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Alison Pill Biography
Alison Pill is a Canadian actress, and she was formerly a child actress, Pill began her career at age twelve, appearing in numerous films and television series. She changed to adult roles and her breakthrough came with the television series The Book of Daniel in 2006. In the same year, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
Pill had an important roles in the films Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2004, Plain Truth 2004, Milk 2008, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010, Midnight in Paris 2011, Zoom 2015, Vice 2018, the television series In Treatment 2009, The Pillars of the Earth 2010, The Newsroom 2012–14 and American Horror Story: Cult 2017.
Alison Pill Age
Pill was born on November 27, 1985, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is 33 years old as of 2018.
Alison Pill Family
She was and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He father, Estonian is a professional engineer.
Alison Pill Dating
Pill was engaged to Jay Baruchel actor from 2011 to 2013. Baruchel made their engagement public when he thanked Pill as his fiancee during an acceptance speech at the Genie Awards in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Baruchel also talked about their break-up in a Twitter posting on February 16, 2013. Then later in January 2015 Pill was engaged to Joshua Leonard.
Alison Pill Boyfriend / Husband
Pill got engaged with actor Joshua Leonard in January 2015, and they married on May 24, 2015, after a four-month-long engagement. The couple have a daughter, Wilder Grace Leonard, born on November 19, 2016.
Alison Pill Net Worth
Pill has a net worth of 2 million dollars to date.
Alison Pill Career
Pill decided to follow her passion for acting when she was 10 years old. As a member of the Toronto Children’s Chorus, Pill was chosen to narrate one of their performances. Her mother tried to discourage her by getting her a job as a background performer on the series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. By the time she was 11 years old, she played a guest role on an episode of the kids’ series The New Ghostwriter Mysteries. At the age of 12, she landed roles in two TV movies and a mini-series, a guest appearance on the TV series PSI Factor and voiced a character on an animated series. After roles in two more television movies, she landed her first feature film role, a small budget Canadian movie called The Life Before This in 1999, followed by the role of Jacob’s older sister Marfa in Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang.
Pill played roles in four more TV movies before the age of 14. The following year, she landed a small role in Skipped Parts in 2000 starring Drew Barrymore and Mischa Barton, then appeared in four more TV movies and features that same year, including playing Farrah Fawcett’s daughter in the TNT network movie Baby and a lead role in the Canadian film The Dinosaur Hunter, which was originally intended to be shown at a dinosaur museum and on a provincial education channel, but made its way to the Burbank International Film Festival, winning Pill an award for the Best Child Actress. She landed the role of young Lorna in the ABC-TV biopic Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows in 2001, based on the memoir by Garland’s daughter, Lorna Luft. That year, she also played Sissy Spacek’s daughter in the TV flick Midwives.
In 2003, Pill played Katie Holmes’ sister in the indie feature Pieces of April. Then she won the lead in the CTV-TV movie Fast Food High, about a teenager who gets a job at a fast food restaurant and tries to set up a union. She also landed a supporting role in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen in 2003, starred by Lindsay Lohan. Pill ventured off into stage acting, with the New York City staging of None of the Above as the first item in her theater credentials. This was followed by The Distance From Here, On the Mountain, Blackbird, and Mauritius. In 2006, Pill starred as Grace Webster in the short-lived NBC drama The Book of Daniel. She was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Mairead in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Because of her busy working schedule, Pill’s schooling was done through a program for youngsters in the business. After graduating from high school, Pill moved to New York to pursue her career in theatre but continued to work in movies such as Dan in Real Life in 2007.
She had a major supporting role as campaign manager Anne Kronenberg in the Oscar-winning 2008 film Milk. In 2009, Pill performed alongside Erin Hill & her Psychedelic Harp playing the Twilight Zone-inspired “Meredith Moon” and “The Real North Pole” sci-fi Christmas Harp. Pill was cast as April on In Treatment. Then later she played Kim Pine in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as well as in Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation. She also portrayed Empress Maud in the miniseries The Pillars of the Earth. In theatre, Pill starred alongside Abigail Breslin in Broadway’s The Miracle Worker. She has also worked with Woody Allen twice, as Zelda Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris and as Hayley into Rome with Love.
Pill has starred in short films including, Denise in 2012 with Chris Messina and Santa Baby in which she sang and danced. In 2016, Pilly appeared in Cover Up by Satya Bhabha with Jason Ritter, to be released at the LA Shorts Fest, and Woman in Deep, where she played a woman who calls a suicide prevention hot line and is put on hold, it was directed by Janicza Bravo. In the new theater production of Wait Until Dark, Pill starred as a blind woman who must fend for her life. She also starred in the film Snowpiercer, with Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, which was released in 2013. From 2012 to its ending in 2014, she appeared in Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series The Newsroom as Maggie Jordan. She also appeared in Cooties starring Elijah Wood.
