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Brittany Murphy

  • American actress
  • Born November 10, 1977
  • Died December 20, 2009

Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack (born Brittany Anne Bertolotti; November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009) was an American actress and singer. A native of Atlanta, Murphy moved to Los Angeles as a teenager and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was as Tai Frasier in Clueless (1995), followed by supporting roles in independent films such as Freeway (1996) and Bongwater (1998). She made her stage debut in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in 1997, before appearing as Daisy Randone in Girl, Interrupted (1999) and as Lisa Swenson in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).


You actually can make it, no matter what. I truly am a firm believer in that. Eminem's living proof.




I think if there's something one needs to change with oneself, it doesn't have to happen in the New Year. You can do that any time you please - not that it's not a good inspirational tactic for the people that it works for.




The older I get, the more I embrace my own idiosyncrasies.




I do sarcasm really poorly.




After a breakup, it takes a couple weeks for the fog to settle, but it's always a period of self-priority and growth. Life presents you with so many decisions. A lot of times, they're right in front of your face and they're really difficult, but we must make them.




It's easy to get wrapped up in sharing everyday life with a partner. It's fun to get lost in love and romance. It's the best. But holding on to yourself while doing that is the most important thing.




With all the technology we're inventing and what they're coming up with scientifically, people are having longer lifetimes. It's scary, but in the same sense it's also very exciting.




I just always have to cry out a breakup, and then I can make peace with it pretty quickly.




I'm a Christian. I go to church when I can. I was raised Baptist. I went to a Lutheran school. I'm a nondenominational practicing Christian. I have a lot of faith.




I think the key to happiness is allowing ourselves to not feel bad or guilty for feeling it, and letting it be contagious. And to not be dependent on other people to create your own happiness.




It's always been my mom and I against the world.




I take work very seriously and telling the truth in my job and professionalism.




I've always seen myself as one of those 'show people.' My earliest memories are wanting and needing to entertain people, like a gypsy traveler who goes from place to place, city to city, performing for audiences and reaching people.




I'd do almost anything for love, within safe boundaries. I've flown to places to surprise people, even if it was just for a day. I think it's so important to keep the romance alive and make sure the fun and spontaneity are there.




Life presents you with so many decisions. A lot of times, they're right in front of your face and they're really difficult, but we must make them.




Sticking to your values, listening to your instincts, making your own choices is so important.




Yeah, I'm a giver. I've learned to be selective of the people in my world, because if I love someone, I will give them my blood, whatever they need. In doing so, one can end up with little left for themselves.




Tired is not a word in my vocabulary.




I never really make solid resolutions. I think if there's something one needs to change with oneself, it doesn't have to happen in the New Year.




I love being in love.




Curiosity did kill the cat, but I'm very curious.




I don't even take myself seriously, so how could I possibly take Hollywood seriously?




I'm a really rotten liar. Generally, if I've tried to pull off a lie, it hasn't worked out to my advantage.




I'm not really a big candy eater.




I can play any instrument if you give me 20 minutes.




I did learn one great lesson from a past relationship, and that was to never talk about relationships in print again because I'd rather live my private life than read about it.




My dreams and aspirations when I was a child for as long as I can remember was to be an entertainer.




To give Tinker Bell a voice for the first time in history is such an honor.




My singing voice isn't like my speaking voice.




I always wanted to be a young mom, but generations of women have worked so hard so we can have a career and wait to have children. So I say carpe diem - take advantage of that.




I think they should take everyone who works for The National Enquirer and the Star, and everyone who works for Us Weekly, and put them all to work looking for terrorists. I think they would find the terrorists. All of them. It would be genius!




Anyone that has a music career and an acting career I think is pretty fantastic.




My trouble is I talk first and think later.



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