Gillian McLaren Jacobs ( [1 ] ; born October 19, 1982) / / is an American actress. She is known for her role as [2 ] Britta Perry on the NBC comedy series . Community
Early life [ edit ]
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 [3 ] Mt. Lebanon. She is of [4 ] French, German, Irish, and Scottish descent. Her family owned the [5 ] 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. [6 ]
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 [4 ] 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 [7 ] 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. [4 ]
Jacobs' first acting role came as Adele Congreve on the television series
. Although she played Kim in the pilot of The Book of Daniel , the role was given to Traveler Pascale Hutton when ABC acquired the series. Jacobs subsequently made guest appearances on and Law & Order: Criminal Intent . In 2006, she starred in an Fringe Off-Off-Broadway production of Chris Denham's cagelove. While overall critical reaction to the play was negative, Jacobs earned praise in several reviews. [8 ] [9 ] [10 ] advised readers to "remember the name of Gillian Jacobs, a stunning Juilliard graduate who has the glow of a star in the making". The New York Times [11 ]
Jacobs has appeared in theatrical productions of
The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero (2007), A Feminine Ending (2007), and [12 ] The Little Flower of East Orange (2008). Her film work includes [13 ] (2007), Gardens of the Night (2007), Blackbird (2008), and Choke (2009). The Box In 2009, she began playing [14 ] Britta Perry on Community'.
Personal life [ edit ]
teetotal. [15 ] She is a fan of [16 ] professional wrestling and is a regular at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla shows. [17 ] [18 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Funny or Die
Linka Episode: "Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet"
Britta Perry Episode: "Save Greendale"
Book Club, The The Book Club Penelope
Tiny Commando Mitzi McNeil
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Silberman, Lucy. "Gillian Jacobs". . Accessed January 6, 2010. Interview
^ "Purple Editorial A New Generation, Spring/Summer 2009". Gillian Maclaren Jacobs's Portfolio. My Fashion Database. Spring–Summer 2009 . Retrieved 22 July 2012. " What's your full name? - Gillian Maclaren Jacobs ... What are your parents' names? - Martina Magenau Jacobs and William F Jacobs Jr"
^ a b c Randall, Reese (April 2010). "Gillian Jacobs". Pittsburgh Magazine . Retrieved July 5, 2013.
^ "Joel McHale "hijacks" Gillian Jacobs: 'Community' Stars on Diversity" on YouTube
^ "John Martin Magenau Jr.". legacy.com. Erie Times-News. July 22, 2012 . Retrieved 30 June 2013.
^ "OnStage". . May 1, 2006. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
^ Les Gutman (May 14, 2006). " cagelove, A CurtainUp Review" . Retrieved August 21, 2008.
^ Siegel, Barbara; Siegel, Scott (May 16, 2006). " cagelove, Review on TheaterMania" . Retrieved August 21, 2008.
^ Murray, Matthew. ". Talkin' Broadway cagelove Theater Review" . Retrieved August 21, 2008.
^ Zinoman, Jason (May 17, 2006). "In 'Cagelove,' a Triangle (Sort of), Including a Man Offstage (Sort Of)". The New York Times . Retrieved August 21, 2008.
^ Isherwood, Charles (October 18, 2007). "Torn Between Two Loves: The Oboe and the ‘Hot Mess. '" The New York Times.
^ Silberman, Lucy (August 2008). "Gillian Jacobs". . p. 28. Interview
^ "Gillian Jacobs IMDb Page". Internet Movie Database . Retrieved August 21, 2008.
^ Community Season 2 DVD commentary (episode: "Mixology Certification")
^ Jacobs confirmed her teetotalism in an appearance on in March 2013. The Late Late Show
^ "Celebrity sightings at wrestling shows". World Wrestling Network . Retrieved January 13, 2014.
^ "Inside Indie Wrestling's Garden of Eden". The Classical . Retrieved January 13, 2014.
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