Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Movie Actress

Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack was an American actress and singer. Born in Atlanta, Murphy moved to Los Angeles as a teenager and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was as Tai Frasier in Clueless, followed by supporting roles in independent films such as Freeway and Bongwater.

Full Name
Brittany Anne Murphy
Nov 10, 1977
Dec 20, 2009
5′ 3″
Net Worth


Brittany Murphy was born on November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an American actress and singer. Brittany's parents separated when she was two years old, and she moved with her mother to Edison, New Jersey. She began acting at the age of four in a stage production of "Annie".

Her first major film role came in 1995 when she starred in "Clueless" alongside Alicia Silverstone. After that, she went on to appear in a variety of films such as "8 Mile", "Sin City", "Just Married", and "Riding in Cars With Boys". Brittany also starred in the animated movie "Happy Feet" as Gloria Penguin and voiced Luanne Platter on the hit TV show "King of the Hill". In 2004, Brittany won an MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team for her work with Ashton Kutcher on the movie "Just Married". 

In addition to her acting career, Brittany also had a successful music career. She released her debut album, "Something Like This" in 2003 which featured guest appearances from artists like Jay-Z and Paul Oakenfold. She also wrote and performed a song for the movie “Love and Other Disasters” titled “Faster Kill Pussycat”. 

Tragically, Brittany passed away suddenly at the young age of 32 due to pneumonia complicated by multiple drug intoxication. Her death shook Hollywood and left many fans feeling heartbroken over the loss of such a beloved actress, singer, and person.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Brittany Murphy is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 10, 1977, Brittany Murphy was born in Atlanta, Georgia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film Role in "Clueless"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Murphy makes her film debut as Tai in the hit movie "Clueless".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakout Performance in "Girl, Interrupted"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Murphy's performance as Daisy in "Girl, Interrupted" earns her an MTV Movie Award nomination.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in "Just Married"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Murphy stars alongside Ashton Kutcher in the romantic comedy "Just Married".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in "Happy Feet"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Brittany lends her voice to the animated movie "Happy Feet".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Death of Brittany Murphy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 20, 2009, Brittany Murphy dies from pneumonia and anemia at age 32.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of Posthumous Film "Something Wicked"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Murphy's final film appearance is released posthumously in the thriller "Something Wicked".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brittany Murphy was an incredibly talented actress. She had the ability to make any role she was in come alive with her natural talent and charisma. Her movies were always well received by critics and fans alike.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She Was Fun and Relatable</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brittany Murphy was always a fun and relatable person. Her characters were often funny, charming, and sweet. It was easy to relate to the characters that she played which made her movies even more enjoyable to watch.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Was Beautiful</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brittany Murphy was a beautiful woman both inside and out. Her beauty radiated from within, making her one of the most beloved actresses of all time. Her classic beauty will never be forgotten.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Appeared in Commercials at Age 4</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brittany Murphy began her acting career at the age of four, appearing in commercials and small stage productions.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Big Break in Clueless </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brittany Murphy's first big break came when she was cast as Tai in the 1995 movie Clueless alongside Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Sang in Several Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brittany Murphy sang in several of the films she starred in, including Happy Feet, Sin City, and Just Married.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Released a Solo Album</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2003, Brittany Murphy released a solo album called "Brittany Murphy - The Remixes." It featured her singing some of her favorite songs, remixed by popular DJs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Founded a Charity</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2006, Brittany Murphy founded a charity called "The Brittany Murphy Foundation," which raises awareness about the importance of education, art, and music.</p></div>


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