American actress and dancer, Briana Evigan was the breakout star of the Step Up sequel; Step Up 2: The Streets where she portrayed the role of Andie West. She reprised her role in the 2014 sequel Step Up: All In.
Evigan is also famous for starring in a lot of horror films and as a result, she has become noted as a Scream Queen. She continues to act and dance professionally. Here is her story.
Age and Background Details, Who Is Briana Evigan?
Briana Barbara-Jane Evigan was born on October 23, 1986, in Los Angeles, California to actors Greg Evigan and Pamela C. Serpe. Her mom Pamela, in addition to being an actor, was also a model and dancer. Apparently, Briana inherited her parents acting and dancing skills as she began dancing at a very tender age.
The artistic genes were also passed on to her siblings; brother Jason who is the frontman of the rock band After Midnight Project and sister Vanessa Lee who is an actress. Briana is the youngest of her siblings. She is of Italian and Polish ancestry.
Briana was super active as a kid, playing soccer and dancing. By the age of 9, she began taking dance lessons to perfect her skills. She attended schools with former child actresses, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen aka The Olsen Twins. After high school, Briana attended the Los Angeles Valley College where she studied speech and communication.
She made her acting debut in the 1996 American-Irish horror film, Spectre, also known as House of the Damned. In the early 2000s, Briana began appearing in music videos as a dancer. She danced in Linkin Park’s video for Numb in 2003.
After making a couple of small appearances in short films and films, Briana got her breakthrough role as Andrea “Andie” West in Step Up 2: The Streets. Though the film was critically panned it was a huge box office hit, grossing over $150 million against a budget of $17.5 million. Together with Robert Hoffman, Briana won the 2008 MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss.
The film did make Briana Evigan more visible as she went on to appear in a number of music videos including Flo Rida’s Low ft T Pain, Enrique Iglesias’ Push, T-Pain’s Church and Shwayze’s Get U Home.
In 2009, Briana acted in a handful of horror films, most notably Sorority Row for which she won the ShoWest Awards for Female Star of Tomorrow. Some of her other notable horror films include; Mother’s Day and Burning Bright. In both films, she co-wrote and sang the end credit song.
Briana has also acted in other genres of films, they include Subject: I Love You, a romantic drama, thriller films Rites of Passage, Stash House and Mine Games. She acted as a bisexual woman in Kim Rocco Shields’ Love Is All You Need? The 2016 film is based on a fictional world where being gay is seen as the norm and straight people are seen as weird and wrong.
Also, Briana has acted in a couple of TV films including Hallmark’s Once Upon a Holiday (2015) and Lifetime’s The Good Nanny (2017)
Evigan’s Net Worth
Horror films, for which Briana Evigan is best known for are hardly blockbusters, however, they still earn her enough money to keep her in the millionaire’s club. Her best-paid role going by box office gross should be Step Up. Adding her dancing gigs, Briana has managed to amass a fortune estimated at $8 million.
Briana isn’t one to give too much information about her personal life away especially when it comes to her romantic life. In the past, she has been rumored to have been in a relationship with her Step Up co-star Robert Hoffman.
Another man Briana has been linked with is actor Patrick John Flueger whom she supposedly dated from 2010 to 2013.
Since then, it has been very quiet for Briana when it comes to her romantic life. However, one thing is certain – she is not yet married.
She raised many eyebrows after she was seen playing a lesbian character in 2016’s Love Is All You Need? In an interview with After Ellen, Briana talked about the role but did not touch on her own real-life sexual orientation.
She frequently posts about her sister Vanessa, her husband and their son Mav, however, Briana won’t give anything away regarding her own love life.
Briana Evigan’s Measurements
Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Breast: 35 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Hips: 35 inches
Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)