24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

On Sunday, Alison attended the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (January 21). Alison was joined by her husband Dave for the event.


Alison Talks “The Post”

Alison Brie: ‘When Spielberg called it was the craziest half an hour of my life’

THE GUARDIAN – Her big break came as Trudy in Mad Men where she was ‘silent and professional’. Then it was ‘fart jokes’ in Community and wrestling in Glow. But none of that prepared Alison Brie for a call from Spielberg and a film role opposite Meryl Streep

‘Hello, it’s Ali!’ comes a text message from an unknown number. “I’m running late but I’ll see you soon!” Los Angeles born actor Alison Brie’s Twitter bio reads “Always late… but worth the wait.” It’s true – both when we meet and in terms of her acting career. Though 34-year-old Brie feels like she’s been playing catch-up her entire career, she’s now a Golden Globe- nominated actor – for her role as a female wrestler in Glow – has a starring role in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist and will soon appear in Spielberg’s new drama The Post.

As a kid she knew she was going to be an actor. Growing up in Pasadena, she wasn’t part of the central Hollywood set – “Although the girl who played the daughter in Beethoven did go to my high school.” She would act in local theatre shows, but decided against going to one of LA’s prestigious performing arts high schools, opting instead for a normal teenage experience with her friends.

“I told my mom recently,” she says, “that I thought it was cool she didn’t make me become a child actor. She said: ‘Well we tried…’ I had such integrity at a young age.”
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