1. Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers , known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress, director, and singer.
2. Born in Sacramento, California, Larson was home-schooled before she studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater.
3. She began her acting career in television, appearing as a regular on the 2001 sitcom Raising Dad, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award.
4. As a teenager, Larson had brief roles in the 2004 films 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover.
5. From 2009 to 2011, Larson featured as a rebellious teenager in the television series United States of Tara.
6. Larson was born in Sacramento, California, the first daughter of Heather and Sylvain Desaulniers. Her parents divorced when she was a child, and she moved to Los Angeles with her mother and her sister.
7. She studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
8. She stated on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she took her stage name from Kirsten Larson, an American Girl doll she received as a child.
9. The show was selected for the 2001–02 fall season, and was renamed Raising Dad.
10. 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.