Brittany Murphy was not only an American singer but also a voice artist and a stage performer. She was born on 10th Nov 1977, in Atlanta. Her parents divorced when she was 2. She was raised by her mother in New Jersey. She along with her family moved to Los Angeles in 1991, so that she could pursue a career in acting. In 1982, she went to attend Verne Fowler school of Dance and Theatre Arts in Colonia, New Jersey. She was trained in singing, dancing and acting from the age of 4. In early 1990’s she was a member of the band Blessed Soul. At the age of 13, Murphy played Brenda Drexell in the series Drexell’s classes, which is an American sitcom. In 1997, she appeared in a play named A View from the Bridge. In 1993, she appeared in another American sitcom, The Torkelsons that was renamed Almost Home. She made a guest appearance in some of the T.V. series which includes Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Blossom, seaQuest 2032, Murder One and Frasier.
In 1995, Murphy appeared in a feature film Clueless, which is a teen comedy. She appeared in 1996 crime movie named Freeway. She played a supporting role in 1999 American drama film named Girl, interrupted. She worked as a voice artist for the characters Joseph Gribble and Luanne Platter, of King of the Hill that is an animated sitcom. Brittany was also nominated for Annie award for an episode of the series.
In 2001, Brittany played a lead role in the psychological thriller Don’t Say a Word. She was seen in the lead role in teen comedy film Uptown Girls, in 2003. In 2005, she was signed as a spokesmodel for Jordache Jeans. In June 2006 she released the single Faster Kill Pussycat. In May 2007, Murphy married screenwriter Simon Monjack, in Los Angeles. On 20th December 2009 she collapsed in a bathroom, at her house in Los Angeles and eventually died. Murphy had her burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on 24th Dec 2009.
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Brittany was named Brittany Anne Bertolotti, who later became renowned as Brittany Murphy in her profession. She was born on 10th November 1977, to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti at Atlanta in Georgia. After her parents had got divorced when Brittany was just two years old, she was brought up by her mother at Edison in New Jersey. She received her education from Edison High School. In the year 2002, Brittany got into a relationship with
has acted opposite her in ‘
’. Later in 2005, Brittany got herself engaged to Joe Macaluso, who was a production assistant. Later they called off their engagement in the month of August in 2006. She got married officially with Simon Monjack, who was a screenwriter by profession in the year 2007. In the year 2009, Murphy succumbed to death because of cardiac arrest at Cedars Sinai Medical Centre after collapsing in the bathroom. She was previously reported to be addicted to cocaine on a regular basis although she has denied any such habits.
She was well trained in music, acting and dancing as a child in New Jersey. She initially started with her Broadway career performing in A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller story in 1997. Her Hollywood journey began with Drexell’s Class. She had appeared as a guest actor in a number of series like Almost Home, Frasier, Party of Five, Pepper Ann and many more. Her performance grasped the minds of the audience with her acting in Clueless. After that, her filmy career has not seen any setback with Freeway, Bongwater, Drop Dead Gorgeous and a lot of films. Her performance in Clueless in the year 1995 received the status of the cult! She moved on with Freeway cast opposite
, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Interrupted along with before the end of 20th century. The year 2000 saw her career blooming with Don’t Say a Word, Uptown Girls and Sin City. Murphy was being associated with a band named Blessed Four which also had
. Faster Kill Pussycat was the first single released in 2006 by Murphy and Paul Oakenfold. She also sang for Happy Feet covering ‘Somebody to Love’ and ‘Boogie Wonderland.’ She also received a nomination in Annie Award for her voice acting skills in a series named King of Hills. In a TV Production, she won Annie Award for in 2005 in the category of Best Individual Achievement: Voice Acting by a Female Performer. She has also been the winner of Teen Choice Award for 8 Mile in the year 2003 in the Lip Lock category which she shared with Eminem. Her voice over for video Games of Happy Feet and Contents Under Pressure in 2006 added another feather to her cap.
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Brittany Murphy-Monjack, popularly called Brittany Murphy, was a well-known theatre and movie actress, a voice-over artist and a singer. Her parents were Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti. She was born on November 10, 1977. her mother brought her up single handedly in Edison,a township in New Jersey. Her family shifted from the previous residence to Los Angeles in the year 1991 to help her pursue a career in acting. Murphy was trained in singing, acting and dancing at a very tender age of 4 till she shifted to California at the age of 13. Her debut stage performance was seen in the Broadway play,A View from the Bridge. When she was thirteen, she got her first chance in Hollywood, as she played the role of Brenda Drexell in the series named Drexell’s Class. Her breakthrough role came in her second movie, the teen comedy ‘Clueless’ (1995) which has achieved cult status over the years.
She played the role of a mentally disturbed patient in Girl, Interrupted. She did the voice over for the character Luanne Platter from the animated series named, King of the Hill,created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels. She also received critical acclaim for her role in ‘8 Mile’ (2002) directed by Curtis Hanson,Uptown Girls (2003) directed by Boaz Yakin and Sin City (2005)directed by
. She finally made a comeback as a voice-over artist in 2006 with one of the most exciting animated flicks,Happy Feet.
She finished working for the thriller film ‘Abandoned’ in 2009 which was directed by Michael Feifer, and it got released after her demise in 2010. Her last movie Something Wicked was released in the year 2014. She won the Annie Awards for the Best Individual Achievement award category for voice acting for her performance in King of the Hill. Murphy dated Ashton Kutcherfor a while and then got engaged with Jeff Kwatinetz and then to Joe Macaluso. Murphy got married to Simon Monjack in Los Angeles in the year 2007.Murphy, her mother,and her husband shared the same house. Murphy was found collapsed in the bathroom of her house in Los Angeles. Later, she went into cardiac arrest and died.