Briana Evigan made her major feature debut as the star of the box office hit, “Step Up 2: The Streets” in 2008. She reprised her role, starring in the fifth and likely final installment of the franchise, “Step Up: All In.” On the small screen, she starred in the in Jerry Bruckheimer’s pilot “Trooper” and was a guest star on an episode of TNT’s acclaimed drama “Longmire.”
In 2009, Briana won the Female Star of Tomorrow Award at ShoWest for her performance in the Summit Entertainment feature “Sorority Row” and Best Kiss at the MTV Movie Awards for “Step Up 2: The Streets.” 2008 was a busy year for her, with starring roles in several feature films. The first was a love story, “Subject: I Love You”, shot on location in the Philippines. Briana followed that with “S. Darko”, the sequel to the critically acclaimed drama “Donnie Darko” in which she stars opposite Daveigh Chase and Ed Westwick. She then went into production as the star of the suspense thriller “Burning Bright” from the producers of “Half Nelson.” Her other credits include “She Loves Me Not” staring Cary Elwes, “Stash House” and “Mother’s Day” staring Rebecca Demornay, as well as the independent features “The Devil’s Carnival”, “Mine Games”, “A Certain Justice”, “Monica”, “A Star For Christmas” and “Rites Of Passage” starring Wes Bentley and Christian Slater.
Upcoming, Briana will star in the psychological thriller “Monday At 11:01 A.M.” which will release theatrically on November 6th. You can also expect to see her on the small screen in El Rey Network’s supernatural crime series “From Dusk Till Dawn.” The series, which expands upon the story of the infamous, bank-robbing Gecko Brothers, returned for its 2nd season on August 25th. Other recent projects include “Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival” and the indie drama “Love Is All You Need?” where she stars alongside Tyler Blackburn and Emily Osment.
Briana began dancing with renowned hip-hop choreographer Shane Sparks when she was seven years old, studying with him for many years before extending her training to other choreographers. She credits him with providing her with the foundation for her future work. She was also the keyboardist and lead vocalist of the rock group, Moorish Idol.
Briana comes from a show business family. Her father, Greg Evigan, is an actor/singer/ songwriter/musician who had two hit television series “BJ and The Bear” and “My Two Dads” and a steady career in feature films and on television. Her mother is actress Pam Serpe. Her older sister, Vanessa, is also an actress and her brother, Jason, is a music producer. Briana currently resides in Los Angeles, California.