All eyes are on American actress Brie Larson this month as she takes on her biggest role yet: Captain Marvel. The first woman to play a major Marvel superhero, Larson is under a lot of pressure to succeed. However, the award-winning actor and real-life fighter for justice is sure to pull it off. Larson discovered her love of acting as a child. At age six, she was the youngest student ever to study acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. After moving with her family to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, Larson got her first acting job in a comedy skit for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Years of playing small parts finally paid off when Larson landed a stable supporting role on the TV show United States of Tara. In 2013, she got her first leading role in Short Term 12 as a supervisor who works with troubled teens. She then won an Academy Award for her performance as an abused young mother in Room. Commenting on her film roles, Larson expressed her preference for movies that reflected real social problems. "I make movies as a form of activism," Larson wrote.