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Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs

Birthday: 1982-10-20 | Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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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Known For

Acting

Year
Title

Role

2022
The Contractor

as    Brianne

2021
Fear Street: 1666

as    Adult Ziggy / C. Berman

2021
Aquaman: King of Atlantis

as    Mera (voice)

2020
Magic Camp

as    Christina Darkwood

2020
I Used to Go Here

as    Kate Conklin

2020
Come Play

as    Sarah

2018
Ibiza

as    Harper

2018
Life of the Party

as    Helen

2016
Brother Nature

as    Gwen Turley

2016
Love

as    Mickey Dobbs

2016
Dean

as    Nicky

2016
Don't Think Twice

as    Samantha

2015
Hot Tub Time Machine 2

as    Jill

2015
No Way Jose

as    Penny

2015
Visions

as    Sadie

2014
The Big Ask

as    Emily

2014
Black or White

as    Fay

2014
Harmontown

as    Herself

2014
The Lookalike

as    Lacey

2014
Life Partners

as    Paige

2014
Walk of Shame

as    Rose

2013
It's Not You, It's Me

as    Babe

2013
Made in Cleveland

as    Martha

2013
Bad Milo!

as    Sarah

2012
Adventures in the Sin Bin

as    Lauren