Gillian Jacobs Net Worth, Career, Biography, Facts, Age, Life Story

Gillian Jacobs is an American actress, director, and producer who has a net worth of $5 million. Jacobs is best known for starring as Britta Perry on the NBC sitcom “Community” (2009–2015) and Mickey Dobbs on the Netflix series “Love” (2016–2018). Gillian has 85+ acting credits to her name, including “Bad Milo!” (2013), “Ibiza” (2018), “I Used to Go Here” (2020), and the “Fear Street” trilogy (2021). She voices Samantha Eve Wilkins / Atom Eve on the Amazon Prime Video series “Invincible,” which began streaming in March 2021 and was renewed for two more seasons the following month. Jacobs produced and directed the 2018 short film “Curated,” and she has also directed the documentary short “The Queen of Code” (2016) and the “Higher, Further, Faster” episode of “Marvel 616” (2020). She has appeared in several stage productions, such as “A Feminine Ending” (2007) at Playwrights Horizons and “The Little Flower of East Orange” (2008) and “Kings” (2018) at The Public Theater.

Early Life: Gillian Jacobs was born Gillian MacLaren Jacobs on October 19, 1982, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father, William, an investment banker, passed away in 2013, and her mother, Martina, works at Carnegie Mellon University in the alumni relations department. Gillian’s father was an alcoholic, and her parents divorced when she was 2 years old. Jacobs was raised by her mother in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and after becoming interested in acting at age 4, Gillian took acting classes at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. She performed in plays, such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and she often competed in the theatre company’s Shakespeare Monologue Contest. Jacobs attended Mt. Lebanon High School, and after graduating in 2000, she enrolled at the Juilliard School in New York City, earning her BFA in 2004.

Career: Jacobs made her onscreen acting debut in the 2005 film “Building Girl,” and in 2006, she had a recurring role as  Adele Congreve on the NBC drama “The Book of Daniel.” She then guest-starred on “Fringe” (2008), “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2009), “Royal Pains” (2009), and “The Good Wife” (2009) and appeared in the films “Blackbird” (2007), “Choke” (2008), “Gardens of the Night” (2008), “The Box” (2009), and “Solitary Man” (2009). From 2009 to 2015, Gillian starred as Britta Perry on “Community” alongside Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, and Yvette Nicole Brown. The series aired 110 episodes over six seasons, and in November 2020, the cast virtually reunited for a livestreamed table read of the season five episode “Cooperative Polygraphy” to raise money for COVID-19 relief. In 2010, Jacobs appeared in the films “Helena from the Wedding,” “Nonames,” and “Coach,” followed by “Let Go” in 2011 and “Revenge for Jolly!,” “Adventures in the Sin Bin,” and “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” in 2012. In 2013, she co-starred with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” starred in the horror comedy “Bad Milo!,” and appeared in “The Big Ask” and “Made in Cleveland.”

From 2013 to 2014, Gillian voiced Sta’abi on Nickelodeon’s “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and in 2015, she played Mimi-Rose Howard in five episodes of the HBO series “Girls.” She appeared in the films “Life Partners” (2014), “Walk of Shame” (2014), “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” (2015), “Don’t Think Twice” (2016), and “Brother Nature” (2016), and from 2016 to 2018, she played Mickey Dobbs on “Love.” The show was co-created and executive produced by Judd Apatow, and it ran for 34 episodes. Jacobs guest-starred on “Dr. Ken” (2017), “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$” (2017), and “Angie Tribeca” (2018), and in 2018, she starred in the Netflix film “Ibiza” and co-starred with Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph in “Life of the Party.” In 2020, she guest-starred on “The Twilight Zone,” appeared in the films “Magic Camp” and “Come Play,” and played the lead role, Kate Conklin, in “I Used to Go Here” alongside Jemaine Clement. In 2021, Jacobs appeared in the films “North Hollywood” and “Mark, Mary & Some Other People” and played C. Berman in Netflix’s “Fear Street Part One: 1994,” “Fear Street Part Two: 1978,” and “Fear Street Part Three: 1666,” which are based on the popular young adult book series by R.L. Stine.

Personal Life: Gillian decided during her youth that she would never drink alcohol, and she has also never smoked or done drugs. She decided to become a teetotaler after “watching people in [her] family grapple with addiction.” Jacobs told “The Guardian” in 2020, “Because I’m stubborn, as I got through high school and college, the more people tried to get me to drink, the more firm I became in my resolution.” Gillian has said that when a scene calls for her character to be drunk or hungover, she has to ask her co-stars what it’s like. In a 2018 interview with “People” magazine, she stated, “It’s always been kind of confusing to me that I’m frequently cast as someone who is either struggling with addiction or drinks, given the fact that I’ve never had alcohol in my life.”

Awards and Nominations: In 2012, the “Community” cast won a Gold Derby TV Award for Ensemble of the Year and a “TV Guide” Award for Favorite Ensemble, and Jacobs received a Critics’ Choice TV Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Gold Derby TV Award nomination for Comedy Supporting Actress. At the 2010 Phoenix Film Festival, “Nonames” earned Gillian a Special Jury Award for Acting Achievement, and the cast won a Copper Wing Award for Best Ensemble Acting. Jacobs also received a Best Actress Feature Film nomination for “Nonames” at the 2010 Method Fest, and in 2018, she earned a National Film and Television Award nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series for “Love.”

Net Worth:$5 Million
Date of Birth:Oct 19, 1982 (39 years old)
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality:United States of America