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Brittany Elizabeth Curran

(1990-06-02) June 2, 1990 (age 33)
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles (BS)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Partner(s) James Ingram (2013–present)

Brittany Elizabeth Curran (born June 2, 1990) is an American film and television actress. Beginning as a child actress, she is known for her roles on the television series Men of a Certain Age and The Magicians, and for the film Dear White People. She won a Peabody Award for her work on Men of a Certain Age.

Life and career

Curran was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts and also lived in other parts of the Massachusetts area including Avon, Marstons Mills, Cape Cod and Hingham. She has a younger brother named Ryan. As a child, she took part in plays and also studied ballet, jazz and tap and the violin, as well as participating in summer theatre.

At eleven years of age, Curran made her screen acting debut on an episode of the sketch comedy series MADtv in 2001. She went on to guest star in the television series Drake & Josh, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds and The Young and the Restless.

In 2009, Curran was cast in her best-known role to date as Lucy Tranelli in the TNT comedy-drama series Men of a Certain Age, the daughter of Ray Romano's character. In 2011, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress, for her work in the series. The series was canceled in 2011, after two seasons.

Curran also had roles in the films 13 Going on 30, Akeelah and the Bee, The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, The Uninvited, Legally Blondes and Dear White People. In 2012, she was cast in the film Backmask (retitled Exeter before release), directed by Marcus Nispel. In 2013, she had a recurring role as Phoebe Daly on the ABC Family series Twisted.

She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in June 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Literature & Culture.

In 2017 Curran joined the cast of The Magicians on SyFy playing Fen, the Fillorian wife of Eliot. She was promoted to series regular for season 3 of the show.

In 2020 Curran co-hosted for the Travel Channel show, History of Trains.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 13 Going on 30 Six Chick
2004 U.S. Air Marshals Cheerleader Mindy Short film
2004 Frenching Stephanie Short film
2005 Betsy Betsy Short film; also associate producer
2005 A Host of Trouble Mary Pat Weber Short film
2006 Akeelah and the Bee District Speller #1
2006 Monster House Jenny Uncredited; voice role
2007 The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Priscilla Wright Direct-to-video
2007 A Lesson in Biology Alma Short film
2008 The Uninvited Helena Direct-to-video
2008 Dog Gone Lilly Direct-to-video
2008 The Adventures of Food Boy Shelby
2009 Legally Blondes Tiffany Donohugh Direct-to-video
2014 Dear White People Sophie Fletcher
2015 Exeter Reign
2015 Intrepid Jess
2015 Double Daddy Heather
2017 The Man from Earth: Holocene Tara
2020 Captured Julie Direct-to-video; filmed in 2012
2022 SCREAM 5 Addyson


Year Title Role Notes
2001 MADtv Ruthie Episode #7.8
2002 Power Rangers Wild Force Young Girl Episode: "The Soul of Humanity"
2004 Complete Savages Josie Episode: "Voodude"
2005 Go Figure Pamela Television film
2006 The Young and the Restless Lindsey Episode #1.8427
2006–2007 Drake & Josh Carly Episodes: "Who's Got Game?", "The Storm"
2007 Shark Annie Episode: "Fall from Grace"
2007 Zip Natalie Unaired television pilot
2007 Mr Robinson's Driving School Missy Television mini-series
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Chelsea Brimmer Episodes: "Miniature Golf", "Who's the Boss?", "Tiptonline"
2008 The Suite Life on Deck Chelsea Brimmer Episode: "Flowers and Chocolate"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Kristy Marks Episode: "Slow Burn"
2009–2011 Men of a Certain Age Lucy Tranelli Main role; 13 episodes
2012 Criminal Minds Addyson Jones Episode: "The Wheels on the Bus..."
2013–2014 Twisted Phoebe Daly Recurring role; 10 episodes
2013–2014, 2018 Chicago Fire Katie Nolan Recurring role (seasons 2, 7); 9 episodes
2015 Double Daddy Heather Henderson Television film
2017–2020 The Magicians Fen Recurring role (season 2), main role (season 3–5)
2020 - present History of Trains Co-host / Narrator (season 1–present)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2010 Peabody Award Men of a Certain Age Won
2011 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - From a Supporting Young Actress Men of a Certain Age Nominated

Personal life

Curran began dating James Ingram in 2013. They became engaged on January 12, 2020 after 7 years of dating.

See also

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