Brie Larson

Larson in 2012, image via kathclick/

Birth Name: Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 1, 1989

*father – French-Canadian, as well as distant Métis
*mother – English, Swedish, German, Welsh, Scottish

Brie Larson is an American actress, singer, director, and filmmaker. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Room (2015). She plays Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and has also starred on the shows Raising Dad and United States of Tara, and in the films Hoot, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street, Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now, Kong: Skull Island, Free Fire, and Unicorn Store, the latter of which she also directed.

Her father is from a French-Canadian family, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, with distant Métis roots. Her mother has English, Swedish, German, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry. Brie uses the surname of her maternal great-grandmother, Larson, as her stage surname. She also took the name because of an American Girl doll named Kirsten Larson.

Brie’s paternal grandfather was Aurèle J. Desaulniers (the son of Joseph Exaverie/Xavérie/Xavier “Casseux” Desaulniers and Marie Josephine Sidonie Laroche). Aurèle was born in St. Elizabeth, Manitoba, Canada. Joseph was the son of Maxime/Maxim Lesieur/Firmin Desaulniers and Victoria Gélinas. Marie Josephine was the daughter of Arthur Emmanuel Laroche and Marie Jeanne Lafrenière.

Brie’s paternal grandmother was Gabrielle Marie-Therese Chatelain (the daughter of Josephat/Josaphat Eusebe Châtelain and Alda Marie Josephine Privé). Gabrielle was born in Lebret, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Josephat was the son of Joseph Châtelain and Marie Alida Daoust. Alda was the daughter of Arthur Napoléon Privé and Joséphine Langlois.

Brie’s maternal grandfather was Bobby/Bob Glen Edwards (the son of Glen Thurston Edwards and Lorene/Loren Jewel Corzine). Bobby was born in Oklahoma. Brie’s great-grandfather Glen was the son of George T. Edwards and Dora C. Lorene was the daughter of Lewis Collins Corzine and Josephine Burns.

Brie’s maternal grandmother is Bonnie I. Hunt (the daughter of James Ivan Hunt and Elva Josephine Larson). Bonnie was born in Utah. James was the son of James Carlos Hunt and Elzina May Watson. Elva was the daughter of Carl August Larson, who was Swedish, from Trollhatton, Elfsborg, and of Anna Margaret Stocker, who was German, and was born in Mannheim, Baden; the daughter of Heinrich “Henry” Stocker and Maria Lucia Hardt.

Sources: Family history of Brie Larson –

Genealogies of Brie Larson –

Genealogies of Brie Larson (focusing on her father’s side) –

Obituary of Brie’s paternal grandfather, Aurèle J. Desaulniers –

Genealogy of Brie’s paternal great-grandfather, Josephat/Josaphat Eusebe Châtelain –

Genealogy of Brie’s paternal great-grandmother, Alda Marie Josephine Privé –

Brie’s maternal grandmother, Bonnie I. Hunt, on the 1940 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. Obey says:

    There are many Latinos with that same face type and brown eyes.

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