Brit Marling (Karen) recently wrapped production on Babylon, a six-part series directed by Danny Boyle and written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong. The series focuses on London’s police force and look at the people and politics in the command rooms and on the frontlines, as it attempts to uphold the peace under constant scrutiny in one of the world’s busiest capital cities. Starring Marling as ‘Liz Garvey,’ she stars alongside Jimmy Nesbitt, Paterson Joseph, Jill Halfpenny, Adam Deacon, Daniel Kaluuya,
Johnny Sweet, Andrew Brooke and Bertie Carvel.
Upcoming, Marling will be seen in Daniel Barber's The Keeping Room, with co-starring Hailee Steinfeld, Muna Otaru and Sam Worthington. Additionally, she wrapped production on A.J. Edwards' The Better Angels, opposite Diane Kruger, Wes Bentley and Jason Clarke. Marling portrays Nancy Lincoln,' Abe's mother. Marling was recently seen starring in Zal Batmanglij's The East, also featuring Alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page. This film marked the re-teaming
of Batmanglij and Marling, which she also co-wrote and co-produced. Additional credits include Robert Redford's The Company You Keep, co-starring alongside Redford, Shia LaBeouf, and Stanley Tucci; as well as Nicholas Jarecki's financial thriller Arbitrage, co-starring opposite Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Laetitia Casta.
In 2011, Marling made an indelible mark at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival as the first female multi-hyphenate to have two films premiere side by side. Marling's first feature length narrative film,
Another Earth, premiered at Sundance in the U.S. Dramatic Competition category. Directed by Mike Cahill, Marling stars, co-wrote and co-produced the film. Her second feature length film, Sound of My Voice, premiere at Sundance in the Next category. Directed by Zal Batmanglij, Marling stars, co-wrote and co-produced the film. Fox Searchlight acquired both films following the festival premieres, and released them in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Brit was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for both films in the categories of Best First Feature
(alongside Cahill, Hunter Gray and Nicholas Shumacher) and Best First Screenplay (alongside Cahill) for Another Earth, and for Best Supporting Female and Best First Feature (alongside Batmanglij, Hans C. Ritter and Shelley Surpin) for Sound of My Voice.
Marling's foray into filmmaking started during her college years at Georgetown University, as she began writing and starring in projects that her friends were working on. This introduction led Marling to take a leave of absence from school, moving to
Havana, Cuba to co-direct the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas, which followed young artists and athletes living in the communist country. Marling graduated valedictorian from Georgetown, having studied Economics and Studio Art. Her work experience included a stint as an investment-banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Realizing that acting and filmmaking was what she found most fulfilling, Marling followed her passion and moved to Los Angeles, where she currently resides.