Person Details

Birthday: 1982-10-20 10:22:17

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Movie Involvements: 15

TV Involvements: 11


Most Famous Work

Biography

Gillian Jacobs (born October 20, 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.

Most Famous Work

Come Play
Average
7

Come Play

(2020) Sarah
Fringe
Average
8

Fringe

(2008) Joanne Ostler
The Good Wife
Average
7

The Good Wife

(2009) Sonia
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Average
8

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

(2001) Sue Smith
RuPaul's Drag Race
Average
8

RuPaul's Drag Race

(2009) Guest Judge
Justice League Action
Average
7

Justice League Action

(2016) Roxy Rocket (voice)
The Twilight Zone
Average
7

The Twilight Zone

(2019) Annie
The Box
Average
6

The Box

(2009) Dana

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Sarah
Kate Conklin
Christina Darkwood
Self
Annie Mitchell
2019 Annie
Mulia
2018 Herself
Harper
Helen
Herself
2017 Tracy
2016 Roxy Rocket (voice)
Gwen Turley
Samantha
Chip
Herself - Panelist
Herself
Nicky
Ada Lovelace
Mickey Dobbs
2015 Rosalind / Katherine (voice)
Sadie
Penny
Jill
2014 Paige
Fay
Lacey
Emily
Rose
Herself
Herself
2013 Supernova (voice)
Shira Wall
Sta'abi (voice)
Mitzi McNeil
Sarah
Martha
Sta'abi (voice)
Miranda
Babe
2012 Tina
Waitress / Katie
Lauren
Mimi-Rose Howard
2011 Suzanne
Darla DeMint
Linka
2010 Helena
Zoe
CJ
2009 Sonia
Britta Perry
Dana
Tall Girl
Tess Frimoli
Guest Judge
2008 Leslie
Cherry Daiquiri / Beth
Joanne Ostler
2007 Kimberly
Froggy
2006 Adele Congreve
2005 (voice)
N/A
Katie
2004 Marsha Backwood (voice)
2001 Sue Smith
2000 Carl's Wife (voice)
N/A
- N/A
N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2020 Director
2018 Director
2015 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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