An actress needs to be able to act using every part of her body – or only one. Alison Pill took this direction quite literally and began her career by using one tool to express herself: her voice. The actress, the newest entry to the cast of American Horror Story (available from September 5), debuted as the voice of children’s audiobooks when she was just 10, but clearly she was ready to walk the path to a great cinema career.

And so it was: within 10 years (her first “real” role was in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues) she found her place in the Hollywood dream team, achieving more and more success and demonstrating beyond any possible doubt that she is, in fact, a “complete” actress. She was born in Toronto on November 27, 1985, and after being cast for her first roles she moved to NYC to seek fortune in the theater world. In 2006, she was awarded a Tony Award for her performance in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. After that, she alternated between theater and cinema and TV series: she was Maggie Jordan in the TV series The Newsroom, Zelda Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen, Maud in the TV series adapted from Ken Follett’s novel The Pillars of the Earth, and Anne Kronemberg in Milk. Her filmography is long and getting longer: in September, we will see her in the seventh season of American Horror Story, where she’ll be a lesbian mother (her partner will be Sarah Paulson).

In the meantime, her love life did not get overlooked! She’s been married with actor Joshua Leonard since 2015, and they had a baby girl last year. She loves animals and owns a dog named Henry; she’s also heavily involved in social issues and she’s spoken out on environmental issues. Her greatest passion? Reading! Whenever she has some free time, she dives into a novel… or a new script!

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