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Alison Pill



Praised by industry insiders for the discernment of her role choice and her ability to segue without a hitch between theatrical and cinematic assignments, baby-faced Canadian actress Alison Pill tackled a series of low-key supporting roles onscreen before achieving her breakthrough with two filmic evocations. She delivered a compelling portrayal as the young Lorna Luft in the superior Alliance Atlantis telemovie Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001), and then -- on a very different note -- convincingly played Beth Burns, the goody-two-shoes sister of the title character (Katie Holmes) in the Thanksgiving dramedy Pieces of April (2003). Meanwhile, Pill won coveted stage assignments in such productions as Neil LaBute's The Distance from Here and Christopher Shinn's On the Mountain.



In 2006, Pill returned to television with a regular role as a marijuana-happy minister's daughter, Grace, in the über-controversial religious series drama The Book of Daniel; for better or worse, the controversy surrounding that program failed to magnetize an audience, and it folded soon after. Pill followed it up with a small role in the 2007 Steve Carell feature Dan in Real Life.



Beginning in 2008, Pill effortlessly alternated between supporting roles in major films and starring roles in TV shows. She played Harvey Milk's campaign advisor opposite Sean Penn in Milk (2008), followed by a main role as a patient on the second season of HBO's In Treatment; Michael Cera's ex-girlfriend in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Princess Maud on the Starz's miniseries The Pillars of the Earth; and a pair of Woody Allen movies, 2011's Midnight in Paris and 2012's To Rome with Love. Pill then took one of her highest-profile roles yet, a part on Aaron Sorkin's highly anticipated HBO series The Newsroom, playing associate producer Maggie Jordan.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
69% Miss Sloane
  • Jane Molloy
2016
60% Zoom
  • Emma
2016
85% Hail, Caesar!
  • Mrs. Mannix
2016
45% Cooties
  • Lucy
2015
95% Snowpiercer
  • Teacher
2014
44% To Rome with Love
  • Hayley
2012
82% Goon
  • Eva
2012
93% Midnight in Paris
  • Zelda Fitzgerald
2011
81% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Kim Pine
2010
No Score Yet Scott Pilgrim vs The Animation
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet One Way To Valhalla
  • Actor
2009
94% Milk
  • Anne Kronenberg
2008
64% Dan in Real Life
  • Jane
2007
36% Dear Wendy
  • Susan
2005
No Score Yet Plain Truth
  • Katie Fitch
2004
No Score Yet A Separate Peace
  • Beth
2004
13% Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Ella
2004
No Score Yet What Katy Did
  • Actor
2004
84% Pieces of April
  • Beth Burns
2003
No Score Yet An Unexpected Love
  • Samantha Mayer
2003
No Score Yet Fast Food High
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Perfect Pie
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Pilot's Wife
  • Mattie Lyons
2002
No Score Yet What Girls Learn
  • Tilden
2001
No Score Yet Redwall - The Movie
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Baby
  • Larkin Malone
2000
No Score Yet The Other Me
  • Allana Browning
2000
No Score Yet The Dinosaur Hunter
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Skipped Parts
  • Charlotte
2000
No Score Yet The Dinosaur Hunter
  • Julia
2000
No Score Yet Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang
  • Shapiro/Marfa
1999
No Score Yet God's New Plan
  • Samantha Hutton
1999
No Score Yet Degas and the Dancer
  • Marie
1999
No Score Yet No Higher Love
  • Actor
1999
80% The Life Before This
  • Jessica
1999
No Score Yet Stranger in Town
  • Hetty
1998
No Score Yet Last Don II
  • Actor
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
  • April
63% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • Margaret Jordan
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Lisa Ramsey
86% Pillars of the Earth
2010
  • Queen Maud Maud
61% The Family
2015
  • Willa Willa Warren
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Kelsey Levin
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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