Brianna Brown

Brianna Brown Biography

Brianna Lynn Brown (born October 2, 1979) is an American actress and producer.

Life and career

Brown was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and attended St. Olaf College. After starting out as a singer, she changed her focus to acting after being talked into going out for a high school musical by a student teacher. She made her first on-screen appearance in 1999 in the episode of NBC series Freaks and Geeks, and in later years acted in many films and television series.

Brown has played the leading roles in the 2006 horror film Night of the Living Dead 3D, and in the 2007 horror film Timber Falls. Her most significant supporting roles to date have been in the Judd Apatow comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. On television, she guest starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Smallville, Entourage, Without a Trace, The Closer, Joey, and Criminal Minds.

In 2009, Brown was cast as Lisa Niles in ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. In June, 2011 she left from soap. Later in 2011, she played an undercover informant for the CIA in the Showtime thriller series Homeland.

In 2012, Brown won the regular role in primetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids. The series was originally in development to air on ABC, but not picked up. On June 2012, Lifetime picked up series to air on 2013.



Year Film Role Notes
2001 ' Other Mob
2003 Yuri & Me Dee Dee Short film
2003 Hollywood Homicide Shawna
2004 Spider-Man 2 Train Passenger
2005 ' Susan
2005 ' Bar Girl
2005 Conversations with Other Women Bride
2005 Ex Post Facto Lynn Short film
2005 National Lampoon's Adam and Eve Cindy
2006 Night of the Living Dead 3D Barb
2006 Love's Abiding Joy Melinda Klein
2007 Knocked Up Alison's Friend
2007 No Destination Aryl Short film
2007 Timber Falls Sheryl
2010 ' Alexis
2010 ' Bretta Louie Van Seil Long Island International Film Expo for Best Actress
2011 Retail Therapy Brianna Hyatt Short film
2013 Screwed Jen


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Search for the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious Museum Kim TV movie
1999 Freaks and Geeks The Cheerleader Episode: "Pilot"
2000 Freaks and Geeks Perky Blonde Episode: "Kim Kelly Is My Friend"
2001 Special Unit 2 Candy Episode: "The Depths"
2002 Off Centre Customer Episode: "The Gas Crisis"
2002 Robbery Homicide Division Jules Azar Episode: "In/Famous"
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jane Galloway Episode: "Stalker"
2003 Lost at Home Lisa Episode: "The Story of Us"
Episode: "Best Friends"
2003 CSI: Miami Amanda Episode: "Big Brother"
2004 Smallville Abigail Fine Episode: "Facade"
2005 Joey Elsa Episode: "Joey and the Temptation"
2005 Entourage Jewelry Salesgirl Episode: "My Maserati Does 185"
2006 Monk Joanne Raphelson Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut"
2006 Shark Carrie Reed Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "LAPD Blue"
2007 Dash 4 Cash Noelle TV movie
2007 CSI: NY Heidi Pesco Episode: "The Ride In"
2008 Without a Trace Bobby Kruger Episode: "Driven"
2009 ' Lauren Clark Episode: "Power of Attorney"
2009 Criminal Minds Megan Kane Episode: "Pleasure Is My Business"
2010-2011 General Hospital Lisa Niles 238 episodes
2011 Homeland Lynne Reed Episode: "Grace"
Episode: "Clean Skin"
2011 Body of Proof Molly Anderson Episode: "Love Bites"
2011 Adults Only Kris TV series
2012 Private Practice Sam's Date Episode: "The Standing Eight Count"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Paula Bingham Episode: "Tressed to Kill"
2012 Dating Rules from My Future Self Noelle TV series
2012 Awake Kate Episode: "Kate is Enough"
2012 True Blood Leda Episode: "We'll Meet Again"
2013"present Devious Maids Taylor Stappord Series regular

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