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Name: Alison Brie

Real name: Alison Brie Schermerhorn

Birth date: 29 of December 1982 (36 y.o.)

Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Height: 160 cm Weight: 50 kg

Birth Sign: Capricorn

Chinese zodiac: Dog

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Alison Brie’s Biography

Alison Brie (full name Alison Brie Schermerhorn) is an American actress best known for her roles in the Community (2009) and Mad Men (2007) series. In feature films she mostly plays secondary roles.
Actress Alison Brie
Actress Alison Brie

Early Years

Alison Brie was born on December 29, 1982 in Los Angeles. At the beginning of her acting career she dropped the second part of her surname, Schermerhorn. The actress’s mother is Jewish and her father is of European origin. The couple has another daughter, Lauren. They got divorced but raised the children jointly. The parents didn’t stick to any specific culture or religious traditions in their children’s upbringing. However, the family observed many of the Jewish holidays.
Alison Brie as a child
Alison Brie as a child
Alison started performing on stage while she was still at school. One of her early roles was Toto, the puppy from Wizard of Oz. After graduating from school in Pasadena, Brie enrolled in the California Institute of the Arts. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in drama studies in 2005. As a student Alison performed in productions in small local theatres and at kids’ parties.
Young Alison Brie
Young Alison Brie

Acting Career

Alison’s acting career in cinema started with tiny episodic roles; her name was often not even mentioned in the titles. Finally, in 2007, she was lucky to get a long-term role as Trudy Campbell in the Mad Men series. The series’ plot revolves around life and work in an advertising agency in Madison Avenue in the ‘60s. The cast, led by Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks, received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series; Mad Men became a favourite for many viewers and ran for 7 seasons.
Alison Brie in the Mad Men series
Alison Brie in the Mad Men series
In 2009 the comedy series Community came out, where Brie ended up in one of the leading roles alongside Donald Glover, Joel McHale and Gillian Jacobs. Dan Harmon, the showrunner, had to put some effort into keeping this experimental comedy afloat. Some actors were fired, some actors left on their own, and the show had to move to a different channel; however, the audiences’ love and support helped the series to run for 6 seasons.
Alison Brie on the set of Community
Alison Brie on the set of Community
At that stage Alison’s career in full feature films still wasn’t working out well. Movies in which she played either turned out to be box office flops, or were harshly criticized by critics and the public; moreover, her roles were very short. These projects included Born (2007), The Deadliest Lesson (2008), Save the Date (2012) and others.
Alison Brie’s figure
Alison Brie’s figure
Later, however, her situation improved. Alison continued playing in light teenage comedies but of higher quality. These included movies such as The Five-Year Engagement (2012), The Kings of Summer (2013), Search Party (2014), Get Hard (2014) and Sleeping with Other People (2015), which all had higher prominence and a broader audience.
Alison Brie in the movie Sleeping with Other People
Brie also voiced characters for the animation series BoJack Horseman (2014) and The Lego Movie animation (2014). She played in Steven Spielberg’s The Post (2017) as well, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

Alison Brie’s Personal Life

Alison Brie has been in a relationship with the actor Dave Franco since 2013. The couple secretly got married in 2017. In the same year, her brother-in-law James Franco released the movie The Disaster Artist where Brie played one of the roles.
Alison Brie and Dave Franco
Alison Brie and Dave Franco

Alison Brie Now

The actress is still playing in the Netflix series GLOW, which is successful in all respects. In the series she portrays the actress Ruth, who is so desperate to find a job that she takes part in a wrestling show. Alison’s co-actor in the movie is Betty Gilpin. Meanwhile, the new season’s promotion is in full swing, with Brie attending many TV shows and interviews by Stephen Colbert, Andy Cohen and other prominent TV hosts.
Alison Brie in the series GLOW
Alison Brie in the series GLOW
Amongst other activities, the actress supports social projects aimed at the protection of children. To a large extent, this is a continuation of the work Alison’s mother does.
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