Gillian Jacobs

19 Oct 1982


Gillian Jacobs (born October 20, 1982, height 5' 4" (1,63 m)) is an American film, theatre and television actress, best known for her role as Britta Perry on the NBC comedy series Community.

Early life

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.


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Filmography (21 titles)

(movie, 2017)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Nicky)
(movie, 2016)
···Don't Think Twice
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Samantha)
(movie, 2015)
···Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jill)
(movie, 2015)
···Black or White
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Life Partners
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Paige)
(movie, 2014)
···The Lookalike
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lacey)
(movie, 2014)
···The Big Ask
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Emily)
(movie, 2014)
···Walk of Shame
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Rose)
(movie, 2013)
···Bad Milo!
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Sarah)
(movie, 2013)
···Made in Cleveland
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Martha)
(movie, 2013)
···Revenge for Jolly !
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Tina)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Miranda)
(series, 2013)
···Monsters vs. Aliens
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Sta'abi)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Waitress · Katie)
(movie, 2011)
···Let Go
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Darla)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as CJ)
(movie, 2009)
6.0The Box
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dana)
(movie, 2009)
···Solitary Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Tall Girl)
(movie, 2008)
···Gardens of the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Leslie)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Cherry Daiquiri · Beth)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Froggy)