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Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American television and film actress. She is known for her roles as Meg Pryor in American Dreams, Daisy Lemay in Guiding Light and Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray.

Personal life

Snow was born and grew up in Tampa, Florida.

She is the daughter of Cynthia, who works for Prentice Hall, and John Snow, Sr, who ran an insurance agency[1][2] until retiring to organize Brittany's schedule. She has one half-brother, John Jr., and a half-sister Holly; both of them live in Ohio. She attended Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida, for her early education (kindergarten through second grade). She attended Claywell Elementary for the rest of elementary school. Snow is a 2004 graduate of Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida.

Career

Snow began modeling at the age of three and a half in a print ad for Burdines. She had a popular role at age 12 as troubled teen Daisy LeMay on CBS' Guiding Light. 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 as well as Shizuku Tsukishima in the Studio Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart, along with Ashley Tisdale. She also portrayed a young woman afflicted with bipolar disorder in the season seven finale of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

She more recently appeared in Hairspray, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, playing Amber Von Tussle alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, James Marsden, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron, John Travolta, Allison Janney and Queen Latifah. She had already worked with the director of Hairspray (Adam Shankman) on the Disney film The Pacifier. With her role in Hairspray, her musical side is shown in numerous 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. Brittany appeared on the music video for "The Phrase That Pays" by The Academy Is... which was released July 2007.

Snow is currently scheduled to play the lead, Alyssa, in the upcoming film adaptation of Clock Tower, which is due out in 2010.[3] She will star alongside Evan Ross in the upcoming cautionary thriller 96 Minutes.[4]

Snow will appear in David E. Kelley's upcoming legal drama Harry's Law, expected to air on NBC during the 2010-11 television season.[5]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Murphy's Dozen TV movie; Supporting role
2005 The Pacifier Zoe Plummer Supporting role
2006 Whisper of the heart Shizuku Tsukishima Lead role
2006 John Tucker Must Die Kate Lead role
2007 Hairspray Amber Von Tussle Supporting role
On the Doll Barely Lead role
2008 Prom Night Donna Keppel Lead role
Finding Amanda Amanda Tangerman Lead role
Streak Baylin Short film; Lead role
2009 The Vicious Kind Emma Gainsborough Lead role
Black Water Transit Sardoonah Lead role
2010 Clock Tower Alyssa (post-production)
Janie Jones Iris Lead role
Walks TBA Lead role
2011 96 Minutes Carley Lead role
Television
Year Film Role Notes
1998 Guiding Light Susan Lemay 9 episodes 1998-2002
2002 American Dreams Margaret "Meg" Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
2005 Nip/Tuck Ariel Alderman (5 episodes, 2005)
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jamie Hoskins 1 episode
2009 Family Guy Candy 1 episode Episode: Quagmire's Baby
2009 Gossip Girl Lily Rhodes Episode 24: Valley Girls
2010 Harry's Law Jenna Backstrom (filming)
Music videos
Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Phrase That Pays Naughty Nurse The Academy Is... video
2008 Otep The Ascension Crooked Spoons video
Ride EP Girlfriend Cary Brothers video
Just Impolite Girlfriend Plushgun video
2009 It's Alright, It's OK Second girlfriend Ashley Tisdale video

Discography

Soundtracks

References

External links

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