Worked With:

Lena Dunham

Seth Meyers

Jimmy Kimmel

Heidi Klum

Mindy Kaling

Mark Duplass

Gail O'Grady

Allison Williams News

Williams,_Allison news RSS feedSubscribe to Allison Williams RSS news feed!

Allison Williams Goes Topless In Harper's -- See Pics!

11/3/2015 1:06pm EST
Allison Williams Shows Off Her Washboard Abs In Harper's Bazaar
Allison Williams has landed the cover feature for the December/January issue of Harper by Harper's Bazaar magazine, and along with her guest editing duties, she's also showing a little skin, revealing her rock hard abs in a pair of photos and going "covered topless" in another.

The 27-year-old Girls star first talks about style, revealing that she refers to her own as "rustic preppy."

"When it comes to my style icons, I've always had a thing for the K's: [Diane] Keaton. [Grace] Kelly. [Diane] Kruger. Kate [Moss]. Katharine [Hepburn]. They all represent sophisticated fashion that's also fu...

Allison Williams With Or Without Make-Up - Which Do You Like Better?

5/4/2015 12:53pm EDT
Still Beautiful: 'Girls' Star Allison Williams Posts Selfie With
"Girls" star Allison Williams gave fans a peek at what her face looks like with just half of it covered in make-up. And we think she looks stunning sans mascara, eyeliner and other products on her face.

The actress posted the image on Instagram over the weekend, writing: "Took half my makeup off. Guess why Marnie might have this insane look? #90sLips #Season5."

One fan commented, "If there's one thing we take from this, it's that that mascara is AMAZING! WHAT IS IT??!!!"

But most fans seemed to like Williams looking more natural.

Another added: "no makeup side. always. you're a total ba...

These Celebs Have Great Parents

4/23/2015 3:06pm EDT
10 Celebrities With Really Awesome Parents
We know celebrities pretty well. Maybe even a little bit too well. But sometimes, the credit and spotlight deserves to be given to the ones that are responsible for them being here in the first place: the parents.

Believe it or not, the moms and dads of some of pop culture’s biggest stars are actually pretty cool. A couple probably would have made for awesome school field trip chaperones back in the day. Let’s take a look at ten of Hollywood’s coolest parental units.

Taylor Swift’s Mom, Andrea Swift

Massive Taylor Swift fans are no stranger to her mom, Andrea. You can find her outside ...

'Girls' Recap: Hannah's Here To Help

2/23/2015 10:26am EST
Girls Season 4 Ep 6
Hannah Horvath is free. For maybe the first time on Girls, she’s untethered by boyfriend or career pressures. Even her therapist comments on how well she seems to be doing. And indeed, except for a minor meltdown over perma-roomie Elijah eating all of her cereal, she does seem unburdened. Big dopey Adam ending their relationship combined with her decision to leave writing behind has opened up realms of possibility. Scary, yes. Exhilarating? Kinda.

During a lunch with her less than helpful friends, Hannah realizes what the next step in her personal and professional growth should be. Her tr...

Allison Williams Insists Her Father Is 'A Really Good Man'

2/19/2015 12:45pm EST
Allison Williams Defends Broadcaster Dad Brian Williams, Says He
Allison Williams has come to the defense of her newsanchor father Brian Williams, calling him "an honest man" despite fudging the truth about his experience while reporting from a war zone in Iraq.

NBC News suspended the broadcaster for six months after he was exposed for falsely claiming a helicopter he was in was targeted by gunmen in 2003 during the Iraq War.

The "Girls" actress has broken her silence about the issue, saying her father is not a liar and deserves to get his job back.

During an interview with Seth Meyers she explained: "This has been a really hard time. Obviously, (it...

'Girls' Recap: Someone Finally Tells Jessa Off!

1/26/2015 9:09am EST
'Girls' Recap Season 4 Episode 3: Someone Finally Tells Jessa Of
Previously - Hannah discovered that she's not exactly a revelation as a writer. And Elijah came to stay.

This episode of Girls finds the majority of the characters just talking and talking and talking these BS touchy-feely circles around everyone else as a way of masking their own selfish wants and needs. You’re like “uh, that’s pretty much the show, J.” I know, but it felt a lot more prevalent this evening.

Hannah has been in Iowa for pretty much a day when she’s all of a sudden deep into a personal crisis over writing. Maybe she doesn’t WANT to be a writer, she questions? As she tells ...

'Girls' Recap: Welcome To Iowa

1/19/2015 9:23am EST
'Girls' Season 4 Episode 2 Recap: Welcome To Iowa
Previously - Hannah prepared to move to Iowa for grad school and leave Adam behind. Marnie found being a musician is actual work. Shoshana had awful parents. Jemma was pissed at Hannah for leaving.

