Alison Marion Lohman (born September 18, 1979) is an American actress. Perhaps her most notable role was as Astrid in White Oleander (2002). Other lead roles have been in the films Matchstick Men (2003), Where the Truth Lies (2005), The Big White (2005), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (2005), Flicka (2006), and Drag Me to Hell (2009); as well as smaller parts in Big Fish (2003), Beowulf (2007), and Gamer (2009). She has also been on television shows such as Tucker and Pasadena.
She went to the audition for Matchstick Men (2003) in 2002, dressed as and acting like a 14-year-old girl. Ridley Scott only realized her real age when she told him. She was 24 at the time.
One of Esquire Magazine's "Women We Love".
She has English, Scottish, German, and French-Canadian ancestry.
Her father Gary Lohman is an architect and her mother Diane Dunham owned a French bakery.
Is an environmentalist and supports many charities which improve and protect the environment.
She studied acting, ballet, and dance, and she eventually won awards and scholarships for her talent.
Had a small role in Kevin Costner's Dragonfly (2002) as a cancer patient, though her scenes were cut. Since she shaved her head for the role she had to wear wigs throughout her next movie White Oleander (2002).
She played an older teen pretending to be a 14-year-old girl in Matchstick Men (2003). In real life, she was 23 at the time and turned 24 when the film was released.
I've always wanted to be tall. In high school I'd wear longer pants and platform shoes. I have to wear heels so people don't see how short I am.
I love to travel. The last place I went was Amsterdam. I love Amsterdam. There is great art and cafes and the people are cool. They seem so free to enjoy themselves and live uninhibited.
I can cry on cue to get out of a traffic ticket. That's happened at least three times.