Brianna Brown

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Born
Brianna Lynn Brown

(1979-10-02) October 2, 1979 (age 39)
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)
Richie Keen(m. 2017)
Children1

Brianna Lynn Brown (born October 2, 1979) is an American actress and producer. She is known for her television roles as Lisa Niles in the ABC soap opera General Hospital , and as Taylor Stappord in the Lifetime series Devious Maids .

Lisa Niles

Lisa Niles is a fictional character from the ABC soap opera General Hospital. The character first appeared in November 2009 portrayed by actress, Julie Mond. Mond was replaced by Brianna Brown in early 2010. Brown last appeared in the role in October 2011. The character is known for being a villain to popular characters Patrick Drake and Robin Scorpio.

American Broadcasting Company American broadcast television network

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building.

A soap opera is an ongoing drama serial on television or radio, featuring the lives of many characters and their emotional relationships. The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers.

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Life

Brown was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and grew up in the Twin Cities suburb of Apple Valley. She briefly attended St. Olaf College before moving to Los Angeles when she was 19. [1] [2]

Saint Paul, Minnesota Capital of Minnesota

Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2017, the city's estimated population was 309,180. Saint Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city. Known as the "Twin Cities", the two form the core of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.6 million residents.

Apple Valley, Minnesota City in Minnesota, United States

Apple Valley is a city in northwestern Dakota County in the State of Minnesota, and a suburb of the Twin Cities. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 49,084, making it the 18th most populous city in Minnesota. In 2013, Money Magazine named Apple Valley the 17th best place to live in the United States, up from 20th in 2010, 24th in 2008 and 28th in 2007.

St. Olaf College four-year Lutheran liberal-arts college in Northfield, Minnesota

St. Olaf College is a co-educational, residential, four-year, private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, United States. It was founded in 1874 by a group of Norwegian-American immigrant pastors and farmers, led by Pastor Bernt Julius Muus. The college is named after the King and the Patron Saint Olaf II of Norway and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Brown married film director Richie Keen near Santa Barbara in May 2017. In March 2018, it was reported that the couple was expecting their first child; [3] Brown gave birth to a son in July 2018. [4]

Career

Brown 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. [5] On television, she guest starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , Smallville , Entourage , Without a Trace , The Closer , Joey , and Criminal Minds . [6] [7] She has played the lead roles in the horror films Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006) and Timber Falls (2007). Brown also co-starred in horror film The Lost Tribe and the Judd Apatow comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up .

<i>Freaks and Geeks</i> American teen comedy-drama television series

Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series created by Paul Feig and executive-produced by Judd Apatow that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. The show follows gifted high schooler Lindsay Weir, who befriends a gang of slacker "freaks", and her younger brother Sam, as he and his geek friends navigate high school. Eighteen episodes were completed, but the series was canceled after only 12 had aired. A fan campaign persuaded NBC to broadcast three of the remaining episodes in July 2000, with the rest of the unaired episodes airing that fall on Fox Family Channel.

<i>CSI: Crime Scene Investigation</i> American crime fiction television series (2000–2015)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, also referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas, is an American procedural forensics crime drama television series which ran on CBS from October 6, 2000, to September 27, 2015, spanning 15 seasons. The series, starring William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Liev Schreiber, Ted Danson, Laurence Fishburne, Elisabeth Shue, and Jorja Fox, is the first in the CSI franchise. The series concluded with a feature-length finale titled "Immortality".

Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series, initially broadcast by The WB, premiered on October 16, 2001. After Smallville's fifth season, The WB and UPN merged to form The CW, the series' later United States broadcaster. Smallville, which ended its tenth and final season on May 13, 2011, follows Clark Kent in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas, before he becomes known as Superman. The first four seasons focus on Clark and his friends in high school. After season five Smallville ventures into adult settings, eventually focusing on his career at the Daily Planet and introducing other DC comic-book superheroes and villains.

From 2010 to 2011, Brown portrayed Lisa Niles in ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital . [8] [9] Later in 2011, she briefly played an undercover informant for the CIA who worked as an escort for a rich Saudi prince in the Showtime thriller series Homeland . [10] In 2012, Brown was cast in a series regular role in the first season of the prime time comedy-drama series Devious Maids . [11] [12] [13] [14] Her character was written out after season one, [15] but returned for the series' third season. [16] In 2014, Brown was cast as regular in ABC drama pilot The Whispers opposite Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia. [17] On June 11, 2014, it was announced that Brown had left The Whispers and that her role would be recast. [18] She later went to appear on Revenge , The Mentalist , Graceland , and NCIS: New Orleans .

<i>General Hospital</i> American daytime television medical drama

General Hospital is an American daytime television medical drama. It is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the second longest-running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light. Concurrently, it is the world's third longest-running scripted drama series in production after British serials The Archers and Coronation Street, as well as the world's second-longest-running televised soap opera still in production. General Hospital premiered on the ABC television network on April 1, 1963. Same-day broadcasts as well as classic episodes were aired on SOAPnet from January 20, 2000, to December 31, 2013, following Disney-ABC's decision to discontinue the network. General Hospital is the longest-running serial produced in Hollywood, and the longest-running entertainment program in ABC television history. It holds the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, with 13 wins.

Showtime (TV network) American premium cable TV channel

Showtime is an American premium cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship service of the Showtime Networks subsidiary of CBS Corporation, which also owns sister services The Movie Channel and Flix. Showtime's programming primarily includes theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with boxing and mixed martial arts matches, occasional stand-up comedy specials and made-for-TV movies.

<i>Homeland</i> (TV series) American political thriller television series

Homeland is an American spy thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War, which was created by Gideon Raff.

