Alison Pill is a Canadian film actress best known from her roles in the feature films Milk, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Midnight in Paris.
She also stars as Associate Producer Maggie Jordan in the television drama series The Newsroom.
Alison was born in Toronto, Ontario, where she attended Vaughan Road Academy. She decided she wanted to be an actor when she was 10 and became a member of the Toronto Children's Chorus and was chosen to narrate one of their performances. From there, she gained a job narrating children's audio books.
She achieved her first on-screen role as a background performer on Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993), after which, she got herself an agent. She was booking roles successfully from the age of 11.
She later moved to New York to pursue roles in theatre, where has enjoyed much success, earning a Tony nomination for her performance in The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
Her breakthrough film role came with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and her breakthrough television role was Maggie Jordan in Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom.
She also had major recurring roles in the television series The Book of Daniel (2006), In Treatment (2009) and the mini-series Pillars of the Earth, in 2010.
Alison has also had guest starring roles in a number of television series including PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, Traders, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
She also had a major supporting role as campaign manager Anne Kronenberg in the Oscar-winning 2008 film Milk.