Allison Graham is now accepting students for actor coaching, whether it be single sessions on ongoing development.

Allison Graham is a respected member of ACTRA and the WGC. After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, in Los Angeles, California, she returned to Canada and now works primarily in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. In addition to an extensive list of Feature Film credits, she has appeared in more than 30 production titles, some of which expanded into major Recurring Roles. Credits include 'Da Vinci's Inquest', 'The Line', 'Being Erica', 'The Ron James Show', 'Stargate: Atlantis', 'Rumours', 'The Best Laid Plans', 'Doc', 'Trailer Park Boys', 'Deadfall', among many others.

"I absolutely love breaking down a script, an audition; figuring out the beats, discovering what is going on beneath the words and raising the stakes to impossibly high levels.

Contact Allison for coaching here



January-February 2020

Allison worked on an independant feature film, directed by Nate Estabrooks. Additional information, including the title, will be available soon. The film will be released in theaters later this year.


July 2019

Allison worked on the TV show, THE DETECTIVES. The episode is entitled, Belliveau, and will air on CBC later this year.



February 2019

Allison worked on a film entitled, GONE, directed by Max McGuire and produced by Mob Entertainment. This film will premiere later in the year.



November 2018

Allison worked on a film entitled, THE FRIEND SHE MET ONLINE, directed by Curtis Crawford. The film will premiere in 2019.



September 2018

An Actor Prepares: Port Elmsley actor brings real world acting lessons to Perth’s Full Circle Theatre



February 2018

Allison worked on a film entitled, ICICLE ROMANCE, directed by Marita Grabiak and produced by Mob Entertainment. The film will premiere later this year.



September 2017

Allison worked on a movie entitled, MURDERED AT 17, directed by Curtis Crawford and shot in Ottawa. This film will premiere on the Lifetime Network later in the year.



Spring 2017

Creative Pictures is filming the pilot episode of "Gentle Bend", a quirky dramatic comedy about relationships and redemption. Written by Norm Berketa and Allison Graham, this story follows 30-something Ben Dalton as he tries to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life, back where he once belonged.

Shooting begins May 2017.



September 2016

Allison worked on a Heritage Canada commercial. Directed by Alexandre Carriere and shot in Ottawa, the commercial will air later this year. (pictured with Jodi Wood Larratt and Pete Dillon)



August 2016

Allison Graham and long-time writing partner, Norm Berketa have just completed shooting three more episodes of "Totally Off Script", in which they interview local writers in a fun and informative way. The series airs on Bell's Fibe TV1 channel. Viewers will be able to watch the series on demand. Visit the Totally Off Script Facebook Page!


July 2016

Allison worked on a movie entitled, MOMMY'S LITTLE BOY, directed by Curtis Crawford and shot in Ottawa. This film will premiere on the Lifetime Network later in the year.



Summer 2016

Allison has joined the staff at The Academy For Musical Theatre and The Acting Company. For more information on the variety of programs that are offered, please visit their websites.



April 2016

Allison and writing partner, Norm Berketa have a new TV show on Bell's Fibe TV1 Channel in Ottawa. They are the producers and hosts of "Totally Off Script", an interview-style talk show that profiles Ottawa writers of all kinds in a fun and informative way.

"Let’s be honest – writers are the real stars behind most good projects. Totally Off Script finally puts those alphabet organizers in the spotlight. From screenwriters to speechwriters, authors to astrologers, Norm Berketa and Allison Graham talk fast and loose with some of the best in the business."

Visit the Fibe TV1 Page for more information on episodes.



February 24, 2016

Allison and writing partner, Norm Berketa co-hosted the first three episodes of "TOTALLY OFF SCRIPT", an interview-style show that profiles Ottawa based writers. In association with Bell Media, and produced by Christopher Redmond, this show will be available on Fibe TV1, a community on-demand channel. Pictured below, Norm & Allison flanking guest interviewee, Chris Stevenson (sportswriter for


November 2015

THE PREACHER'S SIN, a film that Allison worked on earlier this year, will begin airing on November 14th. For additional dates and times, please refer to the Lifetime Network.



September 2015

Allison worked with director, Max McGuire, on the feature film, FREEDOM 65. The movie was shot in Ottawa and will be released next year.



