Birth Name: Brit Marling
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Brit Marling studied theater in high school, but it was not until her college years when her filmmaking career began. While majoring in economics and studio art at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Marling wrote and acted in various student films. She took a break from college to shoot the documentary "Boxers and Ballerinas" with her friend and fellow filmmaker Mike Cahill in 2004. Shot over a two-year period, the film followed a quartet of young athletes - a boxer and a ballerina living in Havana, Cuba, and a boxer and a ballerina exiled in Miami, FL - trying to achieve their life goals in the midst of the U.S.-Cuban Communist conflict. Variety described the documentary as a "conf...
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