Biography: Brittany Murphy is a well-known American actress who genres range from romantic comedies such as Uptown Girls to Oscar-Winning dramas like Girl, Interrupted. Brittany was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on November 10, 1977. Brittany passed was found unconscious in her L.A. home on December 20, 2009. She was rushed to the Cedars-Saini where she was pronounced dead. Cause is said to be cardiac arrest.