May 2015

Allison worked on a project entitled, THE PREACHER'S CONFESSION. Directed by Michelle Mower and produced by NB Thrilling Films, the movie will air later this year.



April 2015

Allison worked with director, Alex Carriere and his team, on a commercial for Sports Heritage.



April 2015

Allison was a participant in the Human Library Project at the Smiths Falls location. "Great day, talking about the arts." Special thanks to Rebecca Cawley for organizing the afternoon.




April 2015

Allison is working as a columnist for Home Town News. The focus of her articles will be on local artistic events coupled with a human interest angle.



March 2015

Author and illustrator team, Allison Graham and Cathy Rivoire, will publish their second children's book in the fall of 2015. Here is a sneak peak of an illustration of Princess Emerson and her best friend Brio; two of the main characters in the story.




February 2015

Allison Graham and writing partner Norm Berketa have completed shooting Season Two of The Writer's Block. Visit the official website for more information, and watch the episodes on YouTube.



February 2015

Allison and cast member, Kelly Gaston, in August: Osage County.


Read more about this Pulitzer prize winning play:
Upcoming play gives women insight into their darker selves.
Highly anticipated August:Osage County lives up to expectations at Full Circle Theatre.



January 2015

Allison and illustrator, Cathy Riviore, visited daytime Ottawa to promote their children's books, Caterpillar Soup and Finding Magic. Special thanks to Derick Fage and Rogers TV for a lovely interview. Watch the full interview here.

Read more about Finding Magic.



January 2015

Allison began rehearsals for August: Osage County. This is the first play that she will perform in over 15 years. "I'm excited and a little nervous, but absolutely looking forward to this wonderful challenge."


For performance dates and times please visit

Read a bit more about this play: "BarnDoor Productions presents dysfunctional family comedy at Pulitzer Prize level."



September 2014

A great night at Saw Video Club for the premiere of A CLEAN SLATE, the pilot for a web series entitled, MULLIGANS HOUSE BAND. This project was written by Paola Della Malva and directed by Jith Paul.

Pictured, are cast members Allison Graham and Julian Doucet.



April 2014

Allison worked on A CLEAN SLATE, an indie short film, shot in Ottawa. The film is directed by Jith Paul and written by Paola Della Malva. This is a comedy centering around a has-been pop singer, Gianna, who turns her back on her career after developing a debilitating case of stage fright. A CLEAN SLATE will screen this summer.



November 2013

Allison worked on the feature film, GUTSHOT. Directed by Adrian Langley, and shot in Ottawa, this film will be released in 2014.



Fall 2013

Author and illustrator team, Allison Graham and Cathy Rivoire, published their first children's book, Caterpillar Soup. After an initial launch to family and friends, both are excited to offer the book to a wider audience.

For additional information, please visit



September 2013

Allison worked on a movie entitled, BREAKDOWN AT 17. Directed by Tony Lefresne, and shot in Ottawa, this film will air in early 2014.



August 2013

After focusing on other projects for the last 4 years, Allison and writing partner, Norm Berketa have returned to start pre-production on GENTLE BEND; a TV series they co-created in 2009. Allison says of GENTLE BEND, "One of my favorite scripts ever. I love these characters. It's a story that we want to tell."



Summer 2013

Allison worked on a CBC mini-series entitled, THE BEST LAID PLANS. Directed by Peter Moss, and shooting in Ottawa, this new show is political satire and humour at it's finest. Scheduled air date is early 2014.



April 2013
Allison worked on the latest TRAILER PARK BOYS film, which was shot in Halifax and Ottawa. The film was directed by Mike Clattenburg, and is scheduled to be released in early 2014.



November 2012
An article in The Mirror about Allison Graham. Read it now.



Summer 2012
Allison started work on EXPLODING SUN, a Muse Entertainment Mini-Series, directed by Michael Robison. This is a story about the launching of the very first commercial spacecraft. Things go terribly wrong, putting the planet earth in danger of imminent extinction. Allison plays Command Pilot Fiona Henslaw. Shooting wraps up at the end of August in Montreal. EXPLODING SUN will be released in 2013.
See Pics and Trailer.



May 2012
Allison is working as a columnist for the online publication, The focus of her articles will be on artistic events and performers in Canada, as well as an occasional commentary.


©2013 Allison Graham