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Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy was one of Hollywood's most sought after and engaging young actresses. She was seen in Uptown Girls, in which she played Molly Gunn, a New York socialite who takes a job as a nanny to regain the respect of her boyfriend.

Murphy also appeared in the hit romantic comedy Just Married, Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile opposite Eminem and the ensemble film Spun directed by Jonas Akerlund.

Murphy has also starred in Ed Burns' ensemble drama Sidewalks of New York, Penny Marshall's Riding in Cars with Boys opposite Drew Barrymore and Gary Fleder's Don't Say A Word opposite Michael Douglas.

Murphy starred alongside Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted and in Alan Rudolph's Trixie opposite Emily Watson. She gained national attention from her breakthrough role as Tai Frasier in the box office smash Clueless. Her additional credits include Summer Catch, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Cherry Falls.

On television, Murphy starred opposite Lukas Haas and Sidney Poiter in Harpo Productions' David and Lisa, Showtime's critically acclaimed Devil's Arithmetic opposite Kirsten Dunst and Showtime's Common Ground. Her talent for voices and accents can be heard each week on Fox-TV's animated comedy 'King of the Hill, as she gives life to LuAnn and Joseph" on the hit series.

Murphy performed on Broadway with Allison Janney in Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning A View From the Bridge directed by Michael Mayer.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Murphy resided in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Brittany Murphy Facts

Birth Name Sharon Murphy
BirthdayNovember 10, 1977
BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA
Date of deathDecember 20, 2009 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 32)
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Brittany Murphy compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Sin City (2005)
Just Married (2003)
Uptown Girls (2003) user recommendation
8 Mile (2002)
Spun (2002)
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Girl, Interrupted (2000)
Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Freeway (1996)
Clueless (1995)
Little Black Book
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