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Brie Larson

Brie Larson's Biography
Brie Larson

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Brie Larson is an American actress and filmmaker, known for her supporting roles in comedies as a teenager, she has since expanded to leading roles in independent films and blockbusters. In 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Brie Larson’s first major role came as Emily, the younger daughter of Bob Saget’s character, in the WB sitcom Raising Dad. She was next hired for the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, but she and some other cast members were replaced after an unaired pilot. In 2003, she starred alongside Beverley Mitchell in the Disney Channel film Right on Track, and played minor roles in the 2004 comedies Sleepover and 13 Going on 30.
Brie developed an interest in music at age eleven when she learned to play the guitar. A music executive encouraged her to write her songs, and she began self-recording and uploading tracks to her own website. After failing to get cast as Wendy Darling in the 2003 film Peter Pan, Larson wrote and recorded a song titled “Invisible Girl”, which received airplay on KIIS-FM.

She soon signed a record deal with Tommy Mottola of Casablanca Records; she and Lindsay Lohan were the only artists signed by the label at the time. In 2006, Larson was cast alongside Logan Lerman and Cody Linley in the comedy film Hoot. It received poor reviews. She had a small part, the following year, in the Amber Heard-starring drama Remember the Daze, and she launched an arts and literature magazine, Bunnies and Traps, for which she wrote her opinion columns and accepted submissions from other artists and writers.

Brie Larson has said she frequently considered quitting acting at that point, as she found it difficult to find much work, blaming it on filmmakers’ inability to typecast her. She was particularly discouraged when she lost out on key roles in the films Thirteen (2003) and Juno (2007). To support herself, Larson worked as a club DJ.

In 2009, Brie Larson began playing Kate Gregson, in the Showtime comedy-drama series the United States of Tara. Portia Doubleday was initially cast in the role but was replaced with Larson after filming the pilot episode. Also in 2009, she starred alongside Rooney Mara in Tanner Hall. In her two other film releases that year, she played a scatterbrained cheerleader in House Broken and a popular high schooler in Just Peck.

In 2010, Larson appeared in a stage production of Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town. Directed by Nicholas Martin, it featured her in the role of Emily Webb, a precocious young girl. In the film, she featured in Noah Baumbach’s comedy-drama Greenberg and Edgar Wright’s comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Although it did not fare well commercially, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has since developed a cult following.

She next played the troubled daughter of a corrupt cop played by Woody Harrelson in the drama Rampart (2011), an emotionally intense part she found herself unable to detach from. A confrontation scene between Harrelson and her proved upsetting for her; the director was surprised by how well it turned out and tweaked the script to further explore the father-daughter relationship.

In 2012, Larson expanded into filmmaking by co-writing and co-directing the short film The Arm with Jessie Ennis and Sarah Ramos. The film, about societal expectations shortly, won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She featured as a seductive teenager in the critically panned drama The Trouble with Bliss, after which she played Molly, a high school student, in 21 Jump Street, co-starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.

With a worldwide gross of over $200 million, 21 Jump Street proved to be Brie Larson’s most widely seen film to that point. Following an appearance in the sitcom Community, Larson collaborated with Dustin Bowser to co-write and co-direct Weighting in 2013, a short film about a strained relationship, which was screened at South by Southwest.

Brie’s breakthrough came in the same year when she starred in Destin Daniel Cretton’s critically acclaimed independent drama Short Term 12, which marked the first leading role of her career. To prepare, Larson interacted with staff in a children’s home and watched online interviews of people with similar jobs. The film had a production budget of under $1 million, and she was pleased with its intimate and collaborative work environment. Larson’s performance was acclaimed by critics.

Also in 2013, Larson had supporting roles in two romantic dramas, Don Jon and The Spectacular Now. The 2014 crime drama The Gambler, based on the 1974 film of the same name, featured the actress as a literature student who has an affair with her professor, played by Mark Wahlberg, a gambling addict.

