Nerd Girl: Alison Brie

I could easily start this column with a well-known hottie like Angelina Jolie or a tried-and-true nerd favorite like Jewel Staite -- and we'll get there, trust me -- but I'm gonna go ahead and roll this right on into where my mind is at the moment.

Alison Brie is on two fantastic shows right now, and they honestly couldn't be less similar. On NBC's "Community" she plays Annie Eddison, the bubbly, high-strung overachiever of the group who lacks significantly in real-world experience (despite having once had a serious drug habit that ruined her educational plans). On AMC's "Mad Men" she plays Trudy Campbell, Pete Campbell's level-headed and graceful wife. Two totally different characters -- different enough that most people have trouble believing they're played by the same actress.

The same awesome, beautiful, nerdlicious actress.

I always dug Trudy on "Mad Men" and thought her character had a lot of sympathetic moments, but it was seeing Alison on "Community" that really won me over and sparked my crush on her. Reading interviews with her has shown me that she's sweet and intelligent (two traits I really dig in a woman -- ladies, take note!), and pretty humble. She's got that great "girl next door" quality about her, with a good-girl smile and bright blue eyes, but let that smile go to a smirk and flutter those eyelashes just a bit and you see that underneath the sunny exterior she's smoldering (check out the Community episode "Debate 109" to see what I mean).

Alison Brie, you are beautiful, talented, intelligent, and wonderful. MC-3PO totally has a crush on you.



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She is adorable! I'd love for this regular column to be more... regular.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Black Naptime

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