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Allison Williams

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Allison 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. She is the daughter of former NBC anchorman Brian Williams. Early life 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 attended New Canaan Nature Center Preschool, New Canaan Country School, and Greenwich Academy, then graduated from Yale University in 2010. While at Yale, Williams was a member of the improv comedy troupe Just Add Water for four years, as well as being a part of the YouTube series College Musical, and was inducted by St. Elmo. Career In 2010, Williams performed a mashup of "Nature Boy" set to RJD2's "A Beautiful Mine", the theme song for the television series Mad Men. The YouTube video of the performance received widespread praise on the Internet, and convinced Judd Apatow that she should be given a part in the HBO series Girls. She was cast shortly after and credited her experience at Just Add Water for passing the audition. Girls premiered on April 15, 2012. Williams wrote a series of Funny or Die sketches, in which she starred as newlywed Kate Middleton, with English actor and model Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Williams appeared as Danielle in an episode of the third season of The League titled "The Guest Bong." Williams has appeared as a recurring character, Cheryl, in the CollegeHumor series Jake and Amir. On December 4, 2014 she starred in the title role on NBC's live television presentation of the musical Peter Pan Live! Premiering in November 2016, Williams appeared in Past Forward, a short film collaboration between David O. Russell and Prada. In 2017, Williams starred in the hit horror film Get Out, directed by Jordan Peele. Personal life Williams began dating Ricky Van Veen, the co-founder of CollegeHumor, in 2011. They became engaged in 2014 and married on September 19, 2015 in a private ceremony at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming. Tom Hanks officiated the ceremony. She and her husband live in Chelsea, New York, New York.

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April 13, 1988 (age 36)
Ricky Van Veen (m. 2015)
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