Alison Lohman

American actress

Alison Lohman (born 18 September 1979) is an American actress who was born in Palm Springs, California. Although her family has no show business connections, she has been acting since age 9.


I wore a blue spandex outfit and a gold belt. It was goofy and off-the-wall, but I love doing things like that.

Interview with Rebecca Murray [specific citation needed]

  • I wanted to look young in this role, it was a needed thing. She’s 14. This role I really needed to feel 14, I had to be 14 in every way possible, so I hung out with my 14 year-old cousin for a month. She had a retainer and pigtails and all that. There’s something in their eyes, between age 10 and 15 I think, it’s just that sort of ‘anything is possible’ look. For me, the most beautiful thing you could ever see is like a child’s eyes. I wanted to really make sure that I captured her spirit, that youthful spirit. For me it’s all about dreaming. What does she look like when she walks? What’s the look in her eye? It’s not about, ‘Oh, on this move, I’m going to put my arm like that.’ It’s just the whole spirit, so that any way that I would move would be right.
    • On her role in Matchstick Men.
  • Without even saying anything, just his eyes... It’s not like he forces you to do it, but the power that he has, it’s something in his spirit. It’s almost like intangible and kind of magical. He has an energy that kind of lifts you. Any doubt that you had is just gone. You just do it – it’s really simple. It was so easy to work with him."
    • Of Ridley Scott.
  • I figured he'd be like a genius, because he is. He’s very, very subtle and nuanced. It’s very much in the eyes. That’s how it is in real life. He’s such a great actor. I was just amazed that I got the chance to work with him.
    • Of Nicholas Cage.

Interview in USA Today, 7 Oct 2002


with Claudia Puig [1]

  • I wore a blue spandex outfit and a gold belt. It was goofy and off-the-wall, but I love doing things like that.
    • On her role in Kraa! the Sea Monster.
  • One of the reasons I've hesitated to be an actor is you have to do talk shows and interviews. I'm really a private person and not into telling everything about me. Michelle [Pfeiffer] told me to think of doing publicity as the work and acting as the fun part.
  • She's so young and so impressionable. There's an innocence and a vulnerability that you almost can't really manufacture. It's like a look in the eye that a young girl has that a 23-year-old doesn't.
    • On her role in White Oleander.
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