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Briana Evigan Biography

Briana Evigan


Date of Birth
23 December 1986, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name
Briana Barbara-Jane Evigan

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Biography
Briana was born on October 23rd, in Los Angeles, California. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed (Polish and Italian). Born to actor Greg Evigan, and Dancer Pam Evigan, raised with her two siblings, music producer Jason Evigan, and actress Vanessa Evigan. This Husky-Voiced Evigan started off performing with her band Moorish idol singing and playing keys.

Evigan also undertook a speech and communications degree at Los Angeles Valley College competing on the speech and debate team becoming one of the number one speakers in the country.

Having studied dance since she was 7 she landed her first major feature debut as the star of the box office hit Step Up 2: The Streets in 2008, and reprized her role in a 2014 installment of the franchise, Step Up: All In. She also played starring roles in a number of films, including Sorority Row, S. Darko, and Burning Bright. On the television front, Briana starred in Season 2 of From Dusk Till Dawn for Robert Rodriguez, Jerry Bruckheimer's pilot, Trooper, TNT's acclaimed drama Longmire, and in the indie world, starred in festival darling, ToY, and Love is All You Need? For which she received Best Actor accolades. Some other credits include She Loves Me Not, starring Cary Elwes, Mothers Day, starring Rebecca Demornay, and Rites of Passage, starring Wes Bentley and Christian Slater.

When she's not working, Briana spends much of her time traveling, with the last 8 years being dedicated to non-profit efforts in Asia and Africa. She strives to bring home stories to tell on the big screen. She has deep dived into the anti-poaching world, fighting the ivory trade and protecting South African animals and rangers. She also has worked closely with Cambodian organization, Somaly Mam, teaching and serving as a role model to young victims of sex trafficking. Most recently, Briana has ventured into producing and directing, with 3 projects in development.

Briana's first foray into the development world came following a traumatic experience where she was painfully struck by the ubiquitous mistreatment of elephants in Southeast Asia, so much so that it became unimaginable to step back into Hollywood, role playing as she once saw it. It was clear for her at that point, that her life's mission was to make use of her background, her network, and most importantly, her voice, to advocate on behalf of those without.

Over the years that followed, countless campaigns, fundraisers, speaking events, and mission trips affirmed Briana's allegiance to animal advocacy, ultimately positioning her as a global voice of authority in this space. She is most excited about her upcoming completed films, Just Below Sunset, and Love and Communication.

  • Daughter of Greg Evigan and Pamela Serpe.
  • Trained under choreographer/reality TV celebrity Shane Sparks.
  • Younger sister of Vanessa Evigan and Jason Evigan.
  • Went to school with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen (The Olsen twins).
  • Appeared in two music videos: "Numb" by Linkin Park and "Push" by Enrique Iglesias.
  • Attending Campbell Hall in northern Hollywood, California. [March 2003]
  • She has Polish (from her paternal grandmother), Italian (from her maternal grandfather), and English ancestry.
  • Co-founder / singer / keyboardist for the pop / alternative rock band Moorish Idol.
  • Trademarks:
  • Her husky voice
  • Quotes
  • Hip hop classes and ballet are what I've been keeping up with, and of course my usual abdominal workout, which consists of 500 sit-ups a session. Or I take a 30-minute abs class at my gym. But dance classes are a full-body cardio workout, which always brings me success and keeps me feeling great.
  • I think it's incredibly cute when a guy can't dance and doesn't care about how crazy he looks.
  • I don't date dancers, but I've always wanted to teach guys how to dance.

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