Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) 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.
Snow was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, 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.
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 it has been confirmed she will reprise her role in the third installment Pitch Perfect 3.
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. 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.
Snow lives in Los Angeles in a house she shares with her Pitch Perfect co-star Kelley Jakle.
|1995||Whisper of the Heart||Shizuku Tsukishima (voice)||2006 Disney dub|
|2004||The Manchurian Candidate||Marcia Prentiss Shaw|
|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|
|2009||The Vicious Kind||Emma Gainsborough|
|2009||Black Water Transit||Sardoonah|
|2012||Pitch Perfect||Chloe Beale|
|2012||Would You Rather||Iris||Also a producer|
|2014||There's Always Woodstock||Jody|
|2015||Dial a Prayer||Cora|
|2015||Pitch Perfect 2||Chloe Beale|
|2016||The Late Bloomer||Michelle|
|2017||Pitch Perfect 3||Chloe Beale||Filming|
|Guiding Light||Susan "Daisy" Lemay|
|1999||Safe Harbor||Sara||Episode "Dog Day Afternoons and Nights"|
|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 (voice)||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 Parerra||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2015||2015 CMT Awards||Herself||Host|
|2015||TripTank||Stacy (voice)||Episode: "Steve's Family"|
|2016||Workaholics||Erin Mantini||Episode: "Gone Catfishing"|
|2016–17||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Anna Hicks||Recurring role (3 episodes)|
|2006||Kingdom Hearts II||Naminé|
|2007||Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix||Naminé (archive footage)|
|2014||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix||Naminé (archive footage)|
|2006||The Phrase That Pays||The Academy Is...||Nurse|
|2008||Ride Tiësto Remix||Cary Brothers|
|2009||It's Alright, It's OK||Ashley Tisdale|
|2011||Fire Escape||Matthew Mayfield||Love Interest|
|2012||Into The Wild||LP|
|2015||Crazy Youngsters||Ester Dean|
|2016||Indian Summer||Gemio Band|
- 2007: Hairspray Soundtrack – July 10
- 2012: Pitch Perfect Soundtrack – September 25
- 2015: Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack – May 12
Awards and nominations
|2000||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actress||Guiding Light||Won|
|2001||Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress||Nominated|
|2002||Best Performance in a Soap Opera – Young Actress||Nominated|
|2002||Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||American Dreams||Nominated|
|2003||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress Drama||Nominated|
|2003||TV Actress – Drama/Action Adventure||Nominated|
|2004||TV Breakout Star – Female||Nominated|
|2007||Hollywood Film Festival||Award for Ensemble of the Year||Hairspray||Won|
|Palm Springs International Film Festival||Ensemble Cast Award (with cast)||Won|
|2008||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller||Prom Night||Nominated|
|2011||Boston Film Festival||Prize for Best Actress||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|
|2015||Human Rights Campaign||Ally Award||Herself/ Love Is Louder||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Anna Kendrick)||Pitch Perfect 2||Won|