Briga Heelan

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actress, comedian (1987)
Thu Aug 18 2022
By   ShovaG-22

Briga Heelan is a popular American actress born on April 2, 1987, in Andover, Massachusetts, U.S. She says that her name is an Irish name where ''Heelan'' means back in the day, and ''Briga'' means some pagan Celtic goddess. 

Like every other people, Heelan loves her name but there is one main reason hidden behind this, i.e, her grandmother kept it in sweet remembrance of her Irish best friend.

Heelan is very popular for her series Happy Endings, where she portrayed the role of Ryan and Man Up. She has also made her presence known in various single-camera comedies, including Cougar Town and Ground Floor.

Rene Gube: Heelan's Husband

Briga Heelan is married to Rene Gube, her co-actor in the film Ground Floor

The romantic couple first met each other on the set of Ground Floor and started dating soon after their first meeting. Rene Gube is also an American actor and writer of the Filipino ethnicity.

Briga Heelan posing with her husband Rene Gube
Briga Heelan is posing with her husband, Rene Gube. Source: Instagram @Briga Heelan

After staying in a relationship for a year, Briga Heelan and Rene Gube got engaged in October 2014 and then married in May 2015. 

Additionally, Heelan shares a lot of pictures of her husband on her Instagram handle, expressing her love on her first married anniversary. Currently, the romantic couple is blessed with a baby girl and living happy life in Los Angeles.

Briga Heelan: Mother Of A Child

B Positive actress Heelan gave birth to a beautiful daughter Bennet Alejandra Gube after two years of married life. The romantic couple raised their daughter in Los Angeles. 

Briga Heelan with her husband  Rene Gube and daughter  Bennet Alejandra Gube
Briga Heelan with her husband, Rene Gube, and daughter, Bennet Alejandra Gube. Source: Instagram @Briga Heelan, 

Although Heelan has not shared much about her daughter's personal information she posts many photographs of her daughter on her official Instagram handle.

Grandfather

Dean actress Heelan was also very close with her grandfather, a meteorologist in the Air Force. Her grandfather is no more in the materialistic world.

However, she has not talked much about his grandfather on any media, but she has posted his photograph on her Instagram, captioning:

My Grandpa Boot served as a meteorologist in the Air Force. Thank you Veterans of the past and present for your immense sacrifice ❤️ #veteransday

Picture of Briga Heelan's grandfather, a meteorologist in the Air Force. 
Picture of Briga Heelan's grandfather, a meteorologist in the Air Force. Source: Instagram @Briga Heelan

It seems that Happy Endings actress Heelan was really close to her grandfather. 

How Rich is Briga Heelan?

Ground Floor actress Heelan has an estimated net worth of $1 million, similar to Dina KorzunHer net worth includes income from her career and assets.  

To add up, Heelan has been in the entertainment industry for a very long time. Thus, with Heelan's flourishing career, her net worth will also certainly rise.

Conor Heelan: Brother Of Heelan

Go-Go Boy Interrupted actress Heelan has a brother Conor. They spent their childhood together and were raised in Andover, Massachusetts.

Briga Heelan and her brother Conor Heelan's childhood photograph
Briga Heelan and her brother, Conor Heelan's childhood photograph. Source: Instagram  @Briga Heelan

However, detail regarding her brother is still behind the curtains.

Past Relationship & Rumors

Heelan previously dated, Martin Johnson, a famous singer. He is very popular for his work with the Boston-based rock and Boys Like Girls. 

They knew each other from a very young age because they completed their primary education in the same school. There were rumors that they were dating each other since high school and is about to get married soon.

However, they got separated in 2013 because of some relationship issues.

Academic Qualifications

Truth Be Told actress Heelan was a bright student since her childhood. She did her schooling at Walnut Hill School of Arts.

Briga Heelan with her childhood best friend Danny and Sandy S
Briga Heelan with her childhood best friend Danny and Sandy Source: Instagram @Briga Heelan

Additionally, she also learned music at the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music for a year before transferring to the University of Southern California.

Family Background

Lovebot actress Heelan is the daughter of Kimball Heelan (mother) and Kevin Heelan (father). She grew up in a family with a strong artistic heritage. 

Just like Heelan, her mother is also an actress who is popular among people for her recurring role as Samantha Turner in B Positive. Interestingly, she used to teach in Lowell Public Schools in Lowell, Massachusetts. 

Similarly, Heelan's father,  Kevin Heelan, is a playwright popularly known for his play 704 Hauser Street. One of his plays, The Hope Zone, was performed in a world premiere production at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre.

Besides being a playwright Kevin is also a faculty member at Phillips Andover Academy since 1983.

Appearance & Physical Characteristics

Bob Hearts Abishola actress Heelan is 5 feet 5 inches (169 cm) tall and has a body weight of 61kg (134lbs).

Briga Heelan posing for a full figure mirror selfie
Briga Heelan posing for a full-figure mirror selfie. Source: Instagram @Briga Heelan

She has a slim figure with blonde hair and shining blue eyes. Her shoe size is 7.5 U.S, whereas she feels comfortable with the dress that is size 8.

Career As An Actress

The Night Is Young actress Briga Heelan started her career in the short movie Lovebot, released in 2009. Before the public noticed her, she also looked for other jobs in addition to acting so that she could support her endeavors.

Similarly, in the same year, Heelan also made a guest appearance in several TV series such as Man Up and Counter Culture. She also portrayed the role of Amanda Clark in the comedy-drama Jane by Design.

Interestingly, she has been in this film industry since 2009 and is still working as an actress.

Heelan's Favorite Things

B Positive actress Heelan loves reading books and novels during her free time. She also loves giggling, roaming, and hanging out with her friends. 

Briga Heelan reading her favorite book during her break S
Briga Heelan reading her favorite book during her break. Source: Instagram @Briga Heelan

Although she has a heavy schedule the whole day, she always tries to manage time with her daughter and husband during leisure.

2012: Heelan's Career Turning Point 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend actress Heelan was not very popular among the public in spite of her hard work and passion. However, in 2012 her role as Holly in the comedy series Cougar Town broke the record as the viewers loved her acting very much.

The comedy series was created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel and starred Courteney Cox, Christa Biller, and Busy Phillips as the lead roles. Heelan joined the series in the third session and worked until its end in 2015.

poster of Briga Heelan's popular movie Ground floor
Poster of Briga Heelan's popular movie Ground floor. Source: movie zine

In 2013 she was approached for another comedy show, Ground Floor, where she portrayed the role of Jennifer. There were twenty episodes in the show, and the show ended on 2015, which was two years of its starting.

Similarly, Heelan has appeared in guest roles in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Modern Family. These roles helped her to establish a presence in the television industry.

Is Heelan A Social Media Freak?

Like other celebrities, Heelan is also super active on social media. She has her official Instagram @Briga Heelan, with almost 43k followers. 

She mostly posts photographs relating to her daily activities, getting together with friends, and her travel diaries. She has published a lot of pictures of her daughter as well.

Similarly, Heelan also has her official Twitter account @Briga, Heelan, with 288 followers but does not seems very active on it. 

However, she is not active on Facebook, YouTube, and Tik Tok.

 

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