Alison Pill
Canadian actress
Alison Pill
Alison Courtney Pill is a Canadian film and theatre actress. She is best known from her roles in Milk, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Midnight in Paris, and The Newsroom.
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These Are Photos Of Jessica Chastain Looking Fierce In 'Miss Sloane'
Huffington Post - 4 months
We’ll take one Jessica Chastain with a side of unflagging power, please. In the new political thriller “Miss Sloane,” Chastain plays a dogged gun-control lobbyist whose personal life isn’t as tidy as her professional stamina. Imagine her characters from “Zero Dark Thirty,” “A Most Violent Year” and “The Martian” all tossed into one hodgepodge. That means we see Chastain in a lot of power suits, which alone is worth the admission price. Ahead of the John Madden-directed movie’s Dec. 9 release, The Huffington Post has a series of exclusive photos that demonstrate the power of Chastain’s wardrobe. You try arguing with Miss Sloane! These gun advocates don’t know what’s about to hit them. And for good measure, here’s Alison Pill looking powerful. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Pharma Cos. And Celebrities Flood DNC Festivities
Huffington Post - 7 months
by Ashley Balcerzak and Emma Baccellieri Fergie performed after the DNC at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia for a VIP crowd. (Ashley Balcerzak/OpenSecrets) The klieg lights were on full-strength Wednesday at a star-studded lunch highlighting obesity treatment and, later, a Fergie concert, both put on by the Creative Coalition -- with help from pharma giants like Novo Nordisk -- on the third day of the Democratic National Convention. "I think you couple the artistry with celebrity to create a commodity and currency that has tremendous value to raising awareness and advancing the agenda of whatever cause we are backing at that time," said actor William Baldwin, the former president of the Creative Coalition, an entertainment industry advocacy group that focuses on social issues as well as those affecting its members. And the celebrities certainly turned out in force for both events, including actress Ashley Judd, Reid Scott of Veep, Diane Guerrero of Orange is the New ...
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"I Saw it at Sundance": 14 Films People Might be Talking About This Year
Huffington Post - about 3 years
This year's Sundance Film Festival featured the standard themes that indie films are known for: coming-of-age summers, middle-class folk complaining about their lives, and of course, Brit Marling. But it also had our favorite comedians out of their comfort zones (Kristen Wiig as a twin who cheats death, Aubrey Plaza as a zombie), suicidal vampires, two hours of Tom Hardy talking on the phone, and a whole lotta Anna Kendrick. We checked out this year's slate, but before we can smugly tell our friends, "Yeah, I saw that before anyone else -- at Sundance," we broke them down into categories and predicted the "buzzworthiness" that each would have this year. How likely is it for you to say that you saw these at Sundance? We've got you covered. But please bring your own snow boots, swag and hors'deourves. -- Sheila Dichoso Best SNL Post-Grad Work: The Skeleton Twins I've had a difficult time categorizing this film because the specter of suicide looms over it, but other parts are so ver ...
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‘Snowpiercer’ artist Jean-Marc Rochette talks English comic, film
LATimes - about 3 years
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Jesse Eisenberg: 'The Double' Sundance Premiere After Party!
Just Jared - about 3 years
Jesse Eisenberg is handsome in a blazer while attending the premiere after party for his new film The Double during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on Friday (January 17) in Park City, Ut. The 30-year-old actor was joined at the Brooks Brothers sponsored party by director Richard Ayoade, The Newsroom’s Alison Pill, and The Motel Life‘s Joshua Leonard. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jesse Eisenberg Guests sipped on Patron XO Café cocktails and Chambulls (champagne and Red Bull) at the movie’s party, which was part of The Next Generation Filmmaker Series at Sundance. Earlier in the day, Jesse signed some autographs while heading to the L.A. Times Lounge to promote the flick. 10+ pictures inside of Jesse Eisenberg attending The Double premiere after party…
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<i>Wait Until Dark</i> at the Geffen Playhouse Is Thrilling!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I can still vividly recall the night in 1967 when I attended the opening night screening of the film version of Wait Until Dark in New York. Like all red-blooded American guys, I was enchanted with actress Audrey Hepburn (unfortunately, not reciprocated), and I shuddered in horror as I watched her on screen playing the blind heroine coping with some bad guys in her Village apartment. One of the bad guys was played by Alan Arkin, who would one day co-star with Carol Burnett in my film of Chu Chu and the Philly Flash. (Audrey's husband at the time, Mel Ferrer, produced the film; she left him shortly thereafter. She was nominated for an Oscar for it, losing out to Katherine Hepburn in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.) The music for the film was by the late, great Henry Mancini, with whom I would later work on my film, W.C. Fields and Me. Many years later, when we discussed the film, he told me that his dark, oppressive score featured two pianos tuned a quarter of a tone apart, and he used ...
