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Brie Larson –

Brie Larson in ROOM.

Brie Larson: Best Actress, 2015:

About Brie Larson (1989 – )

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Brie Larson won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the 2015 film ROOM.

ROOM tells the story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by Ma, his loving and devoted mother. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. But their lives are anything but typical – they're trapped in a 10-by-10-foot space that Ma has euphemistically named Room. Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack can live a fulfilling life.

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers was born in Sacramento, California, the daughter of Sylvain and Heather Desaulniers. Her parents were chiropractors who ran a practice together. They divorced when she was a child, and she moved to Los Angeles with her mother and sister. A few years later she was studying acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She chose "Larson" as her stage name from her great-grandmother's maiden name, because too many people found her surname too difficult to pronounce.

Larson's first job was performing in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Soon after that she was cast in the TV series Schimmel, which never aired because its star, Robert Schimmel, was diagnosed with cancer shortly before filming was to begin and Fox canceled the show. Larson later auditioned for a new show for The WB called In Your Dreams, and landed the role of Bob Saget's character's younger daughter, Emily. The show was selected for the 2001–02 fall season, and was renamed Raising Dad. It was canceled after 27 episodes. Larson was also cast in the pilot for the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, but she and other cast members were dropped after the unaired pilot.

In 2003, she starred alongside Beverley Mitchell on the Disney Channel original movie Right on Track. In July 2004, she co-starred with a large cast of teen actors in the film Sleepover. She also had a small role in the movie 13 Going on 30.

In 2006 Larson appeared in the film Hoot, opposite Logan Lerman and Cody Linley. Her voice is also featured in the film Farce of the Penguins. She played Angie in the 2007 comedy-drama Remember the Daze and also appeared in the 2008 short film The Babysitter, written and directed by David Steinberg. In 2008 she appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer. She also had a role as Kate in the 2008 film, Tanner Hall, directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Fürstenberg. Larson played the character Kate Gregson on the Showtime series United States of Tara.

In 2012, Larson played Molly in the film adaptation of the popular 1980s TV show 21 Jump Street, co-starring with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. In 2013, she guest-starred as Rachel in an episode of Community titled "Herstory of Dance", and again in the episode "Analysis of Cork-Based Networking" the next year. In 2013, she also starred in Short Term 12.

In 2015, Larson played the sister of Amy Schumer's character in Trainwreck. She's made by far her biggest splash starring in Room, a film adapted from the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue. It has won widespread critical acclaim, particularly for Larson's performance – for which she won a Best Actress Oscar this year.

Most recently Larson has been cast in Kong: Skull Island, along with Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston, with filming set to take place in Queensland, Australia.

Larson also has a career as a musician, singer and songwriter, and after releasing her debut album in a major record label in 2005, performed in live concerts throughout the United States. She made a second album but it was never released. Most recently, Larson revealed plans to release an EP, but that also never reached the public. Despite this she has not given up on her musical career, though as of this writing it isn't known when she'll release new songs. Her last public appearance as a singer came in 2010, when she performed "Black Sheep", along with the band Metric, in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Larson has been in a long-term relationship with musician Alex Greenwald since 2013. In February 2016, in an interview with Elle magazine, she revealed that she hasn't spoken to her father in over 10 years.

Brie Larson's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
1999 Special Delivery Little Angel
2003 Right on Track Courtney Enders
2004 13 Going on 30 Six Chick
2004 Sleepover Elizabeth "Liz" Daniels
2005 Madison Racing girl
2006 Hoot Beatrice "The Bear" Leep
2007 Farce of the Penguins I Need a Z-Pack Penguin
2008 Remember the Daze Angie
2008 The Babysitter Allison
2009 House Broken Susan "Suzy" Decker
2009 Just Peck Emily
2009 Tanner Hall Kate
2010 Greenberg Sara
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Envy Adams
2011 Treatment Franny
2011 Weighting
2011 Smorgasbord Ciara
2011 Rampart Helen
2012 21 Jump Street Molly
2012 The Trouble with Bliss Stephanie Jouseski
2012 The Arm
2013 Bitter Orange Myrtle
2013 Don Jon Monica Martello
2013 Short Term 12 Grace
2013 The Spectacular Now Cassidy
2014 The Gambler Amy Phillips
2015 Digging for Fire Max
2015 Trainwreck Kim Townsend
2015 Room Joy "Ma" Newsome
2016 Basmati Blues Linda
2016 Free Fire Justine
2017 Kong: Skull Island

Brie Larson's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
1998 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Roadkill Easy Bake Oven / Girl Scout
1998 To Have & to Hold Lily Quinn
1999 Touched by an Angel Rachel
1999 Popular Robin Robin
2000 Then Came You Young Allison
2000 Schimmel Samantha
Raising Dad Emily Stewart
2003 Right on Track Courtney Enders
2003 Hope & Faith Sydney Shanowski
2008 Ghost Whisperer Krista Eisenburg
2009 The Burg Hipster Girl
United States of Tara Katherine "Kate" Gregson
2011 The League Ashley
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Katerin
2012 Entry Level Laura
2013 Kroll Show College Girl
Community Rachel
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself

Nominations/Awards won by Brie Larson include...

Year Movie Award
2015 Room Best Actress

Memorable Quotes by Brie Larson

“It's very scary to allow the world to see you.”

“It's really hard to see yourself and to recognize that you are a human being like everybody else. You just think everybody's judging you.”

“In the past I've been very into the falling part, very into the swimming in the dark, deep emotional water. 'Rampart' I really went into it and it took me three times as long to get out of that depression as it did to just do the scenes. I had to learn to give it my all and then go home and laugh.”

“I was home-schooled, was always very close with my mom and was very straight-laced and square. I was never the rebellious one, and I never threw hissy fits.”

“I think it starts to feel really redundant when you start to do something the same way over and over again. I don't think it's good to become so dependent on a certain writing process.”

“I'm so used to swimming with the piranhas. And they're really not that bad.”

Things You May Not Know About Brie Larson

Brie's go-to karaoke song is Usher's "Burn" from the 2004 album "Confessions".

To prepare for her role as Ma in Room, she stayed at home for a whole month and went on a strict diet, to get an understanding of what Ma and Jack were going through.

Is one of 15 Oscar-winning actresses to have been born in the state of California. The others are Fay Bainter, Gloria Grahame, Jo Van Fleet, Liza Minnelli, Tatum O'Neal, Diane Keaton, Sally Field, Anjelica Huston, Cher, Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Marcia Gay Harden.

She pursued careers in photography, interior design, and animal training, but ultimately decided to stick with acting.

Is a fan of the Super Mario Bros video games.

Released a pop album "Finally Out of P.E." in 2005, which flopped by selling only 3,500 copies.

Brie Larson with Cody Linley and Logan Lerman in Hoot (2006).
Brie Larson in United States of Tara (2009 – 2011).
Brie Larson with Ben Stiller in Greenberg (2010).
In 21 Jump Street (2012).
With Joseph Gordon Levitt in Don Jon (2013).
Larson with Amy Schumer in Trainwreck (2015).
In The Gambler (2014)... top picture with Mark Wahlberg.
Larson in Short Term 12 (2013)... bottom picture with Kaitlyn Dever.
In The Spectacular Now (2013).
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Brie Larson as Ma in Room (2015)... pictures
two, four, five and six with Jacob Tremblay.