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Brittany Murphy Biography

Birth Place:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Raised in Edison, NJ; attended multiple schools in New Jersey and California
  • Began acting at 9 in regional theater
  • Was the lead singer of a band called Blessed Soul
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1997 as Catherine in A View from the Bridge
  • Breakout role came in 1995, when she landed the part of Tai in the teenage cult hit Clueless
  • Was a spokesperson for Jordache jeans
  • Provided the voice of Luanne on the animated comedy King of the Hill
  • Her promising career was cut short when she was found dead in her home on Dec
  • 20, 2009
  • Pneumonia, a low-blood count and multiple-drug intoxication contributed to the cause of her death
  • Several months later, her husband died from similar causes


  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated