Brie Larson should be a familiar name for movie-goers in recent times. After all, she has received a number of big-budget roles in the late 2010s, which have seen her profile soar through her successes. As such, it is no wonder that there are sources that estimate her current net worth to be somewhere between $10 million and $20 million, with the exact figure being unknown to the public because of a lack of sufficient information.
How Did Brie Larson Reach Her Current Net Worth?
For those who are unfamiliar, Brie Larson is the professional name of Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers. Based on the name, it should come as no surprise to learn that her father is French Canadian, which is how she winded up with French as her first language even though she was born in Sacramento, CA. In her earlier childhood, Larson's parents were homeopathic chiropractors who homeschooled her for the most part. However, the two divorced when she was still at the age of seven, which had a traumatic impact on her. In particular, it should be mentioned that while Larson had a close bond with her mother, her relationship with her father was much less close, so much so that she has outright stated her opinion that he didn't want to be a parent in the first place.
In any case, Larson was apparently a shy child who suffered from social anxiety. However, her homeschooling enabled her to experience innovative things, which presumably contributed to her fondness for the creative arts. Thanks to this, Larson was making her own movies starring her cousins when she was still a child. Eventually, when Larson's parents divorced from one another, Larson's mother moved with her and her sister to Los Angeles, CA so that she could pursue her dream of becoming an actress. There, she took on the name Larson because Desaulniers was too difficult to pronounce for the sake of convenience, which was based on not one but two factors. First, she was inspired by her Swedish great-grandmother. Two, she was inspired by a doll named Kirsten Larson from the American Girl doll line that came out in the mid 1980s.
Soon enough, Larson started receiving roles. However, these weren't exactly high-profile roles. For example, she played the younger daughter in a one-season sitcom called Raising Dad. Likewise, she played a role in the pilot for another sitcom called Hope & Faith but never managed to make it any further. Amusingly, this not particularly successful part of her career contributed a fair amount to Larson's musical aspirations, seeing as how a lot of her songs were about failed job opportunities in her own words. Unfortunately, while Larson was successful enough to get signed, she stalled in her musical career because she couldn't do what she wanted but was instead pressured to perform in a specific way mandated by the executives at the recording company.
By the 2000s and 2010s, Larson was starting to break through. For instance, she had a role in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which was apparently something of a turning point for her. Said movie was a bomb at the box office. However, it had some real upsides that were noted by the critics, which presumably contributed to its eventual success at securing a cult classic status. Besides playing various roles that were not particularly high-profile but nonetheless managed to wow the critics, Larson also engaged in writing, directing, and other film-making roles, which is perhaps unsurprising considering her childhood interests.
In 2015, Larson had the lead role in Room, which saw her playing a young woman held captive as well as forced to bear a child of rape. She went all-out for the role, as shown by how she spoke with specialists on the subject of sexual abuse, changed her diet to more closely emulate the kind of nutrition that her character would have had, holed up in her apartment for long periods of time, and even exercised extensively in order to lose enough weight. In exchange, Larson scored an unqualified success, as shown by how she managed to walk away with the Oscar for Best Actress plus a host of other awards and accolades.
Naturally, the success of Room opened a lot of doors for Larson. This can be seen in how she took on a succession of roles, including some that were very high-profile. Eventually, it was revealed that Larson was the one chosen to play Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female-led movie, which was met some initial hesitation on her part that went away when she realized that the role could be used as a symbol of empowerment. Something that was helped by her own sense of connection with the character's humanity. Captain Marvel went on to become the first female-led superhero movie to earn $1 billion at the box office worldwide, thus cementing her place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, it has been confirmed that Larson will be reprising the role in a follow-up movie. Furthermore, she has shown up in plenty of other projects as well, with an excellent example being a biopic called Victoria Woodhull about the first female presidential candidate in U.S. history.
By this point, it should be clear that Larson has built up her net worth through her successful movie career. This means the proceeds from her role plus the proceeds from the opportunities that have come up because of those roles. Currently, Larson's career seems to be flourishing. As a result, it seems reasonable to say that her net worth will continue to increase in the times to come as she continues to take on more and more roles in more and more successful movies. However, it will be interesting to see whether Larson will get the chance to expand on her interest in other aspects of filmmaking in the times to come as well. Simply put, she continues to be involved with projects in ways other than being an actress, so there is a very real possibility that a notable portion of her future net worth will be built up through directing as well as other filmmaking roles in the future. Still, no one knows the future with perfect certainty, meaning that this something that remains to be seen. Fortunately, the patime is bound to answer this particular question for interested individuals sooner or later.
Written by Allen Lee
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