Britt Flatmo is an award-winning American actor and singer. Her roles include: Peg Kazynk in J.J. Abrams & Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster hit “Super 8”, Amy in “Life As We Know It” starring Katherine Heigl & Josh Duhamel, and Jeri in the comedy film “Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega” w/Ariel Winter. She is also known for her starring role of Emily in the internationally award-winning film “Abuelo”, which gained her the award of Best Breakthrough Performance at the Philadelphia Film Festival.
In television, Britt has had co-star & guest star roles in Without a Trace, Big Time Rush, Medium, & Talkshow w/ Spike Feresten as well as starred in Hallmark Channel’s Diner Formal. She has also done voice-over work for Disney as well as commercials for Redi Whip, Time Warner Cable, Compound W, Embarq, Devon Energy, Carle Medical, Watermark C.U. and Hollywood Launch LA. See more at IMdB.
Britt won “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the 25th Annual LA Music Awards and was also the recipient of the highly coveted Wayne Brady Scholarship, which gave her a full ride to attend the elite triple threat training school- Hollywood Launch Academy. She got her first taste of singing and performing at 5 yrs old when she booked a role in Oliver at the musical theatre company The Driftwood Players in Seattle. Fast forward thirteen years, she has finally stepped into the vocal booth to record and write her Freshman album with Grammy nominated producer and writer Jonathan George. George states, “I have known Britt since she moved to LA in 2007 and have watched her flourish from a singer into a full fledged artist.” The album is due Fall 2015. She performs all around Southern California including House of Blues, The Whisky a Go Go, LA County Fair, The Grove LA, The Vault, The Avalon Theater in Hollywood, to name a few.
Hi Britt, please tell us a little about you!
I was 5 years old when I started performing on stage in Seattle. Oliver was my first musical & I was hooked! In 2007, we moved to LA to pursue my acting/singing career.
What is your musical background? Do you have a musical family?
My mom has a background in musical theater and my uncle Duane Flatmo is an artist, but also a musician & singer. A lot of my family, relatives are musicians, singers, writers & artists.
Do you ever get nervous?
I get nervous when preparing for a performance, but once I get up on stage the excitement & energy from the audience takes over. I love performing!
If you could go open up for any artist on tour right now who would it be?
If I could open up for someone who’s on tour right now, it would be Justin Bieber, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande or Tori Kelly. It’s hard to name just one
For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 3 words
Soulful, Ethereal & Sophistacated
Do you have or had acting classes?
I take acting classes at West End Studios & workshops at Actors Link & ATLA.
How did you get started in the industry?
I have been singing since the age of 3. I was not able to follow in my older brother & sister’s footsteps and take soccer, so when I was 5 my mom asked me if I wanted to perform on stage in community theater, I said YES!!
Who has made the biggest impact on your life so far, and why?
I know this probably sounds cliché, but it would be my mom. She has been there for me & supported me through all these years. She understands my passion for music/acting. She gets me. She’s my best friend.
Which role has been the most challenging and which one your favorite?
They’re haven’t been any roles so far that have been challenging. My favorite role was playing the role of “Amy” in “Life as We Know it”
What is the best and worst part of being an actor?
I would say the best part is playing different characters in TV/Film. I love being on set & working with creative people. I have worked with & met some fantastic people. I also love being on location and travelling. The toughest part about being an actor is rejection. I have learned to just do my best and when I leave an audition or producers session, I don’t stress about it because it’s out of my control.
Best advice ever given?
I’m not sure if this is the best advise ever given, but it’s the only one I can think of right now. While filming in Atlanta, Josh Duhamel said to me, “Britt find time to have fun and don’t get too serious” I thought that was great advice, especially in the entertainment industry.
Name one your strengths?
What are the five things you can’t live without?
My mom. My warm blanket (Sherpa). My phone/charger. Friends/Family and my hairspray!.
What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Surround yourself with people who love & support you
What is you favorite song to belt out in the car/for karaoke?
“Latch” by Disclosure
If I was to turn on your ipod right now, what five artists/songs would I see on your recently played list?
“Dynasty” by Miia
“Maybe Never” by Eric Bellenger
“Boys Like You” by Who is Fancy
“Clap your Hands” by Whilk & Misky”
“Bonfire” by Knife Party
Do you support any charity?
Yes, I support Kidney Foundation, Diabetes, and Cancer Foundations
Do you have any hobbies?
I actually love gaming. I have an Xbox 360. My favorite game is Halo, followed by Destiny.
Five years from now you will be….
I will be touring & completed another album. I will have a label. I will have a recurring role or be a series regular on a hit TV show. I will have finished 6 feature films.
This is all on my dream board!
Where we can follow you?
You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Reverbnation. You can find my music on iTunes, CDbaby, Spotify, Soundcloud & Amazon. Please check out my website for performance & tour dates at brittflatmo.com
Travel Destinations: Bora Bora, Paris, Norway, London…..Everywhere!!!
Book: The Fault in our Stars
Drink: Chai Latte breve from Starbucks
Song: “Bonfire” by Knife Party
Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks