Before Alison Brie made it success with NBC hit comedy “Community” playing Annie, this adorable star has a good track record. She played Pete’s perky wife, Turdy on Mad Men. But her first appearance was on Hannah Montana playing a hair stylist who cuts Jackson floppy hair (Jason Earles) bald.
“What I remember most was that when I went in for the audition, they were like, ‘You want to be really goofy and animated’ ” Brie says. “So I started doing this big over the top long island accent, and they loved it.” The experience showed her that it is important to go big or go home. “It was a good lesson for me to go into auditions with gusto and not be afraid to try crazy things. It taught me to be fearless.”