Alison Pill

Alison Pill, born November 27, 1985 in Canada, is an actress. Pill, a former child actress, began her career as a child actor at the age of 12, and appeared in many films and television shows. Pill moved into adult roles, and her breakthrough was with The Book of Daniel (2006). She was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured actress in a Play that year for her role in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2006). Pill played prominent roles in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) and Plain Truth (2004). She also starred in Milk (2008), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010), Midnight In Paris (2011), and Hail, Caesar! (2016), Vice (2018). Vice starred in the television series In Treatment (2010), The Pillars of the Earth (2010) and The Newsroom (2012-14). American Horror Story: Cult 2017 (2017). Star Trek: Picard (2022), Devs (2021), and Them (2021).

Early life

Pill was born in Toronto (Ontario), Canada. Her father is an engineer by trade. Pill was enrolled in Vaughan Road Academy’s Interact program. This program is designed to study dance, music and theatre.

Career

Pill at Comic Con 2010 in San Diego

Pill began her journey to becoming an actor at the age of 10. Pill was a member the Toronto Children’s Chorus and was selected to narrate one their performances. Pill’s mother tried to discourage her by offering her a job as a background singer on Kung Fu: The Legend continues. She had already appeared in a guest role in an episode of The New Ghostwriter Mysteries when she was 11. She landed roles on two TV movies, a mini-series and guest appearances on Psi Factor. She also voiced “Cornflower”, an animated character on “Redwall” (1999-192001). After two more roles in TV movies, her first role in a feature film was in The Life Before This, a Canadian small-budget movie. She was then cast as Jacob’s older sister Marfa, in Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang in 1999. Pill was 14 when she appeared in four more TV movies. She landed a small part in Skipped Parts 2000, starring Drew Barrymore, Mischa Barton, and then she appeared in four more TV movies that year. Farrah Fawcett’s child in TNT’s movie Baby, and Pill in The Dinosaur Hunter, a Canadian film. The original plan was for it to be shown at a local dinosaur museum, but it ended up being shown at the Burbank International Film Festival. Pill won the award for Best Child Actress. In 2001, she was cast as young Lorna in ABC-TV’s biopic Life with Judy Garland. It is based on Lorna Luft’s memoir. Pill was also Sissy Spacek’s daughter in the TV movie Midwives that year.

Personal life

Pill was engaged from 2011 to 2013 to Jay Baruchel. Pill and Jay Baruchel were engaged from 2011 to 2013. Pill thanked Pill for being his fiancee at an acceptance speech at Ottawa’s Genie Awards. Baruchel made reference to their split in a tweet on February 16, 2013.

Pill wed actor Joshua Leonard May 24, 2015. They had been engaged since January. Wilder was born to Pill and Leonard on November 19, 2016.

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