- Wanted to be an actor by age 10, and worked for the first time as an extra in the TV series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (even though her non-actor mother tried to warn her about long, boring hours on the set).
- Got first stage role in New York in the 2003 off-Broadway premiere of Jenny Lyn Bader's None of the Above.
- Tony-nominated role in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore in 2006 was her Broadway debut; she had replaced Kerry Condon before the play moved to the Great White Way.
- 2006, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
- 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- Wilder Grace Leonard — Daughter
- Joshua Leonard — Husband
- Jay Baruchel — Ex-fiancé
- Birth Name: Alison Courtney Pill
- Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Profession: Actor
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