Alison Wright is a popular and highly admired English actress and producer, whose versatile performances in movies, theatres and television serials and series have left the audience in awe. Born in Sunderland in the United Kingdom, she was immensely appreciated for her role as Martha Hanson on the FX period spy drama series The Americans. Her prolific acting career has bagged her prestigious awards and nominations like Primetime Emmy Award Nomination in 2017.
Early Days of Alison Wright
Alison Wright was born on the 12th of July 1976 in Sunderland in the United Kingdom. Her father John Geoffrey Wright is a former International cricket player, who played for and captained New Zealand. Her mother Maureen Wright worked for both domestic and International recruitment consultancies. They are her adoptive parents. Alison is the only child of her parents. She started dancing and acting at a very young age.
Academic Details of Alison Wright
After completing her schooling at local schools, she studied musical theatre at Newcastle College, before moving to New York. She graduated in theatre and drama at The Barrow Group and Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. While auditioning for her debut, she worked as a waitress at various restaurants and food joints to earn a living.
Personal details of Alison Wright
Real Name: Alison Wright
Celebrity Name: Alison Wright
Nick Name: Alison
Place of Birth: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Current City: New York
Birthday: 12th July 1976
Profession: Actress and dancer
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Net Worth: $12 Million
Family details of Alison Wright
Mother’s Name: Maureen Wright
Father’s Name: John Geoffrey Wright
Number of Siblings: Only child
Spouse Name: Not married
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Body measurements of Alison Wright
Body Physique: Slim
Height in Feet: 5 feet 5 inches
Height in Meters: 1.65 m
Weight in Kg: 55 kg
Weight in Pound: 126 lbs
Body Measurements: 34-26-34
Bra Size: 32B
Bust Size: 34
Waist Size: 26 inches / 66 cm
Hip Size: 34 inches/86 cm
Shoe Size (US): 8
Dress Size (US): 4
Relationship Details of Alison Wright
Alison Wright is currently single. There are no past relationship records of this British actress.
Net Worth of Alison Wright
As per reliable internet sources like IMDb, Forbes and Wikipedia, the net worth of Alison Wright is $12 million. The primary sources of this income are her decade-long acting career, dance shows, and brand endorsements.
Early Career Days of Alison Wright
Alison Wright started her acting and dancing career at a very early age. She made her acting debut in a role called Bridget in 2007, in the comedy-drama film; The Nanny Diaries. This movie was an adaptation of the novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus and was immensely popular worldwide. Her iconic performance as a debutant did not go unnoticed.
Her debutant performance in a comedy play was in 2008 in a drama titled Rafta Rafta. Both performances were superb and par excellent and she became a popular face in no time. These two performances were followed by a series of offers in movies, and theatres. In 2011, she performed in the play, Mary and Bruce at Acorn Theatre, where her acting skill was immensely praised.
In 2009, she acted in a short film called the Nights, where she played the role of a bartender. This was closely followed by another short film called Braaains, where she acted as Monique Gold. In 2015 she acted as Mrs Reynolds in Good Ol’ Boy and 2016 as Justine in the movie The Accountant. How she played the role of a therapist in the movie Active Adults in 2017, is still talked about. Her role as Ada in Ask for Jane in 2018 and as Sophie in Georgica are also iconic and largely remembered. Alison acted in a short film in 2021, titled Biscuit.
Theatre and Television Performances by Alison Wright
Alison is a well-known theatre personality and television actress. She acted in Rafta Rafta in 2008 and in Mary and Bruce in 2011. Both the stage plays were held in Acorn Theatre. In 2017, her acting performance as Jessie in the play called Sweat was highly acclaimed and praised globally. The theatre was held in Studio 54. Alison also acted as Emilia in Othello in 2018 at the Delacorte Theatre and gained immense appreciation and fame.
Alison’s career-best television performance was in The Americans. She played the role of Martha Hanson and acted in 37 episodes. The series was aired from 2013 to 2017. In 2013, she was seen in Blue Bloods. Her role as Brijita Holden in the episode, Lost and Found were marvellous. The British actress was also seen in 14 episodes of Sneaky Pete as Marjorie. Alison acted as Virginia Thomas in the television film called Confirmation and her performance was immensely praiseworthy. She is seen in multiple episodes of television serials. Such as Pauline Jameson in 7 episodes of Feud: Bette and Joan, Valerie in 6 episodes of Castle Rock and Ruth Wardell in 30 episodes of Snowpiercer. In the episode of Hooray of Hollywood in 2021 in the serial Hollywood, her role as Ms Roswell is still considered to be iconic.
Awards and Nominations
Alison’s phenomenal performances have bestowed her with prestigious nominations and awards. Her acting in The Americans as Martha Hanson got quite a few nominations. In 2016, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Drama Series at the 20th OFTA Television Awards, and in 2017 as Outstanding Guest Actress in Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series and Television film. In 2019, her performance in Othello was nominated at the 64th Drama Desk Awards as Outstanding Feature Actress. Moreover, she got nominated in the Best Actress Action Series and Science and Fiction Series genre in the 1st and 2nd Critics Choice Super Awards.