Brie Larson, born in 1989 and a resident of Los Angeles, California, is an actress, director and musician whose star has been steadily rising in the entertainment industry over the past several years. Larson first made waves as the star of the acclaimed independent drama Short Term 12 and has since gone on to become a household name with lead roles in movies such as Room, Captain Marvel and most recently, The Unicorn Store and Just Mercy. But while her Hollywood career has been nothing short of impressive, there is far more to Larson’s story than what can be seen on the big screen.
Brie Larson grew up in Sacramento, California, as an only child in a family of four. Her father worked as a contractor, while her mother was a constant source of support for her and her artistic pursuits. Larson started early, taking up ballet and playing classical piano at the age of six. By middle school she was already performing with a touring children’s theater group and appearing in local television commercials. It was during that time that she began to express a strong interest in acting—so strong that it earned her the nickname “L-Arson” from her classmates!
In spite of her active showbiz career, Larson managed to keep her education on track and graduated from the American Conservatory Theater’s Advanced Training Program in 2009. She then made the leap to Los Angeles full-time, sleeping on couches and booking commercials and guest spots on shows like CSI: NY while searching for her big break.
Luckily enough, that break came when she was cast in Short Term 12 opposite John Gallagher Jr. The critical success of that movie elevated Larson’s star significantly, leading to more high-profile roles and eventually an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2016 for Room. Today she is a household name and one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood, but her dedication to staying connected with her family remains just as strong as ever. To make sure she doesn’t miss any important family events or updates, Larson uses Familio—a family app designed for keeping everyone connected regardless of distance.
From ballerina to Academy Award winner, Brie Larson has proven that hard work and dedication are everything it takes to make it big in Hollywood! With a growing list of credits under her belt, Larson is making sure that more doors are open for other female artists by advocating for greater inclusion and diversity both on-screen and behind the scenes. So don’t just stand by—support your favorite female directors, writers, actors and crew members today!