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Brit Marling Biography

Birth Name:
Brit Heyworth Marling
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession
Actor, director, producer, cinematographer

Fast Facts

  • Interned at Goldman Sachs after her junior year at Georgetown, but ultimately eschewed a career in finance for film
  • Dropped out of college before her senior year and spent a year in Cuba filming the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas (2004) before returning to school
  • Was the 2005 class valedictorian at Georgetown
  • Had two films that she co-produced, co-wrote and starred in accepted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival—Another Earth and Sound of My Voice
  • Unable to afford extras and costumes for a scene in Sound of My Voice, she had to wrap herself in a bedsheet and stroll along a city's skid-row area while filmmakers shot from a van on the street
  • Another Earth was directed and co-written by Mike Cahill, and Sound of My Voice was directed and co-written by Zal Batmanglij; both men were her classmates at Georgetown and the three shared a house in California after graduation
  • Appeared in Henry Wolfe's 2011 music video "Someone Else

Awards

  • 2013Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: nominated
  • 2013Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: nominated
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Screenplay: nominated
  • 2011Sundance Film Festival-Special Jury Prize: Dramatic: winner

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