Who is Briga Heelan?
Briga Davis Heelan was born on 2nd April 1987. in Andover, Massachusetts USA, of part Irish descent. She is a 32 year-old actress, primarily known for her work on television. She is known for her roles in “Cougar Town”, “Undateable”, “Love” and “Great News”. Her career has been active since 2009.
Briga Heelan Wiki Bio: Early Life, Family and Education
Briga grew up in a family with a strong artistic heritage. Namely, her father Kevin is an acclaimed playwright and a member of the faculty personnel at Philips Andover Academy, also a playwriting, acting and directing instructor. Her mother, Kimball works as an actress, as well as a teacher at Lowell Public Schools.
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She has a brother named Conor. However, even though she hails from a family of actors, Briga initially wanted to be a musician and perform in musical theater, so having matriculated from Walnut Hill School for the Arts, she went on to study at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. However, after a year at the Conservatory, she realized that she was stuck in a place she did not want to be in: ‘I felt I was forcing myself to do things and be things that I wasn’t, all the time’.
She then decided to transfer to the University of Southern California, and pursue an acting career.
Heelan landed her first acting role in the short movie called “Lovebot” in 2009, but before her rise to prominence, she sought other jobs in addition to acting in order to support her endeavors. In the following years, she made guest appearances in several television series, such as “Man Up” and “Counter Culture”, before landing a series regular role as Amanda Clark in comedy drama “Jane by Design”.
Even though the series only lasted one season, it helped propel Heelan’s career, paving the way for her future successes.
Rise to Prominence
Briga’s breakout role was that of Holly in the hit comedy series “Cougar Town” in 2012, created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel and starring Courteney Cox, Christa Biller and Busy Phillips in the lead roles. Heelan joined the show in its third season, and remained a series regular until its end in 2015.
After that, she was cast as Jennifer in another Bill Lawrence-helmed comedy show entitled “Ground Floor”, this time in the leading role of Jenny Miller, alongside Skylar Astin as her romantic interest Brody, and John C. McGinley as Mr. Mansfield – Heelan was lauded by several critics for her quirky, energetic performance. While still working on “Ground Floor”, she was cast in another comedy series with a romantic undertone called “Undateable”.
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These roles helped establish Heelan’s place in the television industry, since when she has appeared in guest roles in a number of popular shows, such as “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Modern Family”. In addition, she was a series regular in “Love” and “Great News”, and acted in movies “Dean” and “Literally, Right Before Aaron”.
With an acting career that now spans a decade, Briga Heelan has been able to acquire a net worth of around $1 million, according to estimations by authoritative sources.
Since 2009, she has appeared in a number of popular shows, and established herself as a well-respected and sought-after actress, and, with another television series along the way, there is no doubt that her career is still on the rise.
Regarding her personal life, in 2009 the actress dated Martin Johnson, the lead singer and songwriter of the Boston-based rock band Boys Like Girls. The two actually knew each other since high school; however, their relationship did not last very long. In 2014, Heelan started dating her “Ground Floor” co-star Rene Gube, and got engaged in October 2014, and then married in May 2015.
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Two years later, the couple had their first child together, a daughter named Bennet Alejandra Gube. The family currently resides in Los Angeles. Speaking about her experience as a mother, Heelan stated: ‘The stuff that I used to worry about, it’s like I don’t worry about it anymore. Which is kind of a beautiful result of having a baby’.
Regarding her social media presence, Heelan only has one official social media account, on Instagram, with her account currently having more than 36,000 followers.
Heelan regularly uploads photos depicting her daily life, including her friends, her husband and daughter, as well as pictures of her co-stars and other work-related posts.
Appearance and Physical Characteristics
When it comes to her physical characteristics, Heelan has a slim figure. She is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs around 134lbs (61kgs), and her vital statistics are 37-26-35. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. Her shoe size is 7.5 and dress size 8.