Sure, you've seen Brie Larson take on the bad guys onscreen, but did you know the actress is a super-hero in real life, too?

The 29-year-old Oscar winner is nominated for a 2019 MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Hero her role of Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in the film Captain Marvel. She and co-star Gemma Chan are also nominated for Best Fight.

She's gained the respect of fans with not only her acting, but also her generosity, good deeds and use of her celebrity platform to promote causes such as female empowerment and equality. In addition, Larson, who won a Best Actress Oscar in 2016 for her portrayal of a rape survivor in Room, is a vocal advocate for sexual assault survivors.

See all the times Larson was a real-life superhero: 

Brie Larson, Captain Marvel, London premiere

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney

Brie Larson, Women In Film 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Women In Film

Paul Rudd, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Disney California Adventure

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Disney

Casey Affleck, Brie Larson, 2017 Oscars, Academy Awards

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Avengers, Brie Larson, Stand Up to Cancer Poster

Stand Up to Cancer

Brie Larson, Abs, Instagram

Instagram / Brie Larson

The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on Monday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET.

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