Brit Marling

Brit Heyworth Marling (born August 7, 1983) is an American writer, producer, director, and actress. After majoring in economics at Georgetown University, Brit moved to Los Angeles with friends Mike Cahil and Zal Batmanglij to pursue screenplay writing and acting. Marling was born in Chicago, Illinois. She was named "Brit" after her Norwegian maternal great-grandmother. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 with degrees in economics and studio art, and was her class Valedictorian. Following graduation from Georgetown, Marling spent a summer interning for the investing banking firm Goldman Sachs. She later turned down a job offer from the firm, opting instead to move to Cuba with friend and director Mike Cahill to film the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas. It was for this documentary that Marling first gained recognition in 2004; having co-written the film with Mike Cahill and Nicholas Shumaker and co-directed with Mike Cahill. Marling also co-wrote, co-produced, and acted in the 2011 films Sound of My Voice and Another Earth. Both of these films were featured at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, with Another Earth winning the Alfred P. Sloan Prize for outstanding film with science, technology or math as a major theme. In 2012, she played Richard Gere's daughter in Arbitrage. In 2013, she collaborated with Sundance once again on her lead role in The East alongside Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgård.

Sound of My Voice (2011)

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A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zal Batmanglij
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Christopher Denham  •  Nicole Vicius  •  Davenia McFadden

A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zal Batmanglij
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Christopher Denham  •  Nicole Vicius  •  Davenia McFadden

Another Earth (2011)

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On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  William Mapother  •  Brit Marling  •  Jordan Baker  •  Flint Beverage

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  William Mapother  •  Brit Marling  •  Jordan Baker  •  Flint Beverage

I Origins (2014)

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I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Brit Marling  •  Astrid Bergès-Frisbey  •  Steven Yeun

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  Michael Pitt  •  Brit Marling  •  Astrid Bergès-Frisbey  •  Steven Yeun

The Keeping Room (2014)

In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barber
CAST:  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Sam Worthington  •  Brit Marling  •  Muna Otaru

In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Barber
CAST:  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Sam Worthington  •  Brit Marling  •  Muna Otaru

The Better Angels (2014)

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and quiet boy who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  A.J. Edwards
CAST:  Diane Kruger  •  Jason Clarke  •  Brit Marling  •  Wes Bentley

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and quiet boy who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  A.J. Edwards
CAST:  Diane Kruger  •  Jason Clarke  •  Brit Marling  •  Wes Bentley

The East (2013)

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An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zal Batmanglij
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Alexander Skarsgård  •  Elliot Page  •  Toby Kebbell

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zal Batmanglij
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Alexander Skarsgård  •  Elliot Page  •  Toby Kebbell

The Company You Keep (2012)

A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Nick Nolte  •  Stanley Tucci

A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Nick Nolte  •  Stanley Tucci

Arbitrage (2012)

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A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Jarecki
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Tim Roth  •  Brit Marling

A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Jarecki
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Tim Roth  •  Brit Marling

Boxers and Ballerinas (2004)

Shot in three countries over a two year period, Boxers and Ballerinas explores the US-Cuba conflict through the eyes of four youths--a boxer and a ballerina in Havana and Santiago de Cuba and a boxer and a ballerina exiled in Miami.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brit Marling  •  Mike Cahill
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Shot in three countries over a two year period, Boxers and Ballerinas explores the US-Cuba conflict through the eyes of four youths--a boxer and a ballerina in Havana and Santiago de Cuba and a boxer and a ballerina exiled in Miami.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brit Marling  •  Mike Cahill
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Posthumous (2014)

After false reports of his demise put him and his work on the map, an artist decides to continue the charade by posing as his own brother. Soon, a reporter enters his life and has a profound effect on him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lulu Wang
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Jack Huston  •  Tom Schilling  •  Lambert Wilson

After false reports of his demise put him and his work on the map, an artist decides to continue the charade by posing as his own brother. Soon, a reporter enters his life and has a profound effect on him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lulu Wang
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Jack Huston  •  Tom Schilling  •  Lambert Wilson

This Changes Everything (2019)

An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Donahue
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Meryl Streep  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Yara Shahidi

An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Donahue
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Meryl Streep  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Yara Shahidi

The Recordist (2007)

When Charlie Hall encounters an eccentric older woman named Avis Dauphin her life is turned upside down. Avis is convinced that Charlie is an alien life form sent to Earth to record a pivotal event in Human history. Is Avis crazy or does she speak the truth? If so, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zal Batmanglij
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Annie O'Donnell  •  Dwight Bacquie  •  Kandice Stroh

When Charlie Hall encounters an eccentric older woman named Avis Dauphin her life is turned upside down. Avis is convinced that Charlie is an alien life form sent to Earth to record a pivotal event in Human history. Is Avis crazy or does she speak the truth? If so, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zal Batmanglij
CAST:  Brit Marling  •  Annie O'Donnell  •  Dwight Bacquie  •  Kandice Stroh

Political Disasters (2009)

In the opening years of the new millennium, two mutually dependent families attempt to extricate themselves from their own entangled web of dishonesty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zach Horton
CAST:  Tim DeKay  •  Barbara Bain  •  Paulie Redding  •  Michael Bryan French

In the opening years of the new millennium, two mutually dependent families attempt to extricate themselves from their own entangled web of dishonesty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zach Horton
CAST:  Tim DeKay  •  Barbara Bain  •  Paulie Redding  •  Michael Bryan French