In 2017, Brown was cast as Claudia Blaisdel in The CW television series Dynasty , a reboot of the 1980s series of the same name. [19] [20]

Claudia Blaisdel Carrington

Claudia Blaisdel Carrington is a fictional character from the ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. Originated by Pamela Bellwood in the series' 1981 pilot episode, "Oil", Claudia is initially the estranged, emotionally troubled wife of Denver–Carrington geologist Matthew Blaisdel. She later becomes entangled in the intrigues surrounding the Carrington family, and is married for a time to Steven Carrington, and later his brother Adam. Bellwood left Dynasty at the end of the sixth season in 1986.

The CW American broadcast television network

The CW Television Network is an American English-language free-to-air television network that is operated by the CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN); and AT&T, whose WarnerMedia subsidiary is the parent company of Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB. The network's name is an abbreviation derived from the first letters of the names of its two parent corporations.

<i>Dynasty</i> (2017 TV series) 2017 American prime time television soap opera

Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera reboot based on the 1980s series of the same name. Developed by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick, the first season stars Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington, Grant Show as her father Blake Carrington, Nathalie Kelley as Blake's new wife Cristal, and James Mackay as his son Steven, with Robert Christopher Riley as chauffeur Michael Culhane, Sam Adegoke as tech billionaire Jeff Colby, Rafael de la Fuente as Sam "Sammy Jo" Jones, Cristal's nephew and Steven's love interest, and Alan Dale as Joseph Anders, the Carrington majordomo. The series later introduced Alexis Carrington, Blake's ex-wife and the estranged mother of Steven and Fallon, Anders' daughter Kirby, and Cristal Jennings.

Filmography

Film

YearFilmRoleNotes
2001 The Animal Other Mob
2003Yuri & MeDee DeeShort film
2003 Hollywood Homicide Shawna
2004 Spider-Man 2 Train Passenger
2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Bar Girl
2005 Conversations with Other Women Bride
2005Ex Post FactoLynnShort 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
2007No DestinationArylShort film
2007 Timber Falls Sheryl
2010 The Lost Tribe Alexis
2010The EncounterBretta Louie Van Seil
2011Retail TherapyBrianna HyattShort film
2013ScrewedJen
2015Kiss Me, Kill MeAmanda
2017 The Evil Within SusanFilmed in 2002
2017 Fist Fight News Reporter
2018Hollywood CheckmateBrianna BrownDocumentary film
2018ElevateBretta Louie

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Search for the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious MuseumKimTelevision film
1999–2000 Freaks and Geeks The Cheerleader / Perky BlondeEpisodes: Pilot, "Kim Kelly Is My Friend"
2001 Special Unit 2 CandyEpisode: "The Depths"
2002 Off Centre CustomerEpisode: "The Gas Crisis"
2002 Robbery Homicide Division Jules AzarEpisode: "In/Famous"
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jane GallowayEpisode: "Stalker"
2003 Lost at Home LisaEpisodes: "The Story of Us", "Best Friends"
2003 CSI: Miami AmandaEpisode: "Big Brother"
2004 Smallville Abigail FineEpisode: "Facade"
2005 Joey ElsaEpisode: "Joey and the Temptation"
2005 Entourage Jewelry SalesgirlEpisode: "My Maserati Does 185"
2006 Monk Joanne RaphelsonEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut"
2006 Shark Carrie ReedEpisodes:"Pilot, "LAPD Blue"
2007Dash 4 CashNoelleTelevision film
2007 CSI: NY Heidi PescoEpisode: "The Ride In"
2008 Without a Trace Bobby KrugerEpisode: "Driven"
2009 The Closer Lauren ClarkEpisode: "Power of Attorney"
2009 Criminal Minds Megan KaneEpisode: "Pleasure Is My Business"
2010–2011 General Hospital Lisa Niles Regular role
2011 Homeland Lynne ReedEpisode: "Grace", "Clean Skin"
2011 Body of Proof Molly AndersonEpisode: "Love Bites"
2011Adults OnlyKrisWeb series
2012 Private Practice Sam's DateEpisode: "The Standing Eight Count"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Paula BinghamEpisode: "Tressed to Kill"
2012 Awake KateEpisode: "Kate Is Enough"
2012 True Blood Leda3 episodes
2012 Drop Dead Diva Hannah BakerEpisode: "Jane's Getting Married"
2012Dating Rules from My Future SelfNoelle Williams2 episodes
2012 Common Law Carine ThompsenEpisode: "Performance Anxiety"
2013–2015 Devious Maids Taylor Stappord Main role (seasons 1 & 3); guest role (season 2)
2013 Revenge LaceyEpisode: "Mercy"
2014 The Mentalist Krystal MarkhamEpisode: "White Lines"
2014 Graceland Kelly Badillo4 episodes
2015 Castle Eva WhitfieldEpisode: "I, Witness"
2015–2017 EastSiders Hillary Whitfield10 episodes
2016 NCIS: New Orleans Melody James3 episodes
2017Secrets in SuburbiaGloriaTelevision film
2017 The Mick AimeeEpisode: "The Hotel"
2017–present Dynasty Claudia Blaisdel Recurring role

Awards and nominations

YearWorkAwardCategoryResultRefs
2011The Encounter Long Island International Film Expo Best ActressWon [21]
Toronto International Film Festival Award Best ActressWon[ citation needed ]
2013Adults Only Indie Soap Award Best Supporting Actress — ComedyNominated [22]
2016 EastSiders Indie Series Award Best Lead Actress — DramaNominated [23]

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