Gillian Jacobs



Place of birth:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:


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.

Film Credits

Magic Camp (2019)
as Christina Darkwood
Ibiza (2018)
as Harper
Life of the Party (2018)
as Helen
Lemon (2017)
as Tracy
Brother Nature (2016)
as Gwen Turley
Don't Think Twice (2016)
as Samantha
Dean (2016)
as Nicky
Visions (2015)
as Sadie
No Way Jose (2015)
as Penny
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
as Jill
Life Partners (2014)
as Paige
Toes (2014)
as Young Patient
Black or White (2014)
as Fay
The Lookalike (2014)
as Lacey
The Big Ask (2014)
as Emily
Walk of Shame (2014)
as Rose
Harmontown (2014)
as Herself
Crush (2013)
as Shira Wall
Monsters Vs Aliens: Cloning Around (2013)
as Sta'abi
Monsters Vs Aliens: Cloning Around (2013)
as Sta'abi (voice)
Bad Milo! (2013)
as Sarah
Made in Cleveland (2013)
as Martha
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
as Miranda
It's Not You, It's Me (2013)
as Babe
Revenge for Jolly! (2012)
as Tina
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
as Waitress / Katie
Adventures in the Sin Bin (2012)
as Lauren
Watching TV With the Red Chinese (2011)
as Suzanne
Let Go (2011)
as Darla DeMint
Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet (2011)
as Linka
Helena from the Wedding (2010)
as Helena
Coach (2010)
as Zoe
NoNAMES (2010)
as CJ
The Box (2009)
as Dana
Solitary Man (2009)
as Tall Girl
Gardens of the Night (2008)
as Leslie
Choke (2008)
as Cherry Daiquiri / Beth
Blackbird (2007)
as Froggy
Building Girl (2005)
as Katie
Larry ()
as Sarah

Production Credits

Curated (2018)
The Queen of Code (2015)