Brittney Leigh Lower

Britt Lower

Britt Lower is an accomplished American actress who has expanded her talents into directing, producing, and scriptwriting. Renowned for her television roles, she has been featured in “Big Lake,” “Unforgettable,” “Man Seeking Woman,” and “Severance.” In 2022, the Hollywood Critics Association honored her with an award, and she has been considered for a Saturn award among other notable accolades.

What we know about this person

Full name:

Brittney Leigh Lower

Date of birth:

August 2, 1985

Zodiac sign:

Leo

Birthplace:

Heyworth, Illinois, USA

Age:

38

Citizenship:

USA

Marital status:

Unmarried

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Occupation:

actress

Early life

Brittney Leigh Lower came into the world on August 2, 1985, in the small town of Heyworth, Illinois. Her family background is rooted in the prosperity of the American Midwest, where her ancestors had settled generations before. Her father, Steven Lower, was a businessman involved in the commercial and industrial sectors, ensuring a comfortable life for his family. Her mother, Mickey, juggled her artistic pursuits with homemaking, gaining recognition as a painter and illustrator.

Britt completed her early education in Heyworth. Following high school, she ventured to the northern suburbs of Chicago to enroll at Northwestern University in Evanston, where she graduated with a degree in communications. The move away from home sparked Britt’s interest in acting, as she relished the opportunity to perform on stage and entertain her peers.

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Britt Lower in Man Seeking Woman

Career

Throughout her university days, Britt Lower found herself increasingly drawn to the stage, relishing the chance to entertain and improvise before an audience. She became part of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy ensemble, later linking up with its California-based counterpart, ImprovOlympic, where her performances caught the eye of industry producers. This early exposure led to her roles in a spin-off of “Law & Order,” a guest spot on “The Gifted,” and a comedic turn in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

The year 2010 marked a pivotal moment in Britt’s television career with her portrayal of Meg in the comedic series “Big Lake.” She featured in seven episodes, sharing the screen with the likes of James Rebhorn, Horatio Sanz, Chris Gethard, and Chris Parnell. Reflecting on this experience, Britt acknowledged the invaluable lessons learned from collaborating with seasoned comedians.

Britt’s pursuit of diverse roles led her to “Unforgettable” in 2011, where she embraced the character of Tanya Sitkowsky, a tech-savvy police department worker in New York. This role marked a significant shift from her comedic background to a more serious, detective-driven narrative, allowing her to act alongside Poppy Montgomery, Jane Curtin, Dylan Walsh, and other distinguished actors.

Following her thirteen-episode arc on “Unforgettable,” Britt’s opportunities in the acting world expanded. She ventured into cinema, securing supporting parts in films such as “Beside Still Waters” alongside Ryan Eggold and Beck Bennett, “Mutual Friends” with Caitlin FitzGerald and Peter Scanavino, and “Sisters,” featuring comedy stalwarts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Britt’s career trajectory continued its upward climb as she took on the role of Liz Greenberg in “Man Seeking Woman,” a comedy series aired on FX. Here, Britt worked with Jay Baruchel, Eric André, and Robin Duke, enriching her acting repertoire. Following the conclusion of this series in 2017, Britt didn’t slow down, maintaining a steady presence in Hollywood and television projects.

Brittney Leigh Lower Movies and TV Shows

  • 2022–...

    Severance

    Helly Riggs

  • 2021–...

    American Horror Stories (episode “Facelift”)

    Fay

  • 2020

    Holly Slept Over

    Audra

  • 2017–2020

    Future Man

    Jeri Lang

  • 2016

    Domain

    Phoenix / Kimberley Miller

  • 2015–2017

    Man Seeking Woman

    Liz Greenberg

  • 2015

    Sisters

    Mrs. Geernt

  • 2011–2016

    Unforgettable

    Tanya Sitkowsky

  • 2005–...

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (episode “The Gang Gets Romantic”)

    Lisa

  • 1999–...

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (episode “Strange Beauty”)

    Jess Hardwick

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Britt Lower in Severance

Talk Shows

  • 2022

    The Drew Barrymore Show

    Role: Guest

  • 2022

    The Kelly Clarkson Show

    Role: Guest

  • 2017

    Conan

    Role: Guest

  • 2016

    Home & Family

    Role: Guest

Britt Lower’s personal life and family

Britt Lower maintains a discreet profile when it comes to her private life, rarely sharing personal details with the public. Presently single, she has yet to tie the knot or start a family, steering clear of the public controversies that often spotlight celebrities. Lower humorously comments on her absence from gossip columns, attributing it to her demanding professional commitments which leave little room for tabloid fodder.

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Britt Lower in Future Man

Britt Lower now

As of now, Britt Lower remains a dynamic presence in the entertainment industry. She is a familiar face at significant film festivals and has extended her talents to endorsing prominent brands. Among her notable collaborations is with Verizon, a leading American telecommunications provider, where she has been featured in various advertising campaigns.

Entering this decade with a bang, Lower showcased her versatility in “American Horror Stories,” and took on a pivotal role in the critically acclaimed series “Severance” on Apple TV+. This intriguing science fiction drama, directed in part by Ben Stiller, saw her acting alongside Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, Tramell Tillman, and a host of renowned talents, further cementing her position in the industry.

Published: February 16, 2024
Updated: April 17, 2024
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