"Triggering" is the title of last night's episode and it caused me to tense up for a bit before viewing. I snarked last recap that Girls is actually a horror series, but Season Two's ending episodes WERE horrific. Hannah Horvath's obessive compulsive disorder, which had only been hinted at previously, reared it's exceptionally ugly head. Remember the Q-tip? And the haircut? The t-shirt without p...

Allison Williams Praised For 'Girls' Sex Scene By News Anchor Dad

1/13/2015 8:16pm EST
Brian Williams Says 'No Animals Were Harmed' During Filming Of D
While millions of viewers were watching the Golden Globes on NBC Sunday evening, fans of hit HBO series Girls were being treated to a now infamous sex scene between stars Allison Williams and Ebon Moss-Bachrach in the show's fourth season premiere.

Williams' Marni Michaels and folk singer pal Desi (Moss-Bachrach) engaged in a form of oral sex during the first five minutes of the show that involved his face and her butt, and the actress explained that she had no problems with her dad, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, watching this -- or any of her sex scenes for the show. In fact, he...

'Girls' Season 4 Premiere: Everyone's Still Awful

1/12/2015 7:11am EST
'Girls' Season 4 Premiere Recap: Everyone's Still Awful
Girls is the only show that the other Mr. Harvey actively hates. My husband hates Girls the way you hate moving, root canals, and the RMV. It’s not that he doesn’t get the humor inherent in watching four young emotional sociopaths rampage through life in NYC. He just doesn’t find it funny.

Your faithful recapper, on the other hand, finds Girls to be a sharply written, often hilarious, more often cringe-inducing horror series that always spurs a reaction. Yes, Girls is a horror series with comedic overtones. If you approach it from that viewpoint, you won’t want to hurl something heavy at ...

'Peter Pan Live' Review: Christopher Walken Can Save Anything

12/5/2014 6:51am EST
'Peter Pan Live!' Review: Christopher Walken Can Save Anything
Admit it. We all went into "Peter Pan Live!" expecting a disasterpiece of the highest order. Something like last year's "The Sound of Music Live!;" something so bafflingly silly and unprofessional that it transcends the word "terrible" and becomes something weirdly watchable.

It's why legions were poised on Twitter, hashtags ready, and why hatewatching became a real word that people used.

But there's nothing to hate in "Peter Pan Live!" In fact, there's quite a bit that stirs up the opposite emotion. This TV musical about kids that never wanna grow up had an extremely appropriate youthful...

'Girls' Season Three Set For January 11 Premiere On HBO (Watch Trailer)

11/9/2014 2:58pm EST
HBO released the trailer for the upcoming third season of hit series Girls on Friday, giving fans a glimpse of what Hannah (Lena Dunham) and her pals will be up to this time around.

The trailer starts off with Hannah in Iowa for a writers workshop, and in a video chat with pal Marnie (Allison Williams), she says, "I'm telling you, Iowa is incredible. I think we should all move here and start the revolution."

"No one is moving to Iowa ever," Marnie realistically replies; adding, "but I am so so glad that you're happy."

While things seem to be going well for Hannah, her friends back in New...

Allison Williams And Christopher Walken Prepare For Battle In The First Look Trailer For NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

10/30/2014 9:18pm EDT
Allison Williams in Peter Pan Live
Following the release of a few stills from NBC's upcoming production of Peter Pan Live! last month, the first live footage of Allison Williams in the title role and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook premiered online on Thursday, showing the two stars in full costume on the set of the production, where stage hands and production assistants can be seen rushing around behind the scenes to get ready for the big show, which airs in just over a Month.

No dialog is spoken in the clip, which features the sounds from the set mixed with those of an orchestra tuning up before the two stars feign bat...

20 Celebrities Who Have Really Beautiful Children

10/3/2014 10:01am EDT
20 Celebrities Who Have Really Beautiful Children
As a parent, you always believe your children are beautiful no matter what they look like. But let's face it - some kids are obviously more attractive than others.

And having good genes doesn't hurt.

Ava Sambora is the daughter of Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and actress Heather Locklear. She definitely got her good looks from mom, who is known for roles on hit 80s and 90s TV series "Dynasty," "T.J. Hooker" and "Melrose Place."

Ireland Baldwin's famous parents are former "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin and actress Kim Basinger. While her p...

Christopher Walken Unrecognizable As 'Captain Hook' In 'Peter Pan Live!'

9/25/2014 7:41pm EDT
Christopher Walken Unrecognizable As 'Captain Hook' In 'Peter Pa
Christopher Walken is almost unrecognizable in the first photo of him as Captain Hook from this holiday season's "Peter Pan Live!" which airs live December 2 on NBC.

The actor stars with Allison Williams, who plays the title role of the boy who refused to grow up, the latest in a long line of women who have played the character on stage.

The 71-year-old star takes on the classic look of the villain as he stands, sword raised, next to his nemesis.

