In the Life in Pieces episode ‘Chef Rescue Negotiator Necklace’, the Short family celebrates Valentine’s Day. While John (James Brolin) and Joan (Dianne Wiest) try to buy a classic car at a dealership, new parents Greg (Colin Hanks) and Jen hire private chef Allie to cook for them on the special day. Like most people the Shorts run into – Allie is a quirky character.
Allie is portrayed by Molly Shannon. The former Saturday Night Live star is known for her roles on HBO’s Divorce with Sarah Jessica Parker (Diane), Wet Hot American Summer (Gail), Englightened (Eileen), and Will & Grace (Val Bassett), among others. Shannon is also recognized for her roles in cool indie films including The Little Hours, Other People, and Life After Beth. Life in Pieces airs Thursdays at 9:30pm on CBS.