Alison Brie - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 23, 2023

Alison Brie
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: GLOW (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 29, 1982 (age 41)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Alison Brie Schermerhorn
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: Charles Terry Schermerhorn
Mother's Name: Joanne Brenner
Siblings: 1

Lauren Schermerhorn (older sister)

High School: South Pasadena High School
University: California Institute of the Arts, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Dutch, Jewish, English, Scottish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: March 13, 2017
Husband's Name: Dave Franco

Body Measurements

Height: 1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 58 kg (127.87 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: C

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Who is Alison Brie?

Alison Brie is an actress by profession. The American nation is best known for starring in Community as Annie Edison, in Mad Men as Trudy Campbell, BoJack Horseman as Diane Nguyen, and in GLOW as Ruth Wilder.

Alison Brie – Age, Parents, Siblings

Alison Brie’s birth took place on December 29, 1982, in Hollywood, California, USA. Born as Alison Brie Schermerhorn to her father Charles Terry Schermerhorn, a musician, and freelance entertainment reporter, and her mother Joanne Brenner, who works at a non-profit childcare agency For the Children, she has a sibling. Her older sister is named Lauren. Her parents divorced when she was young.

Alison Brie with her mother and sister (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

In regards to Alison Brie’s educational history, Alison Brie attended South Pasadena High School, graduating in 2001. She went on to study at the California Institute of the Arts from where she earned a  bachelor's degree in theater in 2005. She also moved to Scotland and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

Her ethnicity includes Dutch, Jewish,  English, and Scottish.

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Alison Brie – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Alison Brie began dating actor Dave Franco in 2012. The pair had first met at a Mardi Gras party in New Orleans in 2011. After years of a romantic relationship, she and her boyfriend got engaged on August 25, 2015. The couple finally married on March 13, 2017.

She does not have any children with her husband yet and is in a blissful marriage. In early 2019, the couple shared that they are choosing not to have children.

There have been no rumors of divorce or cheating scandals surrounding the married couple.

Alison Brie, Dave Franco (Image: Pinterest)

Alison Brie – Career

Early Days

Brie started acting onstage at the Jewish Community Center in Southern California and after college graduation, she worked as a clown at birthday parties while also performing in theatres in California.

Her debut role was in the 2004 short film Stolen Poem as Alice followed by the role of Nina in an episode of Hannah Montana (2006). Finally, in 2007 Alison Brie was cast as the recurring character Trudy Campbell in the drama TV series Mad Men. She portrayed the character, which is her major breakthrough, until 2015- for a total of 36 episodes.

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TV series, Films

Over the years Alison Brie has portrayed characters in the TV series Community (2009-2015) as Annie Edison, Doctor Thorne (2016), GLOW (2017-present) as Ruth Wilder, and lent her voice in BoJack Horseman (2014-2020), to name a few.

She has also starred in the films The Coverup (2008), Scream 4 (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), The Lego Movie (2014), A Family Man (2016), The Post (2017), Promising Young Woman (2020), The Rental (2020), Happiest Season (2020). Brie also starred, wrote, and produced the 2020 psychological drama film Horse Girl.

Moreover, she has appeared in the web series My Alibi (2008-2009) as Rebecca Fuller, The ArScheerio Paul Show (2013), etc.

Alison Brie in GLOW  (Image: Vanity Fair)


On the set of Horse Girl, Alison Brie has worked with Dylan Gelula, Jay Duplass, Stella Chestnut, Meredith Hagner, and Aaron Stanford.

Alison Brie – Awards, Nominations

She has been nominated for  Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009, 2018, 2019), Critics' Choice Television Awards (2012, 2020), Satellite Awards (2018, 2019, 2020), and Golden Globe Awards (2018). Among the nominations, Brie won Screen Actors Guild Award - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2009.

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Alison Brie – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Brie is estimated at around $10 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Alison Brie – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, and Twitter, Alison Brie is followed by over a million followers and counting. However, she is absent from Facebook.

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