BRIE LARSON (Amy Phillips) has built an impressive career as one of the more
versatile young actresses working today. Most recently, she garnered numerous
2014 Best Actress award wins and nominations for her performance in Short Term
12, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Her dramatic role as Grace, the director
of a foster care facility, earned her Best Actress at the Locarno Film Festival,
and Best Actress at the Gotham Awards. She was also nominated for a 2014
Critic's Choice Award.
The Los Angeles Times labeled her the "It Girl" of this year's SXSW film
festival, with four films showing. In addition to Short Term 12 (which took home
the Grand Jury prize and the Audience Award), she had supporting turns in The
Spectacular Now opposite Shailene Woodley, playing Miles Teller's seemingly
perfect girlfriend, as well as Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial
debut, playing the cynical/ realist sister of Gordon-Levitt's character. Both
films were also at Sundance and SXSW film festivals.
Up next, Larson will star in the film adaptations of two best-selling novels:
Matthew Quick's ("Silver Linings Playbook") The Good Luck of Right Now, Judd
Apatow's Trainwrecked and Emma Donaghue's Room.
Previously, Larson was seen in the hugely successful film, 21 Jump Street as the
love interest to Jonah Hill, and received rave reviews for her supporting role
in the Oren Moverman film Rampart, playing the incorrigible, defiant daughter of
Woody Harrelson, a dirty cop in the Los Angeles' Rampart division.
Larson is still widely recognized for her portrayal of Kate, Toni Collette's
sarcastic and rebellious daughter, in Showtime's breakout drama United States of
Tara, which was created by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody and based on
an original idea by Steven Spielberg.
Other notable credits include Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, in
which she played the rock star ex-girlfriend of Michael Cera, and Noah
Baumbach's Greenberg as a young temptress flirting with Ben Stiller. She has
appeared on stage at the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival in the role
of Emily in "Our Town," and recurred on the F/X cult favorite series, "The
League" as an overly amorous au pair.
In addition to acting, Larson is a writer and director. Her short film, "The
Arm" won the prize for Best Comedic Storytelling at last year's Sundance Film
Festival. The other "Weighting" was in competition at this year's SXSW film
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
Larson currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
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