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Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs starred in the NETFLIX original series, LOVE, opposite Paul Rust & Produced by Judd Apatow.  Previously, she starred in the critically acclaimed comedy COMMUNITY. She was nominated for a Broadcast Television Journalists Association Award in the category of "Best Comedy Supporting Actress" on behalf of her performance as “Britta.” Additionally, the show won a Broadcast Television Journalists Association award in the category of "Best Comedy Series" in 2012.

On the film side, Jacobs recently wrapped the lead role in the feature film LARRY for Amblin, and starred in two features this summer: the Netflix film, IBIZA as well as the Warner Bros. film, LIFE OF THE PARTY, opposite Melissa McCarthy. 
Jacobs directed her short film, CURATED, for Refinery29’s groundbreaking Shatterbox Series with TNT. She made her directorial debut with THE QUEEN OF CODE, a documentary short film about Grace Hopper, the computer scientist and high-ranking naval officer.
Gillian has also written many articles for Glamour, Lenny letter - on topics ranging from her own experience at Juilliard to Women in Science, her most recent interview with Marlo Thomas was just released on Glamour.com.
Additionally, on stage, Jacobs could be seen starring in Thomas Kail’s (HAMILTON) and Sarah Burgess’ (DRY POWDER) off-Broadway play, KINGS.

In 2017, Jacobs starred in DEAN opposite director, Demetri Martin. The film won ‘Best Narrative Feature’ at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2016, Jacobs was seen starring alongside Keegan Michael Key in the Critics’ Choice nominated dramatic Comedy, DON’T THINK TWICE, written and directed by Mike Birbiglia. The film revolves around an improv group that loses its lease on its home theater at the same time that one of its cast members gets chosen for the biggest sketch-comedy show on television.

In 2015, Jacobs co-starred in the fourth season of the HBO hit series GIRLS as fan-favorite ‘Mimi Rose Howard,’ the multimedia artist who doesn’t agree with ‘Hannah’s’ (Lena Dunham) interpretations about art and challenges her ideas.