Multiple award-winning American actress, Brie Larson, has built an impressive reputation for herself in the international entertainment industry. Larson is most popular for her role in Room (2015) which earned her Oscar’s Best Actress Award at the 88th Academy Awards. She had a part in the 2019 American superhero film, Captain Marvel. In addition to acting, Brie Larson is also a film director, singer, songwriter, musician, and poet. Let’s take a better look at her life, career, relationship, and more.
Brie Larson Bio and Age
Brie Larson was born as Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers on October 1, 1989, in Sacramento, California, United States. She is of French-Canadian descent. This explains why she can speak both English and French fluently. Her parents, Heather Edwards and Sylvain Desaulniers were both homeopathic practitioners and ran a health practice together.
Brie grew up alongside her younger sister and only sibling, Milaine. She schooled at home for the most part of her early years. Consequently, she grew so attached to her mother and was tended to be a very shy kid. The solitary upbringing, however, gave her the opportunity to develop her sensory and motor skills much faster. As a child, she would write, direct and film her own movies in their home garage, with her cousins being members of the cast.
By the time she was six, Brie Larson had already made it clear that she wanted to become an actress. She was then enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco as the youngest student ever admitted at the conservatory at the time.
Unfortunately, Larson’s parents separated in 1998 before she clocked 9. Consequently, her mother took her and her sister to Los Angeles from where she continued her acting education. The split plunged them into abject poverty but her mother worked hard to see her through.
Brie Larson made her first professional screen appearance in 1998; she guest-starred in an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where she performed a commercial skit for Barbie. The same year, she appeared in two episodes of CBS series, To Have & to Hold. In 1999, she landed her first film role in Special Delivery, staring as “Little Angel”.
While still a middle school student, Brie starred in a number of movies including WB’s Raising Dad (2001), Disney Channel’s Right on Track (2003), and MGM’s teen comedy Sleepover (2004). During high school, she had roles in Hoot (2006) and Remember the Daze (2007).
2009 was a big year for Brie as she starred in a number of movies including Tanner Hall, Just Peck, and United States of Tara which eventually became her breakthrough. Her career surged higher in 2015 when she starred as a major character Joy in the independent drama film Room.
The huge success that Larson has now achieved in her career didn’t come easy, she faced difficult times and even considered switching to other careers including photography, interior decoration, animal training, however, after her attempt at a different career failed, she retraced her steps to acting for good.
Brie Larson has recorded significant success in her acting career, winning a total of 62 awards so far, including Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA. Popular among other films she has starred in are Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Greenberg (2010), The Trouble with Bliss (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012), Short Term 12 (2013), Don Jon (2013), The Spectacular Now (2013), Trainwreck (2015), Room (2015), and Kong: Skull Island (2017).
Meanwhile, Brie Larson’s talents in the arts are not limited to acting alone. She’s also got some musical skills and dreams. Aged 13, Casablanca Music Executive Tommy Mottola signed Brie under the Universal Records label. She later released her first recording, a 13-track pop album titled Finally Out of P.E. in October 2005. She took up the stage name, Brie Larson to solve the difficulty of pronouncing her real name, especially the last one.
Brie Larson’s Net Worth
As of 2020, Brie Larson’s net worth stands at an impressive $10 million estimate. With an annual income of about $1 million, it is no surprise that Larson has amassed such amount of wealth. The major source of Larson’s earning is of course from her primary job as an entertainer. Some sources have it that Brie earned a salary of around $5 million for her role in Captain Marvel.
Her Husband, Boyfriend
Brie Larson is in a relationship with Alex Greenwald, an American musician and record producer mostly popular for being the lead vocalist of the band Phantom Planet. Larson and Greenwald started dating in 2013 and the couple became engaged in 2016.
However, rumors broke in January 2019 that the two have separated for undisclosed reasons. According to a source, the couple took a step back from their engagement. Based on records, Larson and Greenwald made their last major public appearance as a couple on the purple carpet of Avengers: Infinity War world premiere held on 23rd April 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Prior to her relationship with Alex Greenwald, Brie Larson had dated John Patrick Amedori (2008-2012) and Cody Linley (2006-2007).
Height and Measurements
Brie Larson stands tall at a height of 1.7 meters (5 feet 7 inches). She has a slim stature that weighs 58 kilograms (128 pounds), with the sought-after hourglass body figure measuring 34-24-35 inches for bust, waist, and hips respectively. Her eye color is light brown while her hair is blonde. Larson’s dress size is 4 in U.S measurements, and 36 in Europe. As for her shoe size, it is 9 (U.S) and 39-40 (EU).