Who is Alison Brie?

Alison Brie is an American actress, writer as well as a producer. She is famous for portraying the character of Annie Edison on the TV series Community (2009-2015) and Gertrude “Trudy” Campbell on AMC’s Mad Men (2007-2015). She is also known for giving her voice to the character of Diane Nguyen as well as various other characters in Netflix’s animated series BoJack Horseman. She is also known for her performance in numerous other popular movies like Scream 4, The Lego Movie, and Sleeping with Other People.

Before working in the entertainment industry, she used to work as a clown.

Quick Info
Full NameAlison Brie Schermerhorn
Date of BirthDecember 29, 1982
Birth PlaceHollywood, California, U.S.
Parent(s)Charles Terry Schermerhorn and Joanne Brenner
OccupationActress, writer, and producer
Age38 Years
Height5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Dave Franco ​(m. 2017)​
Net worthUS $10 million


Alison Brie was born on the 29th of December, 1982 in Hollywood, California, United States of America (USA). Her father’s name is Charles Terry Schermerhorn and her mother’s name is Joanne Brenner. Her father worked as a musician and freelance entertainment reporter while her mother worked at Para Los Ninos (“For the Children”), a non-profit childcare agency. She grew up with an elder sister named Lauren.

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Alison Brie attended the California Institute of the Arts. She graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in theatre. She had already begun acting from the onstage theatre at the Jewish Community Center in Southern California. 

Similarly, she also enrolled at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland for a small amount of time.


About her love-life, we only know about one person so far she has dated. She is in a relationship with Dave Franco, an amazing actor. They started dating in May 2012. After three years of dating, they finally got engaged on the 25th of August, 2015. Likewise, the lovely pair tied the knot in March 2017. They had a private wedding. 

Alison has revealed how the pair met and started dating on The Tonight’s Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. They met when they bumped into each other at the airport. Her friend Jules was with them and they invited Dave over for dinner. The couple had match-making during dinner by Jules. Her friend Jules played a huge role in setting the lovely couple up.

Alison has also disclosed that she doesn’t want to have children in an interview with Larry King in 2017.

Television Shows

Alison Brie’s first appearance in a TV show was in Disney Channel’s musical comedy series Hannah Montana as a novice hairdresser, Nina in an episode named “It’s My Party and I’ll Lie if I Want To.” 

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Mad Men 

Shortly after that, Alison Brie was cast as Trudy Campbell in Mad Men (2007-2015). It was this show that got her the recognition she deserved. She became more and more popular after this. The show’s stars are Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Batt, Michael Gladis, Aaron Staton, Kiernan Shipka, Maggie Siff, and many more. 

Similarly, her popularity sky-rocketed when she brilliantly portrayed the character of Annie Edison in Community (2009-2015). She also played the role of Ruth Wilder in Glow (2017-2019). The fans loved her performance in the series.

Her other popular TV shows are American Dad! (2012) as the voice of Lindsay, High School USA! as the voice of Miss Temple, Axe Cop (2013) as the voice of Beautiful Girly Bobs, Comedy Bang! Bang! as herself, BoJack Horseman (2014-2020) as Diane Nguyen and numerous other voices, Teachers (2016) as Lauren Lark, Drunk History (2019) as Thea Spyer, and a few more.

Her recent show is Marvel’s 616 which was premiered in November 2016 on Disney+. She was the director of the show.


Alison Brie’s debut movie was 2004’s Stolen Poem as Alice. She is more renowned for her television shows rather than movies. However, she has also done pretty good work in movies too. 

Her most popular movies are: Scream 4 (2011) as Rebecca Walters, The Five-Year Engagement (2012) as Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer, The Kings of Summer (2013) as Heather Toy, The Lego Movie (2014) as the voice of Princess Unikitty, Get Hard (2015) as Alissa Barrow, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) as the voice of Princess Unikitty, Promising Young Woman (2020) as Madison McPhee.


Through her hard work and talent, Alison Brie has been nominated 16 times for various awards like Golden Globe Awards, Critic’s Choice Television Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Satellite Awards.

He has won 2009’s Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Mad Men. Similarly, he has also won Newport Beach Film Festival Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Acting for No Stranger Than Love in 2015.

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Nationality, Physical features, and Zodiac

Alison’s nationality is American while her ethnicity is mixed. She has Scottish, Dutch, English, German, and Norwegian ancestry on her father’s side and Ashkenazi Jewish roots on her mother’s side. She follows Judaism.

Alison Brie is a woman of slim build with a height of 1.60 m or 5 feet 3 inches and a weight of 50 kg or 110 lbs. Her chest size is 35 inches, her waist size is 24 inches and her hips size is 36 inches.

Similarly, the color of her eye is blue and her hair is dark brown. She has a curvy figure with a unique voice and silky hair.

She wears 7 US shoes, and her dress size is 4 US.

Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Social Media

Alison Brie is active on her social media with 1.4 million followers on Instagram (@alisonbrie) and 904.5K followers on Twitter (@alisonbrie). However, she doesn’t seem to have a Facebook account. She is seen supporting Joe Biden on her Instagram.

Net worth

Alison Brie has been working in the entertainment industry since 2004 and got very famous for her roles in Mad Men, Community, BoJack Horseman, and GLOW. The 38-year-old actor has an estimated net worth of $10 million.