Brie Larson

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers , known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and singer. Born in Sacramento, California, Larson was homeschooled before she studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater. 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.

Larson was born in Sacramento, California, the daughter of Sylvain and Heather Desaulniers. Her parents were chiropractors who ran a practice together. Her parents divorced when she was a child, and she moved to Los Angeles with her mother and her sister. She studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Before that she was homeschooled. Her paternal grandparents were FrenchCanadian from Manitoba. Her paternal grandmother, Gabrielle Desaulniers, died in December 2015. One of her paternal 4th greatgrandmothers was described as a Mackinac Islandborn redheaded Mtis woman fluent in French, English, Cree and Michif . Growing up, Larsons first language was French. Brie stated in an interview with Glamour that she chose Larson as her stage name from her Swedish greatgrandmothers maiden name, as her surname was too difficult to pronounce. She stated on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she took her stage name from Kirsten Larson, an American Girl doll she rece

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