Alison Pill has been an actress for most of her life. She began her film career at the age of 12, appearing in many TV movies and short films. She has since transitioned to adult roles, with appearances in Milk, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Midnight in Paris, and To Rome with Love. Since 2012, she has had a lead role on the HBO show The Newsroom. She was previously engaged to comedian and actor Jay Baruchel, but the two ended their relationship in 2013.