Brittany Curran

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Brittany Curran
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Born
Brittany Elizabeth Curran

(1990-06-02) June 2, 1990 (age 29)
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
OccupationActress, producer
Years active2001–present

Brittany Elizabeth Curran (born June 2, 1990) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her roles on the Syfy television series The Magicians, Men of a Certain Age and the film Dear White People. She won a Peabody Award for her work on Men of a Certain Age.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Curran was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts and also lived in other parts of the Massachusetts area including Avon, Marstons Mills, Cape Cod and Hingham.[2] As a child, she took part in plays and also studied ballet, jazz and tap and the violin, as well as participating in summer theatre.[2][3]

At eleven years old, Curran made her screen acting debut on an episode of the sketch comedy series MADtv in 2001. She went on to guest star in the television series Drake & Josh, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds and The Young and the Restless.

In 2009, Curran was cast in her best known role to date as Lucy Tranelli in the TNT comedy-drama series Men of a Certain Age, the daughter of Ray Romano's character. In 2011, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress, for her work in the series.[4] The series was canceled in 2011, after two seasons.[5]

Curran also had roles in the films 13 Going on 30, Akeelah and the Bee, The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, The Uninvited, Legally Blondes and Dear White People. In 2012, she was cast in the film Backmask, directed by Marcus Nispel.[6] In 2013, she had a recurring role as Phoebe Daly on the ABC Family series Twisted.[7]

She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in June 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Literature & Culture.[8][9]

In 2017 Curran joined the cast of The Magicians on SyFy playing Fen, the Fillorian wife of Eliot. She was promoted to series regular for season 3 of the show.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 13 Going on 30 Six Chick
2004 U.S. Air Marshals Cheerleader Mindy Short film
2004 Frenching Stephanie Short film
2005 Betsy Betsy Short film; also associate producer
2005 A Host of Trouble Mary Pat Weber Short film
2006 Akeelah and the Bee District Speller #1
2006 Monster House Jenny Uncredited; voice role
2007 The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Priscilla Wright Direct-to-video
2007 A Lesson in Biology Alma Short film
2008 The Uninvited Helena Direct-to-video
2008 Dog Gone Lilly Direct-to-video
2008 The Adventures of Food Boy Shelby
2009 Legally Blondes Tiffany Donohugh Direct-to-video
2014 Dear White People Sophie Fletcher
2015 Exeter Reign
2015 Captured Julie
2015 Intrepid Jess
2017 The Man from Earth: Holocene Tara

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 MADtv Ruthie Episode #7.8
2002 Power Rangers Wild Force Young Girl Episode: "The Soul of Humanity"
2004 Complete Savages Josie Episode: "Voodude"
2005 Go Figure Pamela Television film
2006 The Young and the Restless Lindsey Episode #1.8427
2006–2007 Drake & Josh Carly Episodes: "Who's Got Game?" & "The Storm"
2007 Shark Annie Episode: "Fall from Grace"
2007 Zip Natalie Unaired Television pilot
2007 Mr Robinson's Driving School Missy Television mini-series
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Chelsea Brimmer Episodes: "Miniature Golf", "Who's the Boss?" & "Tiptonline"
2008 The Suite Life on Deck Chelsea Brimmer Episode: "Flowers and Chocolate"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Kristy Marks Episode: "Slow Born"
2009–2011 Men of a Certain Age Lucy Tranelli Main role; 13 episodes
2012 Criminal Minds Addyson Jones Episode: "The Wheels on the Bus..."
2013–2014 Twisted Phoebe Daly Recurring role; 10 episodes
2013–2014, 2018 Chicago Fire Katie Nolan Recurring role (seasons 2, 7); 9 episodes
2015 Double Daddy Heather Henderson Television film
2017–present The Magicians Fen Recurring role (season 2), main role (season 3–present)

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2010 Peabody Award Men of a Certain Age Won [1]
2011 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress Men of a Certain Age Nominated [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brittany Curran". Relate Magazine. Archived from the original on Mar 3, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Murray, Ken (September 6, 2011). "Get to know Brittany Curran". Examiner.com. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  3. ^ Soroff, Jonathan. "Brittany Curran". Improper Bostonian. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". youngartistawards.org. Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  5. ^ Seidman, Robert (July 15, 2011). "TNT Cancels 'Men of a Certain Age'". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
  6. ^ Miller, Daniel (June 5, 2012). "Brittany Curran Cast as Female Lead in Thriller 'Backmask'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 8, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  7. ^ "PRETTY LITTLE LIARS' Tyler Blackburn, TWISTED's Brittany Curran to Host Live Twitter Chats, 6/25". tv.broadwayworld.com. June 24, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  8. ^ "Official Brittany Curran". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  9. ^ "Official Brittany Curran". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  10. ^ "'The Magicians Ups Two to Regulars'". www.deadline.com. May 18, 2013. Archived from the original on May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". youngartistawards.org. Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2013.

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