Allison is an AEA and SAG/AFTRA actor, based in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. She lives in Saranac Lake with her husband Aaron Dewey. She is the president of "The Floor Show", a high end wood floor refinishing business which she began in 1978 in Berkeley, Ca. She is also a co-founder of TheatreFirst, a professional theater company in Berkeley, now in its 24th year. Allison has performed at various theaters around the Bay Area, including the Magic, Eureka, Marin, Theatre Rhinoceros, as well as the Intiman in Seattle and the Matrix in Los Angeles. Some of her favorite roles include playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet for TheatreWorks, Paulina in Death and the Maiden for TheatreFirst and Alexa Vere de Vere in As Bees in Honey Drown. She held a supporting role in the TV movie Eye on the Sparrow with Keith Carridine and Mare Winningham, co-hosted the PBS series "Make Yourself at Home" and made numerous national commercials [Chevy, Century 21, Wesson Oil]. She graduated from the Drama Studio London at Berkeley [along with classmate, Forest Whittaker], where she won the award for Best Actor. Her first show for Pendragon was Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, and she loved playing Sonia. She grew up in the north country, moving between Tug Hill, the Adirondacks and the eastern shores of Lake Ontario. Her parents met at Paul Smiths and she is very happy to be back.