In Zoom, Pill played the role of Emma, an aspiring comic book artist. She had a part in Hail, Caesar! as Eddie Mannix’s wife. Pill is attached to star in Sook-Yin Lee’s Canadian indie Octavio is Dead, a role that will chase her late father’s ghost in Mexico City. She starred in Goon: Last of the Enforcers as Eva Glatt, Glatt’s love interest in first movie Goon, now married to Glatt. Pill was part of the cast of The Family as Willa Warren. She co-starred with Jessica Chastain in the EuropaCorp thriller Miss Sloane in 2016. In 2017, Pill joined American Horror Story: Cult, starring as Ivy Mayfair-Richards, one of the main characters of the storyline.
Alison Pill Movies
|1998||You’re Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley’s Camp Out Party||Friend #2|
|1999||The Life Before This||Jessica|
|1999||Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang||Shapiro/Marfa|
|2000||Skipped Parts||Chuckette Morris|
|2002||Perfect Pie||Marie (age 15)|
|2003||Pieces of April||Beth Burns|
|2003||Fast Food High||Emma Redding|
|2004||Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen||Ella Gerard|
|2004||The Crypt Club||Liesl|
|2007||Dan in Real Life||Jane Burns|
|2009||The Awakening of Abigail Harris||Abigail Harris|
|2009||One Way to Valhalla||Dale|
|2010||Goldstar, Ohio||Kendra Harper|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Kim Pine|
|2011||Midnight in Paris||Zelda Fitzgerald|
|2011||Portraits in Dramatic Time||Alison Pill|
|2012||To Rome with Love||Hayley|
|2016||Hail, Caesar!||Mrs. Mannix|
|2016||Woman in Deep||Birdie|
|2016||Miss Sloane||Jane Molloy|
|2017||Goon: Last of the Enforcers||Eva Glatt|
|2019||The Most Magnificent Thing||Mom (voice)|
Alison Pill TV Shows
|1997||The New Ghostwriter Mysteries||Lucy|
|1998||Fast Track||Alexa Stokes|
|1998||Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal||Sophie Schulman|
|1998||The Last Don II||Bethany|
|1998||Degas & the Dancer||Marie van Goethem|
|1998||Stranger in Town||Hetty|
|1999||Locked in Silence||Lacey|
|1999||God’s New Plan||Samantha Hutton|
|1999||Dear America: A Journey to the New World||Remember Patience Whipple|
|1999||Poltergeist: The Legacy||Paige|
|1999||A Holiday Romance||Fern|
|2000||Redwall: The Movie||Cornflower (voice)|
|2000||The Dinosaur Hunter||Julia Creath|
|2000||The Other Me||Allana Browning|
|2001||Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series||Victoria (voice)|
|2001||Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows||Young Lorna Luft|
|2001||What Girls Learn||Tilden|
|2002||The Pilot’s Wife||Mattie Lyons|
|2003||An Unexpected Love||Samantha Mayer|
|2004||What Katy Did||Katy Carr|
|2004||A Separate Peace||Beth|
|2004||Plain Truth||Katie Fisher|
|2006||The Book of Daniel||Grace Webster|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Lisa Ramsey|
|2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Kelsey Murphy|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation||Kim Pine (voice)|
|2010||The Pillars of the Earth||Princess Maude|
|2012–2014||The Newsroom||Maggie Jordan|
|2014||Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends||Herself|
|2016||The Family||Willa Warren|
|2017||American Horror Story: Cult||Ivy Mayfair-Richards|
|2018||The Emperor’s Newest Clothes||Thomasina (voice)|
Alison Pill Awards
|2000||Burbank International Children’s Film Festival||Best Child Actress Performance|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Supporting Young Actress|
|2001||Best Ensemble in a TV Movie|
|2002||Best Performance in a TV Movie or Special – Leading Young Actress|
|2003||Gemini Awards||Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series|
|2004||Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Play|
|Outstanding Ensemble Performance|
|2005||Lucille Lortel Awards||Outstanding Featured Actress|
|2006||Tony Award||Best Featured Actress in a Play|
|2007||Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Actress in a Play|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance|
|2008||Lucille Lortel Award||Outstanding Lead Actress|
|2009||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|Gold Derby Awards||Ensemble Cast|
|15th Critics’ Choice Awards||Best Acting Ensemble|
|Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series|
|2011||Best Original Song|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance|
|Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role|
in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Ensemble Acting|
|2012||Gold Derby Awards||Ensemble Cast|
|2013||Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film|
|2014||Virtuoso Award||Best Breakthrough Performances|
|2018||Critics’ Choice Movie Awards||Best Acting Ensemble|