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Known Credits: 10

Birthday: 1983-08-07

Place of Birth: Chicago

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Brit Marling

Biography

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.

Acting
2014 The Keeping Room
2014 I Origins as Karen
2014 Babylon
2014 The Better Angels as Nancy Lincoln
2013 The East as Sarah
2012 Arbitrage as Brooke Miller
2012 The Company You Keep as Isabel
2011 Another Earth as Rhoda Williams
2011 Sound of My Voice as Maggie
2009 Community - (1 episode) as Page
Production
2013 The East … Producer
2011 Another Earth … Producer
Writing
2013 The East … Writer
2011 Another Earth … Screenplay
2011 Sound of My Voice … Writer