More Alison Lohman Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Flicka)Alison Lohman first gained widespread attention for her acclaimed performance as Astrid, a teenager bounced around the foster care system in White Oleander, in which she starred opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger and Robin Wright-Penn.
Lohman started acting in professional theater when she was nine years old and, by the time she was a high school senior, was honored with a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts award. Lohman was later offered a scholarship to New York University for Theater, but decided to move to Los Angeles instead to pursue a film and television career.
The actress's early acting credits include such features as The Thirteenth Floor, The Auteur Theory, and The Million Dollar Kid, as well as the telefilm Sharing the Secret. She appeared on the television shows Pacific Blue, Seventh Heaven and Safe Harbor.
Lohman was seen in Ridley Scott's Matchstick Men, opposite Nicholas Cage; Tim Burton's Big Fish, with Ewan McGregor; and Atom Agoyan's Where the Truth Lies, in which she co-starred with Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth. She also starred in Fox TV's drama series Pasadena.
The actress will soon be seen with Robin Williams and Holly Hunter in the dark comedy The Big White, and will be heard in Robert Zemeckis's animated fantasy-adventure Beowulf.
Bio courtesy Fox for "Flicka" (01-Jan-2007)
Biography #3 (for Matchstick Men)Alison Lohman won accolades for her first motion picture starring role as the teenage daughter of a prison inmate who endures a series of harrowing foster home experiences in White Oleander, in which she shared the screen with Oscar nominees Michelle Pfeiffer and Renee Zellweger and acclaimed actress Robin Wright Penn. The film screened at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival.
A native of Palm Springs, California, Lohman has been singing, dancing and acting in theatre since she was nine, starting with the role of Gretyl Von Trapp in a local stage production of The Sound of Music. Appearing in almost two dozen local theatre presentations, she won the Desert League Theatre Award as Most Outstanding Musical Actress for her title role in Annie.
She was offered a scholarship to New York University's renowned Tisch School of the Arts by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, but opted to pursue her professional career in movies and television instead, relocating to Los Angeles following her high school graduation.
She earned rave reviews for her performance in the telefilm Sharing the Secret, and starred in Mike White's series for Fox, Pasadena.