Brittney Powell started her career appearing as herself in the 1991 documentary ‘Playboy: Girls of Spring Break’, in which she was credited as ‘Brittney Rache’. The next year, she made her film debut featuring as a contestant on the comedy ‘Round Trip to Heaven’ and appeared in several television series such as ‘Harry and the Hendersons’, ‘2000 Malibu Road’ and ‘California Dreams’, the last of which was a recurring role. In the following years, she had guest roles in the series ‘Eden’, ‘Saved by the Bell: The College Years’, ‘The Commish’, ‘Heaven Help Us’, and ‘Saved by the Bell: The New Class’, and had several appearances on ‘Weird Science’ (1994-97). She also played small roles in films like ‘To Be the Best’, ‘Airborne’, ‘The Unborn II’ and ‘Dragonworld’. 1995 proved to be a significant year for her as she not only made a guest appearance on the hugely popular American sitcom ‘Friends’, but also bagged her first main role as Kaja Wilson in the adventure series ‘High Sierra Search and Rescue’. She further appeared on other television series including ‘Marker’, ‘The Jeff Foxworthy Show’, ‘Silk Stalkings’, ‘High Tide’ and ‘Campus Cops’.
In 1996, Powell had minor roles in the Oscar-nominated comedy film ‘That Thing You Do!’, starring Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron and Liv Tyler, and the buddy action comedy film ‘Fled’, featuring Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin. The same year, she made a couple appearances on the adventure drama series ‘Tarzan: The Epic Adventures’, apart from having guest roles in series like ‘Renegade’ and ‘The Client’. She was cast in the main role of Beth Hooper in the 1997 soap opera ‘Pacific Palisades’, but it was cancelled after 13 episodes despite a last-minute attempt to increase ratings by adding Joan Collins to the cast. Her only film appearance in that year was in the TV movie ‘L.A. Johns’, but she had more guest roles in the series ‘Dark Skies’, ‘Boy Meets World’ and ‘The Sentinel’. She next appeared in two episodes each of the teen drama series ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ (1999) and the action adventure series ‘Pensacola: Wings of Gold’ (1999-2000).
Powell bagged recurring roles as Brunnhilda in the fantasy television series ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ (2000) and as Maureen Keller in the prime time soap opera ‘Titans’ (2000-01). She subsequently landed a contract role as Summer Holloway in the long running daytime soap opera ‘General Hospital’, in which she appeared in 78 episodes during 2002-03, and also briefly reprised the role on the spin-off soap opera ‘Port Charles’. While her film roles dried up during the early 2000s, she had multiple appearances on the series ‘18 Wheels of Justice’ (2000-01), ‘Girlfriends’ (2004) and ‘Phil of the Future’ (2004-05), and continued to appear in guest roles throughout the decade in series like ‘Martial Law’ (2000), ‘Bram & Alice’ (2002), ‘One Minute Soap’ (2004), ‘NCIS’ (2005), ‘Living with Fran’ (2006) and ‘Two and a Half Men’ (2008). In 2009, she was cast in the main role of Dr. Randy Minki in the comedy webseries ‘Safety Geeks: SVI’, which was released in 3D the next year and was nominated for a Streamy webseries award for ‘Best Visual Effects in a Web Series’. Her only film role in the decade was in the independent low budget comedy film ‘Midgets vs. Mascots’ (also known as ‘A Tribute to Big Red’, 2009), but she also appeared in a few short films like ‘Misty & Sara’ (2007), ‘Baxter Smalls’ (2008), and ‘Rose Marine’ (2009).
Since 2010, Powell started to appear more frequently in films, but has made only a few television appearances in series such as ‘The Adventures of Señor Toro’ in 2010, and ‘Douchebags TV’ and ‘Solo: The Series’ in 2011. She starred in the titular role in the 2010 comedy film ‘Stacy's Mom’, which was followed by another top cast role in the 2012 drama film ‘Devils Inside’. Also in 2012, she had a small role in the comedy film ‘The Polterguys’ and starred in the short romantic comedy ‘The Pattern’. Following another short film role in ‘Red Soles’ in 2015, she appeared in two feature films in 2018, including a dual lead role as sisters Jennifer and Katherine Montemar in the neo-noir crime-mystery thriller film ‘Trouble Is My Business’ and a main role as Jenna in the thriller film ‘I May Regret’. She will next appear as Reba Johnson in the upcoming sci-fi film ‘Aaah! Roach!’
That Thing You Do! is a critically-acclaimed comedy film, which tells the story of a local Pennsylvania band which scores a one hit-wonder, after which they ride the star-making machinery for as long as they can, with help from their manager.
When his zoologist parents are given an opportunity to go and work in Australia, young Mitchell Goosen is sent to live with his aunt and his cousin. On his first day at school, he is met with hostility from the hockey players. Both he and his cousin are harassed relentlessly for the next few weeks. Soon, things take a turn when Mitchell begins dating Nikki, who is the sister of Jack, one of the hockey players.
As two escaped convicts are chased by enemies from both sides of the law, they try their best to survive as they are hunted through the wilderness of Georgia.