Brown in 2012
Brianna Lynn Brown
October 2, 1979
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Richie Keen(m. 2017)
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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;Brown gave birth to a son in July 2018.
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.On television, she guest starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , Smallville , Entourage , Without a Trace , The Closer , Joey , and Criminal Minds . 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 .
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.
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 .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 . In 2012, Brown was cast in a series regular role in the first season of the prime time comedy-drama series Devious Maids . Her character was written out after season one, but returned for the series' third season. In 2014, Brown was cast as regular in ABC drama pilot The Whispers opposite Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia. On June 11, 2014, it was announced that Brown had left The Whispers and that her role would be recast. She later went to appear on Revenge , The Mentalist , Graceland , and NCIS: New Orleans .
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|2001||The Animal||Other Mob|
|2003||Yuri & Me||Dee Dee||Short film|
|2004||Spider-Man 2||Train Passenger|
|2005||The 40-Year-Old Virgin||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|
|2010||The Lost Tribe||Alexis|
|2010||The Encounter||Bretta Louie Van Seil|
|2011||Retail Therapy||Brianna Hyatt||Short film|
|2015||Kiss Me, Kill Me||Amanda|
|2017||The Evil Within||Susan||Filmed in 2002|
|2017||Fist Fight||News Reporter|
|2018||Hollywood Checkmate||Brianna Brown||Documentary film|
|1999||Search for the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious Museum||Kim||Television film|
|1999–2000||Freaks and Geeks||The Cheerleader / Perky Blonde||Episodes: Pilot, "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||Episodes: "The Story of Us", "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||Episodes:"Pilot, "LAPD Blue"|
|2007||Dash 4 Cash||Noelle||Television film|
|2007||CSI: NY||Heidi Pesco||Episode: "The Ride In"|
|2008||Without a Trace||Bobby Kruger||Episode: "Driven"|
|2009||The Closer||Lauren Clark||Episode: "Power of Attorney"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Megan Kane||Episode: "Pleasure Is My Business"|
|2010–2011||General Hospital||Lisa Niles||Regular role|
|2011||Homeland||Lynne Reed||Episode: "Grace", "Clean Skin"|
|2011||Body of Proof||Molly Anderson||Episode: "Love Bites"|
|2011||Adults Only||Kris||Web series|
|2012||Private Practice||Sam's Date||Episode: "The Standing Eight Count"|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Paula Bingham||Episode: "Tressed to Kill"|
|2012||Awake||Kate||Episode: "Kate Is Enough"|
|2012||True Blood||Leda||3 episodes|
|2012||Drop Dead Diva||Hannah Baker||Episode: "Jane's Getting Married"|
|2012||Dating Rules from My Future Self||Noelle Williams||2 episodes|
|2012||Common Law||Carine Thompsen||Episode: "Performance Anxiety"|
|2013–2015||Devious Maids||Taylor Stappord||Main role (seasons 1 & 3); guest role (season 2)|
|2014||The Mentalist||Krystal Markham||Episode: "White Lines"|
|2014||Graceland||Kelly Badillo||4 episodes|
|2015||Castle||Eva Whitfield||Episode: "I, Witness"|
|2015–2017||EastSiders||Hillary Whitfield||10 episodes|
|2016||NCIS: New Orleans||Melody James||3 episodes|
|2017||Secrets in Suburbia||Gloria||Television film|
|2017||The Mick||Aimee||Episode: "The Hotel"|
|2017–present||Dynasty||Claudia Blaisdel||Recurring role|
|2011||The Encounter||Long Island International Film Expo||Best Actress||Won|
|Toronto International Film Festival Award||Best Actress||Won||[ citation needed ]|
|2013||Adults Only||Indie Soap Award||Best Supporting Actress — Comedy||Nominated|
|2016||EastSiders||Indie Series Award||Best Lead Actress — Drama||Nominated|
Gregory Berlanti is an American writer, producer, and film director. He is known for his work on the television series Dawson's Creek, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, Political Animals, Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and You in addition to his contributions to DC Comics on film and television, including The CW's Arrowverse. In 2018, Berlanti set a record in having 15 different live-action scripted television series planned to air in the 2018–19 television season on various networks and digital platforms, and he signed the most expensive producer deal ever with Warner Bros. Berlanti also directed the 2018 romantic comedy-drama film Love, Simon. Notable as the first film by a major Hollywood studio to focus on a gay teenage romance, it grossed $66 million worldwide.
