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GILLIAN JACOBS (Fay) Jacobs has started production on the sixth season of the
critically acclaimed comedy "Community," which was picked up by Yahoo! for
thirteen episodes. She was nominated for a Broadcast Television Journalists
Association award in the category of Best Comedy Supporting Actress on behalf of
her performance on the show. Additionally, the show won a Broadcast Television
Journalists Association award in the category of Best Comedy Series in 2012.
Making its debut at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Jacobs stars in the film
Life Partners, opposite Leighton Meester and Adam Brody. The film follows a
co-dependent friendship between two very different girls - type-A Paige (Jacobs)
and lesbian slacker Sasha (Meester) who have made a pact that Paige won't get
married until Sasha has the same legal right. All is fine until Paige meets Tim
(Brody), a young and charming doctor and as this relationship heats up, Paige
and Sasha have to learn how to
work Tim into their friendship. Magnolia Pictures released the film on
iTunes/VOD on November 6, 2014 and in theaters December 5, 2014.
Jacobs will also be seen in Hot Tub Time Machine 2. The Steve Pink-directed
sequel stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott and her former
"Community" co-star Chevy Chase. The Paramount comedy is scheduled to be
released February 20, 2015.
On the small screen, she will next be seen on the fourth season of the HBO hit
series "Girls," which will return in 2015. Jacobs plays a multimedia artist who
doesn't agree with Hannah's (Lena Dunham) interpretations about art and
challenges her ideas. Her 5 episode arc is set to begin in February.
Jacobs will also star opposite Paul Rust in the new Judd Apatow television
comedy series, "Love," which follows Mickey (Jacobs) and Gus (Rust) as they
navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other
things they are hoping to avoid. The series has been picked up for two seasons
and will be released on Netflix. Season 1 will debut in 2016.
Jacobs makes her directorial debut with an untitled documentary short film about
Grace Hopper, the computer scientist and high-ranking naval officer. The short
will be released on Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight website on January 28, 2015 as
part of the "Signals" docuseries, where filmmakers use data analytics to explore
stories across political, economic, science, lifestyle and sports domains.
She recently wrapped production on the new Blumhouse Production thriller,
Visions, opposite Isla Fisher and Anson Mount, as well as the comedy Dean,
directed and starring comedian Demetri Martin, which follows Dean (Martin), who
impulsively leaves his home and recently bereaved father (Kevin Kline) and meets
quirky, free-spirited Nicky (Jacobs). She also recently finished filming
Brothers in Law, produced by Lorne Michaels, starring opposite Taran Killam and
Rita Wilson, as well as No Way Jose, a coming-of-middle-age comedy directed by
Her other film credits include The Lookalike, Walk of Shame, The Big Ask, Bad
Milo!, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Seeking a Friend for the End of the
World, Helena from the Wedding, Richard Kelly's The Box, Choke, which premiered
at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize for "Best
Ensemble Cast" and Gardens of the. Additional credits include the Yahoo!
webseries "Tiny Commando," created by Ed Helms and co-starring Zachary Levi and
"Time and Eric's Bedtime Stories."
Her theater credits include Phillip Seymour Hoffman's "The Little Flower of East
Orange" opposite Ellen Burstyn and Michael Shannon at the Public Theater, "A
Feminine Ending" at the Playwrights Theater and Adam Rapp's "Cagelove" at the
Jacobs received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at The Julliard School.
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