Brit Marling

Active - 2004 - 2014  |   Born - Aug 7, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois, United States  |   Genres - Culture & Society [nf], Sports & Recreation [nf], Music [nf]

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  • Interned at Goldman Sachs after her junior year at Georgetown, but ultimately eschewed a career in finance for film.
  • Dropped out of college before her senior year and spent a year in Cuba filming the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas (2004) before returning to school.
  • Was the 2005 class valedictorian at Georgetown.
  • Had two films that she co-produced, co-wrote and starred in accepted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival—Another Earth and Sound of My Voice.
  • Unable to afford extras and costumes for a scene in Sound of My Voice, she had to wrap herself in a bedsheet and stroll along a city's skid-row area while filmmakers shot from a van on the street.
  • Another Earth was directed and co-written by Mike Cahill, and Sound of My Voice was directed and co-written by Zal Batmanglij; both men were her classmates at Georgetown and the three shared a house in California after graduation.
  • Appeared in Henry Wolfe's 2011 music video "Someone Else."