Alison Pill

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Alison Pill (2019)

Alison Courtney Pill (born November 27, 1985 in Toronto , Ontario ) is a Canadian actress .

Life and accomplishments

Pill attended Vaughan Road Academy in Toronto. For the role in the film Degas and the Dancer she was nominated for the Young Artist Award in 2000. A year later there was another nomination for the Young Artist Award for the role in the television comedy The Second Me . She won the 2000 Burbank International Children's Film Festival Award for the lead role in the adventure film The Dinosaur Hunter . In 2002 she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for the role in the drama Stormy Times , in which she starred alongside Elizabeth Perkins .

In the film drama Murder in the Reeds , she played an Amish girl who is accused of murdering her own baby and is defended by lawyer Ellie Harrison ( Mariska Hargitay ). She starred in the drama Dear Wendy , alongside Jamie Bell and Bill Pullman . In the biopic Milk she played the lesbian campaign manager of Harvey Milk ( Sean Penn ).

Pill also works at the theater; she appeared in 2006 in The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Lyceum Theater in New York City .

In 2018 she was appointed to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , which awards the Oscars every year.

From May 2011 to February 2013 she was engaged to the also Canadian actor Jay Baruchel . In January 2015 she got engaged to Joshua Leonard , and at the end of May 2015 they married.

Filmography (selection)

Web links

Commons : Alison Pill  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Academy invites 928 to Membersphip . In: (accessed June 26, 2018).
  3. ´Lenka Hladikova: The Newsroom: Alison Pill married fellow actors . In: . May 26, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2015.