Ignacio Ariel Serricchio is an Argentine American actor. He is known for his role as Diego Alcazar on General Hospital and as Alejandro "Alex" Chavez on The Young and the Restless. Other roles include Lifetime's Witches of East End, seasons 9-12 of Bones, and the Netflix reboot of Lost in Space.
Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for the role of Sylvia Costas Sipowicz in the ABC drama series NYPD Blue. The role garnered her three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
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Ana Ortiz is an American actress and singer. Having pursued a career in ballet and singing from a young age, she eventually attended University of the Arts. Ortiz began her acting career in theatre, in early 2000s starred in the short-lived NBC sitcoms Kristin (2001) and A.U.S.A. (2003), and had recurring roles on Over There and Boston Legal.
Devious Maids is an American television comedy-drama and mystery series created by Marc Cherry, produced by ABC Studios, and executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass, Paul Presburger, and Michael Garcia. It originally aired on Lifetime for four seasons from June 23, 2013 to August 8, 2016.
Jes Macallan is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Josslyn Carver in ABC drama series Mistresses and Ava Sharpe in The CW superhero comedy-drama Legends of Tomorrow.
Westside is an American drama television pilot which was created by Byron Balasco and produced by Balasco, McG, Ilene Chaiken, and Peter Johnson. It was developed by Ilene Chaiken for ABC. ABC had ordered the pilot episode on January 22, 2013. The pilot was directed by McG, but it was not picked up to series.
"Pilot" is the series premiere to the Lifetime series Devious Maids. The pilot had been ordered by ABC on January 31, 2012 and cast during the following two months. Filming began in March. ABC declined to pick up the pilot on May 14, but Lifetime did so on June 22, ordering 13 episodes. Although most of the cast had been selected by this time three additional regular supporting characters were added in November 2012 for inclusion in the pilot and the continuing series.
Megan Ketch is an American actress, best known for her roles on film such as the 2013 romantic comedy movie The Big Wedding and the mystery television series American Gothic.
The second season of the American television comedy-drama series Devious Maids began airing on Lifetime on April 20, 2014. The season consists of 13 episodes.
Amir Arison is an American film, television, and theatre actor, perhaps best known for his role as Special Agent Aram Mojtabai in NBC's The Blacklist.
The first season of the American television comedy-drama series Devious Maids began airing on Lifetime on June 23, 2013. The season consisted of 13 episodes, and concluded on September 22, 2013 with a season high of nearly 3 million viewers. The pilot episode has received positive reviews from critics. It tells the story of five Latina women who works as maids in Beverly Hills, and how they are affected when one of their friends, Flora, is murdered for knowing a secret. Marisol Suarez, tries to figure out who was the killer in order to help her son get released from prison.
The third season of the American television comedy-drama series Devious Maids premiered on Lifetime on June 1, 2015. The season consisted of 13 episodes. Lifetime renewed the show for a fourth season on September 24, 2015.
Rebecca Rittenhouse is an American actress. She starred as Cody LeFever in the ABC prime time soap opera, Blood & Oil and played the role Dr. Anna Ziev in the Hulu romantic comedy The Mindy Project.
Riverdale is an American teen drama television series based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series was adapted for The CW by Archie Comics' chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions and Archie Comics. Originally conceived as a feature film adaptation for Warner Bros. Pictures, the idea was re-imagined as a television series for Fox. In 2015, development on the project moved to The CW, where the series was ordered for a pilot. Filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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