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Alison Folland

Highest Rated:   100% Things Behind the Sun (2001)
Lowest Rated:   18% The Happening (2008)
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Bearing remarkable talent and the looks of a dyed-in-the-wool riot grrl, Alison Folland has made a distinct impression on audiences and critics with performances in only a handful of films. A native of Boston, where she was born August 10, 1978, Folland acted throughout her childhood and got her first big break in 1995, when she auditioned for Gus Van Sant's To Die For. She auditioned as part of a joke with some friends, and was thus more than a little surprised when she found out she had been cast as one of the three social outcasts (the other two being Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix) whom a murderous weathergirl (Nicole Kidman) attempts to fashion into her protégés. Although the role was a supporting one, Folland managed to stand out, and after appearing in Barbet Schroeder's Before and After in 1996, she landed her first lead in All Over Me in 1997. The film was a hit on the independent circuit, and Folland, playing a teenager coming out and coming of age in Hell's Kitchen, won praise for her subtle, poignant performance. That same year, she gained further--if limited--exposure with a bit part in Van Sant's Good Will Hunting (which also featured fellow To Die For alum Casey Affleck). In 1999, Folland again got a chance to demonstrate her talent with a role in Kimberley Peirce's Boys Don't Cry, which had its premiere at the New York Film Festival.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
90% The Fighter
  • Laurie Carroll
$93.6M 2010
66% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
  • Margaret
$44.1M 2008
18% The Happening
  • Woman Reading on Bench with Hair Pin
$64.5M 2008
25% Zerophilia
  • Janine
2005
19% She Hate Me
  • Doris
$81.9k 2004
No Score Yet Stay Until Tomorrow
  • Actor
2004
39% Milwaukee, Minnesota
  • Tuey
2003
100% Things Behind the Sun
  • Lulu
2001
88% Boys Don't Cry
  • Kate
1999
97% Good Will Hunting
  • MIT Student
1997
85% All Over Me
  • Claude
1997
32% Before and After
  • Martha Taverner
1996
87% To Die For
  • Lydia Mertz
1995
No Score Yet Keys To Our Heart
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Stacey Gale
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Gina Bowman
  • 1998

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