Profile: Alison Lohman
Full Name: Alison Marion Lohman
Birth Date: September 18, 1979
Birth Place: Palm Springs, California, USA
Height: 5' 2"
Quote: "I can cry on cue to get out of a traffic ticket. That's happened at least three times."
Alison Lohman Biography
A fresh-faced ingenue who has excelled at playing attractive, if troubled, characters, Alison Lohman began her acting career like many aspiring performers, by putting on plays in her family's backyard in her hometown of Palm Springs, California. She grew up in a family with no showbiz connections - her father is a custom home builder and her mother owned a french bakery. At age nine, she landed her first professional role as one of the Von Trapp children (Gretyl) in a local (Palm Desert's McCallum Theater) production of "The Sound of Music" and within two years had graduated to playing the carrot-topped title role in the musical "Annie". At 11, Alison won the Desert Theater League's award for Most Outstanding Actress in a Musical for the title role in "Annie" and by age 17 she had appeared in 12 different productions. As a senior in high school, Alison was an awardee of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. While still in high school, Lohman also enjoyed a career as a solo vocalist, appearing with such heavy-hitters as Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope. After graduation, she was offered a scholarship to NYU, but opted to head to L.A. to pursue her career.
Lohman made her film acting debut in a small role in the fantasy thriller "The Thirteenth Floor" (1999) and had roles in indies like "White Boy" and "The Auteur Theory" (both 1999) as well as the festival-screened "Delivering Milo" and "Alex in Wonder" (both 2001). On the small screen, she enjoyed a recurring role on The WB's short-lived family drama "Safe Harbor" (1999-2000) and made her series debut as the enticing girl-next-door in the equally short-lived "Tucker" (NBC, 2000). Lohman returned to series work as the inquisitive teenage daughter in a wealthy Southern California family that has numerous secrets on the primetime serial "Pasadena" (Fox, 2001- ). The rising starlet also solidified her status when she won the plum part of Michelle Pfeiffer's daughter in the screen adaptation of the popular bestseller "White Oleander" (2002). She went on to appear in Matchstick men also starring Nicholas Cage and Sam Rockwell, and Big Fish by Tim Burton.
Alison divides her time between Los Angeles and Palm Springs and her hobbies include yoga, ballet, guitar and horseback riding.
Alison Lohman Filmography
Big White, The (2005)--Tiffany
Where the Truth Lies (2005)--Karen O'Connor
Big Fish (2003)--Sandra Bloom (Young)
Matchstick Men (2003)--Angela
White Oleander (2002)--Astrid Magnussen
White Boy (2002)--Amy
"Pasadena" (2001) TV Series--Lily McAllister
Alex in Wonder (2001)--Camelia
Delivering Milo (2001)--Ms. Madeline
Sharing the Secret (2000) (TV)--Beth Moss
"Tucker" (2000) TV Series--McKenna Reid
Million Dollar Kid, The (2000)--Courtney Hunter
Planet Patrol (1999)--Patrolman Curtis
Auteur Theory, The (1999)--Teen Rosemary - Elliot's Film
Thirteenth Floor, The (1999)--Honey Bear Girl
Kraa! The Sea Monster (1998)--Curtis
Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984) (voice: English version)--Nausicaa (Disney 2004 Dub)
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