Alison Pill was born in 1985 in the Canadian province. She is of Estonian descent from her father. As a young girl, she joined her school’s Interact program to learn more about theatre, music, and dance.
Pill has been very vocal about her plans to become an actor at ten years old. She started as a member of a children’s choir at their town in Toronto, where she narrated their performances. From there, she began her work as a children’s book narrator.
However, Pill’s mom didn’t want her daughter to stay in the sidelines. She helped Pill on her first-on screen role in the 1993 TV show Kung Fu: The Legend Continues as a background performer. Later on, Pill got herself a talent agent.
By age 11, Pill was successfully booking roles. After her first stint as a background performer, she made it in the children’s show The New Ghostwriter Mysteries in the episode “Moving Parts.” Since then, Pill began to accept guest star roles in other TV series, such as Fast Track, Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, and The Last Don II.
Aside from TV shows, Pill ventured in several TV movies. Her first TV film role was in Degas & the Dancer as Marie van Goethem. She also appeared in Stranger in Town, Locked in Silence, and God’s New Plan. She received her first acting nomination as Best Child Actress in the Burbank International Film Festival in the TV film The Dinosaur Hunter.