Brittany Snow

Brittany Snow

Snow at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Fashion Show in 2009
Born Brittany Anne Snow
(1986-03-09) March 9, 1986
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
  • Actress and singer
Years active 1998–present

Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986)[1] is an American actress and singer. She 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 Pitch Perfect (2012) and Pitch Perfect 2 (2015).

Aside from acting and singing, Snow is also the co-creator of the Love is Louder movement, a project dedicated to stop bullying in schools.[2]

Early life

Snow was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of Cindy and John Snow.[3] She has a half-brother, John, Jr., and a half-sister, Holly.[3][4] She attended Gaither High School in Tampa.[5]


Snow began modeling at the age of three in a print ad for Burdines.[6] She was on CBS' Guiding Light for three years as troubled teen Susan "Daisy" Lemay.[7] She played Meg Pryor on NBC's American Dreams[8] and neo-Nazi high school student Ariel Alderman on the third season of Nip/Tuck.[9] In 2005, she appeared in The Pacifier with action star Vin Diesel.[10]

In 2006, she was in the film John Tucker Must Die[11] 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.[12] She also portrayed a young woman afflicted with bipolar disorder in the season seven finale of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[13] Snow appeared on the music video for "The Phrase That Pays" by The Academy Is... which was released in July 2006.[14]

In 2007, she appeared in Hairspray, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, playing Amber Von Tussle, the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer's character.[15] 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.[16] She played the lead role in Prom Night, which was released in April 2008.[17]

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.[18] Also in 2011, she starred alongside Evan Ross in the cautionary thriller 96 Minutes.[19]

On November 9, 2012, Snow was cast in the sitcom Ben and Kate as Lila, a love interest for Tommy.[20] 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)[21] and it has been confirmed she will reprise her role in the third installment Pitch Perfect 3.[22]

Personal life

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.[23] 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.[24] She was in a relationship with actor Tyler Hoechlin, whom she has known for over a decade, since November 2012 but the couple broke up.[25] Snow lives in Los Angeles in a house she shares with her Pitch Perfect co-star Kelley Jakle.[26]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima Voice role
2006 Disney dub
2005 Pacifier, TheThe Pacifier Zoe Plummer
2006 John Tucker Must Die Kate Spencer
2007 Hairspray Amber Von Tussle
2007 On the Doll Balery
2008 Prom Night Donna Keppel
2008 Finding Amanda Amanda Tangerman
2008 Streak Baylin Short film
2009 The Vicious Kind Emma Gainsborough
2009 Black Water Transit Sardoonah
2010 Janie Jones Iris
2011 96 Minutes Carley
2012 Petunia Robin McDougal
2012 Pitch Perfect Chloe Beale
2012 Would You Rather Iris Also a producer
2013 Syrup Three
2014 There's Always Woodstock Jody
2015 Dial a Prayer Cora
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Chloe Beale
2016 The Late Bloomer Michelle
2016 Bushwick Lucy In post-production
2017 Hangman Filming


Year Title Role Notes
Guiding Light Susan "Daisy" Lemay
1999 Safe Harbor Sara Episode "Dog Day Afternoons and Nights"
2001 Murphy's Dozen Movie
2002–05 American Dreams Margaret "Meg" Pryor Main role (61 episodes)
2005 Nip/Tuck Ariel Alderman Recurring role (Season 3; 5 episodes)
2006 Law & Order: SVU Jamie Hoskins Episode: "Influence"
2009 Family Guy Candy Episode: "Quagmire's Baby"
2009 Gossip Girl Young Lily Rhodes Episode: "Valley Girls"
2011 Harry's Law Jenna Backstrom Main cast (season 1), 12 episodes – recurring (season 2)
2011 Mad Love Julia Swanson Episode: "Little Sister, Big City"
2012–13 Ben and Kate Lila Recurring role (4 episodes)
2013 To My Future Assistant Jen TV movie
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Lucy A Lifetime original movie
2014 An American Education Sarah Miller Episode: "Pilot"
2015 Full Circle Katie ParerraRecurring role (5 episodes)
2015 2015 CMT Awards[27] Herself Host
2016 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Anna Hicks Episode: "Why Is Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Eating Carbs?"

