Brittany Curran caught the acting bug at a very young age, and has proven that with talent and dedication, it is possible to break into the industry. Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Brittany was “spotted” when she attended a convention in L.A., only a year and a half after taking her first acting classes. She moved to the West Coast shortly thereafter to pursue her aspiration as an actress in Hollywood. “My favorite part about living in L.A.,” Brittany says, “is being immersed in the history of Hollywood and its community.”
At the age of 19, Brittany has been working steadily ever since her guest role on “MADtv” in 2001, and has appeared on the television shows “Drake & Josh” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” as well as in the movies 13 Going on 30, Akeelah and the Bee, The Uninvited, and others. She now has a role on the popular TNT show “Men of a Certain Age,” playing Lucy, the daughter of Ray Romano’s character.
The series “Men of a Certain Age” is about three run-of-the-mill childhood friends, played by Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, and Andre Braugher, who are now in their late forties and constantly battle to stay on top of middle age and its hardships. The show is more of a “slice of life” drama than television has become accustomed to, with emotional and comedic moments alike. Critics have praised it left and right, hailing the series as a success with great potential for the future. In fact, “Men of a Certain Age,” which first aired in December, has already been picked up for a second season.
Brittany has said that her favorite part of working on “Men of a Certain Age” is simply interacting with the people, whether that be the cast or the production crew.“ And working with Ray Romano was a dream come true, even just auditioning with him was a highlight. He’s very down to earth and when he adlibs it’s hilarious,” says Brittany. As fans of their respective baseball teams – Romano with the New York Yankees and Brittany with the Boston Red Sox – Brittany even tried to make a unique bet with the famed actor and comedian. “The deal was if the Yankees got farther in the playoffs, I’d buy him a cup of Starbucks coffee; and if the Red Sox did, he’d buy me an actual Starbucks. Unfortunately, he turned that down.”
In terms of how she would like to see her career progress, Brittany wants to continue working on “Men of a Certain Age” as well as all different kinds of films. Though she has already shown her range with her diverse performances, she’s enthusiastic about working on anything from serious dramas to slapstick comedies in the future. “I never plan on retiring,” Brittany says, “I plan on living to 110.”
Emerging in the monstrous shadow of Emmy-winner Ray Romano‘s syndicated television show “Everybody Loves Raymond” is the funnyman’s sophomore effort as executive producer, “Men of a Certain Age.” The hour-long show, dubbed a “midlife triumph” by Entertainment Weekly, explores the friendship of three college buddies as they learn to navigate the other side of the hill in their 40s.
The dramedy features the all-star tag-team of Golden Globe-winner Scott Bakula (Terry) and Emmy-winner Andre Braugher (Owen) alongside Romano (Joe). But “Men” takes advantage of New England’s talent pool as well; Bostonians Brian J. White of “The Shield” and Brittany Curran of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” both have recurring roles this season. White will play Marcus, a young, charming car salesman, and Curran will play Lucy, Joe’s daughter.
In a recent interview on Kiss 108‘s Matty in the Morning, White expressed his enthusiasm about the show: “It’s a little bit like ‘Californication’ meets ‘thirtysomething’ meets ‘Sex and the City’ for guys. I’m really really proud of it. I think you guys are going to like it.”
“Men of a Certain Age” will premiere on Monday, December 7 at 10pm on TNT. Check out the promo below for a sneak peek at Romano’s latest project.
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