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Why Rory From Lucifer Looks So Familiar

Turns out that hell hath no fury like a daughter who's angry at her parents. 

That's how Rory Decker is introduced in Season 6 of "Lucifer," as the bitter, vengeful and time-travelling daughter of Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe (Lauren German), determined to learn why her father abandoned her and punish him for his future crime. She's half-human, half-angel, all seething with rage at her long-absent dad. But when Rory appears in Season 6, Lucifer and Chloe are still right there, together. What could have happened that would make Lucifer abandon his family? The pair's attempts to reconcile with their daughter from the future — and prevent her from being used as a tool of evil — make up a good part of the action of Season 6 of the supernatural crime drama, released September 10 on Netflix. 

You don't have to spend your whole life looking for the actress who plays Rory. Though she only began acting a few years ago, Brianna Hildebrand has already played big parts in projects on film, television, and streaming. Here are some of the places you might know her from. 

Brianna Hildebrand exploded onto the stage in Deadpool

Brianna Hildebrand's big break came with a bang when she was cast as the surly, short-haired teenage mutant Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the Ryan Reynolds-starring R-rated Marvel movie "Deadpool."

Negasonic Teenage Warhead, whose powers include the ability to create massive explosions around her body, begins the film as a mutant trainee, serving alongside her mentor Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) to try to guide Deadpool (Reynolds) toward a more traditional superhero life. It doesn't really work out for them, but they manage to help Deadpool save his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) from the evil Ajax (Ed Skrien).

As it was her first experience on a big set, Hildebrand told Collider she learned a lot about (relatively) big budget filmmaking, namely, how long everything takes. "How slowly things go, because there are so many people, like how slowly it takes to film certain scenes and to set up for another shot takes like fifteen minutes because everyone is getting ready to set up."

But with the long delays also came the perks of action filmmaking, namely, the opportunity to do some of her own stunts. "Like when Angel Dust (Gina Carano) throws me," she told Collider, "that was so fun because they put you on this string bungee cord thing and they throw you in the air, and you're like, 'Whoooaaa.'"

Hildrebrand reprised her role as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in "Deadpool 2," this time helping Deadpool as a full-fledged, if young, member of the X-Men.

Brianna Hildebrand played a troubled teen on The Exorcist

In 2017, Hildebrand joined the cast of Fox's television series sequel to the horror classic "The Exorcist" for the show's second and final season.

Hildebrand played Verity, a teen in foster care rapidly approaching her 18th birthday. Unfortunately, her foster home — or perhaps just the mind of her caregiver, Andy Kim (John Cho) — seems to be haunted, a mystery series protagonists Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera) and Father Marcus (Ben Daniels) try to unravel.

Hildebrand told Showbiz Junkies that getting a chance to be a part of a classic horror story was exciting for her as a fan of the genre. "In high school, my friends and I would sit around and watch horror movies, slasher movies. It was a lot of fun for us. So, I watched "The Exorcist" when I was in junior high, I think...It was great. I was super freaked out."

Brianna Hildebrand killed for the clout on Tragedy Girls

In addition to "The Exorcist," Hildebrand also starred in a different sort of horror project in 2017, the serial killer black comedy "Tragedy Girls."

Sadie (Hildebrand) and her friend McKayla (Alexandra Shipp) run a struggling true crime blog in their small Midwestern town. To goose their follower count, the pair capture serial killer Lowell Orson Lehmann (Kevin Durand) and set about on their own murder spree, planning to use him as the fall guy for it. Their scheme takes a number of twists and turns, naturally — as the town investigates the killings, their friends begin to suspect them, and the pair have their own falling out, driven in part by Lehmann's attempts to divide them.

Hildebrand told ScreenRant she was drawn to the film for its unique take on strong female friendship, even when the results of that friendship are a municipal murder spree. "They have each others' back more than like anyone's coming to save them, or more than they're searching for someone else to be dependent on. They just like genuinely have each other's backs and care about each other. I think that's super awesome."

As on "Deadpool," Hildebrand admitted to being fascinated by behind-the-scenes techniques used to make movie magic, in this case, some of "Tragedy Girls'" gory killings. "It was a lot of fun to film with all the prosthetics and stuff. I think the minute we were all blown away was the minute they brought a giant Craig Robinson, a giant prosthetic Craig Robinson."

Brianna Hildebrand played a recovering shoplifter on Trinkets

In 2019, Hildebrand signed on to star in the Netflix series "Trinkets," about a group of unlikely friends in Oregon who bond over their mutual shoplifting addiction, and attempts to get help with them.

Hildebrand plays Elodie, a shy teen who moves to Portland to live with her father and stepmother after the death of her mother. There she meets smart girl Moe (Kiana Madeira) and rich girl Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) at a Shoplifting Anonymous meeting, and they become friends who help each other navigate their habits as well as their family and school lives.

Hildebrand said one of the things that drew her to "Trinkets" was the number of women in behind-the-scenes roles. The series is based on a novel by screenwriter and novelist Kirsten Smith, who wrote, among others, the screenplays for "10 Things I Hate About You" and "Legally Blonde," but Smith's co-creators and most of the series' writers and directors are also female. "I remember going into this meeting for Trinkets, specifically, with the producers and writers, and being so taken aback because every single one of them were women. It got me really excited to work on it," Hildebrand told Brief Take.

Given the subject matter of the show, the Brief Take interviewer asked Hildebrand whether she had ever been tempted to take anything home from set. While she admitted she had been tempted by a few of Elodie's sweaters, Hildebrand said then that she had a good reason to leave them be. "I try to not take anything, mostly because my girlfriend is a set dresser and she always comes home screaming about missing things, so I try to be very good about it."