Earlier this month, Williams shared the first promo image from the production, and Entertainment Weekly debuted the image of Pan and Hook on Th...

Allison Williams Shares First Promo Photo In 'Peter Pan Live!' Costume

9/3/2014 1:45pm EDT
Allison Williams Shares First Promo Photo In 'Peter Pan Live!' C
Allison Williams shared the first official photo of herself as the title character in NBC's forthcoming Peter Pan Live! on Wednesday, giving fans their first look at her costume.

The actress will star opposite Christopher Walken, who will play Captain Hook.

The live production follows last year's successful rendering of "The Sound of Music," which starred Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer.

Williams is no stranger to the role, having wanted to play the character since she was "about three years old," she said in a statement in July, when the casting was done.

The Girls star shared the p...

Allison Williams Shares Video Of Her First Flying Lesson For 'Peter Pan'!

8/13/2014 11:38am EDT
Allison Williams Takes Her First Flying Lesson For 'Peter Pan,'
Allison Williams began her training to take on the title role in NBC's live production of Peter Pan this fall on Tuesday, posting a short video of herself harnessed up and learning how to fly.

The Girls star joined Instagram on July 30, posting an image of herself as a child dressed as Pan, writing "Thrilled to be playing Peter Pan live on NBC in December. I've been rehearsing for a REALLY long time."

The actress even had a boost from her dad, NBC news anchor Brian Williams, who shared the news nationally, saying, "family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age o...

Allison Williams Was Born To Play Peter Pan Says NBC Anchor Dad

7/31/2014 12:27pm EDT
Brian Williams Reports On Daughter Allison's 'Peter Pan' Casting
Following Wednesday's announcement that Girls star Allison Williams had landed the lead role in NBC's holiday live production of Peter Pan, the actress' father, news anchor Brian Williams, reported the story during NBC's Nightly News telecast, saying that his daughter was born for the role.

"Family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of three, and they look forward to seeing her fly," Williams said as a childhood photo of his daughter dressed as Peter Pan was shown on the screen.

Daughter Allison posted the photo on Instagram shortly after joining the social ...

A Woman Will Star In NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'

7/30/2014 1:34pm EDT
Allison Williams To Play Peter Pan In NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'
Girls star Allison Williams is set to put on a tight green leotard, as she's been cast to play Peter Pan in NBC's upcoming Peter Pan Live.

The show, which is set to air on December 4th, comes on the heels of the network's successful Sound of Music Live telecast starring Carrie Underwood. Sound of Music Live was watched by over 18 million viewers and received 4 Emmy nominations.

Williams said in a press release, "I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true. It’s such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I’m very excited to get to ...

Celebrity Buddies, Really?

3/6/2014 2:00pm EST
17 Unlikely Celebrity Buddies
Celebrities will always be available to promote off their latest products, films, television shows and endorsements. Yet, they tend to keep their celebrity friendships on the down low. Some of these star buddies are surprising, some are well-known. With all the behind-the-scenes backstabbing that can go along with being in the business, it is a good thing these duos have each other to count on for some real camaraderie.

1. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo and Jonah found friendship on the set of "Wolf of Wall Street" and have continued their relationship ever since. Said Jonah to E!,...

'Girls' Star Allison Williams Engaged To Long-Time Boyfriend

2/27/2014 8:25am EST
Allison Williams
"Girls" star Allision Williams will marry her long-time boyfriend Ricky Van Veen. The co-founder of College Humor recently popped the question, a spokesperson confirmed to

Williams, 25, plays Marnie Michaels in the HBO series and is the daughter of NBC anchor Brian Williams. She met Van Veen through mutual friends.

The couple are good friends with Katy Perry and John Mayer and have regularly been spotted hanging out with the singers in New York City. The superstar couple have reportedly parted ways.

Williams previously said she'd give up acting to start a family because she r...

The Ladies Dazzle At The 'Girls' Season 3 New York City Premiere

1/7/2014 2:00pm EST
Girls Season 3 premiere
The third season of HBO's critically acclaimed show "Girls" kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 12. Series regulars Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosie Mamet stepped out for the premiere at the Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday.

Dunham opted for a sleeveless silver sequined dress, while Kirke wore a beige satin gown.

Williams popped in a pretty light blue frock, while Mamet eschewed pastels and opted for a little black dress.

In the new season, Hannah and Adam are a happy couple, one of the girls enters rehab, and Soshanna plays the field (read some spoilers here!)


'Fantastic Four' Begins Search For Heroes, Kit Harington And Saoirse Ronan Rumored

10/10/2013 5:07pm EDT
Kit Harington
The minds behind the Fantastic Four reboot have a list of several up-and-comers they hope to test for the roles of Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) and Sue Storm (Invisible Girl).

