July 6, 1988 |
New Jersey, USA
Brittany Underwood (born July 6, 1988) is an American actress and singer from New Jersey. She is known for her roles as teenagers Langston Wilde on the daytime soap opera One Life to Live and Loren Tate on the Nick at Nite/TeenNick serial drama Hollywood Heights.
Underwood's mother is from Colombia and her father is of English descent. She is from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey and has an older sister named Brigitte. Underwood speaks fluent Spanish and is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
In an interview with SOAPnet in 2010, Underwood said she was currently attending Manhattanville College. At the college, she researched neuroscience, and such diseases as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Underwood's first television role was in a 2005 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She later auditioned for the title role in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, but lost out to Miley Cyrus.
Underwood portrayed Langston Wilde on the ABC Daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 2006 to 2012, a role she originated. In 2012 she starred as Loren Tate on the Nick at Nite/TeenNick serial drama Hollywood Heights. She performed several songs on both series.
Underwood officially began a singing career in 2012. On December 18, 2012, Underwood released a single called "Flow". It and more songs like "Pull Me in Again", "Black Widow", "California Wild", "Love Me Now or Let Me Go", "Shine" and "High Heels High Hopes" all are on her EP in iTunes and YouTube. In 2015, she released a single titled "Not Yet".
In 2014 Underwood played the lead in the television film Death Clique.
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Kelly Brown||Episode "Demons"|
|2006–12||One Life to Live||Langston Wilde||Television series; main role|
|2011||The Big C||Greta||Episode: "The Little c"|
|2012||Game Change||Willow Palin||Film|
|2012||Hollywood Heights||Loren Tate||Television series; main role, 80 episodes|
|2012||Major Crimes||Sydney||Episode: "Do Not Disturb"|
|2014||Death Clique||Jade Thompson||Television movie|
|2014–15||Youthful Daze||Sheila Edmundson||Web series; 50 episodes; also Executive Producer|
|2015||Merry Kissmas||Kim||Television movie|
|2015||The Bay||Riley Henderson||Web series; main role (season 4)|
|2016||Hidden Truth||Natalie||Television movie|
|2016||Backstabbed||Shelby Wilson||Television movie|
|2016||Love on the Vines||Amelia||Television movie|
- Brittany Underwood (2013)
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- "Brittany Underwood Biography". buddytv.com. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
- "Fifteen Seconds With Brittany Underwood". YouTube. March 8, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
- "Brittany Underwood - Flow". Apple. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
- "Brittany Underwood - Not Yet". Apple. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
- Arreola, Cristina (April 12, 2014). "EXCLUSIVE: Brittany Underwood Talks 'Death Clique' & Being Latina In Hollywood". Latina. Retrieved July 8, 2016.