Larson in 2011
|Birth name||Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers|
|Born||October 1, 1989|
|Origin||Sacramento, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop, pop rock, acoustic, teen pop|
|Occupations||Actress, singer-songwriter, musician, screenwriter, poet|
|Labels||Casablanca (2004–2006) |
Universal Music (2007–2010)
Big Brass Stacks (2010–present)
Brie Larson (born Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers; October 1, 1989) is an American actress, singer-songwriter and musician. She is best known for her roles in Right on Track, Sleepover, Remember the Daze, United States of Tara, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street, and Short Term 12. Her album Finally Out of P.E. was released in October 2005 and her song "Hope Has Wings" was released as a music video on the "Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus" DVD.
Larson was born Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers in Sacramento, California. Her parents were chiropractors who ran a practice together. They separated during her childhood, and she moved to Los Angeles, along with her younger sister and mother.
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Larson's first job was performing in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Soon after, she was cast in the television series Schimmel, which never aired because its star, Robert Schimmel, was diagnosed with cancer shortly before filming was to begin. After it was "on hold" for ten months, FOX canceled the show. Larson later auditioned for a new show for The WB called In Your Dreams, and landed the role of Bob Saget's character's younger daughter, Emily. The show was selected for the 2001–02 fall season, and was renamed Raising Dad. It was then canceled after 27 episodes. Larson was also cast in the pilot for the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, but she and some of the other cast members were dropped after the unaired pilot.
In 2003, Larson was cast as Courtney Enders in the Disney Channel Original Movie Right on Track, a film based on a true story. In July, 2004 she co-starred with a large cast of teen actors in the film Sleepover. She also had a small role in the movie 13 Going on 30. Larson also appeared in the film Hoot, opposite actors Logan Lerman and Cody Linley. The film opened on May 5, 2006. Larson's voice is also featured in the movie Farce of the Penguins as a teenage penguin. She played Angie in the 2007 comedy/drama Remember the Daze.
Larson appeared in the 2008 short film The Babysitter, written and directed by David H. Steinberg and co-starring Josh Cooke, Molly Hagan, and John Kapelos. She appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer in January 2008. She also has a role as Kate in the 2008 film, Tanner Hall, directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Fürstenberg. Larson played the character Kate Gregson on the Showtime series United States of Tara. The show premiered on January 18, 2009 and was canceled on May 23, 2011 with its final episode airing on June 20, 2011.
In 2013, she guest-starred as Rachel in an episode of Community titled "Herstory of Dance". In 2013, she also signed Short Term 12. She has appeared as guest in Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show numerous times in 2010 and 2011.
Larson has launched a career as a musician, singer and songwriter, and after releasing her only album in a major record label in 2005, and has been performing in live concerts throughout the United States since then. A second album came to production and was completed but never released. Most recently, Larson revealed plans to release an EP, but that also never reached the public. She did not give up on her career as a musician, but it is not known when she will release new songs. Her last public appearance as a singer was in 2010, when she performed "Black Sheep", along with the band Metric in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Her interest in being a singer started in early 2003, when she began to promote her songs through her personal website and was already showing interest in releasing an album. The first leaked was "Go Goodbye", a song about "two great people who just aren't great together", in her own words and along with "Invisible Girl", were the tracks that led Larson to sign a record deal some time after with Casablanca Records, an Universal Records imprint. Both songs were produced and written with the help of Michael Binikos and Craig Bartock. In 2003, she leaked another track, "Not a Freak" and this time there was even a music video for it, which was available for purchase online. In late spring of 2004, she removed all the songs on her website due to Casablanca's contract restrictions and was in the process of recording new songs for her first album.
In October of that same year, her willingness to release an album was coming closer and "She Said", the first single from her yet-to-be-released debut album at that time was available to listen via her official website gaining an official release in iTunes in December and was sent to radios across the country in the following month. Despite having been the 99th best-selling CD single in the country in 2005, according to SoundScan and peaking at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales, the song failed to reach the Top 40 of the most played songs in the country, receiving low airplay. She also recorded live performances for AOL Sessions on October 11, 2004.
Her only released album, Finally Out of P.E., went on sale in late 2005 and sold 3,500 copies in United States. Before its release, her record label released a DVD featuring "She Said" music video, the making of it and her AOL Sessions performances. The entire album was focused in teenage audiences and that became clear while she was playing in Teen People's Rock in Shop Tour, went on tour with Jesse McCartney and received a lot of airplay from children-oriented radios like Radio Disney and Radio KOL. The music video for "She Said", directed by Chris Applebaum, showed a story about a bored fast food restaurant worker who was aiming to sing and, that way, "finding herself". She also sang "Hope Has Wings", the song from the credits of the movie Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus. A music video for the song appears as a bonus feature on the movie's DVD.
