This Chicago native has a fiery passion for acting.
Alison is a growing force in Los Angeles’ independent film scene. She’s equally at home in front of the camera as on stage and has been seen in several independent features, on television, in webisodes, in 5+ national commercials, and on regional stages across the country. Always hungry to work and travel, she’s a happy local hire anywhere in the continental U.S.
As the daughter of two clinical psychologists, Alison has always had a keen interest in the complexities of human behavior. This passion drives her to find the humanity in all manner of roles, from a sociopathic serial killer to an unsung geek-heroine.
Alison is a proud life-long learner who constantly strives to grow and explore. She earned her BFA in acting from Ithaca College (where she had the privilege of studying abroad in London), and hasn’t been out of class since. Her classical training paved the way for her love of improv. After graduating from the Second City Conservatory, she now studies at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
In her spare time, Alison has a love affair with language. An avid reader and crossword fanatic, she also studies Spanish, French, and Italian, and is a near-expert dialectician!
"The sparkling Alison Lani" -Hedy Weiss, The Chicago Tribune