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Allison Tolman Biography

Birth Place:
Sugar Land, Texas, United States

Fast Facts

  • Began taking acting lessons at Fort Bend Theatre in Sugar Land, Texas when she was 8 years old
  • Had her first stage performance in 2004 in Jane Martin's Anton in Show Business
  • Was a founding member of Second Thought Theatre in Dallas
  • Attended Second City conservatory in Chicago
  • Made her television debut on Prison Break


  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated


  • Davis Tolman -- Father
  • Valerie Tolman -- Mother