I’ve loved Alison Brie since Mad Men and Community. Was she ever a struggling actress like the part she now plays on GLOW?
—Steve J., Boise, Idaho A: Yes. Brie, 34, once worked between acting gigs as a clown at children’s birthday parties. “You had to do balloon animals and paint faces,” she says. These days, in addition to starring as Ruth Wilder on the Netflix series GLOW, based on the 1980s wrestling organization, she provides the voice of Diane on the network’s animated series BoJack Horseman, about a sitcom stallion, premiering its fourth season Sept. 8.