Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs

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    • October 20th, 1982
Gillian Jacobs (born October 19, 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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Acting (39 Credits)

2021Violence of Action
2021Fear Street Part Two: 1978 as C. Berman
2021Fear Street Part Three: 1666 as C. Berman
2021Fear Street Part 1: 1994
2021Mark, Mary & Some Other People as Dr. Jacobs
2021North Hollywood as Abigaile
2020Come Play as Sarah
2020I Used to Go Here as Kate Conklin
2020Magic Camp as Christina Darkwood
2018Ibiza as Harper
2018Life of the Party as Helen
2017Lemon as TracyWatch Free
2016Brother Nature as Gwen Turley
2016Don't Think Twice as Samantha
2016Dean as Nicky
2016Love as Mickey Dobbs
2015Visions as Sadie
2015Hot Tub Time Machine 2 as Jill
2015No Way Jose as Penny
2014Life Partners as Paige
2014Walk of Shame as Rose
2014Black or White as Fay
2014The Lookalike as Lacey
2013Bad Milo as SarahWatch Free
2013Made in Cleveland as MarthaWatch Free
2013The Big Ask as EmilyWatch Free
2013The Incredible Burt Wonderstone as Miranda
2012Adventures in the Sin Bin as Lauren
2012Seeking a Friend for the End of the World as Waitress / Katie
2012Revenge for Jolly! as Tina
2011Let Go as Darla DeMint
2011Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet as Linka
2010Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas as Britta Perry (voice)
2010Coach as Zoe
2009The Box as Dana
2009Solitary Man as Tall GirlWatch Free
2009Community as Britta Perry
2008Gardens of the Night as Leslie
2008Choke as Cherry Daiquiri / Beth

Herself (1 Credits)

2014Harmontown as HerselfWatch Free


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