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Alison Brie          

Stars on NBC's "Community" and AMC's "Mad Men"

Alison Brie emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought-after television actresses after playing coed Annie Walker on the eccentric comedy series "Community," about a group of misfits who share a Spanish study group at a fictional junior college. She first gained attention after landing a lead role in the critically acclaimed drama series "Mad Men," as a haughty and conservative wife of an advertising executive who struggled with her inability to have children. Brie then joined the zany cast of "Community," and quickly earned an equally loyal following of both sexes who recognized her instinctive flair for comedy -- all of which proved that she was ready to tackle more exciting and higher profile roles.

Alison Brie was born on Dec. 29, 1983 in Pasadena, CA. She started performing at a young age, mostly at the Jewish Community Center in nearby Los Feliz. After Brie graduated from South Pasadena High School in 2001, she studied at the California Institute of the Arts, where she received a bachelors degree in drama. While pursuing her degree, Brie also attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. After college, she continued to stage act while simultaneously going after TV and film roles. In 2006, she guest starred as a novice hairdresser on the popular Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana." For her next project, Brie starred on "My Alibi," based on the popular Web series that followed a group of high school kids who pull a large prank during first period and are locked up in one room until someone in the group confesses.

With only a few acting credits to her name, Brie nabbed a juicy part on the Emmy Award-winning series "Mad Men," a stylish drama set in the 1960s that follows a chain-smoking, hard-drinking, womanizing executive (Jon Hamm) who works at one of Manhattan's top advertising agencies. On the series, she plays the uppity wife of one of the agencies' partners (Vincent Kartheiser) who, because of her inability to have children, was always anxious about the stability of their marriage. Brie's role on the critically acclaimed drama series ironically led to her being cast on NBC's hit sitcom, "Community," an ensemble comedy about a group of misfits at a community college in Colorado led by Joel McHale, a lawyer whose license was revoked and is now forced to return to school to earn a legitimate diploma.

Brie's role on the series -- a straight-laced student who has just started dating and exploring her wild side -- gave her instant sex symbol status and landed her a spot on numerous "Sexiest Women" lists. In 2011, she used her newly acquired fame to land a role as an overly ambitious personal assistant in the successful horror franchise "Scream 4," which brought back to the fold many of the original film's cast members, including Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette.

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Alison Brie tells Jimmy Kimmel about filming How To Be Single in New York

Alison Brie’s newest movie, How to be Single, explores the lifestyles of single women living in New York. For the best possible experience, the movie was filmed on location in New York City. Brie told Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night that this led to some funny occurences in the city that never sleeps.

‘Mad Men’ Meets New York Fashion Week: Show Reviews

Amidst all the fur—rabbit, fox, mink—that is the uniform at New York Fashion Week in February, a diminutive, elegant woman in a red cocktail dress sat front row at the Monse show on Friday night, next to a man in a jean jacket who looked like he needed a shower.

Alison Brie talks Mad Men, Community and clown school

She was very funny in Community, and not funny at all but still great in Mad Men. Now, Alison Brie is taking on the big screen. This week sees the DVD release of subversive rom-com Sleeping With Other People, in which she and Jason Sudeikis debate whether avocados are erotic or not. And later this year she'll appear in five more movies, from James Franco's The Disaster Artist to Anna Kendrick comedy Get A Job. Yep, the Brie business is a-boomin', so we sat down with her for a half-hour to discuss all manner of random things...

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