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Brie Larson
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Larson in 2011
Background information
Birth nameBrianne Sidonie Desaulniers
Born(1989-10-01) October 1, 1989 (age 24)
OriginSacramento, California, U.S.
GenresPop, pop rock, acoustic, teen pop
OccupationsActress, singer-songwriter, musician, screenwriter, poet
Years active1998–present
LabelsCasablanca (2004–2006)


Universal Music (2007–2010)


Big Brass Stacks (2010–present)
Websitewww.brielarsonmusic.com
Brie Larson (born Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers; October 1, 1989) is an American actress, singer-songwriter and musician. She is best known for her roles in Sleepover, Remember the Daze, United States of Tara, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street, and Short Term 12. Her album Finally Out of P.E. was released in October 2005 and her song "Hope Has Wings" was released as a music video on the Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus DVD.

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      Background

      Larson was born Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers in Sacramento, California. Her parents were chiropractors who ran a practice together. They separated during her childhood, and she moved to Los Angeles, along with her younger sister and mother.

      Acting career

      Larson's first job was performing in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Soon after, she was cast in the television series Schimmel, which never aired because its star, Robert Schimmel, was diagnosed with cancer shortly before filming was to begin. After it was "on hold" for ten months, 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 then canceled after 27 episodes. Larson was also cast in the pilot for the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, but she and some of the other cast members were dropped after the unaired pilot.

      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. Larson also appeared in the film Hoot, opposite actors Logan Lerman and Cody Linley. The film opened on May 5, 2006. Larson's voice is also featured in the movie Farce of the Penguins as a teenage penguin. She played Angie in the 2007 comedy/drama Remember the Daze.

      Larson appeared in the 2008 short film The Babysitter, written and directed by David H. Steinberg and co-starring Josh Cooke, Molly Hagan, and John Kapelos. She appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer in January 2008. She also has 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. The show premiered on January 18, 2009 and was canceled on May 23, 2011 with its final episode airing on June 20, 2011.

      In 2012, Larson appeared as Molly in the film adaptation of the popular 1980s TV show 21 Jump Street, co-starring with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.

      In 2013, she guest-starred as Rachel in an episode of Community titled "Herstory of Dance". In 2013, she also signed Short Term 12. She has appeared as guest in Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show numerous times in 2010 and 2011.

      Music career

      Larson has launched a career as a musician, singer and songwriter, and after releasing her only album in a major record label in 2005, and has been performing in live concerts throughout the United States since then. A second album came to production and was completed but never released. Most recently, Larson revealed plans to release an EP, but that also never reached the public. She did not give up on her career as a musician, but it is not known when she will release new songs. Her last public appearance as a singer was in 2010, when she performed "Black Sheep", along with the band Metric in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

      Her interest in being a singer started in early 2003, when she began to promote her songs through her personal website and was already showing interest in releasing an album. The first leaked was "Go Goodbye", a song about "two great people who just aren't great together", in her own words and along with "Invisible Girl", were the tracks that led Larson to sign a record deal some time after with Casablanca Records, an Universal Records imprint. Both songs were produced and written with the help of Michael Binikos and Craig Bartock. In 2003, she leaked another track, "Not a Freak" and this time there was even a music video for it, which was available for purchase online. In late spring of 2004, she removed all the songs on her website due to Casablanca's contract restrictions and was in the process of recording new songs for her first album.

      In October of that same year, her willingness to release an album was coming closer and "She Said", the first single from her yet-to-be-released debut album at that time was available to listen via her official website gaining an official release in iTunes in December and was sent to radios across the country in the following month. Despite having been the 99th best-selling CD single in the country in 2005, according to SoundScan and peaking at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales, the song failed to reach the Top 40 of the most played songs in the country, receiving low airplay. She also recorded live performances for AOL Sessions on October 11, 2004.

