Alison Becker

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Alison Becker
AlisonBecker06.jpg
Becker in 2006
Born (1977-03-08) March 8, 1977 (age 42)
OccupationActress, comedian, television personality, television writer
Years active2003–present
Websitewww.alisonbecker.com

Alison Helene Becker (born (1977-03-08)March 8, 1977) is an American actress, comedian, television personality, and screenwriter. She is the previous host of VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown and formerly the co-host/sidekick on the Fuel TV panel talk-show The Daily Habit.

Early life[edit]

Becker was born in Allamuchy Township, New Jersey.[1] She attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.,[2] where she graduated cum laude with a degree in English in 1999. After college graduation, she moved to New York City and began exploring the fields of theatre and comedy, creating a variety of original characters and sketch comedies.[1]

Career[edit]

Becker is a regular player at the Upright Citizens Brigade improv theatre.[3] She has also performed for Hopscotch: A New York Sex Comedy, Caroline's on Broadway, and other comedy clubs. She starred on Boiling Points, the MTV prank television show. She was a VJ on the music video TV channel Fuse, where she hosted F-List and some other shows. She was the host of VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown.[1] She is on the online show Mayne Street with ESPN broadcaster Kenny Mayne on ESPN. She was a co-host on the FuelTV talk show The Daily Habit and had a recurring role on NBC's Parks and Recreation, appearing in all seven seasons as local newspaper reporter Shauna Malwae-Tweep. She also appeared in the CollegeHumor "Badman" Batman spoof videos and a "If Google Was a Guy" sketch. She also appeared in a commercials for Dairy Queen (featuring chicken and waffles), for the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid, and for Realtor.com.

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 LA to Vegas Caroline Recurring role, 2 episodes
2017 Hot Date Libby Episode: "For Real, Where Have All My Friends Gone?"
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Episode: "Namaste"
2017 Lucifer Madison Episode: "Deceptive Little Parasite"
2015 Adam Ruins Everything
2014 New Girl
2013 Newsreaders
2013 Kroll Show
2012 Dating Rules From My Future Self Season 1
2012 The Newsroom Sandy Whiddles Episodes: "The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn", "The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate"
2011 Californication UTK Rep One episode
2010 Rules of Engagement
2010 Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
2010 The League Darcy Episode: Ghost Monkey
2009–2015 Parks and Recreation Shauna Malwae-Tweep Recurring role, 14 episodes
2008 Mayne Street
2008 VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown Host
2008 Z Rock
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2007 Human Giant
2007 Starveillance
2006 The P.A.
2006 Fuse: F-List
2006 Fuse: The Nighttime Clap
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2006 Project This, Bitch
2005 40 Greatest Pranks
2004 Jump Cuts
2004 Cavalcade of Personalities
2004 AV Squad
2004 Comedy Academy
2004 Popping the Question with Star Jones
2004 Boiling Points

Online Appearances

Year Title Role Notes
2015 What If Google Was a Guy Siri

Movies[edit]

  • Control (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alison Becker on IMDb
  2. ^ "Georgetown University: A Breeding Ground for Comics". Washingtonian. August 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Make 'Em Laugh: Alison Becker (C'99)". Georgetown Alumni Online. Archived from the original on December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.

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