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Brit Marling

Brit Heyworth Marling (born August 7, 1983) is an American writer, producer, director, and actress. After majoring in economics at Georgetown University, Brit moved to Los Angeles with friends Mike Cahil and Zal Batmanglij to pursue screenplay writing and acting. Marling was born in Chicago, Illinois. She was named "Brit" after her Norwegian maternal great-grandmother. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 with degrees in economics and studio art, and was her class Valedictorian. 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. 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. 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. In 2012, she played Richard Gere's daughter in Arbitrage. In 2013, she collaborated with Sundance once again on her lead role in The East alongside Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgård.

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Aug 7, 1983 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Real Time with Bill Maher 2003-02-21
Latest Project:
Movie This Changes Everything 2019-06-28
Known For
Poster of The East
Poster of The Company You Keep
Poster of Another Earth
Poster of The Recordist
Movie This Changes Everything Herself 2019-06-28
Series The OA OA / Nina Azarova 2016-12-16
Series Off Camera with Sam Jones Herself 2014-02-06
Movie The Better Angels Nancy Lincoln 2014-01-18
Movie I Origins Karen 2014-07-18
Movie Posthumous McKenzie Grain 2014-10-04
Series Babylon Liz Garvey 2014-11-13
Movie The Keeping Room Augusta 2014-09-25
Movie The East Sarah 2013-05-31
Movie The Company You Keep Rebecca Osborne 2012-09-06
Movie Arbitrage Brooke Miller 2012-09-14
Movie Sound of My Voice Maggie 2011-01-22
Movie Another Earth Rhoda Williams 2011-07-22
Movie Political Disasters Brit 2009-02-03
Series Community Page 2009-09-17
Movie The Recordist Charlie Hall 2007-03-26
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Herself 2003-02-21