Best known for her role in a highly rated American horror film, Get Out, for which she has received two notable awards, Allison Williams has made several other TV roles that have helped her to fame in the entertainment industry.
The Yale-graduate has always proven to be among those who are poised to be big stars in the near future. Also known as a singer and comedian, Allison’s activities in the industry cannot go unnoticed especially as she continues to distinguish herself among her peers in the industry. Let’s get to know more about her.
Allison Williams’ Bio – Is She The Daughter of Brian Williams?
Allison Howell Williams is a native of New Canaan, Connecticut. She was born on April 13, 1988. She is the daughter of a famous NBC Nightly News former anchor, Brian Williams. Her mother, Jane Gillan Stoddard, is a television producer. Talking about her academic background, Williams attended New Canaan Country School before moving to Greenwich Academy for college. After graduation, she transferred to Yale University where she became a member of a comedy troupe known as Just Add Water (JAW).
Williams got involved in more entertainment activities during her time at the University. Not only was she a member of the improv comedy troupe, Just Add Water, she was also inducted by the Varsity’s secret society, St. Elmo. Additionally, she was also involved in the YouTube series College Musical.
Her journey to stardom in the entertainment world began in 2010 when she performed a mashup for RJD’s (Ramble Jon Krohn) A Beautiful Mine, which was the theme song for the drama series, Mad Men. The popularity of the series on the internet helped in boosting her popularity. It was, in fact, through the series that she was discovered by Judd Apatow, the director of the HBO dramedy series, Girls. Her performance in the mashup gave Apato the conviction that she would do well in the series. Allison was invited for auditioning which she did attend and passed. She has been part of the TV series since 2012 when it premiered.
Allison’s popularity as Marnie Michaels in the 55 episodes of the TV series, Girls further opened her up for more acting roles. She appeared as Jullian in three episodes of the romantic comedy, The Mindy Project; as Kit Snicket in eight episodes of the web television series, Series of Unfortunate Events. She even appeared as Peter Pan in the 2014 TV special, Peter Pan Live! As a comedian, you could find some of her funny sketches that become popular on both CollegeHumor.com and FunnyorDie.com.
Who Is Allison Williams’ Husband?
The CollegeHumor.com fans and followers were overjoyed when in February 2013, Allison announced that she was dating the co-founder of the popular comedy site (collegehumor.com), Ricky Van Veen. The brunette beauty met Ricky through a mutual friend and they dated for a while before announcing their engagement in 2014. On September 19, 2015, they wedded privately at Saratoga, Wyoming with Tom Hanks officiating the wedding ceremony.
Talking about Allison Williams’ husband, Ricky Van Veen is an entrepreneur born on December 14, 1980. He currently heads the Global Creative Strategy at Facebook. In July 2009, he was announced as the CEO of Notional, a production company that would be producing materials for the traditional media. One of the company’s shows is Chopped, a cooking game show on the Food Network. The couple currently resides in their home in Chelsea, New York.
Meet Her Brother
Allison Williams is not the only child of her parents, Brian Williams and Jane Gillan Stoddard. As a matter of fact, she has a younger brother named Douglas “Doug” Williams. The actress is three years older than her brother. Unlike his sister, Doug chose the path of their father by becoming a journalist and works with SportsNet New York.
One striking thing about Williams brother is that he is her husband’s lookalike. The two are even often mistaken for the other at red carpet events. This does not appear to be a problem to William’s husband who seems to enjoy the credits given to him for appearing in the public as Douglas Williams.
What is Her Net Worth?
While many in the entertainment industry may classify Allison Williams as an upcoming actress based on the year she joined the industry, the fact still remains that the starlet is fast making her way towards becoming a superstar.
Her role as Rose Armitage in Jordan Peele’s horror film, Get out, earned her two notable awards namely the National Board of Review for Best Cast category and Seattle Film Critics Society for Best Ensemble category, both in 2017. Currently, her net worth is estimated at $2 million
How Tall is She?
Allison Williams is a woman with striking beauty. Standing at 5 feet 5¾ inches tall with a slim body weighing 54 kg, the Girl star has her bra measurement as 32B and her dress size as 32 (EU) or 2 (US). Her shoe size is 7 (US), her bust, waist, and hip sizes is 34-24-34 inches.