In 2006, she recorded a song slightly different from her previous works for the soundtrack of the Hoot movie, "Coming Around", co-written with Jacques Brautbar and Rami Perlman, vocalist and guitarist of a Los Angeles-based independent band. On March 1, 2006, Larson performed an acoustic set of new songs at L.A.'s famous Viper Room. The songs played were "Dear Universe", "Powershift", "Stilts and the Titanic", "Superstition", a cover of Indigo Girls' "Closer to Fine" and "Falling Into History", a track from her album. From the new songs, the only one to be leaked in a studio recording was "Stilts and the Titanic", produced and co-written by Binikos. The song was made available to listen and download as a demo version in Larson's Official Myspace in the summer 2006. On October 22, 2008 she announced to fans in a blog published in her official Myspace page that she will be recording a 5 track EP with new material and will provide backing vocals for artist Caitlin Crosby's latest album. The EP was to include a re-recorded version of Ugly (a track from her album) and four new songs: "Dear Universe", "Sharpen My Nails", "Arielle", and "If All Goes Well".
|1999||Special Delivery||Little Angel|
|2003||Right on Track||Courtney Lee Enders|
|2004||13 Going on 30||Six Chick|
|2004||Sleepover||Elizabeth "Liz" Daniels|
|2005||Madison||Racing Girl #2|
|2006||Hoot||Beatrice "The Bear" Leep||Lead role|
|2007||Farce of the Penguins||Teenage Penguin||Voice role|
|2008||Remember the Daze||Angie|
|2008||The Babysitter||Allison||Short film|
|2009||House Broken||Susan "Suzy" Decker|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Envy Adams|
|2012||21 Jump Street||Molly|
|2012||The Trouble with Bliss||Stephanie Jouseski|
|2013||Don Jon||Monica Martello|
|2013||Short Term 12||Grace|
|2013||The Spectacular Now||Cassidy|
|1998||To Have & to Hold||Lily Quinn||Episodes: 1.7 "Right My Fire", |
1.10 "The Kids Are All Right?"
|1999||Touched by an Angel||Rachel||Episode: 5.20 "Into the Fire"|
|1999||Popular||Robin Robin||Episode: 1.10 "Fall on Your Knees"|
|2000||Then Came You||Young Allison||Episode: 1.8 "Then Came Aidan's Ex"|
|2001–2002||Raising Dad||Emily Stewart||22 episodes, lead role|
|2003||Hope & Faith||Sydney Shanowski||Unaired pilot|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Krista Eisenburg||Episode: 3.11 "Slam"|
|2009||The Burg||Hipster Girl||Episode: 2.1 "Change"|
|2009–2011||United States of Tara||Katherine "Kate" Gregson||36 episodes, lead role|
|2011||The League||Ashley||Episodes: 3.3 "The Au Pair", |
3.4 "Ol' Smoke Crotch"
|2012||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Katerin||Episode: 2.2 "The Real Bicycle Thief"|
|2013||Community||Rachel||Episode: 4.8 "Herstory of Dance", |
- Released: October 18, 2005 (U.S.)
- U.S. sales: 3,500
- Short Term 12 Trailer Starring Brie Larson
- Former Child Actress Brie Larson at ‘Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’
- Brie Larson/Myspace
- Official Website. August 8, 2003. Archived from the original. Retrieved on 2010-11-09.
- Brie Larson > Profile. American Music Channel. Retrieved on 2010-11-09.
- Moore, David. "Bunnies, Traps, and Slip ‘n’ Slides: An Interview with Brie Larson", Stylus Magazine, September 19, 2007. Retrieved on 2010-11-09.
- Brie filmed her first music video for the single. October 8, 2003. Archived from the original. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
- Official Website. June 2, 2004. Archived from the original. Retrieved on 2010-11-09.
- Brie Larson. Coming Soon // Debut Album Coming 2005. October 9, 2005. Archived from the original. Retrieved on 2010-11-09.
- Daily News. Tommy2.net, December 29, 2004. Retrieved on 2010-11-09.
- FMQB.com. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
- "Aol Sessions" (2002) - Episode List. IMDb. Retrieved on 2010-11-09.
- Friedman, Roger. "Mariah's Up, So Where's Tommy?", Fox News, January 4, 2006. Retrieved on 2010-11-09.
- Chris Applebaum > Credits. Retrieved on 2010-11-09
- Brie Larson, official website, news section. Retrieved on 2012-01-30.
- ASCAP ACE - Search. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
- http://tommy2.net/content/?p=163 May 2, 2006 concert review from Tommy2.Net
- Brie Larson | AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
- FMQB.com Retrieved 2012-01-30.
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