Quick Intro: Brittany Murphy
Brittany Anne Murphy was a petite, American actress and singer with big, brown eyes and an infectious smile who appeared in numerous movies and television shows until her untimely death at the age of 32.
Brittany Murphy was born Brittany Bertolotti on November 10, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia, but she was raised in Edison, New Jersey. She later changed her last name to Murphy following the divorce of her parents, Sharon Murphy and Angelo Bertolotti.
In 1991, 13-year-old Brittany Murphy moved across the country to Burbank, California. From there she went on to appear in a variety of different television shows, including “Murphy Brown,” “Kids, Inc., “ and “Blossom” before landing a role in the 1995 movie, “Clueless,” which co-starred Alicia Silverstone.
In 1997, Murphy began voicing Luanne Platter, a character from “King of the Hill,” which she continued voicing until 2009. In 1998, Murphy received a Young Artist Award nomination for her role in “David and Lisa,” which also starred Lukas Haas and Sidney Poitier. The following year, she appeared in the movie “Girl, Interrupted,” where she portrayed a mentally unstable teenager named Daisy Randone who commits suicide following her release from a mental hospital. “Girl, Interrupted” was only one of the movies that showcased Murphy’s ability to convincingly act in a drama. She also starred in the dramatic movies “8 Mile,” “Freeway” and “Don’t Say a Word,” to name a few.
Throughout her time in Hollywood, Brittany Murphy was connected to several men, including Ashton Kutcher, Joe Marcaluso and Jeff Kwatnetz. Brittany Murphy went on to marry British screenwriter Simon Monjack in Los Angeles in May of 2007. Following her marriage, Murphy went on to star in “Tribute,” “Deadline,” “MegaFault” and “Across the Hall.”
Murphy passed away on December 20, 2009, of cardiac arrest. On February 4, 2010, her autopsy report was released, and it revealed that Murphy's leading cause of death was pneumonia, but it also stated that there were secondary factors that contributed to her death, including multiple prescription drugs found in her blood and iron deficiency anemia.