Alameda, California, United States
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Brigette Lundy-Paine was born in 1995 in Alameda, CA, to a family of artists; her parents, both performers and directors, would eventually go on to co-found the Virago Theatre Company in Oakland, CA. As a result of this exposure to the creative realm, Lundy-Paine herself sought a career in the arts, performing in childhood at the Alameda Children's Musical Theatre, and later at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. She enrolled at New York University to study drama, which proved an amenable launch pad to a career on the screen. Lundy-Paine kicked off her career with a minor part in the Woody Allen-directed drama film "Irrational Man" (2015). The role led first to a starring position on the Nike-produced comedic web series "Margot vs. Lily" (YouTube 2016). Shortly afterward, Lundy-Paine began landing supporting parts in star-studded feature films. Included were "The Wilde Wedding" (2017), starring Glenn Close, Patrick Stewart, and John Malkovich, and "The Glass Castle" (2017), starring Brie Larson and Naomi Watts. Lundy-Paine was also cast in the Alexander Payne-helmed sci-fi/satire "Downsizing" (2017), also starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig.