Born: 1 October 1989
Birthplace: Sacramento, California
Best known as: The actress who won an Oscar as the mom in the movie Room
Name at birth: Brianne Sidonie DesaulniersBrie Larson is the American actress who won an Oscar for her starring role in the Lenny Abrahamson thriller Room (2015). Brie Larson is originally from Sacramento; her family moved to Los Angeles to further her performing career when she was eight years old. She's worked steadily ever since, in television series, TV movies and feature films, playing popular girls, as in The Spectacular Now (starring Shailene Woodley) and 2010's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (starring Michael Cera), as well as troubled rebels, as in United States of Tara (created by Diablo Cody) and Rampart (starring Woody Harrelson). In her Oscar-winning role in Room, she played a kidnapped mother plotting her escape with her 5-year-old son who has never seen the outside world. Her other credits include TV's Raising Dad (2001-02, with Kat Dennings) and the feature films Hoot (2006), 21 Jump Street (2012, starring Channing Tatum) and Trainwreck (2015, as Amy Schumer's sister).
Brie Larson released an album of her own music in 2005, Finally Out of P.E.
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