Video games

Year Title Voice role
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Naminé
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Naminé (archive footage)
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Naminé (archive footage)
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Splat[28]

Music videos

Year Video Artist(s) Notes
2006 The Phrase That Pays The Academy Is... Nurse
2008 Ride Tiësto Remix Cary Brothers
2008 Just Impolite Plushgun
2009 It's Alright, It's OK Ashley Tisdale
2011 Fire Escape Matthew Mayfield Love Interest [29]
2012 Into The Wild LP [30]
2015 Crazy Youngsters Ester Dean
2016 Indian Summer Gemio Band

Soundtrack appearances

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result
2000 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actress Guiding Light Won[31]
2001 Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress Nominated
2002 Best Performance in a Soap Opera – Young Actress Nominated[32]
2002 Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) American Dreams Nominated
2003 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Drama Nominated[33]
2003 TV Actress – Drama/Action Adventure Nominated
2004 TV Breakout Star – Female Nominated
2007 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year[34] Hairspray Won
Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Cast Award (with cast)[34] Won
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller Prom Night Nominated
2011 Boston Film Festival Prize for Best Actress[35] 96 Minutes Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Hissy Fit (with Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Rebel Wilson) Pitch Perfect Nominated
MTV Movie Awards Best Musical Moment (with cast) Won[36]
2015 Human Rights Campaign Ally Award Herself/ Love Is Louder Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Anna Kendrick) Pitch Perfect 2 Won[37]


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  2. Love is Louder homepage accessed 5/15/2015
  3. 1 2 "Movies: Snow focuses on work, not image". Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  4. "Dayton Daily News Archive of Past Articles". Dayton Daily News. February 13, 2004.
  5. "Brittany Snow blames bullying for anorexia, depression". Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  6. Katherine Gazella (1999-02-15). "Two Lives to Lead". St. Petersburg Times. p. B-1.
  7. "Vin Diesel And Brittany Snow Lighten Up In 'The Pacifier' - MTV Movie News". Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  8. "'American Dreams' Reunion: Unaired Alternate Ending Showed Where The Pryors Ended Up". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  9. "Dreams' Meg Is a Nip/Tuck Neo-Nazi!". TV Guide. 22 November 2005. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  10. "Vin Diesel And Brittany Snow Lighten Up In 'The Pacifier'". mtv. August 17, 2004. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  11. "My Nine-Year Struggle with Anorexia by Brittany Snow". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  12. "Whisper Of The Heart : Behind The Microphone". youtube. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  13. "Tonigh's Law & Order: SVU - 04.22.13". youtube. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  14. "Brittany Snow In "The Phrase That Pays" by The Academy". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  15. "Zac Efron and Brittany Snow Interview – HAIRSPRAY". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  16. "Brittany Snow Recording "The New Girl In Town" Hairspray". youtube. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  17. "Prom Night". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  18. "'Harry's Law': Brittany Snow, Aml Ameen Departing Series". hollywood reporter. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  19. Brittany Snow Gets Carjacked in '96 Minutes'
  20. Bricker, Tierney (9 November 2012). "Ben and Kate Casting Scoop: Brittany Snow to Guest Star as a Love Interest for...". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  21. Radish, Christina (11 May 2015). "PITCH PERFECT 2: Hailee Steinfeld and Brittany Snow on Reuniting the Barden Bellas". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  22. "Brittany Snow Set to Return for 'Pitch Perfect 3' (EXCLUSIVE)". 28 July 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  23. "Half of Us: Videos: Brittany Snow". Half of Us. April 23, 2011.
  24. "Winners of the 2015 Voice Awards". 2015-08-13. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  25. Johnson, Zach (April 17, 2013). "Brittany Snow and Tyler Hoechlin Made Red Carpet Debut as a Couple". Us Weekly.
  26. Brittany Snow interview accessed 5/15/2015
  27. "Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow to Host 2015 CMT Music Awards". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  28. Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
  29. Fire Escape Music Video
  31. "Pitch Perfect 2's Brittany Snow Turns 29 Today!". Instyle magazine. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  32. "Twenty-Third Annual Young Artist Awards 2002". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  33. "2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  34. 1 2 "Brittany Snow". buddytv. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  35. "The best of the Boston Film Festival". Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  36. "Best Musical Moment: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alex Knapp, Ester Dean & Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect)". mtv. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  37. "Teen Choice Awards 2015 winners and highlights". cbs. Retrieved 10 October 2015.

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