Down's star has been rising rapidly over the past four years. Born in a country suburb of Vancouver, BC, she grew up surrounded by animals that she used to entertain with skits and charades. As far back as she can remember, Down always wanted to be an actress and spent her youth writing and producing her own plays.
After graduating from high school, Down attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California and then moved to England to continue her studies at the British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford. She then returned to Vancouver and began pursuing her craft professionally.
Down exploded onto the scene with her special blend of dark humor and offbeat beauty. She made the leap from roles in various stage productions (Hurly Burly, Death and The Maiden) to guest-starring roles on television (DaVinci's Inquest, Cold Squad) with amazing ease. The year 2000 brought professional accolades for Down with her winning Best Actress awards at both the Leo Awards (B.C.) and the Gemini Awards (Canada) for her work in Cold Squad. She also had leading roles in the independent feature films The Good Burn, Bad Money, Late Night Sessions.
Down makes her home in Vancouver with one of her family's 13 cats, all of who were rescued. Down is a big animal lover and has also added two dogs into the mix—Akuna and Jake. In her spare time, she enjoys watching films, playing with her animals and learning how to play violin.
Alisen Down Facts
|Birthday||January 3, 1976 (42)|
|Birthplace||Langley, British Columbia, Canada|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Alisen Down compared to you?|
|Robson Arms (2004) as Sault St Marie|
|Smallville (2004) as Lillian Luthor|
|Stargate SG1 (2004) as Dr Brightman|
|Tripping the Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystry (2004) -movie as Laura Wing|
|Da Vinci's Inquest (2003) as Maria Donato|
|The Dead Zone (2002) as Rosie O'Halloran 1945|
|The Life (2002) -movie as Crystal|
|Late Night Sessions (2000) as Candy|
|Mysterious Ways (2000) as Miranda Fiegelsteen|
|Cold Squad (1999) as Anita Dunn|