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Gillian Jacobs

1982-10-19 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Image of Gillian Jacobs


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.


The Seven Faces of Jane Jane 2023-01-13
The Contractor Brianne 2022-03-10
Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again Erica Daley (voice) 2022-12-09
Fear Street: 1666 Adult Ziggy / C. Berman 2021-07-14
North Hollywood Abigaile 2021-04-08
Injustice Harley Quinn (voice) 2021-10-09
Fear Street: 1994 C. Berman 2021-06-28
Fear Street: 1978 C. Berman / Adult Ziggy 2021-07-08
Mark, Mary + Some Other People Dr. Jacobs 2021-11-05
Community Table Read Britta Perry 2020-05-18
Magic Camp Christina Darkwood 2020-08-14
I Used to Go Here Kate Conklin 2020-09-17
Come Play Sarah 2020-10-28
Ibiza Harper 2018-05-25
Life of the Party Helen 2018-05-10
Lemon Tracy 2017-01-22
Dean Nicky 2016-04-16
Brother Nature Gwen Turley 2016-09-09
Don't Think Twice Samantha 2016-07-22
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Jill 2015-02-20
Visions Sadie 2015-08-28
No Way Jose Penny 2015-06-06
Life Partners Paige 2014-12-05
Black or White Fay 2014-09-06
The Big Ask Emily 2014-05-30
Harmontown Self 2014-03-08
The Lookalike Lacey 2014-07-11
Walk of Shame Rose 2014-05-02
Bad Milo! Sarah 2013-08-28
Made in Cleveland Martha 2013-06-21
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Miranda 2013-03-14
It's Not You, It's Me Babe 2013-03-10
Monsters Vs Aliens: Cloning Around Sta'abi (voice) 2013-10-15
Crush Shira Wall 2013-10-25
Revenge for Jolly! Tina 2012-07-17
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Waitress / Katie 2012-06-22
Adventures in the Sin Bin Lauren 2012-06-08
Let Go Darla 2011-10-25
Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet Linka 2011-09-14
Watching TV with the Red Chinese Suzanne 2011-12-02
Helena from the Wedding Helena 2010-11-12
Coach Zoe 2010-06-13
NoNAMES CJ 2010-03-10
The Box Dana 2009-09-17
Solitary Man Tall Girl 2009-09-07
Gardens of the Night Leslie 2008-11-21
Choke Cherry Daiquiri / Beth 2008-09-26
Blackbird Froggy 2007-03-12
Building Girl Katie 2005-01-01
Untitled Community Movie Britta Perry
Any Other Night Maggie