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Brittany Murphy's Biography

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Brittany Murphy was born on November 10, 1977 in the USA.

Murphy started on stage, then moved to sitcoms and after that started appearing in movies.

Her early TV appearances included roles in Murphy Brown, Frasier, Blossom, Party of Five and regular parts as Molly in Almost Home and Sarah in Sister, Sister.

Her first major movie role was as Tai in the comedy Clueless in 1995.

Since Clueless, Brittany Murphy has appeared in variety of films including Drop Dead Gorgeous, Girl Interrupted, Riding In Cars With Boys, Spun, 8 Mile, Uptown Girls, Just Married, Sin City and The Dead Girl.

A couple of Brittany Murphy's most significant parts have been voiceovers. She voiced the part of Luanne in Mike Judge's King of the Hill on TV and singing star Gloria in Happy Feet in the cinema.

In an interview with the BBC about her role in Uptown Girls, Brittany Murphy explained her approach to acting:

" ...my approach is that the characters take over me. I surrender to who the person is, their soul, their essence and their heart. And I allow them to utilise my emotions, my tears, and my laughter, wherever they feel necessary. So in that sense that's how I'm similar to every single character, because it all comes from the same resource pool - me."

In The Telegraph, Brittany Murphy described her week around the launch of Sin City and displays an interesting viewpoint on leaving France: "I go to London tomorrow, which should be good: the food's much better there."

As well as having broken engagements to Jeff Kwatinetz and Joe Macaluso, Brittany Murphy dated Ashton Kutcher and Eminem.

She married the British screenwriter Simon Monjack.

On 20 December 2009, Brittany Murphy died aged 32. A coroner ruled that Brittany Murphy died of pneumonia, adding that there were contributing factors of iron deficiency anaemia and multiple drug intoxication.

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