BRIE LARSON (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel) won the 2016
Academy Award, Golden Globe,
Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, Critics' Choice and National Board of Review
awards for her
breakthrough lead performance in the film "Room," directed by Lenny Abrahamson
from the best-selling book by Emma Donoghue, about a young woman and her
5-year-old son who
finally gain their freedom after being held captive for years.
Most recently, Larson starred in "The Glass Castle," based on the
best-selling memoir by Jeannette
Walls, reteaming her with director Destin Daniel Cretton. The film was released
by Lionsgate in
August 2017. Earlier that year, she starred in Warner Bros.' "Kong: Skull
Island," directed by Jordan
Vogt-Roberts, which earned $566 million worldwide, and the Martin Scorsese
'70s crime thriller "Free Fire," directed by Ben Wheatley. The latter premiered
at the 2016 Toronto
and London film festivals.
Next up, Larson will be seen in Cretton's "Just Mercy," alongside Michael B.
Jordan, scheduled to
be released in January 2020. She is also set to produce and star in the upcoming
Woodhull" for Amazon Studios-about the first female candidate for the presidency
of the United
In addition to acting, Larson is a writer and director. Her feature film
directorial debut, "Unicorn
Store," premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. She also
starred. A short film
she wrote and directed, "The Arm," won the Special Jury Award for Comedic
Storytelling at the
2012 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2013, Larson starred in "Short Term 12," her first collaboration with
director Destin Daniel
Cretton. Her dramatic role as Grace, the director of a foster care facility,
earned her best actress
wins at the Locarno Film Festival and Gotham Awards, and a best actress
nomination at the Critics'
Choice Awards. The Los Angeles Times labeled her the "It Girl" of the SXSW Film
the film first premiered.
Larson has worked with top directors and co-stars on notable films, including
"Trainwreck" opposite writer/star Amy Schumer; Rupert Wyatt's "The Gambler"
Wahlberg; James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular Now" opposite Shailene Woodley and
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon"; Phil Lord and Chris
Miller's "21 Jump Street"
as the love interest to Jonah Hill; Oren Moverman's "Rampart" as the defiant
daughter of Woody
Harrelson; Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"; and Noah Baumbach's
"Greenberg" as a
young temptress flirting with Ben Stiller.
Larson is still widely recognized for her portrayal of Toni Collette's
sarcastic and rebellious
daughter in Showtime's breakout comedy-drama "United States of Tara," which was
Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody and based on an original idea by
She has appeared onstage at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival in the
role of Emily in
"Our Town" and recurred on the FX cult favorite series "The League." A native of
Larson started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student
ever to attend the
American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Larson currently resides in Los
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