Brie Larson

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FEMALE LEAD: Short Term 12 – “Grace”


Synopsis


Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge – and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr.) But Grace’s own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself – throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility – Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever), a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. She and Mason also struggle to help Marcus (Keith Stanfield) – an intense, quiet kid who is about to turn 18 – manage the difficulty of having to leave the facility. Grace comes to find – in both her work and the new teenager in her care – surprising sources of redemption. And while the subject matter is complex and often dark, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humor – in unexpected places.


Biography


At just 23, BRIE LARSON has already built an impressive career as one of the more versatile young actresses working today as she has moved effortlessly from one genre to another with every project she takes on.

Brie had two films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival: The Spectacular Now, opposite Shailene Woodley, where she plays Miles Teller’s seemingly perfect girlfriend, and Brie also co-stars in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Don Jon, playing his cynical/realist younger sister. She was recently seen in the hugely successful film, 21 Jump Street as the love interest to Jonah Hill, and received rave reviews for her supporting role in the Oren Moverman film Rampart, playing the incorrigible, defiant daughter of Woody Harrelson, a dirty cop in Los Angeles’ Rampart division.

Brie garnered substantial acclaim for her portrayal of “Kate”, Toni Collette’s sarcastic and rebellious daughter, in Showtime’s breakout drama United States of Tara, which was created by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody and based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg. Other notable credits include Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, where she played the rock star ex-girlfriend of Michael Cera, and Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, as a young temptress flirting with Ben Stiller. She has appeared on stage at the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival in the role of “Emily” in Our Town, and recurred on the F/X cult favorite series, The League as an overly amorous Au Pair.

In addition to acting, Brie is a writer and director. Her short film, The Arm won the prize for Best Comedic Storytelling at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Brie currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.