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Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs

Gender: female | Birthday: 1982-10-20 | Place of Birth:

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.

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Known For

Life of the Party
Life of the Party

Life of the Party   2018

Release Date: 
2018

Rating: 6.1

Director: Ben Falcone / Ben Falcone /

genres: 
Comedy
Stars: 
Melissa McCarthy  /  Gillian Jacobs  /  Maya Rudolph
Brother Nature
Brother Nature

Brother Nature   2016

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 5

Director: Matt Villines / Matt Villines /

genres: 
Comedy
Stars: 
Taran Killam  /  Bill Pullman  /  Rita Wilson
Don't Think Twice
Don't Think Twice

Don't Think Twice   2016

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.4

Director: Mike Birbiglia / Mike Birbiglia /

genres: 
Comedy  /  Drama
Dean
Dean

Dean   2016

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 7.1

Director: Demetri Martin / Demetri Martin /

genres: 
Romance
Stars: 
Demetri Martin  /  Gillian Jacobs  /  Christine Woods
Visions
Visions

Visions   2015

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 5.2

Director: Kari Montgomery / Kari Montgomery /

genres: 
Horror  /  Thriller
Stars: 
Isla Fisher  /  Anson Mount  /  Gillian Jacobs
No Way Jose
No Way Jose

No Way Jose   2015

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 5.3

Director: Pat Healy / Pat Healy /

genres: 
Comedy
Stars: 
Adam Goldberg  /  Ahna O'Reilly  /  Pat Healy

Acting

2018
Life of the Party

as    Helen

2016
Brother Nature

as    Gwen Turley

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
Black or White

as    Fay

2014
Harmontown

as    Herself

2014
Life Partners

as    Paige

2014
The Lookalike

as    Lacey

2014
Walk of Shame

as    Rose

2013
Bad Milo

as    Sarah

2013
2012
Adventures in the Sin Bin

as    Lauren

2012
Revenge for Jolly!

as    Tina

2012
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

as    Waitress / Katie

2011
Let Go

as    Darla DeMint

2010
Coach

as    Zoe

2009
Solitary Man

as    Tall Girl

2009
The Box

as    Dana

2008
Choke

as    Cherry Daiquiri / Beth

2008
Gardens of the Night

as    Leslie

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