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.
Alison Courtney Pill
Birthday / Date of Birth
Alison Pill was born on November 27, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
She is currently 33 years old.
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.
- Father – Unknown (Professional engineer)
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Unknown
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.
- In feet – 5 feet 6.5 inches
- In centimeters – 169 cm
- In meters – 1.69 m
- In Kilograms – 52 kg
- In Pounds – 114 lbs
- Measurements – 34-25-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 25 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 4 (US).
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).
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.
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
|2000||Burbank International Children’s Film Festival||Best Child Actress Performance||The Dinosaur Hunter||Won|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Supporting Young Actress||Degas and the Dancer||Nominated|
|2001||Best Ensemble in a TV Movie||The Other Me||Nominated|
|2002||Best Performance in a TV Movie or Special – Leading Young Actress||What Girls Learn||Nominated|
|2003||Gemini Awards||Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series||The Dinosaur Hunter||Nominated|
|2004||Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Play||The Distance From Here||Nominated|
|Outstanding Ensemble Performance||Won|
|2005||Lucille Lortel Awards||Outstanding Featured Actress||On the Mountain||Nominated|
|2006||Tony Award||Best Featured Actress in a Play||The Lieutenant of Inishmore||Nominated|
|2007||Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Actress in a Play||Blackbird||Nominated|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||Nominated|
|2008||Lucille Lortel Award||Outstanding Lead Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Milk||Nominated|
|Gold Derby Awards||Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|15th Critics’ Choice Awards||Best Acting Ensemble||Won|
|Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||In Treatment||Nominated|
|2011||Best Original Song||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Nominated|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||This Wide Night||Nominated|
|Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role
in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
|The Pillars of the Earth||Won|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Ensemble Acting||Midnight in Paris||Nominated|
|2012||Gold Derby Awards||Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|2013||Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film||Goon||Nominated|
|2014||Virtuoso Award||Best Breakthrough Performances||The Newsroom||Won|
|2018||Critics’ Choice Movie Awards||Best Acting Ensemble||Vice||Nominated|
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
- Instagram – msalisonpill
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.