Brittany Snow

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Brittany Snow
Brittany Snow.jpg
Snow at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Fashion Show in 2009
Born Brittany Anne Snow
(1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 29)
Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Actress
  • Singer
Years active 1998–present

Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as Susan "Daisy" Lemay on the CBS series Guiding Light (1998–2002) for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress and was nominated for two other Young Artist Awards and a Soap Opera Digest Award. She then played the protagonist Meg Pryor on the NBC series American Dreams (2002–05) for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award and three Teen Choice Awards. Snow is the co-creator of the Love is Louder movement, a project dedicated to stop bullying in schools.[1]

Snow's notable film roles include Kate Spencer in John Tucker Must Die (2006), Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (2007), Donna Keppel in Prom Night (2008), Emma Gainsborough in The Vicious Kind (2009), and Chloe Beale in Pitch Perfect (2012) and Pitch Perfect 2 (2015).


Snow began modeling at the age of three in a print ad for Burdines.[2] She was on CBS' Guiding Light for three years as troubled teen Susan "Daisy" Lemay.[3] She played Meg Pryor on NBC's American Dreams and neo-Nazi high school student Ariel Alderman on the third season of Nip/Tuck. In 2005, she appeared in The Pacifier with action star Vin Diesel.

In 2006, she was in the film John Tucker Must Die and voiced Naminé in the video game Kingdom Hearts II (but is replaced by Meaghan Martin in all subsequent appearances) and Shizuku Tsukishima in the Studio Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart. She also portrayed a young woman afflicted with bipolar disorder in the season seven finale of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Snow appeared on the music video for "The Phrase That Pays" by The Academy Is... which was released in July 2006.

In 2007, she appeared in Hairspray, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, playing Amber Von Tussle, the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer's character. She had already worked with Hairspray director Adam Shankman on the Disney film The Pacifier. With her role in Hairspray, her musical side is shown in several numbers including a solo entitled "The New Girl In Town", a song previously cut from the Broadway musical version. She played the lead role in Prom Night, which was released in April 2008.

On January 17, 2011, Snow began appearing as a series regular in the first season of the legal drama Harry's Law as Jenna, and returned as a recurring character in season two. Also in 2011, she starred alongside Evan Ross in the cautionary thriller 96 Minutes.[4]

In 2012, Snow starred in the musical comedy film Pitch Perfect, as a capella singer Chloe, alongside Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp and Skylar Astin. She reprised her role in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015).

Personal life[edit]

Snow was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of Cinda and John Snow.[5] She has a half-brother, John, Jr., and a half-sister, Holly.[5][6] She attended Gaither High School in Tampa. Snow has spoken openly about her battles with eating disorders.[7] Snow has been in a relationship with actor Tyler Hoechlin since November 2012.[8] Snow lives in Los Angeles in a house she shares with her Pitch Perfect co-star Kelley Jakle.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Pacifier, TheThe Pacifier Zoe Plummer
2006 Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima Voice role
2006 John Tucker Must Die Kate Spencer
2007 Hairspray Amber Von Tussle
2007 On the Doll Balery
2008 Prom Night Donna Keppel
2008 Finding Amanda Amanda Tangerman
2008 Streak Baylin Short film
2009 The Vicious Kind Emma Gainsborough
2009 Black Water Transit Sardoonah
2010 Janie Jones Iris
2011 96 Minutes Carley
2012 Petunia Robin McDougal
2012 Pitch Perfect Chloe Beale
2012 Would You Rather Iris
2013 Syrup Three
2014 There's Always Woodstock Jody
2015 Dial a Prayer Cora
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Chloe Beale
2015 The Potters Rose Berry In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
Guiding Light Susan "Daisy" Lemay
2001 Murphy's Dozen Movie
2002–05 American Dreams Margaret "Meg" Pryor
2005 Nip/Tuck Ariel Alderman 5 episodes
2006 Law & Order: SVU Jamie Hoskins Episode: "Influence"
2009 Family Guy Candy Episode: "Quagmire's Baby"
2009 Gossip Girl Young Lily Rhodes Episode: "Valley Girls"
2011 Harry's Law Jenna Backstrom Main cast (season 1), 12 episodes – recurring (season 2)
2011 Mad Love Julia Swanson Episode: "Little Sister, Big City"
2012 Ben and Kate Lila 4 episodes
2013 To My Future Assistant Jen Pilot
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Lucy A Lifetime original movie
2014 An American Education Sarah Miller Pilot
2015 Full Circle Katie Parerra Main Cast (season 2-present)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Naminé
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Naminé

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 "The Phrase That Pays" Naughty Nurse The Academy Is... video
2008 "Crooked Spoons" Otep video
2008 "Ride" Girlfriend Cary Brothers video
2008 "Just Impolite" Girlfriend Plushgun video
2009 "It's Alright, It's OK" Girlfriend Ashley Tisdale video
2011 "Fire Escape" Girlfriend Matthew Mayfield video
2012 "Into the Wild" LP video
2012 "Scare Me" New Beat Fund video

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2000–02 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actress (2000) Guiding Light Won
Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress (2001) Nominated
Best Performance in a Soap Opera – Young Actress (2002) Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Child Actor (2001) Nominated
2002–04 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress (2002) American Dreams Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Drama (2003) Nominated
TV Actress – Drama/Action Adventure (2003) Nominated
TV Breakout Star – Female (2004) Nominated
2007 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year Hairspray Won
Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Cast Award (with cast) Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller Prom Night Nominated
Prism Award Performance in a Feature Film Finding Amanda Nominated
2011 Boston Film Festival Prize for Best Actress 96 Minutes Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Hissy Fit (with Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Rebel Wilson) Pitch Perfect Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Musical Moment (with cast) Won


  1. ^ Love is Louder homepage accessed 5/15/2015
  2. ^ Katherine Gazella (1999-02-15). "Two Lives to Lead". St. Petersburg Times. p. B-1. 
  3. ^ "Vin Diesel And Brittany Snow Lighten Up In 'The Pacifier' - MTV Movie News". Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  4. ^ Brittany Snow Gets Carjacked in '96 Minutes'
  5. ^ a b "Movies: Snow focuses on work, not image". Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Dayton Daily News Archive of Past Articles". Dayton Daily News. February 13, 2004. 
  7. ^ "Half of Us: Videos: Brittany Snow". Half of Us. April 23, 2011. 
  8. ^ Johnson, Zach (April 17, 2013). "Brittany Snow and Tyler Hoechlin Made Red Carpet Debut as a Couple". US Weekly. 
  9. ^ Brittany Snow interview accessed 5/15/2015

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