Brit Marling Biography
Brit Marling (Brit Heywort Marling) is an American actress and screenwriter born on 7th August 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She is co-created, wrote, and starred in the Netflix series The OA playing the role of Prairie Johnson/The OA.
While studying at Georgetown University Brit met Mike Cahill and Zal Batmanglij who both became future collaborators directors.
She began her career as an investment analyst intern for the investment banking firm Goldman Sachs during the summer of her junior year. She turned down a job offer by the firm as she didn’t feel satisfied in that field. She moved to Cuba with Cahill to film the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas. She co-wrote the documentary with Cahill and Shumaker and co directed with Cahill which helped her gain recognition in 2004.
In 2005 she moved with Cahill and Batmanglij to Los Angeles where she attended auditions and was offered roles in horror films which she turned down as she didn’t want to play parts offered to young actresses, the perfunctory girlfriend or a crime victim. She was discovered by talent agent Hylda Queally.
Brit co-wrote, co-produced, and acted in the 2011 films Sound of My Voice and Another Earth, directed by Batmanglij and Cahill, respectively. In 2012 she played the daughter of Richard Gere’s character in Arbitrage.
Brit Marling Age
Brit was born on 7th August 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. (she is 36 years old as of 2018)
Brit Marling Height
Brit stands at a height of 1.7 metres.
Brit Marling Education
Brit attended Dr. Philips High School in Orlando and later joined Georgetown University graduating with a Bachelor Degree in economics and studio art.
Brit was born to John Marling and Heidi Marling who are both property developers. Her parents named her Brit after her Norweigen maternal grandmother.
Brit Marling Sister
Brit’s sister is Morgan Marling, who has been in a relationship with writer and director Francesca Gregorini since 2014.
Brit Marling Husband
Brit is not married but was in a relationship with Mike Cahill for eight years from 2004 to 2012. The two first met in Greorgetown and began working together later falling in love. Although the two split they continue working together on movies.
Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij
Brit and Zal Batmanglij are friends who met way back at Georgetown University where they were both studying. The two have since collaborated in several films as directors. In 2009 they both joined the so called freegan for two months. According to their website they live in tents on the street and ate food salvaged from rubbish bins. They describe their way of life as the ‘total boycott of an economic system where the profit has eclipsed ethical considerations’. Of the experience, Brit said: ‘We were young, hungry, and broke, and wanted to learn more about these ideas. We spent the summer traveling—train hopping cross-country, living on organic farms—and fell in with anarchist collectives and freegan groups. We were changed by that experience.’
Brit Marling Net worth
Brit has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Brit Marling The OA/ Netflix
Brit collaborated with Batmanglij to create the drama series The OA which debuted in 2016 on Netflix. Brit also features in the series as Prairie Johnson/The OA. Prairie is a young woman who resurfaces after having been missing for seven years and now calls herself “The OA” and can see, despite having been blind before her disappearance.
The OA refuses to tell the FBI and her adoptive parents where she has been and how her eyesight was restored, and instead quickly assembles a team of five locals (four high school students and a teacher) to whom she reveals that information, also explaining her life story. Finally, she asks for their help to save the other missing people who she claims she can rescue by opening a portal to another dimension.
Brit Marling Harvey Weinstein/ The Atlantic
In October 2017 Brit revealed in an article on The Atlantic that she was also harrassed by Harvey Weinstein. She alleged that Harvey invited her to meet him in 2014 after two films she co-wrote and starred in were included at the Sundance Film Festival. She wrote that she was met by a female employee who soon left her alone with Weinstein before he suggested alcohol and massages.
I put pen to paper about my own experience in hopes that it would give myself + others solace, strength + contexthttps://t.co/C57GSsKBMC
— brit marling (@britmarling) October 23, 2017
Brit Marling Teeth
Brit has a crooked teeth which she says is what she loves most about her face. She revealed that she was once in a dentist and one of the people was like: “Oh, you have a pretty crooked tooth; do you want to fix that with Invisalign?” to which she replied, “What I love most about my face is that crooked tooth. So, no. I don’t.”