Allison Williams

An improv-trained actress, Allison Williams made her mark as one of the core ensemble members of Lena Dunham's highly acclaimed series "Girls" (HBO, 2012- ). The daughter of "NBC Nightly News" (1970- ) anchor Brian ... Read more »
Born: 04/12/1988

Filmography

Actor (12)

Girls 2011 - 2016 (TV Show)

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Peter Pan Live! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Mindy Project 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pete Holmes Show 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The League 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Dreams 2004 (Tv Show)

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Project Runway (Tv Show)

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Biography

An improv-trained actress, Allison Williams made her mark as one of the core ensemble members of Lena Dunham's highly acclaimed series "Girls" (HBO, 2012- ). The daughter of "NBC Nightly News" (1970- ) anchor Brian Williams, Williams graduated from Yale, where she was a member of the improv troupe Just Add Water for four years. Although she had made two guest appearances on "American Dreams" (NBC, 2002-05) in 2004 and one on "The League" (FX, 2009- ) in 2011, Williams achieved wider success with a string of viral Internet videos, including writing a series of Funny or Die sketches that featured her as royal newlywed Kate Middleton. On the strength of her improv chops, Williams was tapped to audition for the Lena Dunham/Judd Apatow series "Girls" (HBO, 2012- ) and landed the role of Marnie Michaels, roommate and best friend to Hannah Horvath (Dunham), whose composed, polished exterior hides deep-seated insecurities. In December 2014, Williams starred in the title role of "Peter Pan Live!" (NBC 2014), a live TV adaptation of the beloved musical version of the J.M. Barrie tale.

Relationships

Jane Stoddard Producer

Mother

Ricky Van Veen Actor

Fiance
Began dating Announced engagement February 26, 2014.

Brian Williams Actor

Father
Born May 5, 1959

Milestones

2012

Co-starred as Type-A Marnie opposite series creator Lena Dunham on the HBO comedy "Girls"

2011

Wrote and starred in a series of Internet skits for FunnyOrDie.com titled "Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After"

2004

Made TV acting debut on NBC's "American Dreams"

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