Annie Murphy

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Annie Murphy
Annie Murphy (cropped).jpg
Murphy in 2017
Born (1986-12-19) December 19, 1986 (age 32)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
Known forSchitt's Creek
Spouse(s)Menno Versteeg

Annie Murphy (born December 19, 1986) is a Canadian actress, best known for her role as socialite Alexis Rose in the comedy TV series Schitt's Creek (2015–present).[1][2][3][4]

Early Life[edit]

Murphy was raised in Ottawa, Ontario as an only child.[5] She attended high school at Elmwood School, where she honed her acting skills in various theatre productions. Murphy furthered her education with a degree in theatre performance from Concordia University before enrolling in the Canadian Film Centre Actors’ Conservatory.[6]

Career[edit]

Murphy has starred in films, television series and web series, including Blue Mountain State (2010), Rookie Blue (2012) and The Plateaus (2015).

She guest co-hosted 2017's first episode of This Hour Has 22 Minutes.[7]

Schitt's Creek[edit]

Murphy has starred as Alexis Rose on the CBC sitcom Schitt's Creek since 2015.[3][8] She joked on Twitter after receiving the part that one of the reasons she scored the role was because her eyebrows were similar in shape and size to her father and son costars, Eugene and Dan Levy.[9] Murphy also screen-tested for the role of Stevie Budd (Emily Hampshire) before being cast as Alexis.[10] Murphy has also starred in commercials for the Canadian drug store chain Shopper's Drug Mart.

Personal life[edit]

Murphy is married to Hollerado singer Menno Versteeg.[9]

Shortly before booking Schitt's Creek, Murphy and her husband lost their apartment in a fire. No one was injured in the incident, although most of their material belongings were lost.[5]

Murphy has a tattoo of American actor Jimmy Stewart's silhouette on her wrist. She cites his "heartbreaking, sweet, and funny" performance in the 1950 film, Harvey, as having a lasting impression on her.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2016, 2018 and 2019, Murphy was nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role for her work on Schitt's Creek.[12]

In 2019, Murphy was awarded a Gracie Award for Actress in a Breakthrough Role for her work on Schitt's Creek.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annie Murphy – Cast – Schitt's Creek". Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  2. ^ "Annie Murphy is up Schitt's Creek and loving it". 2016-03-29. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  3. ^ a b Canada, HELLO!. "Schitt's Creek star Annie Murphy dishes dating advice for her character and more". ca.hellomagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  4. ^ "Annie Murphy is TV's Sexiest Goofball". Sharp Magazine. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  5. ^ a b "'Schitt's Creek' star teases upcoming Season 5". Newsday. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  6. ^ November 27, Patrick Langston Updated:; 2015 (2015-11-27). "Schitt's Creek Annie Murphy looking forward to a second season on CBC-TV | Ottawa Citizen". Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  7. ^ "This Hour Has 22 Minutes". www.facebook.com.
  8. ^ Hipes, Patrick (2018-03-06). "Schitt's Creek Renewed For Season 5 On Pop TV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  9. ^ a b "5 Up-and-Coming Canadian Actors in Gorgeous Gowns". Flare. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  10. ^ Ivie, Devon (2018-04-11). "Annie Murphy Can't Help But Bring Her Schitt's Creek Vocal Fry Home With Her". www.vulture.com. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  11. ^ Grundy, Mercedes; Mercanti, March; Candido, Romeo (2019-03-29). "Schitt's Creek star Annie Murphy loves this actor so much she got him tattooed on her arm". CBC Arts. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
  12. ^ Furdyk, Brent (19 January 2016). "2016 Canadian Screen Awards Nominees Announced". ET Canada. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  13. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray; Ramos, Dino-Ray (2019-04-16). "Gracie Awards: Sandra Oh, Patricia Arquette, And Leah Remini Among Winners". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-05-25.

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