Who is Brie Larson? Oscars 2019 presenter and star of Captain Marvel – all you need to know

Who is Brie Larson? Oscars 2019 presenter and star of Captain Marvel – all you need to know

SHE has already landed the top honour as an actress after walking away with the Best Actress Oscar in 2015.
And Brie Larson’s star continues to rise thanks to her role in the blockbuster remake King Kong: Skull Island, and her upcoming part as Captain Marvel in the Avengers series.
Getty Images Brie Larson is the Oscar-wining actress who stars in the blockbuster remake, Kong: Skull Island
Who is Brie Larson and what’s her real name?
Brie Larson, 29, was born Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers on October 1, 1989, in California.
After deciding her surname was too difficult to pronounce, Brie chose Larson as her stage name because it was her Swedish great-grandmother’s maiden name and she was also inspired by her childhood American Doll, Kirsten Larson.
She began her career in TV and was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her regular appearance on 2001 sitcom, Raising Dad.
Brie began to make waves with brief roles in 13 going on 40, Scott Pilgrim vs. the Work and 21 Jump Street before she got her breakthrough role in independent short drama, Short Term 12.
In 2017, she starred as confident photographer Mason Weaver in the new King Kong remake.
Getty Images Brie won the Best Actress Oscar in 2015 – pictured celebrating with Alicia Vikander
Has Brie Larson won an Oscar and is she a singer?
Brie became an industry favourite in 2015 after starring in the critically acclaimed drama, Room, in which she played a troubled kidnap victim dreaming of the chance to escape captivity with her son.
Brie won the Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA award and Golden Globe award for her role, as well as the all-important Academy Award.
She is also a musician, singer, and songwriter after releasing her debut album, Finally Out of P.E in 2005.
The star also performed the song Black Sheep with the band Metric whilst starring in 2010 hit Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Getty Images Brie is in a long-term relationship with musician, Alex Greenwald
Is Brie Larson married?
Brie was in a long-term relationship with musician, Alex Greenwald – who is the lead singer of the rock band, Phantom Planet.
The pair began dating in 2013 and confirmed they had become engaged in May 2016.
On January 11, 2019 it was reported that the couple had called off their engagement.
The couple keeps their relationship relatively private but has been spotted together at red carpet events.
She is next set to star in Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel
Why did Brie Larson refuse to clap for Casey Affleck at the Oscars?
Brie made headlines after the 2016 Oscars as fans noticed the star did not clap when she presented controversial actor Casey Affleck with the Best Actor award.
Many suggested that her reaction was in response to the allegations of sexual harassment that have been linked to the star.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Brie explained: “I think that whatever it was that I did onstage kind of spoke for itself. I’ve said all that I need to say about that topic.”
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When is Captain Marvel out in the UK?
Captain Marvel will be released in the UK on March 8, 2019, just after Brie appears on the Jonathan Ross show alongside co-star Samuel L Jackson.
The film is a prequel to the 2018 film Infinity War, which teased her arrival when Nick Fury (Jackson) paged the superhero after Thanos had turned half the universe to dust.

It follows the former US Air Force pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) who gained superpowers when her DNA became fused with an alien’s during an accident.
The film also explores the origin story of Nick Fury since Captain Marvel is the first superhero he ever met – the film is set before he lost his eye and might explain how he got the cosmic pager.

Brie Larson wins Best Actress Oscar 2016


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