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1. Brie is not her given last name; she was born Alison Brie Schermerhorn.
2. Her first acting experience was playing Dorothy’s dog Toto at the Los Feliz Jewish Community Center’s production of The Wizard of Oz.
3. The English accent she cultivated for The Five Year Engagement was so convincing it fooled producer Judd Apatow into thinking she was actually British.
4. She was playing Ophelia in a production of Hamlet at the Rubicon Theater in Ventura, CA, when she got the part of Trudy Campbell on Mad Men.
5. In high school, she performed as a clown for kids’ birthdays. The company she worked for was based out of Compton, and her clown name was Sunny.
6. A candid video of her singing karaoke with Five Year Engagement co-star Emily Blunt can be found online.
7. She liked to go naked a lot while a student at CalArts. To cheer her roommate up, she would take off all her clothes and swing from a tree outside their dorm room’s window.
8. She studied for a time at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
9. Growing up, Brie would put on shows for her family, including a fake ad for “edible wieners,” for which she’d only wear a trenchcoat and a hot dog between her legs.
10. She listens to “hardcore rap” to psych herself up for auditions.
11. Her mother, Joanne Brenner-Leishman, was a teacher at a community college and served as the Director of Early Childhood Services for Para Los Ninos, an L.A.-based nonprofit.
12. She sometimes had to film scenes for both Community and Mad Men on the same day.
13. She was once approached by a foot-fetishizing stranger in a grocery store who complimented her on her feet and offered to give her a “totally platonic foot massage.”
14. There is a Tumblr blog dedicated to her breasts: fuckyeahalisonbriesboobs.tumblr.com
15. She plays in a cover band with Julianna Guill and Cyrina Fiallo called The Girls. Their set list includes “These Girls” by Childish Gambino, who is the rap persona of Donald Glover, Brie’s Community co-star.
16. She enjoys shooting guns at the L.A. Gun Club, a hobby she picked up from a Texan boyfriend. She says her parents are against guns but she feels “empowered” shooting one.
17. Her first TV gig was the 2006 Hannah Montana episode, “It’s My Party and I’ll Lie if I Want To.”
18. When EW recreated famous comedies with the Community cast, Brie played a shower girl from Porky’s and Linda from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. In an extra photo that ran online but not in print, Brie portrayed Katy from Animal House.
19. She has made the list of “100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces in the World,” compiled by TC Candler, in each of the last four years, ranking 18th (2009), 5th (2010), 40th (2011), and 26th (2012).
20. She did a photo shoot with Community co-star Gillian Jacobs for GQ in 2011; although comfortable with the Bettie Page theme, they declined to use a ball gag when offered.
21. She graduated from the California Institute of the Arts and then went to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland.
22. We all know Alison Brie is up for pretty much anything, and that includes making a fool of herself with Paul F. Tompkins. Her “Ermahgerd” is particularly inspired.
23. She was nominated for a 2012 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress for the latter.
24. She got engaged to actor Dave Franco in 2015.
25. She starred in the TV show Community along with Donald Glover, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, and Danny Pudi.
26. She voiced the character Unikitty in 2014’s The Lego Movie.
27. She says she does not eat red meat or pork.
28. She has one of the most beautiful faces in the world. According to website TC Candler, Alison has owned one of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces for each of the last six years.
29. She made her television debut in an episode of Hannah Montana.
30. She wants to play a crazy person. In an interview with the L.A. Times, Alison said that the role she wants to play the most is a mental patient.