Alison Lohman Biography
Before turning 18, she had already appeared in more than ten different major stage productions. Moreover she had sung as back up signer for some of music industrys greats including Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope. During her senior year in high school she was awarded by the National Foundation of the Advancement of the Arts for her work. Tisch School of the Arts then offered her the chance to join the school though eventually she refused.
After high school, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Over the next few years she was seen in many science fiction and B movies. She appeared in Kraa, Planet Patrol and The Sea Monster. She also appeared in television and was seen in the movie for TV Sharing the Secret and in the film for kids Delivering Milo and The Million Dollar Kid. She was also noted for her performance in the White Boy.
Then Alison appeared in White Oleander. It was an adaptation of the novel by Janet Fitch and she starred with Michelle Pfieffer, Renee Zellweger and Robin Wright Penn. The film failed commercially but her performance was noticed by the critics.
The following year, she landed a role in Ridley Scotts Matchstick Men. She appeared with Nicholas Cage. Again the film failed in the box office but her performance was praised. Then she appeared in Big Fish by Tim Burton and for the third time the film failed though she and the rest of the cast was praised by the critics.
In 2004, she did the voice for Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. In 2005 she appeared in Where the Truth Lies by Atom Egoyan. Her next appearance was in the film The Big White which was never released in theater and went directly to video. In 2006 she made Flicka, about a girl who had befriend a wild mustang. She will be seen next in Things We Lost in the Fire, playing a recovering heroin addict.