Culture April 5, 2017
Brie Larson is just 27 years old and she’s already well on her way to becoming an ultimate star.
Actress, singer and director? She’s a triple threat in ENTITY’s books for sure. But who is Brie Larson, exactly? Well, here are five things you need to know about the multi-talented star.
Okay, so maybe she didn’t technically start on Disney Channel.
Brie Larson actually began her career at just six years old. She was the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where she studied drama.
Then, in her teens she starred in one of Disney Channel’s most watched original movies, “Right on Track” (2003). But, she really started making a name for herself in her series regular role of Kate, the sarcastic and rebellious daughter, in Showtime’s “United States of Tara.”
Later in her career, Brie Larson moved to the big screen and starred in a series of films including “Trainwreck” with Amy Schumer and “Room,” a film adaptation of the novel of the same name.
“Room” received widespread critical acclaim, especially for Larson’s astounding performance. Her work in “Room” earned her several awards, including the 2016 Academy Award for Best Actress and the 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Now, she can be seen on the big screen as the star in “Kong: Skull Island,” which is her highest grossing release to date.
Yes, Brie Larson is a talented actress, but she’s also busy juggling her musical career. Larson landed her first record deal at just 13 years old at Universal Records with producer Tommy Mottola. Her first release, “Finally Out of P.E.,” in 2005 led to a nationwide tour.
And as a fun fact, IMDB reports that Brie’s go-to karaoke song is Usher’s “Burn” from the 2004 album “Confessions.” Clearly she’s got great taste in music.
Just like everyone else, Brie Larson didn’t start out as a big star. She’s admitted to wanting to quit acting several times. In the past, the business was just too difficult for her and she wasn’t getting roles she wanted.
So in order to pay the bills, she pursued careers in photography, interior design and animal training.
And recently, she also revealed on her Instagram that she was a DJ. “I used to DJ. It was the “real” job that floated me while I auditioned for the movies I never got,” she captioned her picture. “I was hustling, but I got people dancing and hung with my other DJ friends. I’m grateful for where I am now, but want to give a toast to the life I lived before. To all the dreamers with day jobs, I see you, don’t give up. There is beauty in your journey.”
The Oscar-winning actress has signed up to produce and star in a film about trailblazer Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president of the United States. According to Larson, she’s dedicated to bringing about social change through her work.
“That’s the reason why I make movies. You hope that it reverberates outward and that it changes people’s opinions and hopefully for the better,” she recently told Vanity Fair.
On top of that, she was also praised for refusing to clap for Casey Affleck’s best actor win at the 2017 Oscars. To her fans, this was seen as a response to the sexual harassment allegations made against the “Manchester in the Sea” star.
But this reaction is no surprise considering Brie Larson has previously told Elle, “I’d put it all on the line and be an activist for the rest of my life because it doesn’t feel right to me to be quiet.”
And to that, Brie Larson, ENTITY applauds you.
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