Brittany Snow

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Brittany Snow
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Snow in 2009
Brittany Anne Snow

(1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 36)
EducationGaither High School
Years active1994–present
Tyler Stanaland
(m. 2020; sep. 2022)

Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986)[1][2] is an American actress. She rose to prominence after appearing in the CBS soap opera Guiding Light (1998–2001), 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 starred in the NBC drama series American Dreams (2002–2005), for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award and three Teen Choice Awards.

Snow has appeared in various films, including The Pacifier (2005), John Tucker Must Die (2006), Hairspray (2007), Prom Night (2008), Would You Rather (2012), the Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017), Bushwick (2017), Hangman (2017), Someone Great (2019), and X (2022). She also appeared in the NBC legal comedy-drama series Harry's Law (2011) and in the Fox drama series Almost Family (2019–2020).

Snow is the co-founder of the Love Is Louder movement, a project by the not-for-profit Jed Foundation, dedicated to stop bullying in schools.[3] Snow also started a mental health letter writing initiative in 2020 called "September Letters".

Life and career[edit]

She was born on March 9, 1986, and raised in Tampa, Florida.[4] She is the daughter of Cinda and John Snow.[5] She has a brother and a sister.[6] She attended Gaither High School in Tampa.[7]

She began modeling at the age of three in a print ad for Burdines department stores.[8] She was on CBS' soap opera Guiding Light for three years as troubled teen Susan "Daisy" Lemay.[9] She played Meg Pryor on NBC's drama series American Dreams[10] and neo-Nazi high school student Ariel Alderman on the third season of Nip/Tuck.[11] She sang backup vocals on the American Dreams soundtrack for the song "My Boyfriend's Back." She appeared in the family comedy film The Pacifier (2005) alongside Lauren Graham and Vin Diesel.[12] Snow appeared in the teen romantic comedy film John Tucker Must Die (2006) opposite Jesse Metcalfe.[13] The film was a commercial success and made $68 million worldwide. In 2006, she voiced Naminé in the video game Kingdom Hearts II 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 in the music video for "The Phrase That Pays" by The Academy Is..., which was released in July 2006.[14]

She appeared in Hairspray (2007), a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, playing Amber Von Tussle, the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer's character.[15] 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 of Donna Keppel in the slasher film Prom Night (2008), which was released on April 11, 2008, and grossed $57.2 million at the box office.[16] Snow appeared as young Lily Bass in Gossip Girl, in the episode "Valley Girls". On January 17, 2011, Snow began appearing as a series regular in the first season of the legal drama Harry's Law, and returned as a recurring character in season two.[17] She starred alongside Evan Ross in the thriller film 96 Minutes (2011).[18]

On November 9, 2012, She was cast in the sitcom Ben and Kate as Lila, a love interest for Tommy.[19] In 2012, Snow starred in the musical comedy film Pitch Perfect, as a cappella singer Chloe. She reprised her role in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015),[20] which received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed over $287 million worldwide. It surpassed the total gross of the original film ($115.4 million) in five days, and also became the highest-grossing music comedy film of all-time, overtaking School of Rock ($131.3 million). She again reprised her role in Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), which received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $185 million worldwide.[21] Snow portrayed Michelle in the comedy film The Late Bloomer (2016) and had the lead role of Lucy in the action thriller film Bushwick (2017). She portrayed Blair Helms in Netflix's romantic comedy film Someone Great (2019).[22]

Snow starred in filmmaker Ti West’s horror film X (2022) as Bobby-Lynne Parker.

She announced her engagement to realtor and pro surfer Tyler Stanaland on February 19, 2019.[23] They married in Malibu on March 14, 2020.[24] Snow announced their separation through social media on September 14, 2022.[25]


She has supported numerous charities, including Clothes Off Our Back, Declare Yourself, Do Something, Feeding America, Habitat For Humanity, Point Foundation, Red Cross, Soles4Souls, The Heart Truth, The Trevor Project, Stomp Out Bullying and The Art of Elysium.[26] Snow walked the runway at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 13, 2009. The Heart Truth is a campaign meant to raise awareness of the risk of heart disease in women. Snow has supported Soles4Souls's Barefoot Week. "Whether it's a child struggling to go to school in Kenya, or an American who needs a pair of work boots, Soles4Souls is there to answer the simple requests of millions of people. We hope you will participate in Barefoot Week and help change the world, one pair at a time," she said.[citation needed] In 2012, she appeared in the NOH8 Campaign.[27]

She is the co-creator of the Love is Louder movement, a project by the not-for-profit Jed Foundation. Thousands of individuals, campuses, and communities have used Love is Louder's programs, events and clubs to address issues such as bullying, body image, discrimination, and depression.[28] Snow was recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2015 with a Special Recognition Voice Award for her efforts to bring attention to mental health issues.[29]

