Allison Williams Is Peter Pan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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It has just been announced that Allison Williams, 26, of HBO’s Girls has been cast in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, which is scheduled to air December 4. Here’s what you need to know.

1. She Became Famous as Marnie on Girls

Mad Men Theme Song … With a TwistWe loved the song "A Beautiful Mine" by RJD2 that plays during the opening credits of "Mad Men." We wanted to put lyrics to it and realized that "Nature Boy" made famous by Nat King Cole, and written by eden ahbez, was the perfect fit. This was filmed in one take (this one, specifically, happened to be take 29 of the day)…no cuts, dubbing, lip-syncing or auto-tuning. More videos coming soon…This is a Video Recorded Live. Credits: Vocalist: Allison Williams Director: Ralph Arend DP: Vincent Peone Editor: Ralph Arend Composer: Jay Wadley Sound Mixer: Raphael Producer: Josh Ruben Producer: Erika Hampson Line-Producer: Nick Uhas Steadicam Op: Yousheng Tang Gaffer: Corey Fontana Grip: Jason Beasley Grip: Leo Schott AC: Andrew Brinkman DIT: Kali Riley PA: Roland Da Rold PA: Suzie Jozkowski PM: Jordan Hall/Elefant Films Art Director: Andy Myers Prop Master – Thor Foss Scenic – Jen Dunlap Set Dresser – Bennie De Grase Set Dresser – Luc Grusen Flute: Roberta Michel Celeste: Trevor Gureckis Violin 1: Pauline Kim Violin 2: Marissa Licata Viola: Meena Bhasin Cello: Jessie Marino Bass: Zack Lober Drums: Colin Stranahan Congas: Jay Wadley2010-10-10T21:05:04.000Z
America first became acquainted with Williams as the prudish Marnie on HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Girls, written by Lena Dunham and produced by Judd Apatow.
Before being cast in Girls, Williams graduated from Yale University in 2010. While there she showed off her singing skills in a YouTube viral video mash-up of the jazz standard Nature Boy set to RJD2’s A Beautiful Mine, the theme song for AMC’s Mad Men.
You can watch it above.


2. She is the Daughter of NBC Newsman Brian Williams

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Allison Williams is the only daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.
She was raised in New Canaan, Connecticut with her brother, Douglas Williams.


3. She’s Engaged to the Co-Founder of CollegeHumor

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Williams became engaged to CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen this past February.
While Van Heen is mostly a businessman, he has appeared as an actor in some CollegeHumor sketches and in the discontinued MTV show The CollegeHumor Show.


4. She Will Play Opposite Christopher Walken

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As has been previous announced, Christopher Walken will be taking on the iconic role of Captain Hook in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!


5. Playing Peter Pan Has Always Been a Dream of Hers

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Williams was quoted telling Playbill.com:

I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true,” Williams stated. “It’s such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I’m very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?