23-year old actress (Full Frontal) in The Evil Within (2017)
Production of the film began in 2002, but was plagued by many delays including: funding issues, conflicts with cast, and a lawsuit from a studio assistant. After many stops and starts to the production, filming was completed in 2008. Getty began obsessing over the final edit of the film and spent many years working to perfect it, but he unfortunately died in 2015 before it could be completed. Producer Michael Luceri, who had also assisted with the editing, finished the film. – IMDB Trivia
This was technically Brianna Brown nude debut. Back in 2010 (or 2011), I was e-chatting with a fan of Brianna who, at that time, was on long running daytime soap General Hospital. He felt strongly the Minnesota native wasn’t the type to get naked onscreen. I respectfully disagreed with
him. Few months later she bared her breasts on Showtime’ Homeland series when she was 31/32. Everything Brianna did after that seemed to suggest the Homeland showcase was
one off. So I was slightly surprised she went full frontal (not really a proper FF. Brianna with her thighs closed, strategically keeping her pussy from sight or post prods tinkering to obscure her lower frontal similar to one done on Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street) in the flick.
I’d noticed early on something was odd about the movie in terms of the cast. Dina Meyer looked really young (and gorgeous) and Brianna appeared to be in her early 20’s. Cleared up the initial confusion after a quick stop at IMDB.
I didn’t find anything about the movie on either Brianna‘s Twitter or IG. Quite curious how she would have reacted to her full nudity in a movie she thought will never be released which leads to me wondering if she told her loved ones and friends that her nude scenes in Homeland was
her first on-cam : )
Brianna began pursuing her dreams as an aspiring actress by flipping through the yellow pages and cold calling local Minnesota agencies at the age of 14. Two decades later, she has been featured in numerous high-profile roles on both the silver and small screen. She has produced staged and film projects, formed a thriving nonprofit, spoken at illustrious events and sang beside Broadway legends.
As an actress Brianna has been in more than 20 features, ranging from big budget films to indie productions that she co-produced herself.
On the small screen, Brianna has appeared in more than 30 different television shows, exhibiting her range in both comedy and drama. She is most often recognized for her work opposite Claire Danes on the Emmy-award winning series Homeland on Showtime, as the “love to hate” villain Dr. Lisa Niles on ABC’s Emmy-award winning General Hospital, as a series regular on Marc Cherry’s dramedy Devious Maids, and most recently she has reprised the crazy Claudia Blaisdel on CW’s Dynasty.
As an actress, Brianna has been nominated for numerous awards such as the Indie Series Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Adults Only, Best Actress by Edgmar Film Festival, Toronto COMMFest, and won Best Actress at Long Island International Film Expo for her work in The Encounter. In the spring of 2013, People’s Special Edition 50th Anniversary of General Hospital, Soaps in Depth, and Soap Opera Digest all named Brianna one of the best villains in the show’s 50-year history. In 2015 Brianna’s role on Graceland was nominated for a PRISM award for her accurate portrayal of substance abuse. In 2016 she was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Drama by Indie Series Award for her role in Eastsiders.
When Brianna is not being paid to pretend, she loves to stay active in mind and body. She’s a voracious reader and enjoys staying physically fit. She is also an active philanthropist and producer for her passion projects. Brianna has produced multiple onstage musical benefits and events where all proceeds went to humanitarian causes. On camera, she co-produced a web series, Retail Therapy, featuring an all-female cast, a music video benefiting a local environmental organization, TreePeople, as well as the socially-conscious film The Encounter, which was accepted into over 25 different film festivals worldwide and won Best Short, Making a Difference and Audience Choice. Brianna is also an Executive Producer for the socially-relevant feature film Elevate, which will be premiering in 2018.
Brianna is the Chair Ambassador for the National Women’s History Museum where she has co-hosted multiple benefits alongside ALMA winner Ana Ortiz. For years she was a board member and co-host for the annual Hollywood Gives Charity Event, which benefited Toys for Tots, and has been an ongoing host for The Blank’s Young Playwrights Festival.
