Alison Marion Lohman
Is an American actress. She made her mark on Hollywood in 2002 with a leading role in the drama White Oleander. She has since starred in several Hollywood films, including Matchstick Men, Big Fish and Flicka. She also had roles on several television shows, like 7th Heaven, Crusade, Tucker and Pasadena.
Lohman also voiced the title character in the 2005 English language re-dubbing of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
Lohman was born and raised in Palm Springs, California, the daughter of Diane (née Dunham), a patisserie owner, and Gary Lohman, an architect. She has one younger brother, Robert (born 1982). She has two cats, Monk and Clint. Her family had no industry connections, but at age nine, she played Gretyl in The Sound of Music at the Palm Desert's McCallum Theater. Two years later, she won the Desert Theater League's award for "Most Outstanding Actress in a Musical" for the title role in Annie. By the age of 17, Lohman had appeared in 12 different major productions and had been a backing singer for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and the Desert Symphony.
As a senior, she was an awardee of National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and was offered the chance to attend the Tisch School of the Arts, but declined.
Born September 18, 1979, Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Years active 1998–present