Brianna Lynn Brown (born October 2, 1979) is an American actress and producer.
She is known for her television roles as Lisa Niles in the ABC soap opera General Hospital, and as Taylor Stappord in the Lifetime series Devious Maids.
Brown was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and grew up in the Twin Cities suburb of Apple Valley. She briefly attended St. Olaf College before moving to Los Angeles when she was 19.
Brown made her first on-screen appearance in 1999 in the episode of NBC series Freaks and Geeks, and in later years acted in many films and television series. On television, she guest starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Smallville, Entourage, Without a Trace, The Closer, Joey, and Criminal Minds. She has played the lead roles in the horror films Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006) and Timber Falls (2007). Brown also co-starred in horror film The Lost Tribe and the Judd Apatow comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up.
From 2010 to 2011, Brown portrayed Lisa Niles in ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. Later in 2011, she played an undercover informant for the CIA in the Showtime thriller series Homeland. In 2012, Brown was cast in a series regular role in the first season of the prime time comedy-drama series Devious Maids. Her character was written out after season one, but returned for the series’ third season. In 2014, Brown was cast as regular in ABC drama pilot The Whispers opposite Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia. On June 11, 2014, it was announced that Brown had left The Whispers and that her role would be recast. She later went to appear on Revenge, The Mentalist, Graceland, and NCIS: New Orleans. In 2017, Brown was cast as Claudia Blaisdel in The CW television series Dynasty, a reboot of the 1980s series of the same name.