      Her only released album, Finally Out of P.E., went on sale in late 2005 and sold 3,500 copies in United States. Before its release, her record label released a DVD featuring "She Said" music video, the making of it and her AOL Sessions performances. The entire album was focused in teenage audiences and that became clear while she was playing in Teen People's Rock in Shop Tour, went on tour with Jesse McCartney and received a lot of airplay from children-oriented radios like Radio Disney and Radio KOL. The music video for "She Said", directed by Chris Applebaum, showed a story about a bored fast food restaurant worker who was aiming to sing and, that way, "finding herself". She also sang "Hope Has Wings", the song from the credits of the movie Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus. A music video for the song appears as a bonus feature on the movie's DVD.

      In 2006, she recorded a song slightly different from her previous works for the soundtrack of the Hoot movie, "Coming Around", co-written with Jacques Brautbar and Rami Perlman, vocalist and guitarist of a Los Angeles-based independent band. On March 1, 2006, Larson performed an acoustic set of new songs at L.A.'s famous Viper Room. The songs played were "Dear Universe", "Powershift", "Stilts and the Titanic", "Superstition", a cover of Indigo Girls' "Closer to Fine" and "Falling Into History", a track from her album. From the new songs, the only one to be leaked in a studio recording was "Stilts and the Titanic", produced and co-written by Binikos. The song was made available to listen and download as a demo version in Larson's Official Myspace in the summer 2006. On October 22, 2008 she announced to fans in a blog published in her official Myspace page that she will be recording a 5 track EP with new material and will provide backing vocals for artist Caitlin Crosby's latest album. The EP was to include a re-recorded version of Ugly (a track from her album) and four new songs: "Dear Universe", "Sharpen My Nails", "Arielle", and "If All Goes Well".

      Filmography

      Film

      YearTitleRoleNotes
      1999Special DeliveryLittle Angel
      2000SchimmelSamanthaTelevision film
      200413 Going on 30Six chick
      2004SleepoverElizabeth "Liz" Daniels
      2005MadisonRacing girl
      2006HootBeatrice "The Bear" LeepLead role
      2007Farce of the PenguinsTeenage penguinVoice
      2008Remember the DazeAngie
      2008The BabysitterAllisonShort film
      2009House BrokenSusan "Suzy" Decker
      2009Just PeckEmily
      2009Tanner HallKate
      2010GreenbergSara
      2010Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldEnvy Adams
      2011TreatmentFranny
      2011SmorgasbordCiaraShort film
      2011RampartHelen
      201221 Jump StreetMolly
      2012The Trouble with BlissStephanie Jouseski
      2013Don JonMonica Martello
      2013Short Term 12GraceAustin Film Critics Association for Best Actress


      Austin Film Critics Association for Breakthrough Artist


      Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress


      Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough


      Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actress


      Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Virtuoso Award


      Pending – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress


      Pending – Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead


      Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actress


      Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance


      Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress


      Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society for Best Actress


      Nominated – Indiana Film Critics Association for Best Actress


      Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress


      Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Breakthrough Performance


      Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress


      Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Performance


      Nominated – San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
      2013The Spectacular NowCassidy
      2014Basmati BluesLinda

      Television

      YearTitleRoleNotes
      1998To Have & to HoldLily QuinnEpisodes: "Right My Fire"


      "The Kids Are All Right?"
      1999Touched by an AngelRachelEpisode: "Into the Fire"
      1999PopularRobin RobinEpisode: "Fall on Your Knees"
      2000Then Came YouYoung AllisonEpisode: "Then Came Aidan's Ex"
      2001–2002Raising DadEmily Stewart22 episodes
      2003Hope & FaithSydney ShanowskiUnaired pilot
      2008Ghost WhispererKrista EisenburgEpisode: "Slam"
      2009The BurgHipster girlEpisode: "Change"
      2009–2011United States of TaraKatherine "Kate" Gregson36 episodes
      2011The LeagueAshleyEpisodes: "The Au Pair"


      "Ol' Smoke Crotch"
      2012NTSF:SD:SUV::KaterinEpisode: "The Real Bicycle Thief"
      2013CommunityRachelEpisodes: "Herstory of Dance"


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      Discography

      Album

      Finally Out of P.E.
      • Released: October 18, 2005 (U.S.)
      • U.S. sales: 3,500

      Singles

      • 2005: "She Said"
      • 2005: "Life After You"
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