Alison Folland

Alison Folland

Highest Rated: 100% Things Behind the Sun (2001)

Lowest Rated: 25% Zerophilia (2005)

Birthday: Aug 10, 1978

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Alison Folland was a ninth grader at a private school near her family's home in Wellesley, MA, when her drama teacher suggested she audition for Gus Van Sant who was casting "To Die For" (1995). Impressing the director, the neophyte won the role of Lydia, the misfit youth who idolizes an ambitious wannabe TV personality (Nicole Kidman) to the point of aiding in the murder of the older woman's husband. The spell between the two women is broken only when Kidman's Suzanne Stone cruelly accuses the younger girl of exhibiting lesbian tendencies. Yet Lydia, however cynically, gains the media attention Suzanne so desperately craved. Folland received positive reviews and reaction to her delicate, nuanced performance. Barbet Schroeder was sufficiently impressed enough to cast her opposite Edward Furlong in a key role in "Before and After" (1996). The stocky actress had her best screen role to date, however, as a shy lesbian with a crush on her best friend in Alex Sichel's "All Over Me" (1997). Folland won critical kudos for her heartfelt depiction of an adolescent coping with conflicting emotions.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mobile Homes Ali (Character) - 2013
25% 61% Zerophilia Janine (Character) $7K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stay Until Tomorrow Carla (Character) - 2004
38% 50% Milwaukee, Minnesota Tuey Stites (Character) $17.4K 2003
100% 79% Things Behind the Sun Lulu (Character) - 2001
88% 87% Boys Don't Cry Kate (Character) $11.5M 1999
86% 71% All Over Me Claude (Character) $286K 1996
32% 35% Before and After Martha Taverner (Character) $8.8M 1996
88% 65% To Die For Lydia Mertz (Character) $20.5M 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Stacey Gale (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1998

QUOTES FROM Alison Folland CHARACTERS

Lydia Mertz says: [about Jimmy] He says that he needs to see you and that he's dying of love.