A natural talent, with a striking presence and undeniable energy, Gillian Jacobs is one of Hollywood’s most vibrant young actresses.
Jacobs can currently be seen in the third season of the NETFLIX original series, LOVE, starring opposite Paul Rust. Produced by Judd Apatow, LOVE follows ‘Mickey’ (Jacobs) and ‘Gus’ (Rust) as they navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they are hoping to avoid. Read More
On the film side, Jacobs will next be seen in Warner Bros. film, LIFE OF THE PARTY, opposite Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph to be released May 11, 2018. The film follows longtime, dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) who turns regret into re-set by going back to college and landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Following that, she will be seen in the Netflix film, IBIZA, alongside Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson, to be released May 25, 2018. Jacobs will play a young woman whose two best friends (Bayer and Robinson) tag along on her work trip to Barcelona and Ibiza that quickly turns into a crazy hunt for a popular DJ.
Most recently, Jacobs wrapped production on the Walt Disney film, MAGIC CAMP, opposite Adam DeVine and Jeffrey Tambor. A man (DeVine) returning to the magic camp he attended as a child with the hopes of winning the prize that eluded him when he was younger. Jacobs will play DeVine’s former partner.
Additionally, Jacobs could recently be seen starring in Thomas Kail’s (HAMILTON) and Sarah Burgess’ (DRY POWDER) off-Broadway play, KINGS. Performing opposite Eisa Davis (HOUSE OF CARDS), Aya Cash (YOU’RE THE WORST) and Zach Grenier (33 VARIATIONS), the story follows Sydney Millsap (Davis), a representative whose high-minded principles clash with Kate (Jacobs), a whip-smart lobbyist who pulls no punches.
In 2017, Jacobs starred in DEAN opposite director, Demetri Martin. The film won ‘Best Narrative Feature’ at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
In 2016, Jacobs was seen starring alongside Keegan Michael Key in the Critics’ Choice nominated dramatic Comedy, DON’T THINK TWICE, written and directed by Mike Birbiglia. The film revolves around an improv group that loses its lease on its home theater at the same time that one of its cast members gets chosen for the biggest sketch-comedy show on television.
In 2015, Jacobs co-starred in the fourth season of the HBO hit series GIRLS as fan-favorite ‘Mimi Rose Howard,’ the multimedia artist who doesn’t agree with ‘Hannah’s’ (Lena Dunham) interpretations about art and challenges her ideas.
Jacobs made her directorial debut with THE QUEEN OF CODE, a documentary short film about Grace Hopper, the computer scientist and high-ranking naval officer. The short premiered on Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website in 2015 as part of the SIGNALS docuseries, where filmmakers use data analytics to explore stories across political, economic, science, lifestyle and sports domains.
Previously, Jacobs starred in the critically acclaimed comedy COMMUNITY. She was nominated for a Broadcast Television Journalists Association Award in the category of “Best Comedy Supporting Actress” on behalf of her performance as “Britta.” Additionally, the show won a Broadcast Television Journalists Association award in the category of “Best Comedy Series” in 2012.
Her other film credits include BROTHER NATURE, VISIONS, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, BLACK OR WHITE, LIFE PARTNERS, NO WAY JOSE, THE LOOKALIKE, WALK OF SHAME, THE BIG ASK, BAD MILO!, THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, HELENA FROM THE WEDDING, THE BOX, CHOKE, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize for “Best Ensemble Cast” and GARDENS OF THE NIGHT.
Additional credits include the Yahoo! webseries TINY COMMANDO created by Ed Helms and co-starring Zachary Levi and TIM AND ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES.
Jacobs received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at The Julliard School and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Phoebe Robinson is a multi-talented stand-up comedian, New York Times best-selling writer, and actress. She is best known for her burgeoning podcast empire at WNYC Studios as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast 2 Dope Queens. Phoebe joins her co-host, Jessica Williams, formerly of The Daily Show, for a live comedy show in Brooklyn where, along with their favorite comedians, they share stories about sex, romance, hair journeys, living in NYC and Billy Joel. The popular podcastRead More
Phoebe authored The New York Times best seller, You Can’t Touch My Hair & Other Things I Still Have To Explain, a collection of essays about race, gender and pop culture, with a second book coming this fall and she makes her feature film debut with the release of Netflix’s Ibiza this summer where she’ll appear in a starring role.
Identified by Vulture.com, Essence, and Esquire as one of the top comedians to watch, Phoebe has appeared on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers and Last Call with Carson Daly; TBS’s Conan and Search Party, Comedy Central’s Broad City, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore; as well as starring in a recurring role on Jill Soloway’s show for Amazon entitled I Love Dick. She was the creator and star in Refinery29’s web series Woke Bae and was a staff writer on the final season of Portlandia. Her writing has been featured in InStyle, The Village Voice, NY Mag, Bitch Magazine and Glamour Magazine as well as on Glamour.com, TheDailyBeast.com, VanityFair.com, Vulture.com, and NYTimes.com. She was also a staff writer on MTV’s hit talking head show, Girl Code, as well as a consultant on season three of Broad City.
Robinson lives in Brooklyn, NY and is U2’s #1 fan.
Vanessa Bayer recently wrapped her seventh and final season of “Saturday Night Live” for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Bayer burst onto the scene during her debut season with her impression of Miley Cyrus in the wildly popular sketch “The Miley Cyrus Show.” She has continued to wow audiences with her impressions as well as her recurring characters Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy and the ditzy porn star-turned-aspiring-pitchwoman Becky.Read More
Bayer came to the cast of “SNL” from iO Chicago, the Annoyance and the Second City. She starred in the acerbic puppet show “Felt” and the improv team “Revolver” at iO Chicago, wrote and performed in the Annoyance Theatre’s “Swear Jar” and performed stand-up at Zanies.
Originally from Cleveland, Bayer received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. While in college, she interned at “Sesame Street” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and was a member of Bloomers, a storied all-female comedy troupe. Bayer lent her voice to Universal Pictures’ animated feature “Despicable Me 2” and stars in the web series “Sound Advice with Janessa Slater” that she co-created with her brother Jonah for Broadway Video’s Above Average.
She recently starred in the box office hit, “Trainwreck” alongside Amy Schumer, as well as Susan Johnson’s independent feature, “Carrie Pilby,” and the Dreamworks feature “Office Christmas Party.” She recently guest starred on an episode of WILL & GRACE on NBC and can currently be seen opposite Jack Black and Jenny Slate in the Netflix feature “The Polka King,” as well as the current season of LOVE on Netflix.
Bayer currently resides in New York City.