Alison Courtney Pill (born November 27, 1985) [1 ] is a Canadian actress. A former [2 ] 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 in the television series (2006). She is best known for her roles in the films The Book of Daniel (2003), Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2008), Milk (2010) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2011) and the television series Midnight in Paris (2009), In Treatment (2010) and The Pillars of the Earth (2012–2014). The Newsroom Early life [edit ]
Pill was born in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her father, a financier, is Estonian. [3 ] [4 ]
Vaughan Road Academy, where she enrolled in the program "Interact", designed for students interested in dance, music, athletics, and theatre. [5 ] [6 ] Career [edit ]
Pill at the Toronto Film Festival in 2011.
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In 2006, she starred as Grace Webster in the short-lived
NBC drama , and was nominated for a The Book of Daniel Tony Award for her performance in Martin McDonagh's . The Lieutenant of Inishmore Pill had a major supporting role as campaign manager [7 ] Anne Kronenberg in the Oscar-winning 2008 film . Milk
Empress Maud in the miniseries . She also appeared in The Pillars of the Earth , with Snowpiercer Chris Evans and Jamie Bell, released in 2013.
She currently appears in
Aaron Sorkin's HBO series as Maggie Jordan. The Newsroom Personal life [edit ]
Pill was engaged to actor
Jay Baruchel from 2010 to 2013. Baruchel made their engagement public when he thanked his fiancée (Pill) during an acceptance speech at the Genie Awards in Ottawa, Canada. Baruchel alluded to their breakup in a [8 ] Twitter posting on February 16, 2013. Pill became engaged to actor [9 ] Joshua Leonard in January 2015. [10 ] Filmography [edit ] Film [edit ] Television [edit ] Theatre [edit ] Awards and nominations [edit ]
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 Shared with Andrew Lawrence, Brenden Jefferson, Tyler Hynes, and Sarah Gadon The Other Me Nominated 2002 Best Performance in a TV Movie or Special - Leading Young Actress What Girls Learn Nominated 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Shared with Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, and Sean Penn Milk Nominated Online Film & Television Association Award Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series In Treatment Nominated 2011 Best Music, Original Song Shared with Beck, Michael Cera, Mark Webber, and Brian LeBarton Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Nominated Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Ensemble Acting Shared with Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, Michael Sheen, Nina Arianda, Carla Bruni, Yves Heck]], Corey Stoll, Tom Hiddleston, Sonia Rolland, Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, and Adrien Brody Midnight in Paris Nominated 2013 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film Goon Nominated References [edit ] ^ Alison Pill Biography (1985-) ^ "Alison Pill Biography". New York Times . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ "Teen Vogue's Holiday Soiree". WWD Eye Scoop. 2008-12-12 . Retrieved . 2010-10-16 ^ Mechling, Lauren (2007-06-04). "Star material". CBC . Retrieved . 2010-10-16 ^ Pupo, Mark (July 23, 2010). "Jagged Little Pill: Toronto’s Alison Pill lets loose in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World". Toronto Life . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ New York Post - Alison Pill ^ Kaye, Kimberly (February 16, 2010). "What's Up, Alison Pill?". Broadway.com . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ "Celebraty Weddings We Can't Wait For - Alison Pill & Jay Baruchel" E! News ^ "Exclusive: Alison Pill, Jay Baruchel Call Off Engagement" Us Weekly Retrieved March 4, 2013 ^ http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/alison-pill-engaged-to-actor-joshua-leonard-engagement-ring-photo-201531 ^ "None of the Above". Jenny Lyn Bader . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ Sommer, Elyse (2004). "The Distance From Here, a CurtainUp review". CurtainUp . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ Isherwood, Charles (February 25, 2005). "Seeking the Lost Song of a Lost Rock Star". The New York Times . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ "The Lieutenant of Inishmore". The Broadway League . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ Brantley, Ben (April 11, 2005). "Sorting Through the Wreckage of a Love Most Foul". The New York Times . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ "Mauritius". The Broadway League . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ http://www.lortel.org/lla_archive/index.cfm?search_by=show&id=5107 ^ "The Miracle Worker". The Broadway League . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ Brantley, Ben (May 17, 2010). "Two Ex-Cellmates Disoriented by Time". The New York Times . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ "The House of Blue Leaves". The Broadway League. October 2007 . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 ^ "Wait Until Dark". Jenny Lyn Bader . Retrieved . June 15, 2012 External links [edit ]