Alison Brie

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Alison Brie

Brie at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2012.
BornAlison Brie Schermerhorn
(1982-12-29) December 29, 1982 (age 30)
Hollywood, California, USA
ResidenceSouth Pasadena, California, USA
Years active2004–present
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Alison Brie

Brie at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2012.
BornAlison Brie Schermerhorn
(1982-12-29) December 29, 1982 (age 30)
Hollywood, California, USA
ResidenceSouth Pasadena, California, USA
Years active2004–present

Alison Brie (born December 29, 1982)[1] is an American actress best known for portraying Annie Edison on Community and Trudy Campbell on Mad Men. She has also starred in the 2011 slasher film, Scream 4, and the 2012 comedy, The Five-Year Engagement.


Early life

Brie was born Alison Brie Schermerhorn in Hollywood, California. Her mother, Joanne (née Brenner), works at the non-profit child care agency Para Los Niños, and her father, Charles Terry Schermerhorn, is a musician and freelance entertainment reporter.[2][3] Brie began her career acting onstage at the Jewish Community Center in Southern California (her mother is Jewish and her father has Scottish and Irish ancestry).[4][5][6] She graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a bachelor's in theater in 2005.[7] Prior to becoming a television actress, Brie had worked as a clown at birthday parties, and performed in theater in California.[8]

For a time, Brie studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.[9]


Brie at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010

One of Brie's first television roles was the minor character Nina, a novice hairdresser, on Hannah Montana. She then went on to star in the web series My Alibi, and was chosen for the role of Trudy Campbell in Mad Men. She is also a main cast member on Community as Annie Edison.

On April 15, 2010, Brie co-hosted G4's Attack of the Show!.[citation needed] Brie has also appeared for a short segment on the G4 show, Web Soup.[citation needed] She had a role in the 2010 film Montana Amazon.[10] She made Maxim's 2010 Hot 100 list at number 99[11] and Maxim's 2011 Hot 100 list at number 49.[12]

She had a role in the horror film Scream 4, as Sidney Prescott's assistant, Rebecca Walters. The film was released on April 15, 2011.[13] She appeared alongside Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in The Five-Year Engagement, which was released April 27, 2012.


Brie in Los Angeles, June 23, 2009
2007BornMary Elizabeth
2007Dickie Smalls: From Shame to FameMya
2008Coverup, TheThe CoverupGrace
2010Raspberry MagicMs. Bradlee
2011Montana AmazonElla
2011Scream 4Rebecca Walters
2012Save the DateBeth
2012Five-Year Engagement, TheThe Five-Year EngagementSuzie Barnes[14]
2012Misadventures of the DunderheadsElla
2006Hannah MontanaNinaEpisode "It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want To"
2007Not Another High School ShowMuffyTV film
2007–presentMad MenTrudy Campbell
2008Deadliest Lesson, TheThe Deadliest LessonAmberTV film
2008My AlibiRebecca Fuller14 episodes
2009House HusbandsMom #1TV film
2009Hot SlutsAmber5 episodes
2009–presentCommunityAnnie EdisonMain Cast
Nominated - Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress
2010Robot ChickenMartha Stewart / Vampire lifeguard (voice)Episode "The Godfather of the Bride 2"
2009House HusbandsMom #1TV film[15]
2012NTSF:SD:SUV::JoanieEpisode "Sabbath-tage"
2004Stolen PoemAlice
2008Buddy 'n' AndyMichelle
2009Us One NightAlyson
2010Home Front, TheThe Home FrontHannahVideo short
2010Committee Ep 1: Bad Dog, TheThe Committee Ep 1: Bad DogVideo short
2008Salvation, TexasLisa Salter
2012Shit People Don't Say in LA


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California
  2. ^ "A Shooting star Alison Brie is one of the busiest young actresses in Hollywood..." August 1, 2009, Pasadena Weekly
  3. ^ "Schermerhorn, Brandenstein Wed In Summer Ceremony"
  4. ^ "DP/30 Emmywatch: Community/Mad Men, actor Alison Brie". Emmywatch.
  5. ^ "Alison Brie and Donald Glover of ‘Community’". PopMatters. 2009-11-17. Archived from the original on 20 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  6. ^ Andelman, Bob (2009-11-12). "From Mad Men’s Trudy to Community’s Annie, actor Alison Brie is a hit". True/Slant. Retrieved 2009-11-18.
  7. ^ Lipp, Deborah (2008-10-12). "Exclusive Alison Brie Interview, part 1". Basket of Kisses. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  8. ^ Price, Erik (2009-09-11). "Alison Brie: Funny Joke from a Beautiful Woman". Esquire. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  9. ^ "Alison Brie on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson". 2010-10-29. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
  10. ^ Bartyzel, Monika (2008-04-07). "Casting Bites, Part Two: Some Brie and Strik". Cinematical. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  11. ^ "2010 Hot 100". Maxim. Archived from the original on 26 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
  12. ^ "2011 Hot 100". Maxim. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-03.
  13. ^ MrDisgusting (July 1, 2010). "'Community' Chick and 'Donnie Darko' Mom Join 'Scream' Mystery". Bloody-Disgusting LLC. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  14. ^ "Suzie (Character)". Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  15. ^ House Husbands at the Internet Movie Database

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