Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress, filmmaker, singer, and songwriter. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award, and was listed by Forbes in their 30 Under 30 list in 2016.
Born in Sacramento, California, Larson was home-schooled before she was accepted at the American Conservatory Theater at the age of 6, becoming the youngest student accepted there. She began her acting career at the age of 9 with sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She appeared as a regular on the 2001 sitcom Raising Dad, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award. As a teenager, Larson had brief roles in the 2004 films 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover. Her performance in the comedy film Hoot (2006) was praised, and she subsequently played supporting roles in such films as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), 21 Jump Street (2012), and The Spectacular Now (2013) . From 2009 to 2011, Larson appeared as a rebellious teenager in the television series United States of Tara.
Larson's breakthrough came with the acclaimed independent drama Short Term 12 (2013). Further success came in 2015 when she starred in Room, an acclaimed drama based on Emma Donoghue's novel of the same name. She won several awards for her portrayal of a kidnapping victim in the film, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2017, she starred as a photographer in the adventure film Kong: Skull Island, her highest-grossing release, and made her solo directorial debut with the comedy film Unicorn Store.