Gifted young American actress, singer and voice over artist. Mostly known for playing pretty, perky, adorably ditzy girls in films like Clueless and Uptown Girls, she also showed skill in playing damaged characters in more serious fare such as Girl, Interrupted and the indie film The Dead Girl.
Probably Brittany Murphy's longest lasting role was as the voice of Luanne Platter in the long-running animated comedy King of the Hill (she also voiced Joseph Gribble until the season five episode "I Don't Wanna Wait..." in which Joseph goes through puberty and his pubescent voice is provided by Breckin Meyer). She also did voice work in animated penguin musical Happy Feet and the Futurama movie The Beast with a Billion Backs which, sadly, ended with her character "going to heaven".
As a singer, she collaborated with Paul Oakenfold on the 2006 single 'Faster Kill Pussycat' and also sung as part of her role in the aforementioned Happy Feet.
She passed away unexpectedly at the age of 32 on Sunday, December 20, 2009, of pneumonia with secondary iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication, she also went into full cardiac arrest the evening she died. Tragically, her husband also passed away five months after her death.
Britanny Murphy has appeared in:
- The Prophecy II
- Drop Dead Gorgeous
- Girl, Interrupted
- Eight Mile
- Sin City
- Happy Feet
- The Dead Girl
Tropes associated with Brittany Murphy include:
- The Deep South - A Native of Atlanta,Georgia
- Dyeing for Your Art
- Hollywood Pudgy: In her younger years.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Although known for playing airheaded or deeply troubled characters, she was described as a sweetheart and very loving by those who knew her.
- What Could Have Been (She was going to be the voice of Tinker Bell.)