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Overview (3)

Born in Connecticut, USA
Birth NameAllison Howell Williams
Height 5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Allison Howell Williams, born April 13, 1988, is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is best known for her role as "Marnie Michaels" on the HBO comedy-drama series, Girls (2012). Williams was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is the daughter of former NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor, Brian Williams, and Jane Gillan Stoddard, a TV producer. She graduated from Yale University in 2010.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: scaryofmonsters

Spouse (1)

Ricky Van Veen (19 September 2015 - present)

Trivia (13)

Daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and TV producer Jane Gillian Stoddard.
In 2010, she graduated from Yale University, with an English degree.
During her freshman year at Yale University, she was turned down for a part in the mainstage musical by Yale Dramatic Association.
During her time at Yale University, she was a part of the improvisation group 'Just Add Water'.
New York, NY, USA: Filming the third season of Girls (2012). [June 2013]
Was in consideration for the role of Susan Storm in Fantastic Four (2015).
Ranked #77 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
Her dream since childhood was to play Peter Pan which she was given the opportunity to do in Peter Pan Live! (2014).
(September 19, 2015) Married her boyfriend of 4 years, Ricky Van Veen, at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, following a 19-month-long engagement. The star-studded guest list included Williams' Girls (2012) co-stars Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, as well as pals Katy Perry, John Mayer, Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Rita Wilson, and Late Night's Seth Meyers.
She wrote a letter to R.L. Stine in 1996 when she was 8 years old and got a response back in 2014 at age 26.
When Allison got married, Tom Hanks was the officiant. His wife, Rita Wilson, volunteered him for the position.
She is of Irish, Swedish, German, English, Scottish, and distant French, descent.
One of her maternal great-great-great-grandfathers was Owen Lovejoy, a Congregational minister, lawyer, Republican congressman from Illinois (1857-1864), and abolitionist.

Personal Quotes (2)

I wanted to be an actress before I understood anything else about my life -- before I went to school, before I understood what it is that my dad does. It was innate. Everything, everything that ever happened in my life happened in the framework of my knowing that this was where I was going to end up. So in school, I could learn purely for the sake of learning. It gave me this almost gluttonous sense of intellectual curiosity. I never want to stop learning.
I think if I'd used my middle name professionally - Howell Williams - I'd have a totally different career. I'd be an indie darling, fighting with Greta Gerwig for parts

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