Over the last several years Brianna began speaking at numerous conferences and events, such as the Sustainable Business Council, Women Game Changers, Gratitude Summit, Dallas Traver’s Thriving Artist’s Circle, Best Ever You Motivational Marathon, Blazing Border’s Legacy Series, The All American High School Film Festival, Brooklyn Webfest, Indie Film Tribe and at multiple acting schools across the country.
Using her musical talents, Brianna has helped raise money by singing at benefits such as Free to Express to help stop human trafficking, The New Hollywood Benefit Cabaret at Rockwell, What A Pair, and Broadway Sniffs Out Cancer at Joe’s Pub in New York City alongside Broadway legends.
Never forgetting her roots, in 2012 Brianna ran the Twin Cities Marathon alongside a team of friends and family to raise funds for The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Dakota County branch, which was co-founded by her grandparents.
In 2013 Brianna won the Philanthropic Award at the Gratitude Summit and from 2011 through 2016, Brianna was nominated by the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women Making a Difference Award and in 2016 Brianna was recognized by the city of Santa Monica for all of The New Hollywood’s good work.
As Founder and CEO, Brianna spends much of her free time focused on her biggest passion project which is her nonprofit The New Hollywood.
The New Hollywood is dedicated to supporting socially conscious storytellers and changemakers. TNH intends to inspire everyone to Rise Higher, Shine Brighter and Give Back! TNH is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 2006 with branches for the women, men and LGBT communities.
In 2018 her guidebook, Manifesting Your Mission, that she co-wrote alongside author and TNH member Beth Navarro will be available for the public.
In this Legacy Series episode (dated 2014), Lisa Haisha learns about Brianna’s challenging childhood, her exodus to Los Angeles where she was quickly well-received, and her passionate efforts to create a Hollywood free from the exploitation and subjugation of women, both on and off the screen.
Q: Did you get a lot of (request)…you have to do nudity? You have to do topless?
BB: I did. I had lot of that (request) when I was younger. I said no a lot. A lot. It was very interesting.
Q: The producers jumped on the newbies…
BB: They really do. That was one of the big reason I think I felt the desire to network with other women. It got to the point…..because I didn’t have enough credits, people were not taking me seriously which is catch-22. When I network with the men in the industry, wanting to legitimately network, it was inevitably like they want something else and I just stopped networking with men. Because this will be sexual harassment in any other field. But for some reason it’s acceptable in this industry.
Q: They calling people out now little more than before…but before you just don’t talk about it.
BB: You don’t.
Q: You’ll get blacklisted.
BB: Absolutely blacklisted. I still have many people who I worked with who in recent years have been blacklisted. They were working actresses that have not gotten work because a big director wanted to sleep with the person. They were like no and suddenly they have a reputation of being difficult to work with. Which is why I’m a huge proponent of more women in the industry. There are amazing men out there but there’s handful…not so great people regardless of sex.
Q: In this business, especially. Especially the B-listers, D-listers. They really prey on them and manipulate people. If you don’t this you can’t have that.
BB: Oh, yeah. I had a moment like that when I did a movie. A producer who has done big movies sat there and said he will slander my name around town if I didn’t go against my nudity rider. And I was in another country and my team was nowhere to be found. I was like praying and had the strength to say ‘What is it you want?’ And he’s like we need more wide shots. I was trying to negotiate with him. It was a 45-mins conversation. Thank God, I kept my ground. I was very clear and kind to him. ‘I get you are nervous about your film doing well. I get you are worried about distribution. Let’s look at the footage and let see, after the fact, when I get back if there’s something needs to be done… we talk about it then.’ The way he was going about it was completely inappropriate. But he thought I was an idiot. He was like ‘Who’s going to body double in for you?’
You not going to turn a love scene into you-know-what scene and as if it is me. In my paperwork (nudity rider), you can’t do that anyway. That was a big lesson to speak up and be strong.