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Kimberly Allison

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Based in LA but originally from Kansas City, MO, guitarist Kimberly “KC” Allison is really a blues-oriented instrumentalist with a multitude of influences–many in the blues, however, many from the areas of music. Even though versatile, broad-minded Allison includes a blues orientation, she actually is in no way a blues purist; not really everything she performs adheres to a normal 12-club blues framework, and her function owes too much to rock and roll, spirit, funk and jazz in addition to different varieties of blues. Allison’s electric guitar playing continues to be greatly inspired by BB Ruler, Albert Collins, T-Bone Walker as well as other blues symbols, and she displays a knowledge of both Tx and Chicago blues customs. But there’s also components of Jimi Hendrix (probably the first accurate heavy steel/hard rock and roll musician), Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan in her playing, and she obviously has a solid understanding of jazz–not just jazz-rock fusion improvisers like John Scofield, Larry Coryell and Mahavishnu Orchestra founder John McLaughlin, but additionally, straightahead bop favorites such as for example Kenny Burrell, Offer Green, Wes Montgomery and Joe Move. Allison, actually, has a level in jazz electric guitar from the School of Southern California (USC) and could have no problem being truly a full-time jazz instrumentalist if she made a decision to move around in that direction–she certainly gets the chops as well as the way of it. But rather, the Southern California resident offers opted to include jazz instead of concentrating on it specifically. Allison’s eclectic perspective is among her solid points; her capability to move from a hardcore, intense blues-rock groove to a far more cerebral, fusion-minded method of the casual soul-jazz/hard bop quantity has designed for some extremely unstable albums. Allison, would you significant amounts of music teaching in Southern California, released her 1st album, Aged, New, Lent and Blues (which presented a Tx vocalist referred to as Mister Blues) on her behalf personal label, Starliner Music, in 2001. Allison’s totally instrumental sophomore recording, Beyond Blue, arrived on Starliner in 2004.

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Albums Beyond Blue


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1 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter named Wilder Grace Leonard on November 19, 2016. Child's father is her husband, Joshua Leonard.
2 (May 24, 2015) Married her longtime boyfriend Joshua Leonard following a 4-month-long engagement.
3 Her paternal grandparents were Estonian.
4 Currently appearing off-Broadway in Neil LaBute's "Reasons to be Pretty . . ." which will transfer to Broadway in the fall of 2008. [June 2008]
5 Appearing in the Broadway play "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" at the Lyceum Theater, New York City [April 2006]
6 Currently portraying Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker on Broadway. [March 2010]
7 Appearing in an off-Broadway play "The Distance from Here" with Melissa Leo, Mark Webber and Anna Paquin. [June 2004]
8 Appearing on Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's "Mauritius". [September 2007]
9 Off-Broadway show "Blackbird" opposite Jeff Daniels at Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II. [March 2007]
10 Was engaged to actor Jay Baruchel from December 2010 until March 2013.
11 Learned to play drums for her role in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010).
12 Nominated for the 2006 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for "The Lieutenant of Inishmore".
13 Is a fan of the band Coldplay, and often camps out to buy tickets for their concerts.
14 When she first auditioned for Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), the director, Sara Sugarman turned her down, as she had a more androgynous appearance in mind for the character of Ella. Pill took pictures of herself as a boy and auditioned a second time, and finally got the part.
15 Her favourite actress is Patricia Clarkson, whom she worked with on Pieces of April (2003).
16 Is friends with Lorna Luft, whom she played in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Goon: Last of the Enforcers 2017 post-production Eva
Miss Sloane 2016 Jane Molloy
The Family 2016 TV Series Willa Warren
Woman in Deep 2016 Short Birdie
Hail, Caesar! 2016 Mrs. Mannix
Zoom 2015 Emma
The Newsroom 2012-2014 TV Series Maggie Jordan
Cooties 2014 Lucy
7p/10e 2014 TV Mini-Series Alison
Therapy 2014 TV Series Lucy
Snowpiercer 2013 Teacher
Santa Baby 2012 Short Alice
Denise 2012 Short Denise
To Rome with Love 2012 Hayley
Goon 2011 Eva
Portraits in Dramatic Time 2011 Alison Pill
Midnight in Paris 2011 Zelda Fitzgerald
The Pillars of the Earth 2010 TV Mini-Series Maud
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation 2010 TV Short Kim Pine (voice, uncredited)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 Kim Pine
Goldstar, Ohio 2010 Short Kendra Harper
One Way to Valhalla 2009 Dale
In Treatment 2009 TV Series April
The Awakening of Abigail Harris 2009 Short Abigail Harris
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 TV Series Kelsey Murphy
Milk 2008/I Anne Kronenberg
Dan in Real Life 2007 Jane
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2006 TV Series Lisa Ramsey
The Book of Daniel 2006 TV Series Grace Webster
Dear Wendy 2004 Susan
Plain Truth 2004 TV Movie Katie Fitch
A Separate Peace 2004 TV Movie Beth
The Crypt Club 2004 Short Liesl
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2004 Ella
An Unexpected Love 2003 TV Movie Samantha Mayer
Fast Food High 2003 Emma Redding
Pieces of April 2003 Beth Burns
Perfect Pie 2002 Marie (age 15)
The Pilot's Wife 2002 TV Movie Mattie Lyons
A.W.O.L. 2002 Short Patient (unconfirmed)
What Girls Learn 2001 TV Movie Tilden
Midwives 2001 TV Movie Constance 'Connie' Danforth
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows 2001 TV Mini-Series Young Lorna Luft
Redwall: The Movie 2000 TV Movie Cornflower (voice)
Baby 2000 TV Movie Larkin Malone
The Other Me 2000 TV Movie Allana Browning
The Dinosaur Hunter 2000 TV Movie Julia Creath
Skipped Parts 2000 Chuckette Morris
Traders 2000 TV Series Andrea Exeter
Dear America: A Journey to the New World 1999 TV Short Remember Patience Whipple / Mem
A Holiday Romance 1999 TV Movie Fern
Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang 1999 Shapiro Marfa
The Life Before This 1999 Jessica
Poltergeist: The Legacy 1999 TV Series Paige
Different 1999 TV Movie Sally
Locked in Silence 1999 TV Movie Lacey
God's New Plan 1999 TV Movie Samantha Hutton
Redwall 1999 TV Mini-Series Cornflower
What Katy Did 1999 TV Movie Katy Carr
Stranger in Town 1998 TV Movie Hetty
Degas and the Dancer 1998 TV Movie Marie von Goetham
The Last Don II 1998 TV Mini-Series Bethany
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal 1998 TV Series Sophie Schulman
Fast Track 1998 TV Series Alexa Stokes
Anatole 1998 TV Series Paulette
The New Ghostwriter Mysteries 1997 TV Series Lucy

