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
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
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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