Variety reports the men in the running for Richards includes Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, Jack O'Connell and Miles Teller. Actresses vying for Sue Storm will include Saoirse Ronan and Kate Mara. Margot Robbie and Allison Williams were previously rumored for the role, but appear to have fallen out of the running.

Another hot rumor is that Michael B. Jordan is the favorite to get the role of Johnny Storm, The ...

2013 Emmys Best Dressed: A Corseted Kaley Cuoco, Silver Siren Julia Louis-Dreyfus, More

9/23/2013 1:00pm EDT
Kaley Cuoco
The stars sizzled at Sunday night's 65th Annual Emmy Awards. While finding out who wins is exciting, the real fun begins when the celebs show up on the red carpet.

Who won best dressed? It's a tough call. Kaley Cuoco dazzled in a strapless Vera Wang chiffon gown with an exposed corset.

"The Big Bang Theory" star and her new boyfriend, tennis star Ryan Sweeting, made their red carpet debut on Friday at a pre-Emmys party.

"Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus also impressed in a silver strapless gown by Monique Lhuillier. It's hard to believe she's 52!

Other stand outs: People's "World's Best D...

Katy Perry Gets Around The Grammy Dress Code In A Skin-Tight, Cleavage-Baring Green Gown

2/11/2013 1:02pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry dropped some serious cleavage in a mint green gown at last night's 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

The singer appeared to have found a (ahem) loophole around this year's Grammy dress code, which CBS sent out a memo about on Wednesday. The request asked artists to forget about wearing any outfits that show too much skin.

The front of the "Firework" singer's dress caught lots of attention though, even from comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, who was photographed with partner Portia De Rossi staring right at Katy's chest (see the photo at E! Online).

Katy showed up on the red carpet with BFF ...

Music's Biggest Stars Rocked The Red Carpet At The 2013 Grammys

2/11/2013 11:04am EST
55th Grammy Awards
  The 55th Annual Grammy Awards got off to a hot start on the red carpet, where music's biggest stars gathered before the main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Most stars adhered to the requests in the memo that CBS sent out on Wednesday, asking stars to tone their fashion choices down. The memo specifically asked that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered"; also warning that "see through" fashions, visible thongs and attire exposing any part of "genital regions" was forbidden at this year's award show.

Most stars followed the rules, including Jennifer Lopez, who ...

'Girls' Star Allison Williams Partners With Simple Skincare (sponsored)

2/10/2013 12:10pm EST
Allison Williams
Allison Williams - one of the stars of HBO's hit series Girls - has partnered with Simple Skincare to help promote their line of skin care products, and recently joined BFTV to share her advice on not just skin care but the beauty products she can't live without.

Allison also talked about what's ahead in season 2 of Girls, as well as what it was like for her to grow up watching her father - noted NBC newsman Brian Wiliams - on television, only to grow up and end up on the small screen herself!

You can find out more information on Simple Skincare by visiting their Facebook page - and if yo...

Katy Perry Taking Allison Williams As Date To The Grammys

2/7/2013 5:25pm EST
Allison Williams
Singer Katy Perry is ditching John Mayer and taking her actress pal Allison Williams to the 2013 Grammy Awards as her date.

The Fireworks hit-maker has been dating Mayer since last year and they've recently taken their relationship to the next level by house-hunting in California.

However, instead of walking the red carpet as a couple, Perry has invited Girls star Williams, whose boyfriend Ricky Van Veen is close friends with Mayer, to accompany her to the big show on Sunday .

Williams tells Anderson Cooper, "I am going to the Grammys. Katy Perry is my date. She is the hottest date. S...

50 Hottest Celebrity Women Of 2012

12/14/2012 8:42am EST
Hottest Celebrity Women of 2012
They've delighted us on stage, on screen and on the red carpet - they're the hottest women of 2012!

One of them, Rihanna, keeps making headlines for her mysterious relationship with Chris Brown. She sucks us in with her number-one songs and controversial Twitter photos.

British royal Kate Middleton has always turned heads, but now that she's pregnant she's captured the hearts of even more fans all over the world (and the leaked topless photos earlier this year didn't hurt).

At 43 Jennifer Lopez is one of the oldest women on our list, but she still knows how to dominate the stage in skint...

HBO's 'Girls' Is Good - Almost Too Good

4/16/2012 2:15pm EDT
HBO's 'Girls'
It’s practically moot to bring up the taboo “female comedy” tag here. So I won’t. Instead, I’d like to talk about “Girls,” the new half-hour HBO comedy from ingénue Lena Dunham, as it deserves to be talked about: as the brutally real, and abhorrently funny, nugget of genius that it is.

If you haven’t heard of Lena Dunham yet, you’re due for an ear cleaning: Not only did she receive tremendous accolades for her directorial feature debut, “Tiny Furniture” (now available on Criterion and Netflix Instant Watch), but she’s been at the top of the Arts & Entertainment section for the past month ...