September 10th, 2019 | Updated on April 3rd, 2020
Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and filmmaker.
Noted for her supporting work in comedies when a teenager, she has since expanded to leading roles in independent dramas and film franchises, receiving such accolades as an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
Larson played supporting roles in the comedy films Hoot (2006), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and 21 Jump Street (2012), and appeared in the television series United States of Tara (2009–2011).
Brie Larson Bio
|Real Name||Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers|
|Birthday||1st October 1989|
|Brie Larson Age||30 Years|
|Brie Larson Height||5′ 7″|
|Parents||Sylvain Desaulniers and Heather Desaulniers|
|Brie Larson Net Worth||$20 Million|
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Brie Larson Net Worth
Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Brie Larson is worth $10 million
Top 10 Brie Larson Movies
1. Room (I) (2015)
In the wrong hands, a project like Room — an adaptation of the Emma Donoghue bestseller about a woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and held captive for nearly a decade with the son she unwillingly birthed — could have either been melodramatic or unremittingly punishing.
But with Larson acting opposite young Jacob Tremblay, the end result — while certainly not an easy watch — brought an aching, consistent humanity to its grim tale, and both stars were richly rewarded with awards and critical acclaim.
Larson took home a Best Actress Oscar for her unforgettable performance after being singled out by critics like the Dallas Morning News’ Chris Vognar, who wrote, “Room is a good movie with a great performance at its core. Larson’s career was already going places… But Room will be remembered as the movie that etched her permanent place on the map.”
2. Short Term 12 (2013)
After working her way through a string of supporting roles, Larson earned her chance to shine as the lead in 2013’s Short Term 12 — and she made the most of it, earning nearly universal raves for her portrayal of Grace Howard, supervisor at the film’s titular group home for troubled teens.
Made for less than $1 million and clocking in at a slim 96 minutes, Term is among the more modest productions in Larson’s filmography, but the story doesn’t want for heft; from Grace’s emotional struggles and strained domestic situation to the gut-wrenching travails of her young charges, the movie resonates with an impact that far outweighs its budget.
“Short Term 12 is that rare movie gutsy enough to tell the truth about love: that it’s not a poetic longing or a magical-thinking happy ending, but a skill,” mused the Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday. “And, the film suggests, we all have the capacity to learn it.”
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3. Captain Marvel (2019)
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
4. Scott Pilgrim VS The World (2010)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World won’t give you the most Brie Larson out of the movies on this list, but as an early glimpse of her talents in action — not to mention one that offers a little overlap with her brief career as a recording artist — it’s well worth a watch.
In fact, Pilgrim is queue-worthy for any number of reasons: aside from a cast stuffed with future superstars (including Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, and Aubrey Plaza), this tale of a bass-playing slacker (Michael Cera) who must battle his way through seven evil exes to earn the love of his one and only (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is funny, visually inventive, and just generally an all-around good time whose blend of humor and effects-assisted action should feel very familiar to audiences seeing it for the first time.
“I bet ten years from now this will be the norm,” predicted Film.com’s Eric D. Snider. “For now, it’s almost revolutionary.”
5. Trainwreck (2015)
This 2015 comedy served as Amy Schumer’s big-screen coming-out party after a couple seasons of hosting her hit Comedy Central series, and all the attention she received was certainly richly deserved — but for the purposes of our list, we’re more concerned with Larson’s appearance as Schumer’s sister, whose ruthlessly pragmatic approach to caring for their father helps drive some of the emotional conflict that fuels Trainwreck‘s narrative arc.
More than a few critics lamented that they wanted to see Schumer and Goldie Hawn in something better after Snatched underwhelmed, and that’s all well and good, but how about a Larson/Schumer reunion with more evenly divided screentime? “There’s nothing remotely fresh about this plotline,” admitted Moira Macdonald for the Seattle Times, “but Trainwreck works as comedy more often than it doesn’t — and that’s rare enough.”
6. Free Fire (2016)
Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shoot-out and a game of survival.
7. The Spectacular Now (2013)
As anyone from the Afterschool Special generation could tell you, many a coming-of-age drama has been derailed by its ham-handed attempts to tackle serious social subjects.
The Spectacular Now, adapted from the Tim Tharp bestseller of the same name, is an exception — a sensitive treatment of teen alcoholism that’s enlivened considerably by a well-chosen roster of talented young stars that included Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley as well as Larson, playing the high school girlfriend whose desire for something more spurs the breakup that sets the plot in motion.
“So many films featuring teens seem overstimulated or familiar,” observed the Denver Post’s Lisa Kennedy. “This one strikes a deep, rich note and holds it.”
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8. Greenberg (2010)
Making the most of limited screentime takes a special type of talent — and with her brief-but-memorable appearance opposite Ben Stiller in Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, Larson proved she had it.
Playing Sara, niece to Stiller’s Roger Greenberg, Larson pops up fairly late in the film to throw a house party with her friend (Juno Temple), which turns out to be just the drug-assisted gateway to an epiphany he needs before making a critical decision about his life in the final act.
Bigger things beckoned just around the corner for the young star; in the meantime, she could content herself with praise for Greenberg from critics such as A.O. Scott of the New York Times, who called it “The funniest and saddest movie Mr. Baumbach has made so far, and also the riskiest.”
9. Rampart (2011)
Countless actors have discussed the unique feeling of freedom that comes with playing an aggressively nasty character, and as years of gleeful scenery-chewing can attest, “bad cop” roles land somewhere near the top of the list.
Woody Harrelson took his turn in the genre with 2012’s Rampart, playing Dave Brown, an unrepentantly crooked LAPD officer whose ill-advised conduct on the streets is only one part of a life of poor decision-making.
Stealing scenes in a key early film role, Larson appears as Brown’s daughter Helen, an angry voice of conscience struggling to land a last-ditch impact. “Rampart patrols some familiar streets,” admitted the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips, “but this jarringly intimate study of a dirty Los Angeles cop sliding, crazily, down the drain has a distinctive new-cliche smell, pungent and alive.”
10. The Glass Castle (2017)
A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.