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Gillian Jacobs

Actor, Director, Writer, Producer
Born October 19, 1982 (41 years)
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.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Solitary Man
  • Bad Milo
  • I Used to Go Here
  • The Lookalike
  • Lemon
  • The Big Ask
  • The Seven Faces of Jane
  • Made in Cleveland
  • Watching TV with the Red Chinese
Known For
  • Community
  • Love
  • Invincible (2021)
  • Fear Street: Part Three - 1666
  • Walk of Shame
  • Ibiza
  • Come Play
  • The Box
  • Life of the Party
  • Don't Think Twice
  • The Contractor
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2
  • Transatlantic
  • Gardens of the Night
  • Life Partners
  • Fear Street: Part Two - 1978
  • Bad Milo
  • I Used to Go Here
  • Black or White
  • Visions
  • Magic Camp
  • Injustice
  • Dean
  • The Lookalike

Filmography

2023
2023
Transatlantic (TV Series) · as Mary Jayne Gold
2022
2022
2022
StoryBots: Answer Time (TV Series) · as Cast
2022
2022
The Bear (TV Series) · as Tiffany Jerimovich
2022
George Carlin's American Dream (TV Series) · as Brenda Carlin's Letters And Diaries
2022
Minx (TV Series) · as Maggie
2022
The Contractor · as Brianne
2022
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (TV Series) · as Chris Riley
2021
2021
Injustice · as Harley Quinn (voice)
2021
Aquaman: King of Atlantis (TV Series) · as Mera (voice)
2021
Ten Year Old Tom (TV Series) · as Dakota (voice)
2021
Fear Street: Part Three - 1666 · as Adult Ziggy / C. Berman
2021
Fear Street: Part Two - 1978 · as C. Berman / Adult Ziggy
2021
2021
North Hollywood · as Abigaile
2021
Cinema Toast (TV Series) · as Cast
2021
Invincible (2021) (TV Series) · as Eve (voice)
2020
Come Play · as Sarah
2020
Magic Camp · as Christina Darkwood
2020
I Used to Go Here · as Kate Conklin
2020
Star Trek: Lower Decks (TV Series) · as Lieutenant Barbara Brinson (voice)
2020
Community Table Read · as Britta Perry
2019
Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show (TV Series) · as Mary Poppins
2019
The Twilight Zone (2019) (TV Series) · as Annie
2019
Weird City (TV Series) · as Mulia
2018
Ibiza · as Harper
2018
Life of the Party · as Helen
2017
Lemon · as Tracy
2016
Dean · as Nicky
2016
Justice League Action (TV Series) · as Roxy Rocket (voice)
2016
Brother Nature · as Gwen Turley
2016
Don't Think Twice · as Samantha
2016
HarmonQuest (TV Series) · as Chip
2016
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ (TV Series) · as Jenny Tanner
2016
Love (TV Series) · as Mickey Dobbs
2016
Great Minds with Dan Harmon (TV Series) · as Ada Lovelace
2016
Angie Tribeca (TV Series) · as Becky Bunker
2015
Dr. Ken (TV Series) · as Erin
2015
Visions · as Sadie
2015
No Way Jose · as Penny
2015
2014
Black or White · as Fay
2014
Life Partners · as Paige
2014
2014
Long Live the Royals (TV Series) · as Rosalind / Katherine (voice)
2014
Walk of Shame · as Rose
2013
2013
Rick and Morty (TV Series) · as Supernova (voice)
2013
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (TV Series) · as Young Patient
2013
2013
Tiny Commando (TV Series) · as Mitzi Mcneil
2013
Bad Milo · as Sarah
2013
2013
Monsters vs. Aliens (TV Series) · as Sta'abi (voice)
2013
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
Girls (TV Series) · as Mimi-Rose Howard
2012
2011
Let Go · as Darla
2011
2010
2010
Regular Show (TV Series) · as Bluray (voice)
2010
Coach · as Zoe
2010
Adventure Time (TV Series) · as Margles
2010
Nonames · as Cj
2009
Solitary Man · as Tall Girl
2009
The Box · as Dana
2009
The Good Wife (TV Series) · as Sonia
2009
Community (TV Series) · as Britta Perry
2009
Royal Pains (TV Series) · as Tess Frimoli
2008
2008
Choke · as Cherry Daiquiri / Beth
2008
Fringe (TV Series) · as Joanne Ostler
2007
Traveler (TV Series) · as Kimberly
2007
Blackbird · as Froggy
2006
CollegeHumor Shorts (TV Series) · as Britta Perry
2006
The Book of Daniel (TV Series) · as Adele Congreve
2005
American Dad! (TV Series) · as Christie (voice)
2004
The Soup (TV Series)
2003
The Venture Bros. (TV Series) · as Marsha Backwood (voice)
2001
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) · as Sue Smith
2001
Robot Chicken (TV Series) · as (voice)
2000
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series) · as Carl's Wife (voice)

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