Brit Marling

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Brit Marling
Brit Marling by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Brit Marling in March 2012.
BornBrit Heyworth Marling
(1983-08-07) August 7, 1983 (age 30)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationWriter, producer, director, actress
Years active2007–present
Known forAnother Earth
 
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Brit Marling
Brit Marling by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Brit Marling in March 2012.
BornBrit Heyworth Marling
(1983-08-07) August 7, 1983 (age 30)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationWriter, producer, director, actress
Years active2007–present
Known forAnother Earth

Brit Heyworth Marling (born August 7, 1983)[1] is an American writer, producer, director, and actress. After majoring in economics at Georgetown University, Brit moved to Los Angeles with friends Mike Cahill and Zal Batmanglij to pursue screenplay writing and acting.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Marling was born in Chicago, Illinois.[3] She was named "Brit" after her Norwegian maternal great-grandmother.[4] She graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 with degrees in economics and studio art, and was her class Valedictorian.[5][6]

Following graduation from Georgetown, Marling spent a summer interning for the investing banking firm Goldman Sachs. She later turned down a job offer from the firm, opting instead to move to Cuba with friend and director Mike Cahill to film the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas.[7]

It was for this documentary that Marling first gained recognition in 2004; having co-written the film with Mike Cahill and Nicholas Shumaker and co-directed with Mike Cahill.[8] Marling also co-wrote, co-produced, and acted in the 2011 films Sound of My Voice and Another Earth. Both of these films were featured at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, with Another Earth winning the Alfred P. Sloan Prize for outstanding film with science, technology or math as a major theme.[9] In 2012, she played Richard Gere's daughter in Arbitrage. In 2013, she collaborated with Searchlight once again on her lead role in The East alongside Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgård.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007The RecordistCharlie HallShort
2009Political DisastersBritShort
2011Another EarthRhoda WilliamsAlso Writer/Producer
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Sitges Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated— Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Writing
Sound of My VoiceMaggieAlso Writer/Producer
Nominated—Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
CommunityPageTV Series; Episode: "Early 21st Century Romanticism"
2012ArbitrageBrooke Miller
2013The EastSarahAlso Writer/Producer
The Company You KeepRebecca Osborne
The Green Blade RisesNancy Lincoln[10]Post-production
2014PosthumousMcKenzie GrainPost-production
I OriginsPost-production
The Keeping RoomPost-production

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