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THE GLASS CASTLE

BRIE LARSON  (Jeannette Walls) won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, Critics Choice and National Board of Review awards for her breakthrough lead performance as Ma in Room (2015), directed by Lenny Abrahamson and adapted from the best-selling book by Emma Donoghue, about a young woman and her 5-year-old son who finally gain their freedom after being held captive for years in an enclosed space.

Next up, Larson will star in Lionsgate's The Glass Castle based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, reteaming her with director Destin Daniel Cretton. Following she will be making cinematic history as the star of Marvel's first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel. Larson recently completed production on her first feature film, Unicorn Store, in which she also stars.

Most recently 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.

In 2014, Larson starred in Short Term 12, her first collaboration with director Destin Daniel Cretton. Her dramatic role as Grace, the director of a foster care facility, earned her Best Actress wins at the Locarno Film Festival and Gotham Awards, and a Best Actress nomination at the Critics Choice Awards. The Los Angeles Times labeled her the It Girl of the SXSW Film Festival, where it first premiered.

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; Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; and Noah Baumbach's Greenberg as a young temptress flirting with Ben Stiller. Larson is still widely recognized for her portrayal of 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. 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. In addition to acting, Larson is a writer and director. Her short film, 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, California.

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