Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress, filmmaker, and musician.
She is the recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Born in Sacramento, California, Larson was home-schooled, before she was accepted at the American Conservatory Theater at the age of 6, becoming the youngest student accepted there. She began her acting career at the age of 8 with sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She appeared as a regular on the 2001 sitcom Raising Dad, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award. As a teenager, Larson had brief roles in the 2004 films 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover. She subsequently played supporting roles in such films as Hoot (2006), Tanner Hall (2009), Greenberg (2010), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), 21 Jump Street (2012), The Spectacular Now (2013), Don Jon (2013) and Trainwreck (2015). From 2009 to 2011, Larson appeared as a rebellious teenager in the television series United States of Tara.
Larson’s breakthrough came with the acclaimed independent drama Short Term 12 (2013). Further success came in 2015, when she starred in Room, an acclaimed drama based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name. She won several awards for her portrayal of a kidnapping victim in the film, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2017, she starred as a photographer in the adventure film Kong: Skull Island, her highest-grossing release, and made her solo directorial debut with the comedy film Unicorn Store. As a singer, Larson released the album Finally Out of P.E. in 2005. In 2015, Larson played the sister of Amy Schumer’s character in the film Trainwreck. She also starred in Room, a film adapted from the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue. The film played at the Toronto International Film Festival, and began its theatrical release on October 16, 2015. It has received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for Larson’s performance, which earned her several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress as well as Golden Globe & BAFTA Awards.
In 2017, Larson starred in the second installment of Legendary Studios’ MonsterVerse, the fantasy-action film Kong: Skull Island, along with Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston, where she played an activist photographer. It proved to be her highest-grossing release. Later that year, she reunited with Destin Daniel Cretton for The Glass Castle, an adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ memoir. It tells the story of a successful young woman who was raised by dysfunctional and nonconformist parents. Her world gets turned upside down when they move to New York to be near her. Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts co-starred as her parents. In March 2017, Larson was cast as the titular lead in Victoria Woodhull, a biopic produced by Amazon Studios about the first female presidential candidate in U.S. history, which she will also produce. She is also set to star as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel. In 2006, she recorded a song slightly different from her previous works for the soundtrack of the Hoot movie, “Coming Around”, co-written with Jacques Brautbar and Rami Perlman, vocalist and guitarist of a Los Angeles-based independent band. On March 1, 2006, Larson performed an acoustic set of new songs at L.A.’s famous Viper Room. The songs played were “Dear Universe”, “Powershift”, “Stilts and the Titanic”, “Superstition”, a cover of Indigo Girls’ “Closer to Fine” and “Falling Into History”, a track from her album. From the new songs, the only one to be leaked in a studio recording was “Stilts and the Titanic”, produced and co-written by Binikos. The song was made available to listen and download as a demo version in Larson’s Official Myspace in the summer 2006. On October 22, 2008 she announced to fans in a blog published in her official Myspace page that she will be recording a 5 track EP with new material and will provide backing vocals for artist Caitlin Crosby’s latest album. The EP was announced to include a re-recorded version of “Ugly”, a track from her first studio album, as well as four new songs: “Dear Universe”, “Sharpen My Nails”, “Arielle”, and “If All Goes Well”.