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Alison Lohman Biography

Birth Name:
Alison Marion Lohman
Birth Place:
Palm Springs, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • First professional role was in a local production of The Sound of Music, where she played Gretl, one of the von Trapp children
  • At 11 won a best actress award from the Desert Theater League for the title role in Annie
  • As a teen, sang with Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope
  • Was honored with a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts award
  • Offered a scholarship to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but decided to pursue acting in Los Angeles instead
  • Shaved her head to play a leukemia patient in 2002's Dragonfly only to have her scenes cut from the film
  • Wore wigs throughout White Oleander because her hair had not grown back from her Dragonfly role
  • Complete with pigtails, told director Ridley Scott she was 14 at her Matchstick Men audition; eventually confessed her true age of 23 but got the teen part anyway


  • Robert Lohman -- Brother
  • Gary Lohman -- Father
  • Mark Neveldine -- Fiancé
  • Diane Lohman -- Mother
  • Billy Neveldine -- Son