She doesn’t have the look of the prototypical Hollywood starlet. Her bubbly, out-going personality headlines an unassuming nature atypical of many of her peers.
In fact, Brittany Snow appears so normal, she could live next door to you and no one, including yourself, would even take notice.
Okay, that’s a bit of stretch because, truth be told, Snow has been at this acting thing since age three. Nineteen years later, the Orlando native boasts roles in the popular NBC drama American Dreams and FX’s Nip/Tuck and a number of notable film appearances, including a leading role in John Tucker Must Die.
But through it all, Snow has kept her feet on the ground despite the fact some in the business have anointed her an up-and-coming force to be reckoned with on the silver screen.
“I don’t know. It’s really weird, because people tell me that, but I really don’t believe that,” Snow said in a 2006 interview with IGN Entertainment. “I think I still have a lot of work to do and a lot of things I want to do before anybody knows what I can. It’s kind of nice and exciting to know that maybe one day I’ll pop, but I just keep working until then.”
And kept working she has—perhaps to the point of popping.
Refusing to simply bask in the glow of her work on the wildly successful film Hairspray, Snow kicked off a long string of films with 2008’s Prom Night. Next up is a demanding role that will require the squeaky clean Snow to step out of her box.
In Finding Amanda, Snow plays Amanda, a prostitute living in Vegas who is being tracked down by her alcoholic and gambling-addicted uncle, played by Matthew Broderick. Snow, who was raised Catholic, says playing such a role actually came naturally despite her innocent past as a PG-rated typecast, which, oddly enough, helped land Snow the part.
But Snow says she hopes to shed the stereotypes as her career continues to mature.
“…I think it is difficult to convince people to take me as an actress, maybe to do more challenging parts than just the girl next door, something like that. But that’s something that I’ve always struggled with, and that I will see as a challenge, and something that I kind of want to break through.”