Name: Allison Miller
Date of Birth: 2 September 1985
Place of Birth: Rome, Italy
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Skills: acting, voice/tap/jazz/modern dance, playing the guitar and piano, singing (mezzo-soprano)
A talented young actress, Allison Miller is relatively new to Hollywood, but has already achieved some degree of notice.
Born in Italy, she traveled about the US as a child as her family followed her father’s career in journalism. Her family eventually settled in Florida, where she studied dance, piano, acting and singing. Graduating from a Tallahassee high school she briefly attended the University of Florida at Gainesville, before leaving college and trying to start her acting career in L.A.
Her brief resume boasts some impressive credits, from soap acting on General Hospital to playing a “suicide girl” on C.S.I. New York. She also achieved notice playing a 1920’s flapper whose murder is solved by the Cold Case squad on the eponymous CBS show. During that episode she was allowed to display her singing chops by performing two blues songs. Her other televsion work includes Desperate Housewives and The Mind of Mencia. She recently has branched out into film work as well, appearing in 17 Again and in Blood: The Last Vampire.
• Was born in Rome, Italy but grew up in the United States.
• Grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, State College, Pennsylvania, and Tallahassee, Florida.
• Is a Vegan and owns her own vegan blog “Could It Be … SEITAN?“.
• Appeared in a University of Florida performance of The Vagina Monologues in February, 2005 to benefit charities and education programs to stop violence against women and girls.
• Was one of eight actresses chosen as finalists to play Laurie in the 2004 VH1 reality show “In Search of the Partridge Family” (2004).
• Used to refuse to reveal her age in interviews because she auditioned for both adult and teen roles.
• Studied piano, voice, dancing as well as acting while growing up.
• Graduated from The Macclay School, a prestigious private acadamy in Tallahasse, Florida after travelling around during her youth.
“It was really fun to do because you don’t have to really worry about what you look like at all. It’s about making your voice as a character.”
– On doing voice-over work for an interactive children’s book
“I’ve just learned that a lot of it is luck, as much as it is talent.”
– On show business success
“Oh my god, he’d have a heart attack. When it’s fake I think he’s okay with it.”
– On her father’s reaction to her fake body art as a Suicide Girl on CSI New York
“(Young Actors Theatre) taught me everything I know about acting, up until I got to college,” Miller said. “I think it gave me not only a great theater experience but a strong work ethic. Tina (Young Actor’s Theatre Director Tina Williams) was adamant that everyone be on time to work and that everyone gave their best efforts. A good performance left us all feeling accomplished.”
– On her experience with Young Actors Theatre