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'Newsroom's' Alison Pill to star in 'Wait Until Dark' at the Geffen
LATimes - over 3 years
Alison Pill is finding herself in the dark these days -- for play rehearsals, anyway.
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Alison Pill explains topless tweet
CNN - over 3 years
Alison mistakenly sent the work a topless pic, but explains her BlackBerry was to blame.
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Jack Mirkinson: Not This Again!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 2, Episode 3 of HBO's "The Newsroom," titled "Willie Pete." I'm beginning to doubt the wisdom of starting this season of "The Newsroom" having already given away that the Genoa stuff isn't real. It saps the hunt for the story of some crucial dramatic tension. "Willie Pete" ends on a supposedly grim note, as the team finally sees what they think are tweets confirming that something horrible happened in Pakistan. But since we know it's all going to go wrong, it's not much of a moment. We're just thinking, "When is the part where it's all fake going to happen?" That's not the most thrilling way to move forward. Aaron Sorkin also clearly feels he's figured out a way to get around some of his characters' more tiresome qualities. His strategy is to have people constantly telling them how annoying and stupid they are, thus presumably diluting their annoying stupidity. So we get a bunch of (legitimately funny) stuff between Wi ...
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Vogue: Dress the Part: HBO's The Newsroom
Huffington Post - over 3 years
by Mark Guiducci, Vogue In one episode of The Newroom's first season, Maggie and Jim make a field trip to Flounce, a would-be Manhattan boutique where shopgirl Lisa, their roommate and love, respectively, is helping a customer find a dress for the Tony Awards. The News Night duo's utter indifference toward their friend's profession and pending commission on the sale -- save for Jim's incredulity at hearing one Alexander McQueen dress's five-figure price tag ("That's three times what I paid for my car!" he balks )-- underscores the characters' larger presumption that fashion is pretty much a nonissue for serious journalists like themselves. See more: 2013 Fashion Trends: Denim Guide And yet, while the women of The Newsroom are exchanging barbs at full-tilt Sorkinian speed, they find style choices to be nonetheless unavoidable (and often useful), as the offices of Atlantis Cable News simultaneously function as journalistic ground zero, corporate jungle gym, and an all- ...
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Does Naomi Campbell Age At All?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
You won't believe that Naomi Campbell is 43 years old when you see what she looked like at the Novak Djokovic Charity Dinner. We just want to know her skincare secrets so we can age gracefully, too. Fellow models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Erin Heatherton also stunned with their flawless complexions. How do they do it? The stumbles were big this week with Ke$ha going way overboard with two-dimensional eye makeup and Alison Pill sporting an awkward braided hairstyle. But fret not, beauty lovers -- Helen Mirren turned things around with a seriously trendy lip color. Click through to see all the highs and lows in celebrity beauty this week. Do you feel the same way we do? Want more HuffPost Style beauty content? Check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostBeauty. (For everything else check out our main HuffPost Style Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram @HuffPostStyle.) --- Do you have a beauty story idea or tip? Email us a ...
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Olivia Munn from 'The Newsroom' answers your questions
LATimes - over 3 years
Join "The Newsroom" star Olivia Munn and Times staff writer Patrick Kevin Day today at noon PDT for a discussion of the HBO series, which returns for its second season July 14. The Aaron Sorkin-created series is unique in that it tackles real-life news stories, albeit a few months after they actually happened. As the second season opens, the "News Night" team is ramping up its coverage of the 2012 elections. VIDEO: Jeff Daniels, Jenna Fischer and more talk Emmys 2013 Munn plays financial analyst Sloan Sabbith, who somehow manages to dispense relationship advice, as well as sound economic advice, to her co-workers, played by Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer , John Gallagher Jr. , Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel and Sam Waterston. We'll talk with Munn about her role on the show, taking on actual current events and delivering that distinctive Aaron Sorkin -penned dialogue. To join, just click on the RSVP tab above and bring your questions. ALSO: Tatiana Maslan ...
