Brie Larson is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for playing a kidnapped teen turned mother in “Room,” but it’s far from being the only impressive movie on her resume. With almost 18 years of credited work under her belt, there are copious amounts of films and TV shows starring Larson to binge-watch.
After catching the Academy Award-nominated flick “Room,” be sure to watch the 26-year-old film star in her other feature films and TV series before Oscar Sunday. Check out plot summaries, trailers and scenes for six of her former projects below.
1. “The Spectacular Now” (2013) — This feature follows teenage party boy named Sutter (Miles Teller) and bookworm Aimee (Shailene Woodley) as they finish up high school and try to understand adulthood. Larson stars as Sutter’s dream girlfriend, Cassidy.
2. “Trainwreck” (2015) — Amy Schumer was undoubtedly the star of “Trainwreck” playing a career woman with a phobia of commitment, but it was Larson’s role as her more mature, younger sister that gave the film heart. When you’re done laughing at Schumer’s perfectly timed quips about sex and dating, pay close attention to Larson’s nuisanced performance as a Kim, a woman dealing with the loss, motherhood and her troubled sister.
3. “Short Term 12” (2013) — While many speculated her role as a residential treatment counselor in the indie “Short Term 12” would earn Larson her first Oscar nod, it did not come to be. Watch as Larson’s character Grace balances her work with adolescents and love in this Destin Daniel Cretton drama. Rami Malek, John Gallagher Jr. and Stephanie Beatriz also star.
4. “21 Jump Street” (2012) — Larson plays a popular high school student who falls for an undercover cop Schmidt (Jonah Hill) in this comedic reboot. Her character, who is also dating drug dealer Eric (Dave Franco), finds herself in a sticky situation at the end of the film. While it is far from her best work, the Channing Tatum buddy cop comedy — which includes a scene with Larson and Hill portraying Wendy and Peter Pan — is good for a few laughs.
5. “United States of Tara” (2009-11) — Kate Gregson (Larson) in one-part of a seriously dysfunctional family in this Showtime comedy. Toni Colette stars as a matriarch who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The Diablo Cody series lasted for three seasons. John Corbett and Keir Gilchrist also star.
6. “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010) — Larson is far from the star of this fantasy film, but her cameo makes an impression. The movie follows Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) as he’s tasked with meeting his girlfriend Ramona’s (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) exes. Along the way he runs into his own ex, Envy Adams (Larson). She plays a rock star in the movie and you can check out her singing in a scene below.
Tune in to the 2016 Oscars to see if Larson wins for "Room." The ceremony airs Sunday at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC.