Brittany Snow – Facts and Thoughts


Born: March 9, 1986

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

Middle Name: Anne

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Blonde

Parents: John & Cinda Snow

Favorite Subjects: English, Health, and History

Least Favorite Subject: Math


    •    Her career as a model started at the age of 3, when she posed for a Burdines print advertisement.
    •   She appeared in a total of 15 commercials to date. Brittany appeared in commercials for Nabisco Thin Crisps, Disney, Kmart, McDonalds, and Busch Gardens.
    •   Brittany has always been a Straight A student. (At one point, she received two B’s on her report card. Her parents hired a tutor to help get her back on track.)
    •   She enjoys dancing and has been a member of Broadway Dance, LA Dance Force, Underground & The Pizazz Competitive Dance Group.
    •   Brittany’s regional theater credits include Pirates of Penzance, Annie, The King & South Pacific as well as a national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
  •   Brittany has a half-brother and a half-sister that lives in Ohio.

School Backpack: On the straps of her backpack, she wrote “Smile, laugh, & have fun.

Part of CBS Interview:

Do you ever surf the Web?

BRITTANY SNOW: I’m on the Internet a lot because my friends are on AOL and stuff.

What kind of music to you like to listen to?

BRITTANY SNOW: I’m not really partial to any one boy band. I kind of like them all. They’ve got different styles. I like *NSYNC. They’re really great performers. I saw them in concert. They were awesome. I haven’t seen Backstreet Boys in concert, so I don’t know. Backstreet Boys are much more mature and much more focused. I like that, too. I think Britney Spears is really good. I’m not really partial to any teenybopper girlfriend or whatever. I just like all sorts of music from country to techno to pop to rap. Anything. I can’t handle certain kinds of country. I can go as far as Shania Twain and Dixie Chicks, but when it gets into Garth Brooks and it gets really twangy I have to stop! [Laughs]

What are some of your other favorite Web sites?

BRITTANY SNOW: I like, of course. I’ve got all of my favorite music news and previews and stuff. [And] there is this one – or something. When you have a crush on somebody you put their name and their AOL address into the computer and they send out a letter to them saying, “You have a crush, but you don’t know who it is, now list all your crushes.” So that person lists all their crushes and if they put your name on their list, you get a big heart and [it says], “Your crush likes you and you like him.” And then they set you up like that. Of course, I did it and I put this one guy. I asked him about it inconspicuously, but I never got a heart back! He doesn’t like me I guess. It’s just really fun. I do it with all my friends.

From: SOD & SOD 5/4/99:

Must-See TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Friends, “My favorite comedy in the whole world.

Favorite Comedienne: Lisa Kudrow

Favorite Song: “Love Shack,” The B-52’s.

Fave Catch Phrase?: “Well, there’s ‘phat,’ but that was sort of last year. ‘Da bomb’ is out and nobody says ‘cool’ anymore except me because I’m a loser.

What’s Your Sign?: “Whenever I say that I’m a Pisces, everybody says, ‘Oh, that explains it!’ They say that I’m very emotional, sensitive, and creative and Pisces are supposed to be in the arts fields. It also says that I’m stupid in money matters, which I am. And I hate math.

Who Was Your First Crush?: “Ryan Phillippe (ex-Billy, OLTL). I love him so much, it’s unbearable!

On Saturday Morning I…: “Sleep. And I sleep and I sleep and I sleep. Then I watch TV and I talk on the phone and I have to do homework, I guess, too. Then I go on the computer, I talk to my friends, I watch more TV and then I go to sleep!

Truth or Dare? Definitely dare. Truth is kind of boring plus, when I play with my girlfriends, they usually already know everything!

REAL WORLD or ROAD RULES? ROAD RULES. The Winnebago – oh, yeah! i like that they have to do those missions. On REAL WORLD, they just sit around and talk.

Contempo Casuals or the Gap? I like both. If I’m in a mood where I don’t really care, I put on my comfy Gap clothes and be a prep for the day, but if I’m going to be something cool, I want to dress in more fashionable things.

Country or City? City. I grew up in Tampa [FL] and I like the liveliness of [the city]. I love New York!

DAWSON’S CREEK: Dawson or Pacey? Definitely Pacey. He’s funnier. Everybody likes James Van Der Beek [Dawson], but I don’t see it. I think his eyebrows are way too dark for his hair.

E-mail or Snail Mail? Probably e-mail.

Candy or Flowers? Flowers. But I like chocolates, too. It’s the thought that counts.

Beach or Pool? The pool. I don’t like all those creatures beneath my feet. I’m really a scaredy cat when it comes to stingrays and sharks and jelly fish. I love to lay on the beach and get a suntan, but I’d rather swim in the pool.