Larson had three film releases in 2015. Her first appearance was in Digging for Fire, a largely improvised ensemble comedy-drama featuring Jake Johnson in the lead role. She next played the sister of Amy Schumer’s character in the comedy Trainwreck, which was loosely based on Schumer’s own life. It grossed over $140 million against a $35 million budget.

Brie Larson then starred in Room, a film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name. The movie was critically acclaimed, with major emphasis on the performances of Larson and Tremblay. Following the success of Room, Larson played a leading role in Free Fire in 2016. Commercially, the film failed to recoup its $7 million investment.

The following year, Larson starred alongside Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson in the second instalment of the MonsterVerse franchise, entitled Kong: Skull Island, which was a commercial success, grossing over $566 million worldwide. Later in 2017, Larson portrayed Jeannette Walls in The Glass Castle, an adaptation of Walls’ memoir, which reunited her with Destin Daniel Cretton. Her next release was a poorly received India-set musical romance Basmati Blues, a project she had filmed back in 2013 which received criticism on social media for its white saviour narrative.

The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival marked the release of Larson’s feature film directorial debut, the comedy-drama Unicorn Store, in which she also starred. It was later picked for digital distribution by Netflix in 2019. After a year-long absence from the screen, Brie starred as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Captain Marvel, which marked Marvel Studios’ first female-led film.

She was initially sceptical about taking on such a high-profile role but later accepted the part after viewing it as a platform to empower young women and found a connection with the character’s flaws and humanity. In preparation, she underwent nine months of judo, boxing and wrestling training and interacted with service personnel at the Nellis Air Force Base.

Larson reprised her role in Avengers: Endgame, which she had filmed before Captain Marvel. Endgame grossed $2.79 billion worldwide to rank as the highest-grossing film of all time, and Captain Marvel became the first female-led superhero film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

Also in 2019, Larson teamed with Destin Daniel Cretton for the third time in Just Mercy, based on Bryan Stevenson’s memoir about death row inmate Walter McMillian’s wrongful conviction, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. The following year, Larson produced and appeared in an episode of The Messy Truth VR Experience, a virtual reality series, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Interactive Program.

Brie Larson has committed to reprising her role as Danvers in The Marvels, the upcoming sequel to the original Captain Marvel film.

She also has three upcoming projects for streaming television. She will serve as the producer and star as Victoria Woodhull. Larson will also star in an Apple TV+ drama series based on the life of CIA officer Amaryllis Fox, and the Netflix film Lady Business, about challenges faced by female entrepreneurs.

Stats

Date of Birth:  1st October 1989
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 58 kg

Filmography

2004: 13 Going on 30, Sleepover
2005: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2006: Hoot
2007: Remember the Daze
2009: House Broken, Just Peck
2010: Greenberg
2011: Rampart
2012: 21 Jumpstreet, The Trouble with Bliss
2013: The Spectacular Now, Short Term 12, Don Jon
2014: The Gambler
2015: Digging for Fire, Trainwreck, Room
2016: Free Fire
2017: Kong: Skull Island, The Glass Castle
2018: Basmati Blues
2019: Captain Marvel, Unicorn Store, Avengers: Endgame, Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Just Mercy

Awards

Academy Awards for Best Actress, BAFTA Awards for Best Film Actress in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Interactive Program, Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Actress, Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Movie Actress

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Controversy

A year ago, Brie Larson sparked a bit of internet controversy after making comments on a press tour about how she doesn’t want to hear what a ’40-year-old white dude’ thinks about ‘A Wrinkle In Time,’ but would rather hear what people of colour think.

FAQs

Q. What is Brie Larson’s full name?
A. Brie Larson’s full name is Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers
Q. What is Brie Larson’s net worth?
A. As per the reports, Brie Larson’s net worth is $25 million
Q. Is Brie Larson married?
A. No, Brie Larson is not married.

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