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Born: August 10, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor

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Alison Folland was a ninth grader at a private school near her family's home in Wellesley, MA, when her drama teacher suggested she audition for Gus Van Sant who was casting "To Die For" (1995). Impressing the director, the neophyte won the role of Lydia, the misfit youth who idolizes an ambitious wannabe TV personality (Nicole Kidman) to the point of aiding in the murder of the older woman's husband. The spell between the two women is broken only when Kidman's Suzanne Stone cruelly accuses the younger girl of exhibiting lesbian tendencies. Yet Lydia, however cynically, gains the media attention Suzanne so desperately craved. Folland received positive reviews and reaction to her delicate, nuanced performance. Barbet Schroeder was sufficiently impressed enough to cast her opposite Edward Furlong in a key role in "Before and After" (1996). The stocky actress had her best screen role to date, however, as a shy lesbian with a crush on her best friend in Alex Sichel's "All Over Me" (1997). Folland won critical kudos for her heartfelt depiction of an adolescent coping with conflicting emotions.

Alison Folland was a ninth grader at a private school near her family's home in Wellesley, MA, when her drama teacher suggested she audition for Gus Van Sant who was casting "To Die For" (1995). Impressing the director, the neophyte won the role of Lydia, the misfit youth who idolizes an ambitious wannabe TV personality (Nicole Kidman) to the point of aiding in the murder of the older woman's husband. The spell between the two women is broken only when Kidman's Suzanne Stone cruelly accuses the younger girl of exhibiting lesbian tendencies. Yet Lydia, however cynically, gains the media attention Suzanne so desperately craved. Folland received positive reviews and reaction to her delicate, nuanced performance. Barbet Schroeder was sufficiently impressed enough to cast her opposite Edward Furlong in a key role in "Before and After" (1996). The stocky actress had her best screen role to date, however, as a shy lesbian with a crush on her best friend in Alex Sichel's "All Over Me" (1997). Folland won critical kudos for her heartfelt depiction of an adolescent coping with conflicting emotions.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fighter, The (2010)
3.
 Happening, The (2008)
4.
 I'm Not There (2007)
5.
 Diggers (2006)
6.
 Zerophilia (2006)
7.
 She Hate Me (2004)
8.
 Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003) Cast
9.
 Things Behind The Sun (2001) Lulu
10.
 Finding Forrester (2000) Jeopardy Contestant
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1995:
Made feature film debut in "To Die For"
1996:
Continued acting career with "Before and After" for director Barbet Schroeder
1997:
Had leading role in "All Over Me"
1997:
Played small role in "Good Will Hunting"
1998:
Made guest appearance on NBC's "Law & Order"
1999:
Had supporting in "Boys Don't Cry"
2005:
Cast with Randy Quaid and Bruce Dern in "Milwaukee, Minnesota"
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Notes

"I wish I had the clarity of vision Claude [her character in 'All Over Me'] has. She has that rare ability to put her mind over her emotions. It's hard enough to experience the kind of pain she feels over and over again than to actually recognize what it is and make positive changes." --Alison Folland quoted in INTERVIEW, May 1997

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