Alison Whitney is one tough, New York (actress), cookie!
She decided to take her show on the road to LA in 2014!
She was born and raised in Rockville Centre, New York, just 46 minutes outside of Manhattan (LA translation: 1 hour and 19 minutes in current traffic). Raised by two busy lawyers (read: 0% creative juice), Alison was always looking for outlets for her artistry. It was the kindergarten play, Get Hopping, where Alison landed the leading role as Bunny Sue and never looked back on her acting dreams. Alison continued to find her way to the stage in both middle and high school, playing roles such as Roz in Moon Over Buffalo, a courtesan twin in A Funny Thing…, and Desmond Tutu (Yup, you read that right. Talk about range!). She graduated high school with an International Baccalaureate degree in Theatre.
Come time to apply for college, Alison committed to this acting thing and was accepted to the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts acting program. She worked hard! Very hard! Hard enough to graduate early. Within weeks she booked a role in Happy Hour at the Michael Chekhov Theatre.
From then on, Alison was a working actress.
Since moving to LA, she has booked work on Black-ish, Jane the Virgin, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Tosh.O.
She recently wrapped production on the film, A Year and Change, in a hilarious supporting role opposite Bryan Greenberg, which is now available on Amazon, Netflix, iTunes, and Vimeo.
Other screen work includes a guest star (playing the “other girl,” LuLu) on Cinemax in the series, A Girl’s Guide to Depravity, and additionally, as the leading role on The Secret Lives of Stepford Wives pilot for Discovery ID. She starred in such films as Hooking Up (with Corey Feldman and Bronson Pinchot), Polycarp (with Charles Durning) and Bacterium. You may also have seen her on the Rachel Ray Show, and on VH1 in the I Love the New Millennium commercial, where she played Paris Hilton. Alison also was the host of Nintendo Week for two years, which had over 100 episodes on the Wii.
Stage wise, Alison is a member of the Old Vic New Voices Theatre Company headed by Kevin Spacey. She loves ALL things funny and has studied and performed improv at The Pit in New York City and The Groundlings in LA. Alison also has a lot of sketch comedy experience and did a ten month run in Fine Funny and Female at the Bleeker Street Theatre, as well as Recess(ion) at the Bridge Theatre. She had leading roles in Misconceptions (The Public Theatre), Kennedy’s Children (The SoHo Playhouse), and Bottom of the 9th (The Turtle Shell Theatre).
Alison produced and starred in the award winning, Common Charges: an improvised web series about BIG personalities living in small spaces, which is now available on Daily Motion.
To learn EVEN MORE, please visit: http://www.imdb.me/alisonwhitney/
Please don’t eat this actress cookie!