Alison Aulakh is a fearless actress and comedian who is also a filmmaker, director, film editor, screenwriter, teaching artist, and co-creator of her own comedy production company “The Sober Life of Floppy Fish”. She has worked in a variety of mediums such as film, TV, commercials, voiceover, music videos, and theatre. She grew up in San Francisco, CA and began acting at the age of five. Alison has worked with many industry professionals in San Francisco such as Craig Slate from American Conservatory Theater, Sara Kliban from International Talent Casting, John Crane from John Crane Films, Henry-Alex Rubin from Smuggler, and Thor Bradwell from Talentworks Agency among others. She has starred in five TV pilots and has appeared in commercials for Burger King, HP, Cover Girl, KTVU FOX News, John Muir Hospital, Believe Out Loud, Collective Heath, Lime Dating App, did voiceover for the video game Hellgate London with EA Games as the lead Young Jessica, has appeared on SNL and Chance on Hulu, a music video for Vernon “Ice” Black, an industrial for August Smart Lock, and was featured in several Bollywood Feature Films, the movie “Reality TV Movie” and the docudrama “Man Moment Machine” on the History Channel. She is currently represented by Stars the Agency in San Francisco, California but is based in NYC where she is represented by Jo Anderson Agency and Gonzalez Model and Talent Management.
She has appeared in several Off-off Broadway shows in Times Square, including her lead role as Girl in “Drink and a Drag” at Manhattan Rep., Terry in the “Nighty Nite Show” at the PIT Loft, Shade/Lobster in “Emission” at Producers’ Club Theatres, and Old Lady in “Double Take” at Manhattan Rep. Alison was the only undergraduate to be cast in two productions with the MFA graduating class of 2015. She performed in both The New School for Drama’s MFA New Visions Directing Festival and New Voices Playwriting Festival where she played Girl with Telescope/Hag/Lost Girl/Deformed Girl in “The Skriker,” and Party Girl in “Temporal.” She also created her own improvised show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) at their annual Halloween Gala. Her bookings from The New School for Drama include: The Thief in “The Balcony,” Lili in “Women and Wallace,” Beyoncé in “Rockstar”, and Rebecca in “What I Found in Montana.
Alison is self-motivated and not only looks for opportunities but also creates her own avenues for expression. She is constantly working on new independent films and comedy sketches she writes and directs with an emphasis on creating an awareness about the lack of diversity in theatre and film while also promoting non-offensive humor with her improvised comedy. She performed at the Tunnel of Oppression event in the East Village, NY, to support the issues of race, identity, and injustice. Her most recent film she wrote, produced, directed, and starred in called “The In Between” shines a light on the lack of diversity in theatre for ethnically ambiguous actors. As someone who is mixed race (half Indian / half Irish) with dual citizenship (American / British Citizenship) it’s an issue close to her heart and something that needs to be addressed.
Recently Alison booked the Lead in the TV Pilot “Girl Power,” a supporting role in the TV Pilot “Dual Arrangements,” worked with TVASIA on the TV show “Samachari News” where she wrote her own comedy sketches shining a light of cultural appropriation women’s rights/the #metoo movement/ and cultural identity, commercials for HP and KTVU FOX News, appeared in “The Nighty Nite Show” at The PIT Loft, and continues to shake things up on the subway and streets of New York with her Improvised Public Comedy. For more info on Alison’s comedy company and funny train announcements, click on the tab “Comedy Company.” Alison previously attended Marin School of the Arts in California where she graduated with honors in the theatre arts department and graduated with honors and a 4.0 from The New School for Drama in 2017 where she earned her BFA in Dramatic Arts with a concentration in Acting and a Minor in Filmmaking.