Who is Brittany Murphy?

Brittany Murphy was a well known America based actress and singer. She was best known for her roles in films like “Freeway” and Bongwater. She is also widely known for her breakthrough role as Tai Frasier in Clueless. The professional actress last landed a role in the psychological horror film “Something Wicked” in her career. She was one of the best actresses in Hollywood with a bright future but she passed away at the age of 32 due to pneumonia.

Quick Info
Full NameBrittany Anne Murphy-Monjack
Birth PlaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Birth Date
November 10, 1997
FatherAngelo Joseph Bertolotti
MotherSharon Kathleen Murphy
HusbandSimon Monjack
DeathDecember 20, 2009
Height5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m)
Weight48 kg (106 lbs)
Net Worth$10 million

Brittany Murphy


Brittany whose birth name was Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on November 10, 1997. She was a daughter to mother, Sharon Kathleen Murphy, and to father, Angelo Joseph Bertolotti. Her parents got divorced when she was only two years old. As she was raised by a single mother, she has not considered her father’s name in her birth certificate as well. She was the little sister to two older half-brothers and an older sister to a younger half-sister.

Early Life

Murphy grew an interest in acting as a young girl. Since her mother already knew about interest in the entertainment industry, she was supportive throughout her journey. She attended Edison High School. In 1991, her mother also took her to Los Angeles so that she could pursue her dream career in acting. Murphy began appearing in TV commercials at the age of 13 and eventually started appearing in the minor roles in TV shows as well in “Murphy Brown” and “Kids Incorporated”. She also starred a supporting role in the American sitcom “Drexell’s Class” from 1991 to 1991. However, the actress graduated from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California.

Brittany Murphy


In 1995, Brittany starred her first important role on the big screen in the romantic comedy film “Clueless” based on the novel “Emma” by Jane Austen. Her first job in Hollywood was in the series “Drexell’s Class. She also appeared in the short-lived spinoff “Almost Home. She has made many guest appearances in television series including “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” “Blossom,” “SeaQuest 2032,” “Murder One” and “Frasier. Murphy made her Broadway debut in the “A View from the Bridge” as Catherine in 1997. Eventually, she appeared in several films including “Freeway” in 1996, “Bongwater” in 1997, “The Prophecy” in 1998, and “Zack and Reba” in 1998. She did an important role in the drama film “Girl, Interrupted” in 1999 and also next made her appearance in the mystery crime film “Trixie.”


In the 2000s, Brittany followed her work with the films over the years including “Cherry Falls” in 2000, “The Audition” in 2000. “Sidewalks of New York” in 2001, “Don’t Say a Word” in 2001 and “8 Mile” in 2002. Despite her sickness, she continued her acting journey and also landed an important role in the crime anthology film “Sin City.

She had also starred a minor role in a TV show titled “Peter Ann.” To diverse her career, she also worked as a voice actor and from 1997 to 1009, went on to voice one of the main characters as well as several other characters in the animated sitcom “King of the Hill”. Her sickness didn’t affect her and continued to appear in films like “Abandoned” and “Something Wicked”.

Personal Life

Murphy had dated her co-star, Ashton Kutcher from Just Married.  Then, she engaged Joe Macaluso in December 2005 which she ended in 2006. The actress married British screenwriter named Simon Monjack in Los Angeles.

Brittany Murphy


Murphy died on December 20, 2009, in Los Angeles, California, the United States at the age of 32. The actress died of pneumonia along with secondary factors of iron deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Her funeral and burial were done at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills on December 24, 2009. Sadly, her husband was also found dead at their Hollywood Hills residence on the 23rd of May, 2010, with the same cause.

Awards and nominations

Murphy had associated in the entertainment industry since her childhood and had contributed to many films and series. She nominated in many awards but did get a chance to win any of them. She nominated in many awards including Award Circuit Community Awards, Satellite Awards, Spike Video Game Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and Young Artist Awards.

Nationality and Physical Statistics

Murphy was American by nationality and was of the white race. She belonged to Italian, Eastern European, and Irish ancestry.

Besides that Brittany stood at the height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) and weighed about 48 kg (106 lbs) with the body measurement of 33-25-35.  Additionally, her hair color was brown but she had dyed them blonde and eye color is light brown.

Brittany Murphy Net Worth

Brittany was living a luxurious life with her family. She is a famous actress who had earned a lot of money as well as fame. Murphy currently had about $10 million USD approximately.