Brie Larson won the 2016 Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, Critics Choice and National Board of Review awards for her breakthrough lead performance as Ma in Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and adapted from the best-selling book by Emma Donoghue. Next up, Larson will make cinematic history as the star of Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel. The film will release March 6, 2019.
Most recently, she starred in The Glass Castle based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, reteaming her with director Destin Daniel Cretton. The film was released by Lionsgate in August 2017. Earlier that year, she starred in Warner Bros Kong: Skull Island directed by Jordan Vogt Roberts which earned $566 million worldwide and the Martin Scorsese executive-produced ’70s crime thriller Free Fire, directed by Ben Wheatley. The latter premiered at the 2016 Toronto and London Film Festivals.
Larson has worked with top directors and co-stars on esteemed films including Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck opposite writer/star Amy Schumer; Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler opposite Mark Wahlberg; James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now opposite Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller; Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon; Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 21 Jump Street as the love interest to Jonah Hill; Oren Moverman’s Rampart as the defiant daughter of Woody Harrelson; and Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
In addition to acting, Larson is a writer and director. Her feature film directorial debut, Unicorn Store, premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. She also starred. A short film she wrote and directed, The Arm, won the Special Jury Award for Best Comedic Storytelling at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
A native of Sacramento, Larson started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Larson currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
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