Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn directed the music video. The girl in the clip, played by Step Up 2
actress Briana Evigan, is feeling so much pressure from her parents to be perfect. She wants to be an artist, but no one believes in her. At the beginning, she is doing some really amazing sketches. Halfway through the video, she is arguing with her mother. She feels like she's in her own world because she is humiliated at school (she gets yelled at by a teacher, falls down a flight of stairs, and when she joins people for lunch, they all walk away from her) and everyone is running around her really quickly. Right before she starts painting at the end, she's sitting on the floor and if you look carefully, you can see she's cut "Numb" into her arm, because she feels numb to everything.
Abbey - Essex, England