Alison Becker (C’99)

Writer, Comedian, Actor and Producer

Alison Becker is a writer/comedian/actor/producer perhaps best known for playing Shauna Malwae-Tweep, the longest running guest star on NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

Becker began her TV career as one of the improv pranksters on MTV's hidden camera show Boiling Points. With one of the longest resumes in Hollywood, she has appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Girl, Californication, The League, The Newsroom from Aaron Sorkin, Kroll Show, Lucifer, LA to Vegas, Adam Ruins Everything, Rules of Engagement, two of the Law and Order series, and many, many more. She's done sketches on Conan and Colbert Report, has been a contestant on @Midnight twice, and has appeared as a guest on the Late, Late Show on CBS five times. You may also know her as her cult classic character Xandra Dent from Adult Swim's Newsreaders.

Becker has written for and appeared in Yahoo's Sketchy, and she has starred in some of the most popular web series ever made, including Dating Rules from My Future Self with Shiri Appleby, College Humor’s Batman series, and ESPN’s Mayne Street. Her comedic talent has also been showcased in many classic videos from Above Average and Funny or Die, including playing opposite Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy's girlfriend.

She is also an impressive force as a content creator, having produced pilots for TruTV and My Damn Channel. She has been involved with the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre for over 15 years, and she has been a member of four house teams, both improv and sketch.

Her sketch comedy and character background has also helped her to become an accomplished voice actor for video games, commercials, and in several animated television shows and movies.