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Alison Elliott

Highest Rated:   89% Lean on Pete (2017)
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Birthplace:   San Francisco, California, USA
Rising above the negative stereotypes attached to models-turned-actresses, Alison Elliott has proved her talent as the latter in an eclectic mix of leading roles. Raised in San Francisco, Elliott worked as a Ford model, but decided that acting was her calling and was soon cast on a short-lived TV series. Though she won a supporting role in Lawrence Kasdan and Kevin Costner's downbeat interpretation of Western legend Wyatt Earp (1994), Elliott began to forge a career in independent films when she was cast as the central femme in Steven Soderbergh's neo-noir The Underneath (1994). Elliott's star performance as the reformed ex-con in The Spitfire Grill (1996) earned rave reviews, but despite winning the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, the film was less than stellar at the box office. Elliott showed that she could also handle period roles in Iain Softley's adaptation of the Henry James novel The Wings of the Dove (1997). As ailing heiress Millie Theale, Elliott managed to be ethereal and ingenuous without being cloying, matching Softley's emphasis on the story's complex emotional ambiguities. Sticking to her non-Hollywood ways, Elliott next starred in The Eternal (1998), directed by resolute iconoclast Michael Almereyda.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
88% 20th Century Women
  • Julie's Mother
$5.7M 2017
89% Lean on Pete
  • Margy
2017
79% The Phenom
  • Susan Gibson
2016
No Score Yet Magic Valley
  • Martha Garabrant
2014
76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Martha Bolton
$4M 2007
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix
  • Terry
2006
38% Birth
  • Laura
$5.1M 2004
No Score Yet A Wrinkle in Time
  • Mrs. Who
2004
No Score Yet The Miracle Worker
  • Annie Sullivan
2000
No Score Yet The Song of the Lark
  • Thea Kronborg
2000
No Score Yet Passion and Romance: The Wings of the Dove
  • Actor
1999
33% Trance (The Eternal: Kiss of the Mummy)
  • Nora
1998
86% The Wings of the Dove
  • Millie Theale
1997
33% The Spitfire Grill
  • Percy Talbott
1996
No Score Yet Indictment: The McMartin Trial
  • Peggy Ann Buckey
1995
59% The Underneath
  • Rachel
1995
42% Wyatt Earp
  • Lou Earp
1994
50% Monkey Trouble
  • Tessa
1994
No Score Yet World is Full of Married Men
  • Sharon
1980
No Score Yet Home Before Midnight
  • Ginny
1979
No Score Yet Killer's Moon
  • Actor
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Terriers
2010
  • Laura Ross
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Rita Shalvoy
  • 2009
  • 2008

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