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Paul Scheer


Joseph Gordon-Levitt


John Gallagher


Jonah Hill


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Rooney Mara


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Keir Gilchrist


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Brie Larson Biography


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Birth Name: Brie Larson
Born: 10/01/1989
Birth Place: Sacramento, California, USA


Born Oct. 1, 1989 in Sacramento, CA, Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers pursued an entertainment career from a very young age, attending the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco at the age of six and booking sketch appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (NBC, 1992- ) and TV guest spots on "To Have & To Hold" (CBS, 1998) at age nine. Her professional momentum increased when she landed a series regular role on the Bob Saget sitcom "Raising Dad" (The WB, 2001-02), starred alongside Beverley Mitchell as racecar-driving sisters in the made-for-TV film "Right on Track" (Disney Channel, 2003) and landed a record deal at age 13. Next up, Larson played mean girls in "13 Going on 30" (2004) and "Sleepover" (2004), before landing a more substantial lead role in the eco-comedy "Hoot" (2006).

Aging gracefully, she scored impressive roles opposite Ben Stiller in "Greenberg" (2010), Michael Cera in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010), and Jonah Hill in "21 Jump Street" (2012). On the small screen, she impressed with a layered, complex performance as the out-of-control daughter of a woman (Toni Collette) with multiple personalities on the critical darling "The United States of Tara" (Showtime, 2009-2011). Showing an impressive versatility, Larson won a Sundance Film Festival award for "The Arm" (2011), a comic short she co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced. The actress dazzled, however, with a star-making, dramatic tour-de-force performance as a troubled young woman attempting to run a facility for foster children in the award-winning "Short Term 12" (2013), which helped earn her the title of "It" girl of SXSW.

By Jonathan Riggs