Brie Larson

October 1, 1989

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers(born October 1, 1989), known professionally asBrie Larson, is an American actress and singer. She is known for her film roles inSleepover(2004),Scott Pilgrim vs. the World(2010),The Trouble with Bliss(2012),21 Jump Street(2012) andShort Term 12(2013). She is also known for her role in the TV seriesUnited States of Tara(2009–11).Larson's first real "break" was in 2009 when she starred as rebellious teenager, Kate Gregson, in the Showtime series,United States of Tarafrom 2009 to 2011. Larson gained widespread critical acclaim in her first leading role as Grace in the 2013 filmShort Term 12for which she was nominated for, and won, numerous awards.

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 Brie Larson's Early life

For her stage name, she took the surname of one of her great-grandmothers, "Larson".

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 Brie Larson's Career


.Soon after, she was cast in the television seriesSchimmel, which never aired because its star, Robert Schimmel , was diagnosed with cancer shortly before filming was to begin.After it was "on hold" for ten months, Fox canceled the show. Larson later auditioned for a new show for The WB calledIn Your Dreams, and landed the role of Bob Saget 's character's younger daughter, Emily. The show was selected for the 2001–02 fall season, and was renamedRaising Dad. It was then canceled after 27 episodes. Larson was also cast in the pilot for the ABC sitcomHope & Faith, but she and some other cast members were dropped after the unaired pilot.

. In July 2004, she co-starred with a large cast of teen actors in the filmSleepover.She also had a small role in the movie13 Going on 30.Larson appeared in the 2006 filmHoot, opposite actors Logan Lerman and Cody Linley . Her voice is also featured in the filmFarce of the Penguinsas a teenage penguin. She played Angie in the 2007 comedy-dramaRemember the Dazeand also appeared in the 2008 short filmThe Babysitter, written and directed by David H. Steinberg . She appeared in an episode ofGhost Whispererin January 2008. She also has a role as Kate in the 2008 film,Tanner Hall, directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Fürstenberg . Larson played the character Kate Gregson on the Showtime seriesUnited States of Tara. The show premiered on January 18, 2009 and was canceled on May 23, 2011.[citation needed]

and again in the episode " Analysis of Cork-Based Networking " the following year. In 2013, she also starred inShort Term 12.She has appeared as guest in Craig Ferguson 'sLate Late Shownumerous times in 2010 and 2011.


Her last public appearance as a singer was in 2010, when she performed "Black Sheep", along with the band Metric in the movieScott Pilgrim vs. the World.

In late spring of 2004, she removed all the songs on her website due to Casablanca's contract restrictions and was in the process of recording new songs for her first album.

Despite having been the 99th best-selling CD single in the country in 2005, according to SoundScan and peaking at number 31 on theBillboardHot 100 Single Sales, the song failed to reach the Top 40 of the most played songs in the country, receiving low airplay. She also recorded live performances for AOL Sessions on October 11, 2004.

showed a story about a bored fast food restaurant worker who was aiming to sing and, that way, "finding herself". She also sang "Hope Has Wings", the song from the credits of the movieBarbie and the Magic of Pegasus. A music video for the song appears as a bonus feature on the movie's DVD.

The songs played were "Dear Universe", "Powershift", "Stilts and the Titanic", "Superstition", a cover of Indigo Girls ' " Closer to Fine " and "Falling Into History", a track from her album. From the new songs, the only one to be leaked in a studio recording was "Stilts and the Titanic", produced and co-written by Binikos. The song was made available to listen and download as a demo version in Larson's Official Myspace in the summer 2006. On October 22, 2008 she announced to fans in a blog published in her official Myspace page that she will be recording a 5 track EP with new material and will provide backing vocals for artist Caitlin Crosby 's latest album.The EP was to include a re-recorded version ofUgly(a track from her album) and four new songs: "Dear Universe", "Sharpen My Nails", "Arielle", and "If All Goes Well".

