I was also sure my story was going to be buried in this book—37 other brilliant actors contributed. When I saw the reaction, I called my mom and said, “Hey, remember that story? People think I’m a freaky freak now.”
Alison Brie (born Alison Brie Schermerhorn) is an American actress. She was born on December 29, 1982, to Joanne (née Brenner) and Charles Terry Schermerhorn. She grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena. Her interest in acting began at an early age when she started performing on stage at the Jewish Community Center in Southern California. After graduating from South Pasadena High School in 2001; Alison attended California Institute of the Arts where she received her BFA in Acting. During that time, Alison also studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. Before breaking into television, she worked as a clown and performed in local theater. One of Brie's first onscreen roles was on Hannah Montana in 2006. She was chosen for the role of Trudy Campbell in Mad Men in 2007 and also starred in the web series My Alibi in 2008. In 2009 she was offered the role of Annie Edison on Community. She was on the show for six seasons during which she also appeared in several films including "The Lego Movie" and "Sleeping With Other People." After the series ended in 2015 she went on to star as Ruth Wilder on the Netflix series "GLOW" and made her directorial debut with the season 3 episode "Hollywood Homecoming". In 2020, she wrote, produced, and starred in the film "Horse Girl". She began datingDave Franco in 2011 and the two were married on March 13, 2017. She would work with her husband on the films "The Disaster Artist", The Little Hours, and Franco's directorial debut The Rental.
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress
Martha Stewart / Vampire lifeguard (voice)
Episode: "The Godfather of the Bride 2"
Attack of the Show!
4 Episodes (2 as Host)
Episode: "You Got Retweeted"
Episode: "Adventures in Haleysitting"
High School USA!
Miss Temple (voice)
Beautiful Girly Bobs (voice)
Episode: "The Dumb List"
The ArScheerio Paul Show
Episode: "Madonna & Rosie O'Donnell"
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Episode: "Alison Brie Wears a Black Mesh Top & Mini-Skirt"
Diane Nguyen/ Vincent Adultman/ Various Characters (voice)
Nominated- Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated TV Production
Episode: "Ken's Big Audition"
Ruth Wilder/ Zoya the Destroya
Directed Episode: "Hollywood Homecoming"
Nominated- Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, Satellite Award for Best Actress- Television Series Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress- Television Series Musical or Comedy, Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Ranked as having one of the most beautiful famous faces by "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World."
She was one of the original cast members in the world premiere of The Peach Blossom Fan, performed as the inaugural theater production at Disney's REDCAT Theater in Downtown LA.
She made Maxim's 2010 Hot 100 list at number 99 and Maxim's 2011 Hot 100 list at number 49.
On April 15, 2010, Brie co-hosted G4's "Attack of the Show!" She would again host the show on March 16, 2011, alongside co-star Danny Pudi. Brie has also appeared for a short segment on the G4 show, Web Soup.
She is a fan of the Los Angeles Clippers and San Francisco 49ers.
The English accent she developed for her role in The Five-Year Engagement was so convincing that she accidentally fooled producer Judd Apatow into believing she was British.
She sang in a band called The Girls withher "My Alibi"co-stars Julianna Guill and Cyrina Fiallo, who also appeared in A Fistful of Paintballsas cheerleaders. The Girls would cover songs from various artists including Childish Gambino.
Her favorite film is Alien.
She (along with co-star Will Arnett) voiced the most characters on BoJack Horseman. She was also the only cast member to voice male and female characters and received an Annie Award nomination for her voice work on the show. After the end of the series in 2020, she stated that she regretted portraying the character, Diane Nguyen and that the role should have gone to a Vietnamese-American actress.
It was not unheard of for her to film scenes for both "Mad Men" and "Community" on the same day.