Date of Birth1 October 1989, Sacramento, California, USA
Birth NameBrianne Sidonie Desaulniers
Height5' 7" (1.70 m)
Brie Larson has built an impressive career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist.
Brie is garnering considerable acclaim for her series regular role of "Kate", Toni Collette's sarcastic and rebellious daughter, in Showtime's breakout drama "United States of Tara" (2009), created by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody and based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg.
She recently wrapped The Trouble with Bliss (2011) opposite Michael C. Hall, playing a young girl out to seduce him while, in turn, teaching him more about his own life. Earlier this year, she starred in Universal's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Noah Baumbach's Greenberg (2010). In Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Brie plays rock star "Envy Adams", former flame of Michael Cera, and in Greenberg (2010), she starred as a young temptress trying to flirt with Ben Stiller, a New Yorker traveling West to try to figure out his life. Scott Rudin produced for Focus Features.
Brie's past work includes the coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009) and the dark comedy, Just Peck (2009), starring Marcia Cross and Keir Gilchrist. She earned critical praise for her role in the independent feature, Remember the Daze (2007) (aka "Remember the Daze"), singled out by Variety as the "scene stealer" of the film, opposite Amber Heard and Leighton Meester.
A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She starred in one of Disney Channel's most watched original movies, Right on Track (2003) (TV), as well as the WB's "Raising Dad" (2001) and MGM's teen comedy Sleepover (2004) - all before graduating from middle school.
In addition to her talents as an actress, Brie has simultaneously nurtured an ever-growing musical career. At 13, Brie landed her first record deal at Universal Records with Tommy Mottola, who signed her sight-unseen. Her first release in 2005 led to a nationwide tour.
Has a younger sister named Milaine (Mimsy).
Besides acting, she is also a professional singer.
Sang "Coming Around" in her movie Hoot (2006).
Read the book Hoot before she had read the screenplay.
Good friends with Cody Linley, Sara Paxton and Logan Lerman.
Moved to Los Angeles in 1998, right before her ninth birthday.
First job was performing in sketches on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992). Soon after, was cast in the television series, Schimmel (2000) (TV), which was announced in 2000 but never aired, since right before filming, Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with cancer. After being "on hold" for six months, Fox canceled the show.-
Where Are They Now
(May 2005) On tour with Jesse McCartney.-