Allison Tolman - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Allison Tolman
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Fargo (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 18, 1981 (age 41)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Allison Cara Tolman
Birth Place: Harris County, Texas, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Davis Nichols Tolman
Mother's Name: Valerie Tolman
Siblings: 3

two older brothers
one younger sister

High School: Clements High School
University: Baylor University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Irish, Scottish, German)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 63 kg (138.89 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 12 US
Breast Size: 38 inch
Waist Size: 30 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 38
Cup Size: C

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Who is Allison Tolman?

Allison Tolman is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for playing Molly Solverson in season one of the TV series Fargo, which earned her Emmy and Golden Golden Award nominations.

Allison Tolman – Age, Parents, Siblings

Allison Tolman was born on November 18, 1981, in Harris County, Texas, USA. Born as Allison Cara Tolman, her mother is Valerie Tolman and her father is Davis Nichols Tolman. She is not the only child of her parents and has three siblings- two older brothers and a younger sister.

When she was just a few months old, her family moved to England where she lived until the age of four. The Tolman family then moved back to the United States, initially residing in Oklahoma, then West Texas. They eventually settled in Sugar Land, Texas.

Allison Tolman aged 15/16 (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Allison Tolman attended Clements High School for her primary education, graduating from the same in 2000. She went on to study at Baylor University and graduated from the same with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatrical performance.

Her ethnicity includes English, Irish, Scottish, and German.

Allison Tolman – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Tolman is currently believed to be single. Also, there are no details of her past relationship(s) or boyfriend. She has never married and is sans husband or children.

Allison Tolman – Career

Early Days

Tolman was 8 years old when she began taking acting classes at Fort Bend Community Theatre. Following her college education, she moved to Dallas where she co-founded the Second Thought Theatre. 

Allison Tolman began her career in the year 2004. Her debut role was in the TV series Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2005) where she lent her voice. She has also dubbed the episodes of the series Pîchi gâru (2005), and Witchblade (2006).

Her debut screen appearance came when she was cast in a 2006 episode of the TV series Prison Break- followed by an appearance in the TV series Prison Break (2008). Her breakthrough was as the main character Deputy Molly Solverson in the black comedy crime drama series Fargo (2014-2015).

Allison Tolman in Fargo (Image: The Daily Beast)

Films, Series

Over the years Allison Tolman has starred in the films Addicted to Fresno (2015), Barracuda (2017), Killing Gunther (2017), Family (2018), The Sisters Brothers (2018), and The Last Shift (2020). Some of the TV series in which she has appeared include Mad Dogs (2016), I'm Sorry (2017-2019), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2018), Good Girls (2018-present), Emergence (2019-2020), and Why Women Kill (2021).


On the set of Why Women Kill, Allison Tolman has worked on Sadie Calvano, Sam Jaeger, Lana Parrilla, Alicia Coppola, and Matthew Daddario.

Allison Tolman – Awards, Nominations

Allison Tolman has won the 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series. Also, she has earned nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television and 2014 Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Allison Tolman in Why Women Kill (Image: New York Post)

Allison Tolman – Net Worth, Salary

Allison Tolman’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Allison Tolman – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Twitter and Instagram, Tolman is followed by thousands of followers and counting. She is, however, absent from Facebook.

List of Why Women Kill cast members

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