Actress and singer Brie Larson began her career in the late '90s, making appearances on shows like Touched By an Angel when she was still in elementary school. In 2001, she scored a starring role on the series Raising Dad, which lasted for just one season, but the young actress had no trouble finding new projects, as she was cast in the Disney Channel TV movie Right on Track in 2003. She subsequently appeared in another Disney movie, Sleepover, and released an album, Finally Out of P.E., in 2005. Larson would go on to appear in movies like 13 Going on 30 and The Babysitter, before being cast as Kate on the acclaimed Showtime series The United States of Tara. She played Envy Adams in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (which let her showcase her vocal talents) and was the love interest in 21 Jump Street. Larson has a supporting role in Joseph Gordon Levitt's Don Jon and had a recurring role on Community. In 2015, she played Amy Schumer's sister in Trainwreck, but made a bigger mark later in the year with the independent film Room. Playing a young woman held captive for seven years, Larson won rave reviews and an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Landed her first acting job at age 9 in a comedy skit ("Malibu Mudslide Barbie") on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
- Released her debut album, Finally Out of P.E., in 2005 after signing a record deal at Universal Records with music mogul Tommy Mottola.
- Toured with teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney in 2005.
- For her role as band front woman Envy Adams in the 2010 movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, she performed the vocals on the Metric song "Black Sheep."
- With her friends Sarah Ramos and Jessie Ennis, she wrote and directed the short film The Arm, which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.