Briana Barbara-Jane Evigan (born October 23, 1986) is an American actress and dancer. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Andie West in Step Up 2: The Streets and Cassidy Tappan in Sorority Row.
A professional dancer, Evigan has appeared in music videos for Linkin Park, Flo Rida, T-Pain and Enrique Iglesias. She has also had small roles in television series and films such as Bottom's Up, Something Sweet and Fear Itself.
In 2008, she won the breakout role of Andie West in the sequel to the 2006 dance drama Step Up, Step Up 2: The Streets. Filming took place in late 2007 in Baltimore and was released February 14, 2008. The film, which met with negative reviews with Rotten Tomatoes (receiving 24%), achieved box office success earning a worldwide gross of $148,424,320. Both Evigan and co-star Robert Hoffman earned the Best Kiss Award at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards.
In 2009, S. Darko, a sequel to the 2001 cult-hit horror Donnie Darko, was released. Evigan played Samantha Darko's best friend, Corey. The film stars James Lafferty and Ed Westwick. A theatrical release was scrapped and was released Straight-to-DVD on May 12, 2009. Unlike Donnie Darko, the film received negative reviews.
In August 2008, Summit Entertainment announced Briana has signed on to portray the central character Cassidy Tappan in the remake of the low-budget horror film The House on Sorority Row. The screenplay was written by Good Luck Chuck writer Josh Stolberg and directed by Stewart Hendler. The film was budgeted at $12,500,000. Briana stars alongside Audrina Patridge, Rumer Willis and Jamie Chung. Sorority Row was released on September 11, 2009 and debuted at #6 at the box office and earned worldwide $26,735,797. Critical reception was mixed to negative. Evigan's performance was well-received by critics. The leading female cast members earned a ShoWest Award for "Female Stars of Tomorrow" in April, 2009. The DVD release was February 23, 2010.
In February 2009, Evigan announced in an interview she has signed on for another remake. The film will be a remake of the cult slasher horror film Mother's Day and will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman best known for his work with previous Lionsgate films such as the Saw trilogy. Darryn previously directed Briana in an episode of Fear Itself in 2008. The film will co-star A.J. Cook and Jaime King. The film has suffered numerous pushbacks. No official release date has been announced. The film was part of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
In January 2009, Evigan was confirmed by Lionsgate to star in Burning Bright. She plays the lead female role, Kelly Taylor. In the film, "A young woman and her autistic brother find themselves trapped in their house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane". Critical reception was extremely positive. Despite this, the film was announced to be released Straight-to-DVD on August 17, 2010.
In 2009, Briana was announced the central character in the indie drama romance film Subject: I Love You. She portrays the role of 'Butterfly'. The film was announced completed on May 17, 2010. A distributor and release is yet to be announced.
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