Alison Courtney Pill (born November 27, 1985) is a Canadian actress. A former child actress, Pill began her career at age twelve, appearing in numerous films and television series. She transitioned to adult roles and her breakthrough came in the television series The Book of Daniel (2006). She is best known for her subsequent roles in the films Milk (2008), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Midnight in Paris (2011) and the television series In Treatment (2009), The Pillars of the Earth (2010) and The Newsroom (2012–present).
Early life 
Pill was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her father, a financier, is Estonian.
Pill attended Vaughan Road Academy, where she enrolled in the program "Interact", designed for students interested in dance, music, athletics and theatre.
In 2006, she starred as Grace Webster in the short-lived NBC drama The Book of Daniel, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Pill had a major supporting role as campaign manager Anne Kronenberg in the Oscar-winning 2008 film Milk.
She portrayed Empress Maud in the miniseries The Pillars of the Earth.
She appears in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom as Maggie Jordan, and will appear in Snowpiercer, with Chris Evans and Jamie Bell, to be released in 2013.
Personal life 
Pill was engaged to actor Jay Baruchel from 2010 to 2013. Baruchel made their engagement public when he thanked his fiancée (Pill) during an acceptance speech at the Genie Awards in Ottawa, Canada. Baruchel alluded to their breakup in a Twitter posting on February 16, 2013.
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