LIFE OF THE PARTY
GILLIAN JACOBS (Helen) is a natural talent with a striking
presence and undeniable
energy, and is one of Hollywood's most vibrant young actresses. Jacobs can
currently be seen
in the third season of the Netflix original series "Love," starring opposite
Paul Rust. Produced by
Judd Apatow, "Love" follows Mickey (Jacobs) and Gus (Rust) as they navigate the
and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they are hoping to
On the film side, Jacobs will next be seen in the Netflix film "Ibiza,"
Bayer and Phoebe Robinson, to be released May 25, 2018. Jacobs will play a young
whose two best friends (Bayer and Robinson) tag along on her work trip to
Barcelona and Ibiza
that quickly turns into a crazy hunt for a popular DJ.
Most recently, Jacobs wrapped production on the film "Magic Camp," opposite
Devine and Jeffrey Tambor, about a man (Devine) returning to the magic camp he
attended as a
child, with the hopes of winning the prize that eluded him when he was younger.
Jacobs will play
Devine's former partner.
Additionally, Jacobs could recently be seen starring in Thomas Kail's and
off-Broadway play "Kings." Featuring Jacobs opposite Eisa Davis, Aya Cash and
the story follows Sydney Millsap (Davis), a representative whose high-minded
with Kate (Jacobs), a whip-smart lobbyist who pulls no punches.
In 2017, Jacobs starred in "Dean," opposite actor/director Demetri Martin.
The film won
Best Narrative Feature at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2016, Jacobs was
alongside Keegan Michael Key in the Critics' Choice-nominated dramatic Comedy
Twice," written and directed by Mike Birbiglia. The film revolves around an
improv group that
loses its lease on its home theater at the same time that one of its cast
members gets chosen for
the biggest sketch-comedy show on television. In 2015, Jacobs co-starred in the
of the HBO hit series "Girls," as fan-favorite Mimi Rose Howard, the multimedia
artist who doesn't
agree with Hannah's (Lena Dunham) interpretations about art and challenges her
Jacobs made her directorial debut with "The Queen of Code," a documentary
about Grace Hopper, the computer scientist and high-ranking naval officer. The
on Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight website in 2015 as part of the "Signals"
filmmakers use data analytics to explore stories across political, economic,
science, lifestyle and
Previously, Jacobs starred in the critically acclaimed comedy series
was nominated for a Broadcast Television Journalists Association Award in the
category of Best
Comedy Supporting Actress for her performance as Britta. Additionally, the show
Broadcast Television Journalists Association award in the category of Best
Comedy Series in
Her other film credits include "Brother Nature," "Visions," "Hot Tub Time
Machine 2," "Black
or White," "Life Partners," No Way Jose," "The Lookalike," "Walk of Shame," "The
Big Ask," "Bad
Milo!," "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "Seeking a Friend for the End of the
from the Wedding," "The Box," "Gardens of the Night," and "Choke," which
premiered at the 2008
Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize for "Best Ensemble Cast."
additional credits include the Yahoo! Web series "Tiny Commando," created by Ed
co-starring Zachary Levi, and "Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories."
Jacobs received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at The Julliard School and
currently resides in
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