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Scandalous Selfies! 10 Celebs Who Have Posted Naked Photos Of Themselves
Radar Online - almost 4 years
How sexy is too sexy when it comes to social media snaps? Lingerie model Chrissy Teigen is the latest – but most certainly not the only Hollywood celebrity – who has pushed the envelope by tweeting a naked, totally racy and inappropriate photo of her nude bod! RadarOnline.com has photos of 10 super scandalous photos that stars have shared on social media. PHOTOS: 10 Celebs Who Have Posted Naked Photos Of Themselves Rihanna makes it no secret that she’s a Good Girl Gone Bad on social media! The scandalous singer grabbed attention earlier this month when she uploaded a photo of herself wearing brand-new, booty high Prada leather boots, modeling the gracious gift by wearing only a pair of thong panties! Ice-T’s heavily endowed counterpart Coco is no stranger to sharing X-rated snaps, but the busty blonde took it a little too far when she uploaded an image of herself naked in bed with her nephew. PHOTOS: Bikini Wars! Sexy Stars Who Have Posed For Playboy Courtney Love is a hot ...
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Alison Pill, Jay Baruchel Engagement Off?
ABC News - almost 4 years
Looks like there may be no wedding bells for Alison Pill and Jay Baruchel. Us Weekly is reporting that the Canadian stars have called off their engagement after two years. The pair, who became engaged in December 2010 after meeting on the set of the...
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Zorianna Kit: 2013 Golden Globes Gifting Suites
Huffington Post - about 4 years
With the first major awards show of year - the Golden Globes - comes the first major round of gifting suites associated with the event. It's not all take, take, take, as some of the events had a charity component. Though it is not possible to list all of the suites and lounges, below is a sample of what the stars had at their disposal: GBK LUXURY GIFT LOUNGE HONORING THE 2013 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINEES AND PRESENTERS held at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills: Burke Williams Spa was on hand to give celebs mini-massages, products from their H2V skincare line and gift certificates for services at their facilities. California Caviar Company gave out gift certificates for a custom caviar gift set in such selections as Truffle Whitefish and Bacon Trout. The Real Juice handed out gift certificates for their 3-day raw, cold-pressed juice cleanse. Vita Organic Foods gifted boxed sets of their raw organic chocolates. GBK owner Gavin Keilly's sister Tracey made her gifting suite debut w ...
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Amy Wilson: How to Keep Your Topless Photos Out of Italian Magazines
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's only Tuesday and it's already been a bad week for Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. Italy's Chi magazine, following on the heels of France's Closer, published a 26-page spread of topless photos taken while the royal couple was vacationing at a friend's home in the South of France. Servers around the world are crashing from the search volume. This just days after actress Alison Pill tweeted a hot-librarian topless picture of herself to her 30,000 followers, not to mention the Library of Congress. Oops. "That picture happened," Pill tweeted by way of apology. "How a deletion turned into a tweet... apologies." Has this generation learned nothing from Weinergate? Naughty pictures, Twitter, and privacy do not mix. If you don't want the world to see it, don't use a permanent and public social medium as your method of transport. Inadvertently, however, Pill hit on the real issue: that picture happened. She took off her bra, she got a good smartphone angle -- and snap! -- ther ...
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Booze and Pill don't mix (New York Post)
Wesmirch.com - over 4 years
New York Post: Booze and Pill don't mix  —  Before accidentally tweeting a topless photo of herself yesterday, “The Newsroom” star Alison Pill was seen at Fashion Week “falling down drunk” and yelling about an epic struggle with flatulence.  Spies saw the HBO actress “stumbling all over the place” …
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alison Pill
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 30
    In July 2016, it was announced Pill and Leonard were expecting their first child, a girl.
