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Brie Larson  

Academy Award Winning Actress, Known for "Captain Marvel"

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and filmmaker. Noted for her supporting work in comedies when a teenager, she has since expanded to leading roles in independent dramas and film franchises, receiving such accolades as an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

Born in Sacramento, California, Larson was homeschooled. At age six, she became the youngest student admitted to a training program at the American Conservatory Theater. She soon relocated to Los Angeles and began her acting career in 1998 with a comedy sketch in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She appeared as a regular in the 2001 sitcom Raising Dad and briefly dabbled with a music career, releasing the album Finally Out of P.E. in 2005. Larson subsequently played supporting roles in the comedy films Hoot, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and 21 Jump Street, and appeared as a sardonic teenager in the television series United States of Tara. Her breakthrough came with a leading role in the acclaimed independent drama Short Term 12, and she continued to take on supporting parts in the romance The Spectacular Now and the comedy Trainwreck.

Larson won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a kidnapping victim in the drama Room. The adventure film Kong: Skull Island marked her first big-budget release, following which she starred as the titular superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel. Larson has also co-written and co-directed two short films, including The Arm, which received a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She made her feature film directorial debut in 2017 with the independent comedy-drama Unicorn Store.

A gender equality activist and an advocate for sexual assault survivors, Larson is vocal about social and political issues.


Brie Larson's 'Room' is an unusually intimate movie about a woman and her child held captive

Brie Larson's new movie, "Room," is sparking an urgent question among fall film festival audiences. The question isn't, "Is it good?" — reaction coming out of early screenings is almost uniformly positive, with much of the praise directed at the 25-year-old actress' performance...

Brie Larson: 'Room' Star Wants to Put Diversity on Screen | Variety

It could become distributor A24's first best picture nominee, but whether it reaches those heights or not, it's sure to stir a lot of discussion for lead star Brie Larson.

Oscars 'Daily Bite': Brie Larson of 'Room' leads best-actress race ...

Who is Brie Larson? Chances are you barely knew her name last year, but now she's an Oscar-nominated actress.And not in the supporting category, either.

Brie Larson Hugged Each Sexual Assault Survivor From Lady Gaga’s Oscars Performance

As you’ve probably seen by now, Lady Gaga sent chills through the television with her performance for “Till It Happens To You” during the 88th annual Academy Awards as real-life sexual assault survivors proclaimed their strength with the singer on stage.

Brie Larson Joins 'Just Mercy' With Michael B. Jordan – Variety

Brie Larson is looking to reteam with "Short Term 12" director Destin Cretton on her next project.

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