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Brittany Snow
Name Brittany Anne Snow
Birthplace Tampa, Florida
Date of Birth March 9, 1986 (Age 32)
Role on Gossip Girl

Young Lily van der Woodsen

Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American actress, producer, and singer.

Snow began her career as Susan "Daisy" Lemay on the CBS series Guiding Light (1998–2002) 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 played the protagonist Meg Pryor on the NBC series American Dreams (2002–05) for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award and three Teen Choice Awards.

Her subsequent television roles have included Ariel Alderman on Nip/Tuck (2005) and Jenna Backstrom on Harry's Law (2011). Her film roles include Kate Spencer in John Tucker Must Die (2006), Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (2007), Donna Keppel in Prom Night (2008), Emma Gainsborough in The Vicious Kind (2009), and Chloe Beale in the musical comedies Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017).

Snow is also the co-creator of the Love is Louder movement, a project dedicated to stop bullying in schools.

Background

Brittany Anne Snow was born and raised in Tampa, Florida on March 9, 1986, the daughter of Cinda and John Snow. She has a half-brother, John, Jr., and a half-sister, Holly. She attended Gaither High School in Tampa.

Career

Snow began modeling at the age of three in a print ad for Burdines. She was on CBS' Guiding Light for three years as troubled teen Susan "Daisy" Lemay. 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 (but is replaced by Meaghan Martin in all subsequent appearances) 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 on the music video for "The Phrase That Pays" by The Academy Is... which was released in July 2006.

In 2007, she appeared in Hairspray, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, playing Amber Von Tussle, the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer's character. 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 in Prom Night, which was released in April 2008.

On January 17, 2011, Snow began appearing as a series regular in the first season of the legal drama Harry's Law as Jenna, and returned as a recurring character in season two. Also in 2011, she starred alongside Evan Ross in the cautionary thriller 96 Minutes.

On November 9, 2012, Snow was cast in the sitcom Ben and Kate as Lila, a love interest for Tommy. In 2012, Snow starred in the musical comedy film Pitch Perfect, as a cappella singer Chloe, alongside Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp and Skylar Astin. She reprised her role in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3, released on December 22, 2017.

Personal Life

Snow lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house she shares with her Pitch Perfect co-star Kelley Jakle.

Snow has spoken openly about her battles with eating disorders and co-created the Love is Louder Movement with The Jed Foundation to support anyone feeling mistreated, hopeless, or alone. 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. 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.

Filmography

Movies

Movie Role Year Notes
Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima 1995 Voice

2006 Disney dub

Murphy's Dozen 2001 Television film
The Manchurian Candidate Marcia Prentiss Shaw 2004
The Pacifier Zoe Plummer 2005
John Tucker Must Die Kate Spencer 2006
Hairspray Amber Von Tussle 2007
On The Doll Balery 2007
Finding Amanda Amanda Tangerman 2008
Prom Night Donna Keppel 2008
Streak Baylin 2008 Short film
The Vicious Kind Emma Gainsborough 2009
Black Water Transit Sardoonah 2009
Janie Jones Iris 2010
96 Minutes Carley 2011
Petunia Robin McDougal 2012
Pitch Perfect Chloe Beale 2012
Would You Rather Iris 2012 Producer
Syrup Three 2013
To My Future Assistant Jen 2013 Television pilot
There's Always Woodstock Jody 2014
Dial a Prayer Cora 2015
Pitch Perfect 2 Chloe Beale 2015
The Late Bloomer Michelle 2016
Bushwick Lucy 2017
Hangman Christi Davies 2017
Pitch Perfect 3 Chloe Beale 2017

Television

Show Role Year(s) Notes
Guiding Light Susan "Daisy" Lemay 1998-2002
Safe Harbor Sara 1999 Episode: "Dog Day Afternoons and Nights"
American Dreams Margaret "Meg" Pryor 2002-05 61 episodes
Nip/Tuck Ariel Alderman 2005 5 episodes
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jamie Hoskins 2006 Episode: "Influence"
Family Guy Candy 2009 Voice

Episode: "Quagmire's Baby"

Gossip Girl Young Lily Rhodes 2009 Episode: "Valley Girls"
Harry's Law Jenna Backstrom 2011 12 episodes
Mad Love Julia Swanson 2011 Episode: "Little Sister, Big City"
Ben and Kate Lila 2012-13 4 episodes
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Lucy 2013 Lifetime original movie
An American Education Sarah Miller 2014 Episode: "Pilot"
Full Circle Katie Parerra 2015 5 episodes
2015 CMT Awards Herself 2015 Host
TripTank Stacy 2015 Voice

Episode: "Steve's Family"

Workaholics Erin Mantini 2016 Episode: "Gone Catfishing"
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Anna Hicks 2016-17 3 episodes

Video Games

Title Role Year(s) Notes
Kingdom Hearts II Naminé 2006
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Naminé 2007 Archive footage
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Naminé 2014 Archive footage
Skylander: SuperChargers Splat 2015

Music Videos

Artist Song Year Role
The Academy Is... The Phrase That Pays 2006 Nurse
Cary Brothers Ride 2008
Plushgun Just Impolite 2008
Ashley Tisdale It's Alright, It's OK 2009
Matthew Mayfield Fire Escape 2011 Love Interest
LP Into The Wild 2012
Ester Dean Crazy Youngsters 2015
Gemio Band Indian Summer 2016
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