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 Brie Larson's Filmography


1999 Special Delivery Little Angel
2003 Right on Track Courtney Enders
2004 13 Going on 30 Six Chick
2004 Sleepover Elizabeth "Liz" Daniels
2005 Madison Racing girl
2006 Hoot Beatrice "The Bear" Leep
2007 Farce of the Penguins I Need a Z-Pack Penguin Voice
2008 Remember the Daze Angie
2008 The Babysitter Allison Short film
2009 House Broken Susan "Suzy" Decker
2009 Just Peck Emily
2009 Tanner Hall Kate
2010 Greenberg Sara
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Envy Adams
2011 Treatment Franny
2011 Weighting Short; co-director, co-writer
2011 Smorgasbord Ciara Short
2011 Rampart Helen
2012 21 Jump Street Molly
2012 The Trouble with Bliss Stephanie Jouseski
2012 The Arm Short film; co-director, co-writer
2013 Bitter Orange Myrtle Short
2013 Don Jon Monica Martello
2013 Short Term 12 Grace
2013 The Spectacular Now Cassidy
2014 The Gambler Amy Phillips
2015 Digging for Fire
2015 Trainwreck Kim
2015 Basmati Blues Linda In post-production
2015 Room In post-production


1998 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Roadkill Easy Bake Oven / Girl Scout 2 episodes
1998 To Have & to Hold Lily Quinn 2 episodes
1999 Touched by an Angel Rachel Episode: "Into the Fire"
1999 Popular Robin Robin Episode: "Fall on Your Knees"
2000 Then Came You Young Allison Episode: "Then Came Aidan's Ex"
2000 Schimmel Samantha Movie
2001–02 Raising Dad Emily Stewart 22 episodes
2003 Right On Track Courtney Enders Movie
2003 Hope & Faith Sydney Shanowski Unaired pilot
2008 Ghost Whisperer Krista Eisenburg Episode: "Slam"
2009 The Burg Hipster Girl Episode: "Change"
2009–11 United States of Tara Katherine "Kate" Gregson 36 episodes
2011 The League Ashley 2 episodes
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Katerin Episode: "The Real Bicycle Thief"
2012 Entry Level Laura Movie
2013 Kroll Show College Girl 2 episodes
2013–14 Community Rachel 3 episodes

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 Brie Larson's Awards and nominations

2002Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Leading Young Actress Raising DadNominated
2005 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble CastShared with rest of cast SleepoverNominated
2007 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress HootNominated
2012 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Comedic Storytelling Short Filmmaking Award – Special Recognition[citation needed] The ArmWon
2013 San Diego Film Critics Society Award Best ActressShort Term 12Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Breakthrough Performance on CameraNominated
Locarno International Film Festival Award Best Actress[citation needed]Won
Houston Film Critics Society Award Best ActressNominated
Hamptons International Film Festival Award Breakthrough Performer[citation needed]Won
Gotham Award Best ActressWon
Detroit Film Critics Society Award Best ActressWon
Breakthrough PerformanceWon
Denver Film Critics Society Award Best ActressNominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best ActressNominated
Austin Film Critics Association Award Best Actress[citation needed]Won
Breakthrough Artist[citation needed]Won
Maui Film Festival Rising Star Award[citation needed]HerselfWon
2014 Georgia Film Critics Association Award Breakthrough Performer[citation needed]Won
Film Independent Spirit Award Best Female LeadShort Term 12Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Award Best ActressNominated
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Award Virtuoso Award[citation needed]Won

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 Brie Larson's References

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  2. Lewis, Tim (October 20, 2013). "Brie Larson interview: 'I just wanted to do weird stuff'". The Observer. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  3. Graham, Bill (5 September 2013). "Brie Larson Talks 'Short Term 12', Her First Language and the Only Film of Hers She'll Rewatch". The Film Stage. 
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  8. Erbland, Kate (August 21, 2013). "Brie Larson Is a New Breed of Reluctant Hollywood It Girl". Film School Rejects. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
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  10. Caceda, Eden (December 17, 2013). "Finding A Voice". Filmink. 
  11. Weisman, Jon (October 9, 2013). "10 Actors to Watch: Brie Larson Breaks Out With 'Short Term 12'". Variety. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  12. Former Child Actress Brie Larson at ‘Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’
  13. Brie Larson/Myspace
  14. Topel, Fred (August 8, 2010). "Brandon Routh on Scott Pilgrim". CraveOnline. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  15. Official Website. August 8, 2003. Archived from the original. Retrieved on November 9, 2010.
  16. Brie Larson > Profile. American Music Channel. Retrieved on November 9, 2010.
  17. Moore, David. "Bunnies, Traps, and Slip ‘n’ Slides: An Interview with Brie Larson", Stylus Magazine, September 19, 2007. Retrieved on November 9, 2010.
  18. Brie filmed her first music video for the single. October 8, 2003. Archived from the original. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  19. Official Website. June 2, 2004. Archived from the original. Retrieved on November 9, 2010.
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