Alison Brie is best known for playing Annie Edison on the NBC / Yahoo sitcom Community since 2009 and Gertrude “Trudy” Campbell on the AMC drama Mad Men from 2007 to 2014.
Age: 35 years and 6 months
Years active: 2004–present
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
Measurements 35-24-36 in or 89-61-91.5 cm
Bra size 32C
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
In 2005, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater from California Institute of the Arts. She also attended Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Scotland for a short time.
Father – Charles Terry Schermerhorn (Musician and freelance entertainment reporter)
Mother – Joanne (née Brenner) [Worked at Para los Niños (“For the Children”), a nonprofit child care agency, and as a teacher in community college]
Siblings – Lauren (Older Sister) (Financial Adviser)
She is best known for her starring role as Annie Edison in the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community (2009–2015) and Trudy Campbell in the AMC drama series Mad Men (2007–2015). Brie currently voices Diane Nguyen on the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman (2014–present) and portrays Ruth Wilder on the Netflix comedy-drama series GLOW (2017–present), for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.
Brie has also starred in several films, such as Scream 4 (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), The Lego Movie (2014), Get Hard (2015), Sleeping with Other People (2015), How to Be Single (2016), The Little Hours (2017), The Disaster Artist (2017), and The Post (2017).
Brie was born in Hollywood, California. Her father, Charles Terry Schermerhorn, is a musician and freelance entertainment reporter. Her mother, Joanne Brenner, works at Para los Niños (“For the Children”), a non-profit childcare agency. She has an older sister named Lauren. Brie’s mother is Jewish, while her father has Dutch, English, and Scottish ancestry. While being raised by her divorced parents, she occasionally attended a “Christian-Hindu hybrid church”, the Self-Realization Fellowship, with her father. However, her mother “would always make sure we knew we were Jewish”.
Brie began acting onstage at the Jewish Community Center in Southern California. She graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a bachelor’s degree in theater in 2005. For a time, she studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. She later worked as a clown at birthday parties and performed in theater in California.
One of Brie’s first television roles was as Nina, a novice hairdresser, on Hannah Montana. She went on to star in the web series My Alibi and was chosen for the role of Trudy Campbell in Mad Men. From 2009 to 2015, she portrayed Annie Edison on the NBC (and later Yahoo! Screen) sitcom Community.
In April 2010, Brie co-hosted an episode of Attack of the Show! and appeared in a short segment on Web Soup. She appeared in the 2010 film Montana Amazon. Brie made Maxim magazine’s 2010 Hot 100 list at number 99 and appeared at number 49 in their 2011 list. She was voted the 57th sexiest woman in the world by FHM readers in 2013. She was also voted the 2nd most desirable woman in the world by Askmen readers in 2014.
Brie starred in several major film roles, including Sidney Prescott’s assistant in the 2011 horror film Scream 4, and appeared in the 2012 comedy film The Five-Year Engagement. She voiced Princess Unikitty in The Lego Movie (2014), and voiced a character in an episode of the long-running adult animation series American Dad!, which aired during their 8th season. In 2015, she starred with Jason Sudeikis in Leslye Headland’s romantic comedy film Sleeping with Other People and played Will Ferrell’s character’s fiancée in Get Hard. In 2016, Brie starred as Lucy in the romantic comedy film How to Be Single. In 2017, Brie co-starred in several films, including the comedy The Little Hours, the biographical comedy-drama The Disaster Artist, and the historical drama The Post.
In June 2014, Brie joined the cast of the Netflix series BoJack Horseman, which debuted on August 22. Over the first two seasons, she has voiced a variety of characters, including main character Diane Nguyen and recurring character Vincent Adultman. Brie also appeared on Lip Sync Battle and won against Will Arnett.
In August 2016, Brie was set to star in the Netflix original comedy series GLOW which was inspired by the 1980s female professional wrestling league Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling; the series was released on June 23, 2017.
Brie began dating actor Dave Franco in 2012. On August 25, 2015, it was reported the two were engaged. They married in March 2017.
She does running and yoga. These two exercises help her to remain in shape, especially running. Yoga is a good stress reliever.
Alison appeared in 2004 short film Stolen Poem for her role as Alice.
First TV Show
In 2006, Brie guest appeared in Disney Channel’s musical comedy series Hannah Montana for her role as a novice hairdresser, Nina in an episode titled “It’s My Party and I’ll Lie if I Want To.”
Alison Brie Favorite Things
TV Shows – Six Feet Under (2001-2005), 30 Rock (2006-2013)
Alison Brie Facts
As a child, she used to go to “Christian-Hindu hybrid church.”
She was raised by divorced parents.
Alison has voiced the role of Diane Nguyen in Netflix’s animated sitcom “BoJack Horseman” in 2014.
During her time in high school, Alison used to work for a company and her job was to work as a clown for kids’ birthdays. The clown’s name was Sunny.
She was once approached by a stranger in a grocery store, who complimented her on her feet and offered her a “totally platonic foot massage.”
She once sang a karaoke with Emily Blunt.
Alison used to go n*ked a lot many times while studying at CalArts.
She is best friends with Danny Pudi, Community co-star.
She was also considered for the role of Sharon Carter in the 2014 movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” but the role was finally offered to Emily VanCamp.
Alison does not eat pork or red meat.
She once had s*x with a gay male friend in order to make him believe that he was a gay. This was revealed by her in “Worst Laid Plans: When Bad Sex Happens to Good People.“
She was ranked #2 in AskMen’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women in 2014.
Alison Brie has Dutch, Irish, and Scottish ancestry on her father’s side. Her mom is Jewish.