Brit Marling

Actor / Screenwriter

Born: 1983
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Best known as: Star of the movies Another Earth and Sound of Your Voice
Actress Brit Marling made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival with two films in 2011, playing a cult leader in Sound of My Voice and a scientist with personal demons in Another Earth. Marling grew up in Chicago and Orlando, Florida, and studied economics at Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, she collaborated on a documentary film, 2004's Boxers and Ballerinas with that film's director, Mike Cahill (a 2001 Georgetown graduate). Marling graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 and interned briefly as a banking analyst before setting her sights on being an actress in Los Angeles. With Cahill she co-wrote Another Earth, and with another Georgetown alum, George Batmanglij, she co-wrote Sound of My Voice. Both films debuted at the Sundance Festival, and Another Earth took away the Alfred P. Sloan Prize for its depiction of a scientist as a main character. Brit Marling was suddenly in the spotlight as a more-brainy-than-average actress with the good looks, blonde hair and blue eyes that sometimes goes along with being a Hollywood starlet.

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