Afton Williamson

  • Birth Name: Afton Christina Williamson
  • Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Became interested in acting as a small child but did not begin performing until college.
  • Earned her MFA at University of Alabama through the school's master's program with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
  • Moved to New York City to pursue her acting career in 2008 following the completion of her master's degree.
  • Cast as the understudy for three female leads in Joe Turner's Come and Gone on Broadway in 2009.
  • In 2010, replaced Kerry Washington in the starring role of Susan in David Mamet's Race on Broadway after working as her understudy for 7 months.
  • Played the role of Jo in an off-Broadway production of The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in 2015.

Relationships

  • Christopher Williamson — Father
  • Brenda Williamson — Mother

College

  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States (BFA in Theater, 2006); University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States (MFA, 2008)

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