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    In 2016, Pill is set to co-star with Jessica Chastain in the EuropaCorp thriller Miss Sloane.
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    In 2016, Cover Up by Satya Bhabha with Jason Ritter who will be released the LA Shorts Fest, and Woman in Deep, where she played a woman who calls a suicide prevention hot line and is put on hold, directed by Janicza Bravo.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 29
    Pill became engaged to actor Joshua Leonard in January 2015. They were married on May 24, 2015 after a four month long engagement.
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  • 2012
    Age 26
    From 2012 until its ending in 2014, she appeared in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom as Maggie Jordan.
    More Details Hide Details Cooties starring Elijah Wood and Pill discuss the film's blend of horror and comedy, In Zoom, Pill is Emma, an aspiring comic book artist; She has a part in Hail, Caesar! as Eddie Mannix's wife,; Pill is attached to star in Sook Yin-Lee's Canadian indie Octavio is Dead, a role that will chase her late father's ghost in Mexico City; In Goon: Last of the Enforcers as Eva Glatt, Glatt's love interest in first movie Goon, now married to Glatt. Um role in pilot My Time/Your Time, It is an adaptation of webserie 7P/10E; At present, she is part of the cast of The Family as Willa Warren.
    She starred in short films including Denise in 2012 with Chris Messina, Santa Baby in which she sang and danced.
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  • 2011
    Age 25
    Pill was engaged to actor Jay Baruchel from 2011 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 break-up in a Twitter posting on February 16, 2013.
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  • 2009
    Age 23
    In 2009, she performing with Erin Hill & her Psychedelic Harp playing the Twilight Zone-inspired "Meredith Moon" and "The Real North Pole" sci-fi Christmas Harp; she was cast as April on In In Treatment.
    More Details Hide Details She later played Kim Pine in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as well as on Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation. She portrayed Empress Maud in the miniseries The Pillars of the Earth. In Theatre, Actresses Abigail Breslin and Pill starring in Broadway's "The Miracle Worker"; She has worked with Woody Allen twice, first as Zelda Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris and Hayley in To Rome with Love.
  • 2008
    Age 22
    Pill had a major supporting role as campaign manager Anne Kronenberg in the Oscar-winning 2008 film Milk.
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  • 2007
    Age 21
    Since graduating from high school, Pill moved to New York to pursue a career in theatre, but continues to work in movies such as Dan in Real Life in 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 20
    In 2006, she starred as Grace Webster in the short-lived NBC drama The Book of Daniel.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Mairead in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Because of her busy work schedule, Pill's schooling was done through a program for youngsters in the business.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 17
    She also landed a supporting role in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen in 2003, starring Lindsay Lohan.
    More Details Hide Details Pill ventured off into stage acting, with the New York City staging of None of the Above as the first item in her theater credential. This was followed by The Distance From Here, On the Mountain, Blackbird, Mauritius.
    In 2003, she played Katie Holmes' sister in the indie feature Pieces of April.
    More Details Hide Details Pill won the lead in the CTV-TV movie Fast Food High, about a teenager who gets a job at a fast food restaurant and tries to set up a union.
  • 2001
    Age 15
    She landed the role of young Lorna in the ABC-TV biopic Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows in 2001, based on the memoir by Garland's daughter, Lorna Luft.
    More Details Hide Details That year, Pill also played Sissy Spacek's daughter in the TV flick Midwives.
  • 2000
    Age 14
    The next year, she landed a small role in Skipped Parts in 2000 starring Drew Barrymore and Mischa Barton, then appeared in four more TV movies and features that year, including playing Farrah Fawcett's daughter in the TNT network movie Baby and a lead role in the Canadian film The Dinosaur Hunter, which was originally intended to be shown at a dinosaur museum and on a provincial education channel, but which made its way to the Burbank International Film Festival, winning Pill an award for Best Child Actress.
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  • 1999
    Age 13
    After roles in two more television movies, she landed her first feature film role, a small budget Canadian movie called The Life Before This in 1999, followed by the role of Jacobs older sister Marfa in Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang.
    More Details Hide Details Pill played roles in four more TV movies before the age of fourteen.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on November 27, 1985.
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