Backstreet Boys or Britney Spears? Backstreet Boys. I’m not totally in love with them. I don’t have posters [of them] hanging all over my walls! I don’t want to say anything against Britney Spears, but… I guess I will. I just don’t like her voice.

What’s A Worse Punishment: No Phone or No TV? No phone. [I talk on the telephone] all the time, especially when I come home. I catch up on who’s going out with who. I’m the gossip queen!

Comedy, Drama or Horror Flick? I like comedies; they always put me in a good mood. I like horror, too. Sometimes I go out with my friends, we get popcorn, rent a horror movie, and just get scared to death!

I Know What You Did Last Summer or Psycho? I Know What You Did Last Summer – it’s a little more hip.

McDonald’s or Burger King? I don’t exactly know why, but I like Burger King’s chicken nuggets better.

Dogs or Cats? Dogs. I’ve been nagging my mother forever for a tiny, whit dog with little nose that goes, “yip, yip.”

Math or English? English. I hate math – hate it. We’re getting ready for algebra. It’s not hard, but writing and reading is just a whole lot more fun to me.

From: SOW

Recent fad I admit to trying: Getting my cartilage pierced

Favorite actor: Robin Williams

Favorite actress: Meg Ryan

Favorite Movie: Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion

Greatest fear: Bugs, especially spiders

Favorite Singer: Jewel

Something you’d be surprised to know about me: My toes make loud noises.

Currently Reading: Fall Into Darkness, by Christopher Pike and Mary P. De Camera

Favorite book: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, by Jack Canfield

Favorite food: Strawberries

Least favorite food: Fish

Favorite comfort food: Slurpees

Favorite item of clothing: Pedal pushers

Nobody knows I can: Write poems

Greatest Achievement: Getting my part on GL

I can imitate: Romy from Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion

If I couldn’t be an actor, I’d be: A clothing designer

Cause I most believe in: Helping teens fight drugs

Most treasured possession: My memory-box pictures

First thing I do when I wake up in the morning: Look in the mirror and laugh

Last thing I do before I go to bed: Think about the day I had

Most embarrassing moment: I had to run across the stage as Mabel in the play The Pirates of Penzance, and my wig fell off.

Best quality: People say I smile a lot.

Worst quality: I expect perfection from myself.

Biggest regret: Not having an opportunity to do a movie yet.

Something that makes me see red: When someone reads a menu to me, as if I can’t read it myself.

If I could live anywhere, it’d be: Anywhere as long as it’s near a mall

What I dislike most about my appearance: I have bad hair days.

Greatest loves: My family and friends

Quality I like most in a mate: Eyes – they tell everything.

My heroes: My mom and dad

My epitaph: Brittany always wanted to be somebody.

From: St. Petersburg Times

When filming on Guiding Light, Brittany had a hectic schedule:

  1. Fly to Manhattan from Tampa, with one of her parents.
  2. Stayed in her NY apartment while shooting scenes for GL.
  3. Studies her homework during the night and on weekends.
  4. Flies back to Tampa, turns in her work, takes any tests she needs to, and grabs more work.

Additional Facts:

When Brittany left Guiding Light, she was filmed in a pilot episode of Murphy’s Dozen, which wasn’t picked up by any networks.

Upon finding out Brittany was hired to play the role of Susan on Guiding Light, Brittany’s parents decided to stay in Tampa, even though CBS wanted the Snows to move to NY. Her parents didn’t want Brittany’s newfound fame to upset her normal life. Her school, and her friends are in Tampa, not in New York.

Cinda, Brittany’s mother, works for Prentice Hall on special projects.

Brittany is also into singing, dancing, writing, and fashion.

Brittany, with the help of a fashion designer, is coming out with designs this summer. Hopefully, her clothes will make it to stores by next spring.

Many of her peers in Tampa didn’t know she was on Guiding Light. (Brittany didn’t talk about her role on the TV show at home, and Guiding Light was on during school hours.)

John Snow, Brittany’s father, took early retirement from the insurance business and now organizes Brittany’s schedule, and negotiates her contracts.

Brittany’s family has a large video tape library of all of Brittany’s appearances on television.

Brittany is an avid movie buff. She could see a different movie every day if she had the time, and loves to study the acting techniques of her favorite stars.

Brittany is a fitness enthusiast. She jogs and works out regularly to stay in shape.

Brittany’s Scar: “I fell on a brick when I was 2 and got 14 stitches.”, says Brittany. “An agent said I’d never work with that scar, but I decided against plastic surgery, and I’ve grown to love it.”