Gillian Jacobs

Biography

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Gillian Jacobs (born October 20, 1982) is an American film, theatre and television actress, best known for her role as Britta Perry on the NBC comedy series Community.

Jacobs was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Martina Magenau Jacobs, was a Carnegie Mellon University director of alumni relations at the Heinz College. Her father, William F. Jacobs Jr., was an investment banker.She was raised in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon. She is of French, German, Irish, and Scottish descent. Her family owned the Jackson Koehler Eagle Brewery, established in 1847 in Erie, Pennsylvania, where her grandfather, John Martin Magenau Jr., served as President and CEO until its closure in 1978.

Jacobs began studying acting at the age of eight, and attended acting classes on Saturdays at the Pittsburgh Playhouse while growing up.She performed with the Pittsburgh Public Theater, where she was a perennial contender in the Public's Shakespeare Monologue Contest, leading her to be cast as Titania in its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. After graduating from Mt. Lebanon High School in 2000, Jacobs moved to New York City, New York to attend the Juilliard School, where she was a member of the Drama Division's Group 33. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2004.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Gillian Jacobs (born October 20, 1982) is an American film, theatre and television actress, best known for her role as Britta Perry on the NBC comedy series Community.

Jacobs was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Martina Magenau Jacobs, was a Carnegie Mellon University director of alumni relations at the Heinz College. Her father, William F. Jacobs Jr., was an investment banker.She was raised in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon. She is of French, German, Irish, and Scottish descent. Her family owned the Jackson Koehler Eagle Brewery, established in 1847 in Erie, Pennsylvania, where her grandfather, John Martin Magenau Jr., served as President and CEO until its closure in 1978.

Jacobs began studying acting at the age of eight, and attended acting classes on Saturdays at the Pittsburgh Playhouse while growing up.She performed with the Pittsburgh Public Theater, where she was a perennial contender in the Public's Shakespeare Monologue Contest, leading her to be cast as Titania in its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. After graduating from Mt. Lebanon High School in 2000, Jacobs moved to New York City, New York to attend the Juilliard School, where she was a member of the Drama Division's Group 33. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2004.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1982-10-20

Place of Birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Brother Nature
2016 Dean as Nicky
2016 Don't Think Twice as Samantha
2016 Love(10 episodes) as Mickey
2015 Long Live the Royals(4 episodes) as Rosalind / Katherine (voice)
2015 Visions as Sadie
2015 No Way Jose as Penny
2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 as Jill
2015 Black or White as Fay
2014 Life Partners as Paige
2014 Toes as Young Patient
2014 The Lookalike as Lacey
2014 The Big Ask as Emily
2014 Walk of Shame as Rose
2014 Harmontown as Herself
2013 Tiny Commando(12 episodes) as Mitzi McNeil
2013 Bad Milo as Sarah
2013 Made in Cleveland as Martha
2013 Monsters vs. Aliens(21 episodes) as Sta'abi (voice)
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone as Miranda
2013 It's Not You, It's Me as Babe
2012 Revenge for Jolly! as Tina
2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World as Waitress / Katie
2012 Adventures in the Sin Bin as Lauren
2012 Girls(5 episodes) as Mimi-Rose Howard
2011 Watching TV With the Red Chinese as Suzanne
2011 Let Go as Darla DeMint
2010 Helena from the Wedding as Helena
2010 Coach as Zoe
2010 NoNAMES as CJ
2009 The Good Wife(1 episode) as Sonia
2009 The Box as Dana
2009 Community(122 episodes) as Britta Perry
2009 Solitary Man as Tall Girl
2009 Royal Pains(1 episode) as Tess Frimoli
2008 Gardens of the Night as Leslie
2008 Choke as Cherry Daiquiri / Beth
2008 Fringe(1 episode) as Joanne Ostler
2007 Traveler(1 episode) as Kimberly
2007 Blackbird as Froggy
2006 The Book of Daniel(5 episodes) as Adele Congreve
2005 Robot Chicken(1 episode) as (voice)
2005 Building Girl as Katie
2004 The Venture Bros.(1 episode) as Marsha Backwood (voice)
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode) as Sue Smith
2000 Aqua Teen Hunger Force(1 episode) as Carl's Wife (voice)

Directing

2015 The Queen of Code … Director

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