Alison Pill is a Canadian Actress. She was born on 27 November 1985 in Toronto, Canada. She attended high school at Vaughan Road Academy, which is located in the neighborhood of Toronto. She was highly interested in dance, music and theater. In her high school, she was also enrolled in a program called Interact that was specially designed for kids who were interested in dance, music, theater and athletics. At the age of 10, Pill figured out that she wanted to pursue acting as a career. Being a member of Toronto Children's Chorus, she was selected as a narrator for one of their performances. She got a job of a background performer in the series ‘Kung Fu: The Legend Continues’. She appeared in an episode of a kid’s series called ‘The New Ghostwriter Mysteries’.
At 12 years of age, Alison was highly involved in acting. She appeared in two T.V. movies and a mini-series. She made a guest appearance on the series ‘Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal’. She worked as a voice artist for a character in children’s series called ‘Anatole’. In 1999, she appeared in her first feature film, which was a small budget movie "The Life Before This". In the same year, she appeared in "Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang". In 2000, she played a role in ‘Skipped Parts’, which is a movie adapted from a movie of the same name. In the same year, Alison appeared in a movie called ‘
’. She bagged a lead role in a film called ‘The Dinosaur Hunter’. She won the award for Best Child Actress performance in Burbank International Film Festival. She was also nominated for Gemini Award for Best performance in a children's or youth program or series. She starred in ‘Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows’, a biopic. In the same year, she appeared in a T.V. movie called ‘Midwives’. In 2003, she worked in ‘Pieces of April’ and a lead role in ‘Fast food High’. In 2003, she also gave her first theater performance with the staging of ‘None of the Above’ at Ohio Theater. Her following theatrical works include ‘The distance From Here’, ‘On the Mountain’, ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’, ‘Blackbird’, and ‘Mauritius’’.
Alison won Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance for her performance in ‘The Distance From Here’. She was nominated for Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’.
She had a busy work schedule due to her involvement in acting and theater. Due to this reason, her schooling was done through a program for youngsters in the business. She moved to
after graduating from high school, to pursue a career in theater and acting.
In 2003, Alison played a supporting role in ‘Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen’. In 2007, she worked in the movie called ‘Dan in Real Life’. In 2008, she played a supporting role in an Oscar-winning film called ‘Milk’.
Some of her acting works include an American HBO drama ‘In Treatment’, an action comedy film ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’, T.V. miniseries called ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. She appeared in a few short films including, ‘A.W.O.L.’, ‘The Crypt Club’, ‘The Awakening of Abigail Harris’, ‘Denise’, and ‘Santa Baby’. Some of her latest works include movie ‘
’ that premiered in Toronto International Film Festival. Alison has worked in a comedy film ‘Hail, Caesar!’, an American drama series ‘The family’, and a theatrical performance in ‘The House That Jake Built’.
Alison was engaged to actor
in 2011. Then the couple broke up in Feb 2013. She got engaged to actor
in Jan 2015. They got married on May 24, 2015.
Alison has made an enormous contribution to the film industry, television and the theater.