Brit Marling | Biography

Brit Marling, one of the most popular faces amongst the American actresses is the star from the movies Another Earth and The East. It was just 3 years back that Brit joined American film industry as a professional actress. Before this, she worked as a screenwriter and a film producer and has worked upon movies like Another Earth, Sound of My Voice and The East. Widely known as Brit Marling, she was actually named as Brit Heyworth Marling by her parents. She was born on 7th August, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois.

Brit was born as a daughter of Heidi Marling and John who are both property developers. Born in Chicago, she was raised partly in Winnetka, Illinois and partly in Orlando. Currently, single and unmarried, Brit is reported to have dated Mike Cahill for a long time in past. Mike is a renowned screenwriter and movie director from America who is best known for working as a screenwriter, editor, producer and director of Another Earth. The two worked together in this movie along with other movies like Boxers and Ballerinas and I Origin. Besides Mike, there are no evidences of Brit dating others.

As mentioned, Brit has spent few years of her childhood in Orlando. During this time, she studied at the Dr. Phillips High School. Brit was fascinated by acting since she was very young but her parents wanted her to focus more on academics rather than acting. Hence after completing her high school education, she joined the Georgetown University from where she graduated in 2005. She studied Studio Arts and Economics at the university and was a well known student because of her excellence in studies. On her graduation, she also got chance to deliver valedictory speech on behalf of her class. Brit joined a multinational banking firm called Goldman Sachs as an intern soon after her graduation. After realizing that banking is not what she actually wanted to do, she left the firm even after being offered a job. She followed her dreams and shifted to Cuba for the filming of documentary Boxers and Ballerinas. The documentary brought Brit along with Nicholas Shumaker and Mike Cahill under the spot light as rising screenwriters. In 2011, she made her debut appearance as a film actress by portraying the role of Rhoda Williams in Another Earth, a movie co-written and produced by Brit herself. She garnered huge public attention for the formidable performance she made in the movie. She won a San Diego Film Critics Society Award and a Sitges Film Festival Award and received nominations for two Saturn Awards, two Independent Spirit Awards and a Chicago Film Critics Association Award. She also received nominations for two Independent Spirit Awards and a Georgia Film Critics Association Award for the performance she made in Sound of My Voice, another movie co-written and produced by her. In 2011, Brit also made her appearance in an episode of NBC television sitcom Community. The latest movie which garnered her credit as a writer is The East which was released in 2013. Lately, she has appeared in movies like The Better Angels, The Keeping Room, Posthumous, I Origin and in television series Babylon.

Actress, screenwriter and producer, Brit Marling, is not only involved in film industry but also in arts. She did arts since she was in high school and university. She is still fascinated by arts and was lately seen appearing at the Pieces of Heaven Charity Art Auction.

Brit has proved herself to be one of the best screenwriters of all time by writing movies such as The East and Another Earth. Brit’s writings are liked by almost every one for the strength and order they have. She is taken as role model by many youngsters in and around America.