Allison Tolman

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Actress

Birth Date: November 18, 1981

Age: 42 years old

Birth Place: Houston, Texas

Allison Tolman to prominence for her critically-acclaimed performance as Deputy Molly Solverson on "Fargo" (FX 2014-). She was born on November 18, 1981, the daughter of Davis and Valerie Tolman. Although she was born in Houston, Texas, she and her family moved to England just a few months after her birth and remained there until she was four years-old. Afterwards, the Tolmans moved back to Texas and settled down in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land. After graduating from Clements High School, she enrolled at Baylor University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatrical performance. After college, she became a darling of the Dallas theater scene as one of the founding members of Second Thought Theatre. In 2006, Tolman landed her first, albeit small, television role in a guest appearance on the serial drama "Prison Break" (Fox 2005-09). However, she relocated to Chicago in the first half of 2009 and was accepted into the famed improv theater Second City's conservatory program. Tolman struggled to find acting jobs, but her luck turned around when the folks from the cable network FX seriously considered an audition tape she submitted. It eventually led to her being cast in 2013 as Deputy Molly Solverson in the new series "Fargo," a television adaptation of the 1996 Coen Brothers film. The show was a critical success and Tolman's performance earned her a Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries at the 2014 Critics Choice Television Awards, as well as her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination. After co-starring in psychological thriller "The Gift" (2015) and horror comedy "Krampus" (2015), Tolman returned to TV as the star of melancholy sitcom "Downward Dog" (ABC 2017), which lasted only one season. Tolman next co-starred in the Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler comedy "The House" (2017).

Credits

St. Denis Medical

Actor
Alex
Series
2023

Live in Front of a Studio Audience

Actor
Natalie
Special
2021

The Last Shift

Actor
Mrs. Kelly
Movie
2020

EmergenceStream

Actor
Jo Evans
Series
2019
94%

Why Women KillStream

Actor
Alma
Series
2019
76%

Emergence: Extras

Actor
Show
2019

The Twilight ZoneStream

Guest Star
Series
2019
67%

Speed of Life

Actor
Young June
Movie
2019

Good GirlsStream

Guest Star
Mary Pat
Series
2018
86%

The Sisters BrothersStream

Actor
Girl in Mayfield Saloon
Movie
2018
87%

Me, Myself & I

Guest Star
Sarah
Series
2017
63%

I'm SorryStream

Guest Star
Series
2017
75%

Downward DogStream

Actor
Nan
Series
2017
85%

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

The House

Actor
Dawn
Movie
2017

Killing GuntherStream

Actor
Mia
Movie
2017
46%

La Barracuda

Actor
Merle
Movie
2017

Celebrity PageStream

Guest
News
2016

Mad DogsStream

Actor
Rochelle
Series
2015
67%

Mad DogsStream

Guest Star
Rochelle
Series
2015
67%

The GiftStream

Actor
Lucy
Movie
2015
91%

KrampusStream

Actor
Linda
Movie
2015
66%

FargoStream

Actor
Molly Solverson
Series
2014
93%

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

Brooklyn Nine-NineStream

Guest Star
Olivia Crawford
Series
2013
95%

Drunk HistoryStream

Guest Star
Series
2013

The Mindy ProjectStream

Guest Star
Series
2012
86%

Comedy Bang! Bang!Stream

Guest Star
Series
2012

The Marilyn Denis Show

Guest
Show
2011

ArcherStream

Guest Voice
Edie Poovey
Series
2010
91%

Rachael Ray ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2006

Prison BreakStream

Guest Star
Nurse
Series
2005
61%

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
Talk
2003

Last Call With Carson Daly

Guest
Talk
2002

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

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