Who is Allison Tolman?
When the second season of the comedy crime drama “Why Women Kill” was released in the USA in 2020, one of the main characters caught the eye of the audience, and soon became one of the most favorite. It was Alma Fillcot, an awkward and timid housewife, but who remains optimistic no matter what happens, however, when she finds out about her husband’s secret hobby, her ‘perfect’ life is disrupted.
If you ever wanted to know more about the actress who portrays this character, let us tell you some interesting facts about Allison Cara Tolman. Allison is an actress with over 40 credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role, she’s perhaps known best for her role as Molly Solverson in the series “Fargo”, which brought her numerous nominations, including for a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movi.
Early life and education
Allison was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, on 18 November 1981, in Harris County, Texas USA; she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is of mixed English, Irish, Scottish and German descent.
She was raised in England until she was four, when her family returned to the US, and settled in Sugar Land, Texas; her parents are Valerie and Davis Nichols Tolman, about whom little is known, however, it is known that Allison has two brothers and a sister, whose names she hasn’t revealed, so it’s assumed that her family prefers to keep their lives away from the media’s attention
Allison attended Clements High School, and upon matriculating in 1999, she enrolled at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in theatrical performance, in 2003.
Allison began taking acting classes at an early age, and after graduating from college, she moved to Dallas, Texas, where she founded an ensemble Second Thought Theatre, concurrently doing some commercials, and working as a voice actor to provide for herself.
In 2009, she moved to Chicago, Illinois, and enrolled at The Second City Training Center to study performance, and later went on write and perform sketches and satire with various theatre groups throughout Chicago.
Roles in series
As mentioned, Allison worked as a voice actor, and from 2005 until 2009, she was heard in series such as “Peach Girl”, “Witchblade”, and “Darker Than Black”, among others, while she made her first television appearance portraying Abby Berman in “The Mindy Project”, and was next seen as Kate in “Hello Ladies” before she was cast to play her most notable television role date in 2014, as Molly Solverson in “Fargo”, a crime thriller drama, also starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, which had 247 award nominations and won 60, including six Primetime Emmys.
The series was broadcast until 2015, and Allison has later seen guest-starring in numerous series, such as “Archer”, “Review”, and “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, followed by her roles in “Mad Dogs” (2016), “Downward Dog” (2017), concurrently with her appearances in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “Drunk History”, “Me, Myself, and I”, and “Castle Rock”, among others.
In 2018, Allison was cast to play Mary Pat in 11 episodes of “Good Girls”, followed by her role as Jo Evans in 13 episodes of “Emergence” (2019-2020) before her portrayal of Alma Fillcot in “Why Women Kill”, also starring Jack Davenport and Lucy Liu in 2021.
Roles in movies
Allison made her first big-screen appearance portraying Ruby in the 2015 movie “Addicted to Fresno”, followed by her roles as Lucy in “The Gift” and as Linda in “Krampus”, both in the same year, while in 2017, she was cast to play Merle Klein in “Barracuda”, followed by her role as Dawn in “The House”, a comedy drama, also starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, and Ryan Simpkins.
The same year, Allison portrayed Mia in Taran Killam’s movie “Killing Gunther”, and next, she was seen starring as Cheryl Stone in “Family” in 2018, followed by her role in “The Sisters Brothers”, a western crime drama, also starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, and John C. Reily.
In 2019, Allison was cast to play Young June in “Speed of Life”, and then, in the following year, she was seen as Evelyn in “The Last Shift”. In her most recent movie role, Allison was seen starring as Winnie McLendon in the 2022 biographic drama “Gaslit”, alongside Julia Roberts, Sean Penn and Dan Stevens,.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors both concerning Allison’s love life and her sexual orientation, however, she prefers to keep her personal matters a secret, and thus she hasn’t spoken about her previous relationships.
It‘s known that she’s in a long-term relationship with a man named Tim McClean, but that’s the only thing known about him; he has no social media accounts, and there are only a few photos of him and Allison, however, she confirmed that this man is her boyfriend.
As of May 2022, Allison is in a relationship, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Age, height, and net worth
Allison is 40 years old, and has brown hair and blue eyes; she weighs around 170lbs (77kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall. Although she tried to lose some weight a couple of times, she couldn’t manage to stay fit, and would soon regain the weight – some people commented about her saying that she’s fat, and she tweeted about this saying: ‘You’re reacting like being thought of as fat is the same as being thought of as a pedophile. I’m fat. It’s not a big deal.’
In January 2022, Allison wrote on her Twitter account that the TV industry should take the jokes about weight out of their scripts, saying that they aren’t funny, ‘and even if they were, they won’t hold up well. And even if they did, they’re unkind, either to your characters and actors or someone in your audience or crew. It’s not worth it.’-Allison added.
According to sources, Allison is one of the highest-paid television actresses, and starring in a successful series such as “Fargo” and “Why Women Kill”, and also appearing in several high-budget movies has brought her a decent wealth, so estimated as of May 2022, her net worth is over $3 million.