6 Fast Facts About Oscar-Winner Brie Larson

At only 26 years old, Brie Larson is taking the world by storm. After starring in Amy Schumer's comedy Trainwreck and the drama Room, the actress has gained a lot of momentum in the entertainment industry, including a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar for best actress. As she quickly becomes the new It girl of Hollywood, people are dying to know all they can about her. Well, we've got you covered. Keep scrolling for interesting facts about Brie, and then check out 15 places you've seen her before.

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She Used to Be a Disney Channel Starlet
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She Used to Be a Disney Channel Starlet

That's right! Before she was a big-time Oscar nominee, Larson costarred with Beverley Mitchell in the Disney Channel original movie Right on Track in 2003.

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She Was Also a Pop Star
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She Was Also a Pop Star

In 2005, she released her first and only album, Finally Out of P.E., and she even went on tour with 2000s heartthrob Jesse McCartney!

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Her First Language Wasn't English
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Her First Language Wasn't English

She once stated in an interview with The Film Stage that she actually grew up speaking French. It wasn't until she got older that she started learning English.

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She Uses a Stage Name
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She Uses a Stage Name

Her real name is actually Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers. She told Glamour that Larson was her great-grandmother's maiden name. On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she also joked that her name change was influenced by her American Girl doll Kirsten Larson.

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She's Worked Behind the Camera Before
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She's Worked Behind the Camera Before

She cowrote and codirected the short film The Arm, which won the special jury award for comedic storytelling at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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She Has a Lot of Celebrity Friends
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She Has a Lot of Celebrity Friends

After costarring with Shailene Woodley in The Spectacular Now, the two became superclose. She also starred in Jenny Lewis's video for "Just One of the Guys" with Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway.