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Gillian Jacobs

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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Oct 20, 1982 In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001-09-30
Latest Project:
movie Magic Camp 2019-12-31
Known For
Poster of Bad Milo
Poster of Made in Cleveland
Movie Magic Camp Christina Darkwood 2019-12-31
Movie Life of the Party Helen 2018-05-10
Movie Lemon Tracy 2017-01-22
Movie Dean Nicky 2016-04-16
Series Love Mickey Dobbs 2016-02-19
Movie Don't Think Twice Samantha 2016-07-22
Movie Brother Nature Gwen Turley 2016-09-09
Movie Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Jill 2015-02-20
Movie Black or White Fay 2015-01-30
Movie No Way Jose Penny 2015-06-06
Movie Visions Sadie 2015-08-28
Movie Long Live the Royals Rosalind,Katherine, Kimber 2015-11-30
Series Long Live the Royals Rosalind / Katherine (voice) 2015-11-30
Movie Walk of Shame Rose 2014-05-02
Movie Harmontown Herself 2014-03-08
Movie The Big Ask Emily 2014-05-30
Movie The Lookalike Lacey 2014-07-11
Movie Toes Young Patient 2014-09-25
Movie Life Partners Paige 2014-12-05
Movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Miranda 2013-03-14
Movie It's Not You, It's Me Babe 2013-03-10
Series Monsters vs. Aliens Sta'abi (voice) 2013-03-23
Movie Made in Cleveland Martha 2013-06-21
Movie Bad Milo Sarah 2013-08-28
Series Gatchaman Crowds Helena 2013-07-12
Series Girls Mimi-Rose Howard 2012-04-15
Movie Adventures in the Sin Bin Lauren 2012-06-08
Movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Waitress / Katie 2012-06-22
Movie Revenge for Jolly! Tina 2012-07-17
Movie Let Go Darla DeMint 2011-10-25
Movie Watching TV With the Red Chinese Suzanne 2011-12-02
Movie Flowers Mitzi McNeil 2010-06-12
Movie NoNAMES CJ 2010-03-10
Movie Coach Zoe 2010-06-13
Movie Solitary Man Tall Girl 2009-09-07
Series Community Britta Perry 2009-09-17
Series RuPaul's Drag Race Guest Judge 2009-02-02
Movie The Box Dana 2009-09-17
Series The Good Wife Sonia 2009-09-22
Movie Death on Demand Tess Frimoli 2008-01-01
Movie Choke Cherry Daiquiri / Beth 2008-09-26
Movie Gardens of the Night Leslie 2008-11-21
Movie Blackbird Froggy 2007-03-12
Series The Venture Bros. Marsha Backwood (voice) 2004-08-07
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Sue Smith 2001-09-30