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation 2010 TV Short performer: "We Are Sex Bob-Omb", "Threshold"
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 performer: "We Are Sex Bob-Omb", "Garbage Truck", "Summertime", "Indefatigable", "Threshold", "No Fun"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm Still Here 2010/I special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood 2010-2016 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
5th Annual Beagle Ball Live 2016 TV Movie Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda 2014 TV Movie Herself
Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends 2014 TV Short Herself
Conan 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Newsroom: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Con Amore: A Passion for Rome (The Making of To Rome with Love) 2013 Documentary short Hayley
The Newsroom: Season 1 - Invitation to the Set 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Hour 2012 TV Series Herself
The Making of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' 2010 Video documentary Herself
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World vs. Funny or Die 2010 Video short Herself
Milk: Hollywood Comes to San Francisco 2009 Documentary short Herself
Just Like Family: The Making of 'Dan in Real Life' 2008 Video short Herself
Working in the Theatre 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
Letters to Dear Wendy 2005 TV Special documentary Herself / Susan

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2010 TV Special Annie Sullivan

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Film Award Burbank International Children's Film Festival Best Child Actress Performance The Dinosaur Hunter (2000)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film Goon (2011)
2012 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Midnight in Paris (2011) · Nina Arianda
· Kathy Bates
· Adrien Brody
· Marion Cotillard
· Kurt Fuller
· Tom Hiddleston
· Mimi Kennedy
· Rachel McAdams
· Michael Sheen
· Corey Stoll
· Owen Wilson
2011 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) · Beck (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Michael Cera (performed by)
· Mark Webber (performed by)
· Brian LeBarton (performed by)
2011 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Midnight in Paris (2011) · Owen Wilson
· Rachel McAdams
· Kurt Fuller
· Mimi Kennedy
· Michael Sheen
· Nina Arianda
· Carla Bruni
· Yves Heck
· Corey Stoll
· Tom Hiddleston
· Sonia Rolland
· Kathy Bates
· Marion Cotillard
· Léa Seydoux
· Adrien Brody
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Milk (2008) · Josh Brolin
· Joseph Cross
· James Franco
· Victor Garber
· Emile Hirsch
· Diego Luna
· Denis O'Hare
· Sean Penn
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series In Treatment (2008)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Milk (2008) · Josh Brolin
· Joseph Cross
· James Franco
· Victor Garber
· Emile Hirsch
· Diego Luna
· Denis O'Hare
· Sean Penn
2002 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie or Special - Leading Young Actress What Girls Learn (2001)
2001 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Movie The Other Me (2000) · Andrew Lawrence
· Brenden Jefferson
· Tyler Hynes
· Sarah Gadon
2000 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot - Supporting Young Actress Degas and the Dancer (1998)


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1 When I meet people I'm not usually freaked out. I guess the first big name I worked with was Sissy Spacek and that was really interesting just because she's so incredible and I learned so much from just watching her. But she's also so unassuming that I loved working with her. It wasn't like working with a star, it was Sissy. Not a big deal.


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