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Alison Brie
Full name: Alison Brie Schermerhorn
Birth date: December 29, 1982
Home town: Hollywood, California
Occupation: Actress
Also known for: "Mad Men", "GLOW", "Bojack Horseman"
Work on Community
Title: Main Cast member
Portrays : Annie Edison
Acting debut: Pilot
Active on Community: 2009-2015
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BioEdit

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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.”
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Alison Brie on her essay in "Worst Laid Plans: When Bad Sex Happens to Good People

Alison Brie 2
Alison Brie

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.

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Stolen Poem Alice Short
2007 Born Mary Elizabeth
2007 Dickie Smalls: From Shame to Fame Mya
2008 Parasomnia Darcy
2008 The Coverup Grace
2008 Buddy 'n' Andy Michelle Short
2008 Salvation, Texas Lisa Salter Short
2009 Us One Night Alyson Short
2010 The Home Front Hannah Video short
2010 The Committee Ep 1: Bad Dog Video short
2010 Raspberry Magic Ms. Bradlee
2011 Scream 4 Rebecca Walters
2012 Save the Date Beth
2012 The Five-Year Engagement Suzie Barnes
2012 Misadventures of the Dunderheads Ella
2012 Shit People Don't Say in LA Short
2013 The Kings of Summer Heather Toy
2014 The Lego Movie Princess Unikitty (voice)
2014 Harmontown Herself Documentary Film
2014 Search Party Elizabeth
2014 Lennon Or McCartney Herself Documentary Film
2015 Sleeping with Other People Elaine "Lainey" Dalton
2015 Get Hard Alissa Barrow
2015 No Stranger Than Love Lucy Sherrington Newport Beach Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting
2016 How To Be Single Lucy
2016 Joshy Rachel
2016 Get a Job Tanya Sellers
2016 A Family Man Lynn Vogel
2017 The Little Hours Sister Alessandra
2017 The Disaster Artist Amber
2017 The Post Lally Weymouth
2018 Emmett's Holiday Party Princess Unikitty (Voice) Short Film
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Princess Unikitty (Voice)
2019 Weathering with You Natsumi Suga (Voice) English Dub
2020 Promising Young Woman Madison
2020 Horse Girl Sarah Writer, Producer
2020 The Rental Michelle
2020 Happiest Season Sloane In Post-Production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Hannah Montana Nina Episode: "It's My Party and I'll Lie if I Want To"
2007 Not Another High School Show Muffy Unsold Pilot
2007–2015 Mad Men Trudy Campbell Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2009)
2008 The Deadliest Lesson Amber Television Film
2008 My Alibi Rebecca Fuller 18 episodes
2009 House Husbands Mom #1 Movie
2009 Hot Sluts Amber 5 episodes
2009–2015 Community Annie Edison Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress
2010 Robot Chicken Martha Stewart / Vampire lifeguard (voice) Episode: "The Godfather of the Bride 2"
2010-2011 Attack of the Show! Herself 4 Episodes (2 as Host)
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV::" Joanie Episode: "Sabbath-tage"
2012 Sketchy Meg Episode: "You Got Retweeted"
2012 American Dad! Lindsay (voice) Episode: "Adventures in Haleysitting"
2013 High School USA! Miss Temple (voice) Episode: "Choices"
2013 Axe Cop Beautiful Girly Bobs (voice) Episode: "The Dumb List"
2013 The ArScheerio Paul Show Madonna Episode: "Madonna & Rosie O'Donnell"
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself Episode: "Alison Brie Wears a Black Mesh Top & Mini-Skirt"
2014-2020 BoJack Horseman Diane Nguyen/ Vincent Adultman/ Various Characters (voice) Nominated- Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated TV Production
2016 Teachers Lauren Lark Executive Producer
2016 Doctor Thorne Martha Dunstable 3 Episodes
2017 Dr. Ken Herself Episode: "Ken's Big Audition"
2017-Present GLOW 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

2019 Drunk History Thea Spyer Episode: "Love"
2020 Make It Work! Herself Television Special
Video Games
Year

Title

Voice Role

2015 Lego Dimensions Princess Unikitty
2016 Marvel Avengers Academy Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow
Music Videos
Year Title Artist Role
2018 Colors Beck Herself
Theme Park Attractions
Year Title Voice Role
2016 The Lego Movie: 4D- A New Adventure Princess Unikitty

TriviaEdit

  • 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 with her "My Alibi" co-stars Julianna Guill and Cyrina Fiallo, who also appeared in A Fistful of Paintballs as 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.
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