I don’t know why I watch Netflix’s Love. I’m not usually a sitcom guy, but it had Judd Apatow’s name attached to it and Netflix slings the straight dope so I figured I’d give it a whirl. Plus, at 30-minutes an episode, you can never go wrong. Being able to crush an entire season in a day is always a perk.
Turns out, it’s a cute little show. And that’s all because of the intoxicating charisma of lead actress Gillian Jacobs.
Jacobs, 34, is an American actress known for portraying Britta Perry on the comedy series Community and stars as Mickey Dobbs on the Netflix series Love. Jacobs has also appeared as Mimi-Rose Howard on the HBO series Girls and has appeared in films such as Gardens of the Night (2008), The Lookalike (2014), Life Partners (2014), Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015), Don’t Think Twice (2016), and Brother Nature (2016).
Jacobs’ big break came in March 2009 when she joined the cast of the NBC comedy Community as Britta Perry, a high school dropout who aspires to become a psychologist. After Community went off the air, Jacobs was cast to star as Mickey in the Netflix original comedy series Love.
And so here we are. She’s cute, she’s hilarious, and she stars in one of Netflix’s most binge-able shows. And even if you don’t like sitcoms, Gillian Jacobs makes them worth watching.