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

Nickname

Ali, Al

Profession

Actress

Nationality

Canadian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

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

Age

She is currently 33 years old.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Ethnicity

Estonian, 1/8th Swedish

Education

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

Married

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

Height

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

Weight

  • 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

Slim

Eye Color

Brown

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

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

Year Award Category Work Result
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

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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