50 facts about actress and singer Brie Larson

Brie Larson began her career as a child actor, performing in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Learn 50 interesting facts about actress and singer Brie Larson.

1. Larson was born in Sacramento, California.

2. Her parents were chiropractors who ran a practice together.

3. Her parents separated during her childhood.

4. After her parents separeated she moved to Los Angeles, with her mother.

5. She has a younger sister, Milaine.

6. Growing up, Larson's first language was French.

7. Brie stated in an interview with Glamour that she chose "Larson" as her stage name from her great-grandmother's maiden name, as her surname was too difficult to pronounce.

8. She later claimed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that her choice was influenced by an American Girl doll she received as a child.

9. Her full name is Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers.

10. She is an actress and singer.

11. She began her career as a child actor, performing in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

12. She appeared in supporting roles, most notably in Sleepover and 13 Going on 30, both in 2004.

13. In 2010, Larson was featured in Greenberg and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

14. She continued her supporting work in a wide range of films including Rampart, 21 Jump Street, Don Jon and The Spectacular Now.

15. Her breakthrough leading role was in Short Term 12.

16. In 2015, she co-starred in the comedy Trainwreck and starred in the drama Room.

17. For her role in Room she has received Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

18. On television, Larson co-starred as Kate Gregson in Diablo Cody's comedy series, United States of Tara from 2009 to 2011.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. Larson was also cast in the pilot for the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, but she and some other cast members were dropped after the unaired pilot.

22. In 2003, she starred alongside Beverley Mitchell on the Disney Channel original movie Right on Track.

23. In July 2004, she co-starred with a large cast of teen actors in the film Sleepover.

24. She also had a small role in the movie 13 Going on 30.

25. Larson appeared in the 2006 film Hoot, opposite actors Logan Lerman and Cody Linley.

26. Her voice is also featured in the film Farce of the Penguins as a teenage penguin.

27. She played Angie in the 2007 comedy-drama Remember the Daze and also appeared in the 2008 short film The Babysitter, written and directed by David H. Steinberg.

28. She appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer in January 2008.

29. She also has a role as Kate in the 2008 film, Tanner Hall, directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Fürstenberg.

30. Larson played the character Kate Gregson on the Showtime series United States of Tara. The show premiered on January 18, 2009 and was not renewed after its third season. The season finale aired on June 20, 2011.

31. In 2013, she guest-starred as Rachel in an episode of Community titled "Herstory of Dance", and again in the episode "Analysis of Cork-Based Networking" the following year.

32. She appeared as a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson several times between 2010 and 2013.

33. In 2015, Larson played the sister of Amy Schumer's character in the film Trainwreck.

34. Larson has been cast in Kong: Skull Island, cast along with Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston.

35. Larson has launched a career as a musician, singer and songwriter.

36. After releasing her debut album in a major record label in 2005, and has been performing in live concerts throughout the United States since then.

37. A second album came to production and was completed but never released.

38. Most recently, Larson revealed plans to release an EP, but that also never reached the public.

39. She did not give up on her career as a musician, but it is not known when she will release new songs.

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. Her only released album, Finally Out of P.E., went on sale in late 2005 and sold 3,500 copies in U.S.

43. Before her album was released, her record label released a DVD featuring "She Said" music video, the making of it and her AOL Sessions performances.

44. Larson is in a long-term relationship with musician Alex Greenwald.

45. Sang "Coming Around" in her movie Hoot.

46. Read the book Hoot before she had read the screenplay.

47. Good friends with Cody Linley, Sara Paxton and Logan Lerman.

48. Her father is from a French-Canadian family from Winnipeg.

49. Her mother has English, Swedish, German, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry.

50. Brie's go-to karaoke song is Usher's "Burn" from the 2004 album "Confessions".

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