The American actress and dancer Briana Evigan was the breakout star of the sequel Step Up; Step Up 2: The Streets, in which she played the role of Andie West. She resumed her role in the 2014 sequel Step Up: All In.
Evigan is also known for having starred in many horror movies, which is why she has become known as Scream Queen. She continues to play 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, the daughter of actors Greg Evigan and Pamela C. Serpe. Her mother Pamela worked as an actress, model, and dancer. Apparently Briana inherited her parents’ acting and dancing skills when she started dancing at a very tender age.
The artistic genes were also passed on to her siblings; brother Jason, 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 descent.
Briana was super active as a child, playing football and dancing. At the age of 9, she started 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 Los Angeles Valley College where she studied speech and communication.
She made her acting debut in 1996 in the American-Irish horror movie Spectre, also known as House of the Damned. In the early 2000s, Briana began appearing as a dancer in music videos. In 2003 she danced in Linkin Park’s video for Numb.
After some small appearances in short films and movies, Briana was given her groundbreaking role as Andrea “Andie” West in Step Up 2: The Streets. Although the film was critically discussed, it was a huge box office hit with gross box office receipts of over $150 million on a budget of $17.5 million. Together with Robert Hoffman, Briana won the 2008 MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss.
The film made Briana Evigan more visible as she appeared 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 starred in a number of horror films, most notably Sorority Row, for which she won the ShoWest Awards for Tomorrow’s Female Star. Some of her other notable horror films include Mother’s Day and Burning Bright. In both films, she co-wrote and sang the credits song.
Briana has also starred in other film genres, including Subject: I Love You, a romantic drama, thriller films Rites of Passage, Stash House, and my Games. She played the role of a bisexual woman in Kim Rocco Shields’ Love Is All You Need? The 2016 film is based on a fictional world in which homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuals are seen as strange and wrong.
Briana has also starred in several television films, including Hallmark’s Once Upon a Holiday (2015) and Lifetime’s The Good Nanny (2017).
Evigan’s Net Worth
Horror movies, for which Briana Evigan is best known, are hardly blockbusters, but they still earn her enough money to get her into the club of millionaires. Her highest-earning role by gross income should be called “Step Up”. If you add her dance performances, Briana Evigan has amassed a fortune estimated at $8 million.
Briana is not one to reveal too much information about her private life, especially when it comes to her love life. In the past, there were rumors that she was in a relationship with her Step Up colleague Robert Hoffman.
Another man Briana has been associated with is actor Patrick John Flueger, with whom she was supposedly dating from 2010 to 2013.
Since then it has become very quiet for Briana when it comes to her love life. But one thing is for sure – she is not married yet.
She raised a lot of eyebrows after she played a lesbian character in Love Is All You Need? in 2016. In an interview with After Ellen, Briana talked about the role but didn’t go into her own real sexual orientation.
She often writes about her sister Vanessa, her husband, and her son Mav, but Briana won’t reveal anything about 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)