July 18, 2024

Alison Brie Schermerhorn (born December 29, 1982; Age: [age]19821229[/age] years) is an accomplished American actress widely known by her professional moniker, Alison Brie. Her multifaceted career extends beyond acting, showcasing her skills as a proficient writer and producer. Brie garnered significant recognition for her compelling portrayal of Trudy Campbell in the acclaimed drama series “Mad Men,” which captivated audiences from 2007 to 2015.

In addition to her success in television, Alison Brie has made a notable mark in cinema. Her contribution includes a role in the November 2023 film, where she took on the character of Claire Wellington. This project featured her alongside esteemed actors such as John Cena, further solidifying her presence in the film industry.

Early Life

Alison Brie was born and raised in Hollywood, California, under the nurturing of her parents. Her father, Charles Terry Schermerhorn, is a musician and also a freelance entertainment reporter. Her mother, Joanne Brenner, worked in a non-profit childcare agency. 

Growing up, Alison shared her formative experiences with her older sister, Lauren Schermerhorn. Completing her high school education in 2001 at South Pasadena High School, Alison took a distinctive path before pursuing higher education. Initially, she worked as a clown at children’s parties, showcasing her early inclination towards performance and entertainment.

Subsequently, Alison embarked on her academic journey, earning a bachelor’s degree in theatre from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005. Her commitment to honing her craft led her to broaden her horizons, as she spent a year studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.


Alison Brie initiated her journey into the entertainment industry with humble beginnings, securing small roles in mid-2000s television shows like “Hannah Montana” and “Veronica Mars.” However, her career reached a pivotal point with her recurring role as Trudy Campbell in the critically acclaimed AMC series “Mad Men” from 2006 to 2010. This marked her first taste of widespread recognition, showcasing her talent in portraying the ambitious and complex character of Trudy.

The true breakthrough for Brie came in 2009 when she secured the role of Annie Edison in the NBC comedy series “Community.” Her portrayal of the academic and neurotic character contributed significantly to the show’s success, and she remained a central figure throughout its six-season run until 2015. “Community” garnered a devoted fan base and solidified Brie’s presence in the television landscape.

Simultaneously, Brie expanded her horizons into film, featuring in projects like “The Five-Year Engagement” (2010) and showcasing her versatility by lending her voice to the animated blockbuster “The Lego Movie” (2014), where she animated the character UniKitty.

In 2017, Alison Brie took on the lead role of Ruth Wilder in the Netflix series “GLOW,” a comedy-drama set in the world of women’s professional wrestling in the 1980s. Her performance garnered widespread acclaim, earning her nominations, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Her success in film continued with roles in various projects such as the romantic comedy “Sleeping with Other People” (2015), the ensemble comedy “How to Be Single” (2016), and the biographical comedy-drama “The Disaster Artist” (2017), demonstrating her ability to navigate diverse roles.

In 2023, Brie further showcased her cinematic prowess, featuring in an American action comedy film directed by Pierre Morel and written by Jacob Lentz. In this project, she portrayed the character Claire Wellington, sharing the screen with John Cena, who played the role of Mason Pettits.


  • The Five-Year Engagement
  • Save the Date
  • The Lego Movie (Voice role as UniKitty)
  • Get Hard
  • Sleeping with Other People
  • How to Be Single
  • The Little Hours
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Spin Me Round
  • Somebody I Used to Know
  • Freelance

Personal Life

Alison Brie’s personal life is marked by her marriage to actor Dave Franco. Their journey as a couple began in 2011 when they first crossed paths at the Mardi Gras Party in New Orleans. Subsequently, the two embarked on a romantic relationship, officially commencing their dating journey in 2012. The relationship blossomed over the years, and on August 25, 2015, reports surfaced of their engagement, signalling their commitment to taking the next step in their relationship.

Brie and Her Husband

Their love story culminated on March 13, 2017, when Alison Brie and Dave Franco exchanged vows in a wedding ceremony, solidifying their union in matrimony. The couple’s nuptials marked a significant milestone in their relationship, and they have since continued to navigate the intricacies of married life together.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @alisonbrie

Net Worth

Alison Brie is a popular American actress with an estimated net worth of US$10 million.

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