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.
Brown in 2012
Brianna Lynn Brown
October 2, 1979
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Richie Keen (m. 2017)
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.
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.
|2001||The Animal||Other Mob||as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|2003||Yuri & Me||Dee Dee||Short film|
|2003||Hollywood Homicide||Shawna||as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|2004||Spider-Man 2||Train Passenger|
|2005||The 40-Year-Old Virgin||Bar Girl||as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|2005||Conversations with Other Women||Bride|
|2005||Ex Post Facto||Lynn||Short film|
|2005||National Lampoon's Adam and Eve||Cindy||as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|2006||Night of the Living Dead 3D||Barb|
|2006||Love's Abiding Joy||Melinda Klein|
|2007||Knocked Up||Alison's Friend||as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|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"; as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|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"; as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|2003||Lost at Home||Lisa||Episodes: "The Story of Us", "Best Friends"; as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Amanda||Episode: "Big Brother"; as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|2004||Smallville||Abigail Fine||Episode: "Facade"; as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|2005||Joey||Elsa||Episode: "Joey and the Temptation"; as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|2005||Entourage||Jewelry Salesgirl||Episode: "My Maserati Does 185"; as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|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"; as Brianna Lynn Brown|
|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|
Awards and nominations
|2011||The Encounter||Long Island International Film Expo||Best Actress||Won|
|Toronto International Film Festival Award||Best Actress||Won|
|2013||Adults Only||Indie Soap Award||Best Supporting Actress — Comedy||Nominated|
|2016||EastSiders||Indie Series Award||Best Lead Actress — Drama||Nominated|
- Carlson Gustafson, Amy (March 10, 2010). "From Apple Valley to General Hospital Brianna Brown bubbles with enthusiasm about her soap opera role". Twin Cities Magazine.
- "Brianna Brown Biography". TV Guide. November 28, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- Juneau, Jen; Nahas, Aili (March 2, 2018). "Baby Boy on the Way for Brianna Brown". People. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
- Eades, Chris (July 19, 2018). "General Hospital Alum Brianna Brown Welcomes a Baby Boy!". ABC Soaps In Depth. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
- "Brianna Brown Biography". Buddytv.com. Archived from the original on August 14, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Brown Sugar: Brianna Brown 1". Maxim. December 18, 2007. Archived from the original on October 20, 2010. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Babe of the Day: Brianna Brown". IGN. November 30, 2007. Archived from the original on September 19, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Brianna Brown Replaces Julie Mond on General Hospital". TV Fanatic. December 7, 2009. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "GH's Brown Says 'Bye". ABC Soaps In Depth. June 22, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Brianna Brown in Showtime's Homeland". Boomtron.com. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "General Hospital Alum Joins Marc Cherry's Devious Maids". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Homeland Brianna Brown added to Devious Maids pilot". Digital Spy. March 7, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (June 22, 2012). "Lifetime Picks Up Devious Maids From Producer Marc Cherry". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Lifetime Sets June 23 Premiere Date for All-New Drama Series Devious Maids". IndieWire. April 10, 2013. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- Brown, Brianna [@BrownBrianna] (September 26, 2013). "It doesn't make sense 4 my character 2 return 4 season 2. But please do continue to tune in as the cast & crew are amazing! @DeviousMaids" (Tweet). Retrieved April 17, 2017 – via Twitter.
- Andreeva, Nellie (January 27, 2015). "Brianna Brown Returns To Devious Maids As Series Regular". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Bresha Webb To Star In ABC Pilot Keep It Together; Brianna Brown Joins Visitors". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- Ausiello, Michael (June 11, 2014). "ABC's Alien Thriller The Whispers Makes Major Casting Change". TVLine.
- Petski, Denise (August 7, 2017). "Dynasty: Brianna Brown Set To Recur In The CW Reboot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
- Mitovich, Matt Webb (March 22, 2017). "The CW's Dynasty Pilot: Devious Maids' Brianna Brown Guest-Stars as Claudia". TVLine. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
- "2011 Winners". Long Island International Film Expo. 2011. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
- "4th Annual Indie Soap Awards Nominations Announced". We Love Soaps. December 17, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
- "Nominations Announced For 7th Annual ISAs". Indie Series Awards. February 3, 2016. Retrieved November 28, 2018.