Who is Brittany Bristow?
Brittany Bristow was born on February 8, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is an actress, known for her work in several Hallmark Channel movies. Some of her most notable performances include “Christmas at the Palace”, “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas”, and “Killer High”. She has also done some television work throughout her career.
The riches of Brittany Bristow
At the beginning of 2020, Brittany Bristow’s net worth is estimated to be over $1.4 million earned through success in her various acting opportunities. Apart from acting, she has also been involved in many behind-the-scenes opportunities including screenwriting, production, cinematography and the like.
She has been active in the entertainment industry since 2002 apart from taking a short break in the mid-2000s to further her studies.
Beginning of early life, education and career
Brittany grew up in Toronto and discovered a passion for acting at a young age, and begen auditioning for various opportunities in her country, which led to her first projects at the age of six. She appeared in several national commercials and then made her debut in a 2002 stage production of “Perfect Pie”, starring Sonja Smits and Liisa Repo-Martell. It tells the story of childhood friends whose experiences lead them to the way they are as adults, and deals with themes of child abuse and rape.
Brittany then began appearing as a guest on local programs and did three more film projects, auditioning for the National Ballet School of Canada when the opportunity presented itself, which she couldn’t pass up. The institution of classical ballet is one of the two major ballet training centers in the area and is considered one of the most prestigious in the country for training aspiring professional ballet dancers. She was hired and so decided to put her acting career on hold while she trained at school.
Further studies and return to acting
Bristow completed ballet training after a few years, but did not actually want to pursue a dancing career, instead returning to acting as she realized it was her true passion.
She moved to the US where there were more opportunities, and went to New York where she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA), a private performing arts conservatory known for helping students gain opportunities in the entertainment industry after a competent education .
She also sought the help of professional coaches and was advised to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes in movies and TV series, learning how to write scripts and work with production crews. She returned home and started taking on acting projects again, which led to her being cast in the film.Saul: The Journey to Damascus”, based on the Bible, tells the story of Saul’s conversion to the Apostle Paul who wrote most of the New Testament.
Her work there was a success, for which she won an award at the Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival.
The Hallmark Channel
Eventually, Brittany found more consistent work when she auditioned as a talent for “The Hallmark Channel,” known for its original programming consisting of series and movies aimed at families. They often feature programs that focus on religion, family values, and a little bit of politics, making it an unintentional favorite among conservative viewers. The network is also known for promoting talent from Canada, making it even more popular in the country.
One of her first projects for the channel was “Love Blossoms”, and then “Royal matchmaker”, another Hallmark film, which tells the story of a matchmaker who must find a perfect match for a king’s son, but finds things complicated when she falls in love. Another project she had is “Christmas Next Door,” part of a series of films released for the annual “Countdown to Christmas” holiday event that Hallmark holds in the days leading up to Christmas; the film starred Fiona Gubelmann and Jesse Metcalfe, with Bristow in a supporting role.
In recent years, Bristow has continued her work with Hallmark with some of her most recent projects including ‘Holiday Date’, ‘Love, Romance & Chocolate’ and ‘Christmas in the palace”.
She has had work alongside Hallmark, including becoming the main cast member of the show “Rising Suns”. She then found work at the National Geographic Channel, known for its focus on documentaries, often featuring history, culture, science, nature, and other related programs. It has been compared to channels like Discovery and History.
She became a regular cast member of the show”Search for wildlife”, joins Anga Makubalo as co-host. In the show, the two travel through South Africa learning more about the country’s famous animals, including different environments, and focus for a while on the Phinda Animal Reserve in KwaZulu Natal; the series is known for its focus on endangered species and baby animals.
Besides acting, she has also done some modeling and has been sponsored by the Toronto international store, Lux Findz. She often markets their wares through sponsored posts on websites such as Instagram.
Brittany is in a relationship, though she doesn’t talk much about her partner other than the occasional post with him on special occasions. In her spare time she enjoys doing charity work and being an ambassador for Carley’s Angels. The organization is known for spreading awareness of holistic and traditional methods of cancer treatment in Canada. She loves food, especially chocolate, and as a result finds it challenging to work on set on some of her Hallmark projects. Hallmark often spends a lot on food items made by really prestigious chefs, although the actors are often not allowed to eat anything until after the filming is over.