Alison Brie is an American actress best known for her television roles as Trudy Campbell on Mad Men and as Annie Edison, a high-strung perfectionist, on Community.
Brie was born in Hollywood, California, and grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena.
Interested in acting at an early age, she began her career performing in community theatre shows at the Jewish Community Center in Los Feliz.
After graduating from South Pasadena High School, Brie attended California Institute of the Arts where she received her B.F.A. in acting.
While there, she was one of the original cast members in the world premiere of The Peach Blossom Fan, performed as the inaugural theatre production at Disney's REDCAT Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
Brie also studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland.
Since graduating, Brie has continued to work in all forms of media, including film, television and theatre.
She has performed in the Blank Theatre Company's Young Playwright's festival and in shows at the Odyssey, Write-Act, and Rubicon Theatres, receiving an Indy Award for her performance as Ophelia in the Rubicon's production of Hamlet.
Brie guest-starred on Comedy Central and Disney's Hannah Montana and landed leading roles in independent films before her current role in Community.
Brie currently lives in South Pasadena, California.