Brit Marling is an American actress and screenwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois on August 7, 1982. She is best known for her roles in the films Another Earth, Sound of My Voice, and The East. In 2005 she graduated from Georgetown University with degrees in economics and studio art and was the class valedictorian. In 2005 she moved to Los Angeles to further her career in the entertainment industry. She landed her debut role in a film in 2009 in the movie Political Disasters and continued acting in films like Sound of My Voice, Another Earth, Arbitrage, The Company You Keep, The East, The Better Angels I Origins, The Keeping Room and Posthumous. She co-wrote, produced, and acted in the indie film Another Earth that won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. She also was a co-writer and producer on the film The East and Sound of My Voice. Marling made her debut on television in the show Community in 2011 and has also had roles in the show Babylon and the show she co-created and wrote in 2016 The OA.