Alison Brie: biography
An American actress Alison Brie from early years he saw herself in comedies. But, as it turned out, her talent was enough for dramatic roles, too. The glory and the love of the audience brought the TV series Community and GLOW. In full-length movies, the actress plays mainly secondary roles.
The real name of the actress is Alison Brie Schermerhorn Only at the beginning of the film career she decided to remove the second surname to make the name easier. She was born in Hollywood in the family of a Catholic and Jewish. The parents divorced, but continued to raise children, Alison and her sister Lauren, together.
Her mother became a guide to the world of acting. The woman worked as a teacher at the Jewish Community Center, where the theater was opened. Alison for the first time demonstrated her acting talents on its stage. Her first role was unusual. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the girl turned into a protagonist's true friend, dog Toto.
In the future, the girl didn't leave the stage. Being already a certified actress, she portrayed Ophelia from Shakespeare's play. This role brought Alison the prestigious Indy Award.
After school, Alison Brie entered the California Institute of the Arts. During her studies, she managed to gain experience from teachers of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Alison Brie earned her first money working as an animator, entertaining children during the holidays.
Alison made her television debut starring in series. In 2006 on American screens released a youth sitcom called Hannah Montana. The series is about a young girl who lives a double life. At daytime, Miley ( portrayed by Miley Cyrus) is a simple schoolgirl, and in the evenings she becomes a famous singer. In this series, Brie got a small role of the hairdresser Nina.
The aspiring actress tried on inconspicuous images in so-called long-playing and independent films until 2007. In summer, Matthew Weiner introduced the drama Mad Men, which lasted for seven seasons. The role of Trudy, a spoiled girl from a wealthy family, brought Alison Brie fame. In the retro series, she had a chance to work with Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, and other actors.
The actress gained more fame working in the comedy series Community. It is focused on the everyday life of motley students of the public college of Greendale. Alison got one of the major roles and turned into a modest and naive over-achiever student Annie Edison.
The series which has many references to pop culture, parodies and clichés has become a cult. Critics called it the best one for several years. The major roles were given to Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, and Jim Rash.
Alison Brie noted that she had decided on the image since student times. The girl believed that she had a talent to play in comedies, and Community was a sound proof of that. According to the actress, it was a lot of fun to work. Despite the opinion she had since her youth, she managed to play dramatic roles. It was no surprise that the role of Trudy brought Alison recognition. In these two characters, she saw something in common. Both Trudy and Ann strive to achieve perfection, one in family life, another in school.
"I enjoy doing drama, and I enjoy doing comedy equally. They're both amazing to me", says the actress.
She believes that these roles reflect two sides of her personality.
In 2011, the movie Montana Amazon complemented the filmography of the actress. Even before the premiere, the work was warmly received by critics, it won several awards at film festivals. Alison Brie was also noted and called the best supporting actress.
In the same year, a next part of the horror film Scream with the participation of Brie was released. In the fourth part of the project, the actress played an ambitious agent of the protagonist, Rebecca Walters, who fell from the hospital roof on the van. Partners in the shooting were Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and Rory Culkin.
Alison joined the cast of the romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement (2012) starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. Alison Brie starred opposite Nick J. Robinson and Gabriel Basso in the comedy drama The Kings of Summer (2013). Then she was looking for love via the Internet in the role of Lucy in the melodrama How to Be Single (2016).
Her work in a comedy Sleeping with Other People where she starred opposite Jason Sudeikis was also noticed. The movie shows two opposite personalities. A womanizer Jake mercilessly breaks hearts, and a girl Lainey has been hopelessly loving the only man for many years. The characters are united by a romantic story that goes in the distant past. It is the key to change themselves and their lives.
The movie was a huge success at film festivals, and all tickets were sold out. By the way, Alison wasn't supposed to appear in that project. The role was prepared for Kirsten Dunst, but she rejected the offer because of the tight schedule.
The actress is sometimes invited to voice cartoons. For example, she voiced Unikitty in The LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure (2014).
Alison was in no hurry to get married. In interviews she admitted that marriage was of little interest, the professional goals went first. Work took the lion's share of time. But in the spring of 2017, her fans received the good news about the wedding of the actress. A fragile brunette with a height of 5'3'' (160 cm) and weight of 110 lbs (50 kg) married her colleague Dave Franco, known for his roles in the movies Milk and Now You See Me.
The couple had been dating for five years before getting married and announced about the engagement in 2015. Alison commented on the choice of a life partner and said that
when she met him, she thought that it was more than just sympathy.
'Well, I'm really in love with you and would like to grow old with you", she said.
The wedding ceremony was held in secret from the press. The newly-married announced about the change in their life only after the ceremony. The media failed to learn even the exact date of the wedding, let along more details. The couple didn't post any photos in social networks. However, Alison and Dave tried to keep their personal life secret even before marriage. The actress didn't strive to share with the details of her personal life via Instagram and Twitter. The couple has no children yet, and there are no rumors about pregnancy neither.
Alison is a recognized beauty. In 2010, her appearance was marked by the magazine Maxim which included her in the Hot 100 list of the most charming women. Four years later, the actress was also voted the 2nd most desirable woman in the world according to the site Askmen. Emilia Clarke, the star of Game of Thrones, was the only woman who could leave Alison behind.
Alison Brie now
Alison is actively starring in movies. The actress had a chance to play a lead role in The Little Hours, where she portrayed Alessandra. The movie completed the list of feature films the actress performed in. The plot takes place in a convent when a nice servant Massetto who has escaped from the master gets into it. But even in the convent he finds no peace. Instead of God-fearing nuns, the young man meets women torn by passions.
In the summer of 2017, the American audience saw the series Glow about an actress Ruth struggling to find work. This role was played by Brie. The woman gets to the shooting of a show about women's wrestling. The life is full of events: a conflict with the producer, her best friend Debbie (played by Betty Gilpin) confronts her after discovering that she has been having an affair with her husband. The series was extended for a second season.
In general, 2017 turned out to be tight for the actress. She was working in two other projects, The Disaster Artist and The Post. Moreover, the second part of The Lego Movie is going to be released in 2019. The actress again will voice a character.
- 2006 - Hannah Montana
- 2007 - Mad Men
- 2009 - 2015 - Community
- 2011 - Scream 4
- 2012 - Montana Amazon
- 2012 - The Five-Year Engagement
- 2013 - The Kings of Summer
- 2015 - Sleeping with Other People
- 2016 - How to Be Single
- 2017 - The Little Hours
- 2017 - GLOW
- 2017 - The Disaster Artist
- 2017 - The Post