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Alison Elliott

  • American actress
  • Born May 19, 1970

Alison A. Elliott (born May 19, 1970) is an American actress. She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for the 1997 film The Wings of the Dove. Her other film appearances include The Spitfire Grill (1996), Birth (2004), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) and 20th Century Women (2016).


I like playing dress-up, and I love pretty jewels, but for me, being a 'movie star' would be a very dangerous place.




That's one of my problems is that there are so many songs to sing that I sort of get indecisive about what I want to do in a show - because there are so many possibilities! There are so many great songs out there.




I would love to do an all Laura Nyro show.




I love originating shows and originating songs - there is nothing better than being the first one to get to do a song.




A lot of my albums that I've done, a lot of the songs have been the first take. It's before you mess with it too much - you can take away all the spontaneity and the emotion of something by trying to make it sound perfect.




I always wanted to be a character actor. I love watching movies where you don't recognize someone because they're so lost in the part.




I wasn't a great student. Just give me a school with no grades, and I'll be happy.




It's hard to act in a corset. Your breath gets cut off. You're squashed.




Drawing attention to myself has never been a goal.




I realized that acting was something I wasn't going to be lazy about. You feel good when you do it well. It is something that can grow in you.



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