American actor Brigette Lundy-Paine is prominent for playing as Casey Gardner in the Netflix comedy series Atypical and as Maureen Walls in the drama film The Glass Castle. If all of these are new to you, then Brigette's cool as hell attitude with a penchant for giving open and honest opinions about topics regardless of the shocking or controversial theme will surely tickle your mind.
Here are seven interesting facts of the inspirational icon.
Brigette Lundy Paine Instagram handle is @briiiiiiiiiig, and currently, the account has 1.2 million followers. They made the first post on March 17, 2015, with a picture of gorgeous lavender flowers.
Ever since Brigette has made dozens of posts, but all of that only makes it evident that Brigette isn't someone to shy away from difficult topics. You can also follow Paine and know more about the Atypical actor as we did; they definitely has a fondness for transformation!
Born on August 10, 1994, Brigette Lundy Paine is 25 years old as of now. Brigette is 5 feet and 6 inches tall (1.69 m). They grew up in Dallas, Texas, the USA with mother, Laura Lundy, and father, Robert Paine.
Brigette's parents are both performers in the Bay Area. Despite wanting to pursue a life as a scientist, Brigette opted to be part of the entertainment industry.
Though the 25 years old actor had family members who were close to people who have autism, Brigette did not have any personal experience in dealing with people that have autism until recently. Brigette's mother and a best friend worked as a special-needs teacher. The 25 years old actor couldn't ask for more after they received an opportunity "to chill with some people with autism who were in their 20s and 30s". In an interview with the Vulture, Paine further detailed the experience,
"We were able to go to the Autism Film Festival about six months ago — there was a panel — and then afterwards we just got to chill and talk with all these filmmakers with autism. It’s such a supportive and and beautiful community. I hope we’re able to do them justice."
Brigette is a member of the National Resource Defense Council. Always believing in being economical, the 25 years old actor has taken small but change-making steps each day to reduce the emission of carbon footprint.
"Well, I like to live as low waste as possible. It is as simple as bringing your own coffee cup to the coffee shops, making food at home when possible, bringing your bags to the grocery store. Really simple things." Paine told in an interview with Who What Wear.
The 25 years old actor considers an acting career as a sideshow to the profession as a pop star. As a matter of fact, Brigette is a member of an improvisational voice band from New York City named Subtle Pride.
Brigette made a big-screen debut with the mystery drama film Irrational Man in 2015. The same year they appeared in television series One Bad Choice. In 2016, Paine appeared in eight episodes of television show Margot vs. Lily.
A year later, in 2017, the 25 years old actor worked in three movies: The Glass Castle, The Wilde Wedding, and Downsizing. They also garnered significant recognition with a phenomenal performance in Atypical. Brigette is also working in an upcoming science-fiction comedy film Bill & Ted Face the Music that is scheduled to release on August 21, 2020. All of this has helped Brigette Lundy Paine in amassing the net worth of $100 thousand.
The 25 years old actor revealed the news of becoming a non-binary in an Instagram post on November 8, 2019. The caption read, "I am non-binary, always felt a lil bit boy, lil bit girl, lil bit neither."
Brigette joined a handful of public figures who have identified themselves as non-binary, including singer Sam Smith, actor Amandla Stenberg, and rapper Angel Haze.
Previously, in 2018, the 25 years old actor had publicly come out as queer. In an interview with the Advocate, Paine exclaimed,
"I come from a very queer family. I think it was just like a teary phone call to my mom when I had my first girlfriend. And then after that it was kinda like, ‘Oh, I don't have to really tell anybody else. I just date who I want and not have to put up with it.’"
Brigette plays as the 16-years old Casey Gardner in the Netflix's coming-of-age television series Atypical. Casey is a star track athlete and the daughter of Doug and Elsa Gardner, played by Michael Rapaport and Jennifer Jason Leigh, respectively. She is also the younger sister of Sam Gardner, played by Keir Gilchrist.
The 25 years old is pretty happy to be part of the show that tells the story of someone with autism from their own perspective They also loves portraying as a teenager in the show, exclaiming,
"Playing a teenager in general is so fun because they are magnificent, and you don’t get to have fun as an actual teenager, because you are going crazy and are in it. Now I am 23, so when I get to be Casey, it is so freeing. She is so funny. I love her."