Fast Facts

  • Landed her first acting job at age 9 in a comedy skit ("Malibu Mudslide Barbie") on The Tonight Show With Jay  Leno.
  • Released her debut album, Finally Out of P.E., in 2005 after signing a record deal at Universal Records with music mogul Tommy Mottola.
  • Toured with teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney in 2005. 
  • For her role as band front woman Envy Adams in the 2010 movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, she performed the vocals on the Metric song "Black Sheep."
  • With her friends Sarah Ramos and Jessie Ennis, she wrote and directed the short film The Arm, which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.


  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
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  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actress: Winner
  • 2012, Sundance Film Festival — Special Jury Award for Comedic Storytelling: Winner
  • 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Winner
  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2016, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee


  • Mimsy Desaulniers — Sister
  • Alex Greenwald — Fiancé


  • Birth Name: Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers
  • Birth Place: Sacramento, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

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