Gillian Jacobs is an American actress best known for her starring role as Britta Perry, a 28-year-old dropout with something to prove, in the television sitcom Community.
Jacobs was seen in Richard Kelly's film The Box, starring Cameron Diaz and Frank Langella.
Other film credits include Choke, starring Sam Rockwell and Angelica Houston (Sundance Film Festival - Special Jury Prize, Best Ensemble Acting) and the lead in Damian Harris's Gardens of the Night, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.
Jacobs can also be seen in the films Coach directed by Will Frears, Watching TV with the Red Chinese, NoNames and Helena From the Wedding.
On the small screen, she has appeared in Fringe, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Royal Pains, The Good Wife and had a recurring role in The Book of Daniel.
Her theatre credits include The Little Flower of East Orange at the Public Theatre, which was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. She also starred in A Feminine Ending off-Broadway at Playwright's Horizons with Marsha Mason.
Jacobs is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Juilliard School's Drama Division.