ever played an antagonist, which aired on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2009.

Her new series The Assistants, in which she plays the lead role Gillian Hughes, premiered on The N on July 10, 2009.[1] The show was renewed for a second season in 2010, though new episodes have yet to air.

She appeared in the first three episodes of ABC's remake of the 1980s science fiction miniseries V, which premiered on ABC on November 3, 2009, as well as the first episode of Life UneXpected, which premiered in February 2010 on The CW.[2] Irvin portrayed Stargirl in the Smallville episodes "Absolute Justice", "Salvation", "Icarus" and "Prophecy".[3] Her most recent credit is as Kathy Patton in Freshman Father, a Hallmark Channel movie where she portrays a prom queen turned young mother suffering from severe post-partum depression. In 2010, she plays in Barbie: A Fashion Fairy Tale and Barbie: A Fairy Secret, as the voice of Raquelle.

She co-starred in Michael Sucsy's 2012 film The Vow,[4] which starred Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, and also included her former Little Men and Angels in the Infield co-star Rachel Skarsten in the cast.

Music[edit]

Irvin released a demo music album in 2003. She has been known to give live performances in Vancouver and Los Angeles. Her music has never been mass-released, but some of the tracks have been found at sites like YouTube.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Great Upstanding Member Bonnie Short film
2005 Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical The Arc-ettes
The Road That Binds Us Anne Short film
2007 Hot Rod Cathy
Normal Melissa
Bratz: Super Babyz Jade Voice
2008 Bratz Babyz Save Christmas Jade Voice
The Nutty Professor Polly Voice
2010 Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale Raquelle Voice
Barbie: A Fairy Secret Raquelle Voice
2012 Bratz: Desert Jewelz Jade Voice
The Vow Lina
Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 Ambassador Mirabella Voice
Bratz Babyz Save Christmas Jade Voice
2013 Lucille's Ball Lucille
2014 Feed the Gods Emma post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 The New Adventures of Madeline Nicole Voice
1996 Panic in the Skies! Joany Baker
Nilus the Sandman Amy Episode "About Face"
The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue Lilly Feagan
1997 The Outer Limits Katrine Houghton Episode "New Lease"
1998 Sleepwalkers Young Gail Episode "Passed Imperfect"
Night Man Elizabeth Episode "Fear City"
1999 You, Me, and the Kids Emily's adoptive cousin Episode "Adoption"
Sabrina, the Animated Series Additional voices Recurring; 6 episodes
Stargate SG-1 Merrin Episode "Learning Curve"
Little Men Anthea Harding/Nan Recurring; 26 episodes
2000 Angels in the Infield Laurel Everett TV movie
The Wednesday Woman Mimi Davidson TV movie
Higher Ground Jessica Merrick Recurring; 2 episodes
Quarantine Maxine Bronty TV movie
Personally Yours Bridget Stanton TV movie
So Weird Jennifer Episode "Rewind"
InuYasha Koharu Voice
2001 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Shay Episode "The Witness"
Earth Maiden Arjuna Cindy Klein Voice
2gether: The Series Jill Linus Episode "Jillie"
The SoulTaker Runa Tokisaka Voice
The Outer Limits Judith Wilder Episode "Mindreacher"
Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Additional voices Recurring; 5 episodes
2002 Wasted Amy TV movie
Taken Nina Toth Episode "Charlie and Lisa"
2003 Cold Squad Episode "True Believers: Part 2"
Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular Katie Voice; TV movie
X-Men: Evolution X23 Episode "Target X"
Thanksgiving Family Reunion Twig Snider TV movie
Edgemont Paige Leckie Recurring; 13 episodes
Family Curse Miranda Walker TV movie
2004 Jack Maggie TV movie
The Book of Ruth Daisy TV movie
The Days Zanni Colter Recurring; 4 episodes
2004 Taken Nina Toth Episode "Charlie and Lisa"
2005 Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy Katie TV movie
2006 Absolute Zero AJ Carmichael TV movie
Alice, I Think Jane Recurring; 2 episodes
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' Dana Plato TV movie
Supernatural First Teenage Girl Episode "Hell House"
2007 Write and Wrong Stacy Herskowitz TV movie
George of the Jungle Ursula Main role; voice
2007-2008 Aliens in America Becky Recurring; 4 episodes
2009 Spectacular! Amy TV movie
The Assistants Gillian Hughes Main role
V Haley Starks Recurring; 3 episodes
2010 Life Unexpected Tracy Episode "Pilot"
Freshman Father Kathy Patton TV series
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Temporary guardian Episodes "Really You: Part 1" and "Really You: Part 2"
2010-2011 Smallville Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl Recurring; 4 episodes
2012 Beauty and the Beast Lila Episode "Pilot"
Smart Cookies Paige TV movie
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Lightning Dust Episode "Wonderbolts Academy"; voice
2013 The Nearlyweds Stella TV movie
The Trainer Tina Wallace TV movie
Garage Sale Mystery Celeste TV movie
Packages from Planet X Amanda Recurring; 9 episodes
Supernatural Muriel Episode "Holy Terror"

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