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Gillian Jacobs stars as Britta, the 20-something dropout who has something to prove, in NBC's hit comedy series "Community."
Jacobs can next be seen starring in "Helena from the Wedding," opposite Melanie Lynskey. The film premiered at the 2010 SXSW Festival and is set for a limited release on November 12, 2010, in New York and will also be available on video on-demand in December. Jacobs recently wrapped production on several independent films, including Brian Jett's "Let Go" opposite David Denman; "Sin Bin" with Ben McKenzie; and Kathy Lindboe's "NONAMES," for which Jacobs won the Jury Award for Best Acting Achievement at the 2010 Phoenix Film Festival. Her performance also earned her a nomination for the Christie Digital Award for Best Actress at the 2010 Method Fest.
Last year, Jacobs appeared opposite Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella in Richard Kelly's film "The Box." Her other feature credits include "Choke" (opposite Sam Rockwell and Angelica Huston), which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Cast, and as the lead in "Gardens of the Night," opposite John Malkovich and Tom Arnold, which premiered at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival.
Jacob recently appeared Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in Philip Seymour Hoffman's "The Little Flower of East Orange," opposite Ellen Burstyn and Michael Shannon. She has also starred in "A Feminine Ending" at the Playwrights Theater and in Adam Rapp's "Cagelove" at the Rattlestick Theater.
Jacobs received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Julliard School.