Gillian Jacobs is best known for her role on Community as "Britta Perry". Born October 19, 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Gillian spent her childhood preparing for her future career. At the age of eight she began taking acting classes at a local theatre company, working her way up to leading roles, and eventually moving to NYC after graduation to attend Juilliard. 

Growing up in Pennsylvania, her family actually owned the former Lake Erie Brewing Company which plays a large part in her abstinence from alcohol today. Watching many members of her family suffer from alcohol addiction, she made the choice to become a teetotaler at an early age!   

Gillian Jacobs Community

Gillian Jacobs Community Season 5 Episode 4

Gillian Jacobs landed a role on Community in 2009 after getting her start on the theater stage and guest starring on numerous TV series. Community was an instant success, also starring Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, and Donald Glover! 

Gillian Jacobs would play the part of "Britta Perry", a high school dropout who dreams of becoming a psychologist one day, for a total of 110 episodes over the series six seasons! Fans were deeply saddened when the hit NBC comedy announced that season six would be its final.

Gillian Jacobs Today

Gillian Jacobs attends the 35th Annual IDA Documentary Awards 2019

Since Community ended, Gillian Jacobs has stayed busy with some new series, Netflix romantic comedy Love (2016-2018), 10-Year-Old Tom, and Invincible, as well as a slew of movies including:

  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
  • Don't Think Twice (2016)
  • Life of the Party (2018)
  • Ibiza (2018)
  • and I Used to Go Here (2020)

You may also recognize Gillian Jacobs from HBO comedy series Girls where she played the character of "Mimi-Rose Howard" in the show's fourth season. The now 39-year-old actress has had a great start to the first half of her career and we look forward to more laughs to come from Community's Gillian Jacobs!