Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy
Celebrated Name: Brittany Murphy
Real Name/Full Name: Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack
Gender: Female
Age at the time of death: 32 years old
Birth Date: 10 November 1977
Date of death: 20 December 2009
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.60 M
Weight: 52 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Simon Monjack (m. 2007–2009)
Children: No
Profession: Actress and Singer
Net Worth in 2024: $10 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Brittany Murphy was a popular American actress and singer. She has appeared in several movies including, “Freeway” (1996), “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (1999), and “8 Mile” (2002), for which she attained critical recognition. She has worked in Broadway in “A View from the Bridge” (1997). She has worked in the animated TV series, “King of the Hill” (1997–2009). Her final movie role was in the movie, “Something Wicked” (2014).

Maybe you know about Brittany Murphy very well But do you know how old was she at the time of her death and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Brittany Murphy’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Brittany Murphy, whose full name is Brittany Anne Bertolotti was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the U.S. to parents, Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti.  Their parents divorced when she was just a couple of years old following which, she was raised by her mother in Edison, New Jersey. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1991 so that she could pursue a career in acting.

Coming to her she had attended Edison High School and Verne Fowler School of Dance and Theatre Arts in Colonia, New Jersey. Brittany’s mother is of Irish and Eastern European descent while her father is of Italian ancestry. She had three siblings, two older half-brothers and a younger half-sister. When it comes to her religious beliefs, she was raised as a Baptist, but she later became a non-denominational Christian.

Personal Life

Brittany Murphy was once engaged to talent manager, Jeff Kwatinetz. She then dated the popular American actor, Ashton Kutcher for a brief period. In December of 2005, she got engaged to Joe Macaluso, but they soon ended their engagement in August of 2006. In May of 2007, she married the popular British screenwriter, Simon Monjack in Los Angeles until her death on the 20th of December 2009 at the hands of pneumonia.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 10 November 1977, Brittany Murphy was 32 years old. Her height was 1.60 M tall, and her weight was 52 Kg.


Brittany Murphy began her career in 1997 with a debut in Broadway with Arthur Miller’s, “A View from the Bridge”.  At 13 years of age, she got her first role in Hollywood, which was in the TV series, “Drexell’s Class”. She then guest-starred in several TV series including, “seaQuest 2032”, “Murder One”, “Frasier” and more. Her breakthrough role came in her second film which was American teen comedy “Clueless” (1995) which brought her a huge following and recognition.

She then worked in films “Girl, Interrupted” (1999) and “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (1999). She has played a voice role on the TV series, “King of the Hill” for the entirety of its run (1997-2009). She then starred in the movies, “Don’t Say a Word” (2001), “The Devil’s Arithmetic” (2001), “8 Mile” (2002) for which she earned great acclaim. She worked in the movies, “Spun” (2002), and “Neverwas” (2005) before playing a voice role in the critically acclaimed movie, “Happy Feet” (2006). Her final film was “Something Wicked” which was released in 2014.

Also, it’s worth mentioning here that she was a singer as well and was once in a band called Blessed Soul with popular actor Eric Balfour back in the early 1990s. On 6th of June 2006, she and Paul Oakenfold released the track “Faster Kill Pussycat”, from the album “A Lively Mind” which captured the number one position on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. She has also sung “Somebody to Love” and “Boogie Wonderland” in the popular animated movie “Happy Feet”.

Awards & Achievements

Here is a list covering some of the Awards & Achievements earned by Brittany Murphy:

  • She was Winner of an Annie Award in 2005 in the category of Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production for the “King of the Hill” episode “Girl, You’ll Be A Giant Soon” as the voice of Luanne Platter.
  • She, along with Paul Oakenfold was the singer of the track, “Faster Kill Pussycat” which once captured the top position on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart.
  • She was the winner of the Young Hollywood Award in 2002 in the category of Standout Performance by a Young Actor – Female.

Net Worth & Salary of Brittany Murphy in 2024

Brittany Murphy Net Worth
Brittany Murphy Net Worth

Brittany Murphy was born on 10 November 1977 and died at the age of 32 years on the 20th of December 2009. Till then, she had accumulated a net worth of $10 Million as of June 2024. She began her career in Broadway with, “A View from the Bridge” and her breakthrough role were in the movie, “Clueless” (1995), which brought her a huge following while she attained critical acclaim with her role in the movie “8 Mile” (2002). She also voices acted in the TV series, “King of the Hill” and the movie “Happy Feet” (2006).

Brittany Murphy was a great talent as she was equally skilled in both acting as well as singing. The success she had in the industry, speaks volumes about her ability. One lesson which we can all take from her life was the passion she had for her work. Here’s thanking her for the entertainment she gave us through the years.


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