Have you watched the 2017 film named Darcy? In case you haven’t, the film tells the story of a teen girl, Darcy (played by Gus Birney), who lives in a family-owned motel with her parents and also works there during summer breaks. After sneaking away into the woods severally to read romantic novels, Darcy begins to develop her first ever romantic feeling towards a charming but older man, Luke (played by Johnathan Tchaikovsky) who checks in at the motel.
With the film, Gus Birney showed off her incredible talent and sparked an interest in her life as an actress and an individual. In this post, we explore six interesting facts about her.
Who Is Gus Birney?
Gus Birney, whose birth name is Augusta Birney, was born on July 27, 1999. The actress was born and raised in New York City and her Zodiac sign is Leo. The actress got her start in the industry at the age of thirteen and has since gone on to build an impressive career for herself.
Gus has admitted that her parents were hesitant about encouraging her to become an actress, knowing how demanding and challenging a career in the entertainment industry can be. Thankfully, she never wavered and her dedication is finally paying off.
6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About The Actress
1. She Comes From A Family Of Actors And Actresses
Gus Birney is a daughter to the famous actor and actress – Reed Birney and Constance Shulman. It is worthy of note that Reed Birney, who is primarily a theatre actor, was the 2016 Tony Award Winner for ‘Best Featured Actor In A Play’. He earned the award for his role as Erik Blake in the Broadway one-act play named The Humans. He also won a Special Drama Desk Award in 2011 as well as the Drama Desk Award for ‘Outstanding Featured Actor In A Play’ in 2014, among others.
As for Gus’ mother – Constance Shulman, she has appeared in several roles in both film and TV since 1989 when her acting career began. Gus also has an only sibling, her elder brother, Ephraim Birney, who is also an outstanding actor. Just three years older than Gus, Ephraim is famous for having appeared in The Americans (2013), Gotham (2014) and Exploits of Daddy B (2017), and more.
2. Gus Birney Movie Roles So Far
Though she is still up and coming, she already has a relatively long line of film and TV roles to her credit. Birney’s first movie role was as Victoria in a short 2012 film named Bloody Mary. In 2015, she appeared as Ashley Cole in the NBC medical drama TV series, Chicago Med. Two years later in 2017, Gus Birney starred as Alex Cunningham/Alex Copeland in the Spike TV science fiction horror thriller series, The Mist, appearing in 10 episodes of the series.
Also in 2017, Birney appeared in one episode of NBC crime drama TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She played the role of ‘Kristi Martin’. She also played the titular character in 2017’s Darcy, as previously mentioned.
In 2018, Birney was cast as Nicki in the CBS police procedural TV series, Instinct. Also in 2018, played Lucie in the HBO TV series, Here And Now. She also landed the role of Penny Spiro in the TV series, Bull (2018).
Gus Birney appeared as Brandie in the short film, White Boy (2018) and as Devin in the short film, Swallow Grass Snakes (2018). She also landed a role as Jane Humphreys in the Apple TV comedy web series named Dickinson opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski.
3. Gus Birney Is Also An Aspiring Model
Considering her good looks, it’s not surprising the actress is also a model. She caught public interest as a model when she was tapped as one of the young models to grace the runways at the Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer show at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2019.
4. Social Media Presence
Gus Birney is active on social media and has accounts on Instagram and Twitter. She currently has over 30,000 followers on Instagram but less than 2,000 followers on Twitter.
5. Height And Other Body Measurements
Gus Birney’s listed height is 5 feet 9 inches while her listed weight is 60kg. Her bust-waist-hips ratio is listed as 32-22-34 inches.
6. Net Worth
The actress currently has a modest net worth of $1 Million. As her career continues to thrive, her net worth is expected to grow with it.