Get to Know: Allison Williams from GIRLS

A Star On The Rise
Actress Allison Williams is truly starting to make her mark. Best known as “Marnie Michaels” in the HBO comedy-drama series GIRLS, Allison is a multi-talented entertainer with a growing resume.

Allison, the daughter of former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and TV Producer Jane Stoddard, first hit the Hollywood scene in 2004 in a two episode stint on the TV series American Dreams. But it wasn’t until 2010 that a YouTube video caught the eye of Judd Apatow. The video was set to RJD2’s theme song for Mad Men and was a mix of “A Beautiful Mine” and Nat King Cole’s “Nature Boy”. Judd Apatow went on to hire Allison for the on-going HBO series GIRLS.

Allison’s career has been quite eclectic. Actress, writer, producer, singer, Allison runs the gambit in what she has to offer. Allison wrote for a TV series, Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After as well as stared as Kate Middleton. She has had roles in other TV series, of note, The League, Jake and Amir, and the Mindy Project. One of her biggest roles, though, was taking on the lead character of NBC’s live musical, Peter Pan Live! Once again she was able to show off her vocal talents as well as her physical prowess for that amazing role. Cast opposite Christopher Walken’s Captain Hook, Allison most definitely held her own as pointed out by the many wonderful Critic Reviews she received. Allison recently made the jump to feature films, taking on the lead role as Rose, in Jordan Peele’s (from Key and Peele fame) horror film “Get Out”.

Now if you think Allison’s career is solely rooted in Hollywood and show business, you’d be mistaken. Allison is firmly linked to the organization Horizons National as her mother chairs the National Board and her grandmother is on the board. This organization runs programs at high schools and college campuses during the summer to assist disadvantaged students. Horizons is very instrumental in helping students achieve their educational growth. Allison is also an advocate for girls and women around the world. Along with Seth Myers, she co-hosted this year’s Voices of Solidarity event put together by Vital Voices, an organization that shines a bright, well-earned, light on extraordinary women advocates like the creators of Undercover Colors ( and Vice President, Cassation Court, Jordan Judge Doctor Mohammed Al-Tarawneh.

The immensely talented Allison Williams is very prepared for what comes next.