Brie Larson is an American actress, director, and singer. She won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Room and plays Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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BRIE LARSON (Mason Weaver) won Oscar, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, National Board of Review, and Independent Spirit Awards last year, in the category of Best Actress, for her breakthrough performance as Ma in Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room.” The film was adapted from the best-selling book about a young woman and her five-year-old son who finally gain their freedom after being held captive for years in an enclosed space.
She will next be seen in the Martin Scorsese executive produced ‘70s crime thriller “Free Fire,” directed by Ben Wheatley, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto and London Film Festivals and will be released in theatres in April; “The Glass Castle,” based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, reteaming her with director Destin Daniel Cretton; “Unicorn Store,” marking her feature directorial debut, in which she also stars; and Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, “Captain Marvel.”
In 2014, Larson starred in “Short Term 12,” her first collaboration with 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 the film first premiered.
Larson has worked with esteemed directors and co-stars on numerous 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’s character; 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,” created by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody and based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg. She also had a recurring role on the F/X cult favorite series “The League.”
She has appeared on stage at the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival in the role of Emily in “Our Town.”
In addition to acting and directing, Larson is a writer. 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 six, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
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