Public image[edit]

Snow in 2018

Snow has been featured on the cover of numerous magazines, including CosmoGirl, Teen, Maxim, Entertainment Weekly, People, YM Prom, Miami Living and Vegas,[30] and pictorials for Zooey Magazine, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan and InStyle.[31] She has appeared in television commercials for McDonald's, Busch Gardens and Lipton.[32] Snow walked the runway at the Just Dance fashion show on September 12, 2013.[33]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Manchurian Candidate Marcia Prentiss Shaw
2005 The Pacifier Zoe Plummer
2006 Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima Disney dub of 1995 film
John Tucker Must Die Kate Spencer
2007 Hairspray Amber Von Tussle
On the Doll Balery
2008 Finding Amanda Amanda Tangerman
Prom Night Donna Keppel
Streak Baylin Short film
2009 The Vicious Kind Emma Gainsborough
Black Water Transit Sardoonah
2010 Janie Jones Iris
2011 96 Minutes Carley
2012 Petunia Robin McDougal
Pitch Perfect Chloe Beale
Would You Rather Iris Also executive producer
2013 Syrup Three
2014 There's Always Woodstock Jody
2015 Dial a Prayer Cora
Pitch Perfect 2 Chloe Beale
2016 The Late Bloomer Michelle
2017 Bushwick Lucy
Hangman Christi Davies
Pitch Perfect 3 Chloe Beale
2019 Someone Great Blair Helms
2020 Hooking Up Darla Beane Also producer
2022 X Bobby-Lynne Parker
Christmas with the Campbells Jesse


Year Title Role Notes
1998–2002 Guiding Light Susan "Daisy" Lemay Main role
1999 Safe Harbor Sara Episode: "Dog Day Afternoons and Nights"
2002–2005 American Dreams Margaret "Meg" Pryor Lead role; 61 episodes
2004 All That Herself/Guest Star Episode: "Brittany Snow/Wakefield"
2005 Nip/Tuck Ariel Alderman Recurring role 5 episodes
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jamie Hoskins Episode: "Influence"
2009 Family Guy Candy (voice) Episode: "Quagmire's Baby"
Gossip Girl Young Lily Rhodes Episode: "Valley Girls"
2011 Harry's Law Jenna Backstrom Main role; 12 episodes
Mad Love Julia Swanson Episode: "Little Sister, Big City"
2012–2013 Ben and Kate Lila Recurring role; 4 episodes
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Lucy Television film
2014 An American Education Sarah Miller Episode: "Pilot"
2015 Full Circle Katie Parerra Recurring role; 5 episodes
CMT Music Awards Herself / Co-host Alongside Erin Andrews[34]
TripTank Stacy (voice) Episode: "Steve's Family"
2016 Workaholics Erin Mantini Episode: "Gone Catfishing"
2016–2017 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Anna Hicks Recurring role; 3 episodes
2017 Shimmer and Shine Nadia Voice (Season 3)
2019–2020 Almost Family Julia Bechley Main role; 13 episodes


Year Title Notes
2019 Milkshake Short film; also writer
2023 September 17th Netflix film; also co-writer

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Naminé
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Archive audio
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Archive audio
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Splat[35]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Role
2000 “My Girl, My Boo” Nu Ground Love Interest
2006 "The Phrase That Pays" The Academy Is... Nurse
2008 "Ride" Cary Brothers
"Just Impolite" Plushgun
2009 "It's Alright, It's OK" Ashley Tisdale
2011 "Fire Escape" Matthew Mayfield Love Interest
2012 "Into the Wild" LP
2015 "Crazy Youngsters" Ester Dean
2016 "Indian Summer" Gemio Band
2020 "Love On Top" Cast of Pitch Perfect Chloe Beale[36]

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2000 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actress[37] Guiding Light Won
2001 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress Nominated
2002 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Soap Opera – Young Actress[38] Nominated
Young Artist Awards Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) American Dreams Nominated
2003 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Drama[39] Nominated
TV Actress – Drama/Action Adventure Nominated
2004 TV Breakout Star – Female Nominated
2007 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year[40] Hairspray Won
Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Cast Award (with cast)[40] Won
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller Prom Night Nominated
2011 Boston Film Festival Prize for Best Actress[41] 96 Minutes Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Hissy Fit (with Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Rebel Wilson) Pitch Perfect Nominated
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Musical Moment (with cast)[42] Won
2015 Human Rights Campaign Ally Award[citation needed] Love Is Louder Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Anna Kendrick) [43] Pitch Perfect 2 Won


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  35. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
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