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Brie Larson, born Brianne Sidonie Desaulnais on October 1, 1989, is an American actress and filmmaker. She initially gained attention for her supporting work in comedies as a teenager before transitioning to lead roles in independent dramas and film franchises, receiving accolades for her performances.
Larson was born in Sacramento, California, and developed an early interest in acting. She was homeschooled before she studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She started her acting career with television, appearing in sketches on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Larson's early work included roles in sitcoms like "Raising Dad" and a series of film roles in teen movies such as "13 Going on 30" and "Sleepover." She also released a pop album named "Finally Out of P.E." in 2005, which reflected her early career efforts in both acting and music.
Her dramatic capabilities began to gain attention with a leading role in the independent feature "Short Term 12" (2013), which garnered critical praise for Larson's performance. This was followed by parts in "The Spectacular Now" and "Don Jon."
Larson’s portrayal of Ma in "Room" (2015), an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name, was a turning point in her career. Her performance received widespread critical acclaim and won her the Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress.
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Furthering her career, Larson joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portraying Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in "Captain Marvel" (2019), "Avengers: Endgame" (2019), and the upcoming "The Marvels." The role has significantly raised her profile as one of Hollywood's leading actresses.
Outside of acting, Brie Larson has ventured into directing. She made her directorial debut with the comedy-drama "Unicorn Store," which she also starred in, released on Netflix in 2019.
Off-screen, Larson is known for her advocacy for gender equality in Hollywood and speaks out against sexual harassment. Her acceptance speeches often highlight issues regarding representation and diversity in the film industry.
Privacy characterizes Larson's personal life, as she prefers not to publicize details regarding her relationships and family. Nonetheless, it is known that she was engaged to musician Alex Greenwald, though they reportedly called off their engagement in 2019.
Regarded as talented and versatile, Larson has been featured in numerous magazines and media listings, including Forbes' 30 Under 30 list and Time's 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.
- "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010)
- "Short Term 12" (2013)
- "Room" (2015)
- "Kong: Skull Island" (2017)
- "Captain Marvel" (2019)
- "Avengers: Endgame" (2019)
- "Just Mercy" (2019)
As of my last update, Larson has projects lined up which include her reprisal of the character of Captain Marvel in the upcoming sequel "The Marvels," expected to be released in the near future.
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Her career continues to evolve, with varied performances across different genres, solidifying her status as a prominent figure in contemporary cinema.