Brenna O'Brien

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Brenna O'Brien
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Born (1991-03-09) March 9, 1991 (age 30)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Years active2001present

Brenna O'Brien (born March 9, 1991) is a Canadian actress and artist. She is best known for voicing Rin in the anime series Inuyasha . Brenna O'Brien was in the original pilot of The Middle in 2007 also starring Ricki Lake and Atticus Shaffer. This pilot was then re-created in 2009 with the current cast.



Brenna began her acting career at age 9, performing in local theatre productions and school plays. Her first film role was in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed at the age of 12 and from there went on to guest star in such films and televisions shows such as Supernatural as the NSA demon secretary Cecily, Stargate SG-1 , Meghan in Zixx: Level Two , X-Men: The Last Stand , Phantom Racer and Girl in Progress . [1] She is an accomplished voice over actor, having worked as a guest star as well as lead roles in several anime series, including Inuyasha , Hamtaro , Gundam SEED Destiny ,[ citation needed ] and Elemental Gelade . She was a lead voice in Marvel’s animated feature Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow , Marvel series Iron Man: Armored Adventures and Nintendo’s Dragalia Lost .


20012004 InuYasha Rin (voice)TV series
2002 Hamtaro Mimi (Panda's owner)TV series
2003 Dragon Ball Z Pan3 episodes
2003 Master Keaton ClaraTV series
2003 The Dead Zone Julia WeyEpisode: "Visions"
2004 InuYasha: The Secret of the Cursed Mask Rin (voice)Video game
2004 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Girl ScoutFeature film
2005 Elemental Gelade Reverie 'Rev' Metherlence (voice)26 episodes
2005 Zixx: Level Two Meghan13 episodes
2006 Merlin's Apprentice Young BriannaTV miniseries
2006 Stargate SG-1 Adria - age 12Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
2006 Alice, I Think Violet3 episodes
2006 Masters of Horror AmyEpisode: "The Screwfly Solution"
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Minivan girlFeature film
2006 Max Havoc: Ring of Fire ValentineTV movie
2007 The Middle Sue HeckTV series
2007Perfect ChildOlder GirlTV movie
2007 Tin Man Ella BedoseTV miniseries
2007 Beneath Christy - 14 yearsFeature film
20072009 Zixx: Level Three Meghan13 episodes
2008 Psych HeatherEpisode: "Talk Derby to Me"
2008 Gym Teacher: The Movie MorganTV movie
2008 Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow Torunn (voice)Direct-to-video
2008Incident at a Truck Stop DinerDaughterShort
2009 Kyle XY KatieEpisode: "Chemistry 101"
2009 Knights of Bloodsteel TaliaTV miniseries
2009Phantom RacerJesseTV movie
2009 Fear Island Regina Anderson
2009 The Troop AngieEpisode: "There Is No I in Monster Hunter"
2009 InuYasha: The Final Act Rin (voice)Episode: "Naraku no shinzou"
2010 InuYasha: The Final Act Rin (voice)Episode: "Ashita e"
2010 The Troop AngieEpisode: "Like a Moth to the Spotlight"
2010 Charlie St. Cloud Cashier in Toy StoreFeature film
2010 Life Unexpected CourtneyEpisode: "Camp Grounded"
2011 Life Unexpected CourtneyEpisode: "Affair Remembered"
2011 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Rhona Erwin (voice)3 episodes
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour SamanthaEpisode: "Scary Mary: Parts 1 & 2"
2012 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour LyriaEpisode: "The Intruders"
2012 12 Disasters of Christmas ElizabethTV movie, post-production
2012 Girl in Progress ValerieFeature film
2014 Supernatural CecilyEpisode: "Road Trip"
2015Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly RoomTinaTV movie
2018 Dragalia Lost Mitsuhide (English Version)Video game
2019Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul PlayMonica SwansonTV movie
2020Mystery 101: An Education in MurderElla QuincyTV movie
2020 Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon RinTV series

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