Alison Pill is a Canadian actress. A former child actress, Pill began her career at age twelve, appearing in numerous films and television series. She transitioned to adult roles and her breakthrough came with the television series The Book of Daniel. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

Birth Name

Alison Courtney Pill


Ali, Al





Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Alison Pill was born on November 27, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


She is currently 33 years old.

Sun Sign



Estonian, 1/8th Swedish


Pill attended Vaughan Road Academy, where she was in its Interact program, designed for students interested in dance, music, athletics and theatre.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown (Professional engineer)
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Alison Pill has dated –

  • Jay Baruchel (2011-2013) – Pill was engaged to actor Jay Baruchel from 2011 to 2013. Baruchel made their engagement public when he thanked Pill as his fiancée during an acceptance speech at the Genie Awards in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Baruchel alluded to their break-up in a Twitter posting on February 16, 2013.

  • Joshua Leonard (2015-Present) – Alison Pill married actor Joshua Leonard on May 24, 2015. Together, they have a daughter, Wilder Grace Leonard, born on November 19, 2016.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 6.5 inches
  • In centimeters – 169 cm
  • In meters – 1.69 m


  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 114 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build



Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Pill met with critical acclaim for her work in the television series, including In Treatment (2009), The Pillars of the Earth (2010), The Newsroom (2012–14) and American Horror Story: Cult (2017). Her remarkable film credits include Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), Plain Truth (2004), Milk (2008), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Midnight in Paris (2011), Zoom (2015) and Miss Sloane (2016).

Film Debut

Alison Pill earned her first acting gig in the movie The Last Don II in 1998, playing the role of Bethany. Her first credited role was in a Canadian movie called The Life Before This, released in 1999, in which she played a minor role as Jessica.

Television Debut

Pill made her first television appearance at the age of 11, playing a guest role on an episode of BBC’s kids’ series The New Ghostwriter Mysteries.

Awards & Nominations

2000Burbank International Children’s Film FestivalBest Child Actress PerformanceThe Dinosaur HunterWon
Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Supporting Young ActressDegas and the DancerNominated
2001Best Ensemble in a TV MovieThe Other MeNominated
2002Best Performance in a TV Movie or Special – Leading Young ActressWhat Girls LearnNominated
2003Gemini AwardsBest Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or SeriesThe Dinosaur HunterNominated
2004Drama Desk AwardOutstanding PlayThe Distance From HereNominated
Outstanding Ensemble PerformanceWon
2005Lucille Lortel AwardsOutstanding Featured ActressOn the MountainNominated
2006Tony AwardBest Featured Actress in a PlayThe Lieutenant of InishmoreNominated
2007Outer Critics Circle AwardOutstanding Actress in a PlayBlackbirdNominated
Drama League AwardDistinguished PerformanceNominated
2008Lucille Lortel AwardOutstanding Lead ActressNominated
2009Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureMilkNominated
Gold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastNominated
15th Critics’ Choice AwardsBest Acting EnsembleWon
Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesIn TreatmentNominated
2011Best Original SongScott Pilgrim vs. the WorldNominated
Drama League AwardDistinguished PerformanceThis Wide NightNominated
Gemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role
in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
The Pillars of the EarthWon
Phoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingMidnight in ParisNominated
2012Gold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastNominated
2013Vancouver Film Critics Circle AwardBest Supporting Actress in a Canadian FilmGoonNominated
2014Virtuoso AwardBest Breakthrough PerformancesThe NewsroomWon
2018Critics’ Choice Movie AwardsBest Acting EnsembleViceNominated

Alison Pill Favorites

  • Favorite Actress – Patricia Clarkson
  • Favorite Band – Coldplay

Alison Pill Net worth

Alison Pill has a net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Alison Pill

  • Pill began her acting career at a very young age of ten, playing an extra in the TV series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.
  • Pill is multilingual and can speak fluent English and Estonian.
  • She won the Best Child Actress award at the Burbank International Children’s Film Festival for her role in the Canadian film The Dinosaur Hunter (2000).
  • She made her stage debut with the 2003 off-Broadway premiere of Jenny Lyn Bader’s “None of the Above” at the Ohio Theatre in New York City.
  • Her Broadway debut as Mairead in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore in 2006 earned her a nomination for Tony Award in Best Featured Actress in a Play.
  • In 2009, she performed with Erin Hill & her Psychedelic Harp playing the Twilight Zone inspired “Meredith Moon” and “The Real North Pole” sci-fi Christmas Harp.
  • She learned to play drums for her role in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010).
  • In 2016, Pill co-starred with Jessica Chastain in the EuropaCorp thriller Miss Sloane.
  • In 2017, she joined American Horror Story: Cult, starring as Ivy Mayfair-Richards, one of the main characters of the storyline.


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