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Alison Brie

Alison Brie American actress

American actress
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Intro American actress
Known for GLOW, Mad Men
A.K.A. Alison Brie Schermerhorn
Is Actor Television actor Voice actor Film actor Stage actor
From United States of America
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender female
Birth 29 December 1982, Hollywood, USA
Age: 37 years
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
Family
Spouse: Dave Franco
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Height: 1.6002 m
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Biography

Alison Brie Schermerhorn (born December 29, 1982) is an American actress. Brie is best known for her starring roles as Annie Edison in the comedy series Community (2009–2015), Trudy Campbell in the drama series Mad Men (2007–2015), Diane Nguyen in the animated comedy series BoJack Horseman (2014–2020) and as Ruth Wilder in the comedy-drama series GLOW (2017–present), for which she received nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.

In addition to her television work, Brie has starred in films such as Scream 4 (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), The Lego Movie (2014), Get Hard (2015), Sleeping with Other People (2015), How to Be Single (2016), The Little Hours (2017), The Disaster Artist (2017), The Post (2017), Promising Young Woman (2020), and Horse Girl (2020), the lattermost of which she also co-wrote and produced.

Early life

Alison Brie Schermerhorn was born on December 29, 1982, in Hollywood, California. Her father, Charles Terry Schermerhorn, is a musician and freelance entertainment reporter. Her mother, Joanne Brenner, works at Para los Niños ("For the Children"), a non-profit childcare agency. She has an older sister named Lauren. Brie's mother is Jewish. Her father has Dutch, English, and Scottish ancestry. While being raised by her divorced parents, she occasionally attended a "Christian–Hindu hybrid church" called the Self-Realization Fellowship with her father. However, her mother "would always make sure we knew we were Jewish".

Brie began acting onstage at the Jewish Community Center in Southern California. She graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a bachelor's degree in theater in 2005. She also lived in the United Kingdom, where she studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. She later worked as a clown at birthday parties and performed in theater in California.

Career

One of Brie's first television roles was as Nina, a novice hairdresser, on the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana. She went on to star in the web series My Alibi, and was chosen for the role of Trudy Campbell in the period drama series Mad Men. From 2009 to 2015, she portrayed Annie Edison on the NBC (and later Yahoo! View) sitcom Community.

In April 2010, Brie co-hosted an episode of Attack of the Show! and appeared in a segment on Web Soup. She appeared in the 2010 comedy film Montana Amazon. Brie made Maxim magazine's 2010 Hot 100 list at number 99 and appeared at number 49 in their 2011 list. She was voted the 57th Sexiest Woman in the World by FHM readers in 2013. She was also voted the 2nd most desirable woman in the world by AskMen readers in 2014.

Brie starred in several major film roles, including Sidney Prescott's assistant in the 2011 horror film Scream 4, and appeared in the 2012 comedy film The Five-Year Engagement. She voiced Princess Unikitty in The Lego Movie (2014), and voiced a character in an episode of the animated series American Dad!, which aired during their eighth season.

In June 2014, Brie joined the cast of the Netflix series BoJack Horseman, which debuted on August 22. Over the first two seasons, she has voiced a variety of characters, including main character Diane Nguyen and recurring character Vincent Adultman. Brie also appeared on Lip Sync Battle and won against Will Arnett with performances of "Shoop" by Salt-N-Pepa and "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.

In 2015, she starred with Jason Sudeikis in Leslye Headland's romantic comedy film Sleeping with Other People, and played Will Ferrell's character's fiancée in the comedy film Get Hard. In 2016, Brie starred as Lucy in the romantic comedy film How to Be Single. In 2017, she co-starred in several films, including the historical comedy The Little Hours, the biographical comedy-drama The Disaster Artist, and the historical drama The Post.

In 2017, Brie began her starring role as Ruth Wilder in the Netflix comedy-drama series GLOW, inspired by the 1980s female professional wrestling league Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling; the series began streaming on June 23, 2017. Brie noted that since appearing in GLOW and receiving critical praise for the role, she has become more focused on taking meaningful roles.

In 2018, she co-starred in the music video for Beck's "Colors". In 2019, she reprised her voice role as Princess Unikitty in the animated comedy sequel film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and provided an English dub for the Japanese animated romantic fantasy film Weathering with You.

In 2020, Brie starred in the acclaimed drama thriller film Promising Young Woman, directed by Emerald Fennell. Also in 2020, she wrote, produced and starred as Sarah in the Netflix drama film Horse Girl, which was directed by Jeff Baena. Brie will next star opposite Dan Stevens in the horror film The Rental, which was directed by husband Dave Franco.

Personal life

Brie began dating Dave Franco in 2012 after meeting him at a 2011 Mardi Gras party in New Orleans. On August 25, 2015, it was reported the two were engaged. They married on March 13, 2017.

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Won
2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Community Nominated
2018 Best Actress in a Comedy Series GLOW Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2019 Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy GLOW Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2020 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series GLOW Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated
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