Allison Dunbar was raised in Delaware but moved to New York City at the age of eighteen to pursue a career in acting. She attended Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in both Theatre and Psychology. While she was in school, Allison performed at many of New York’s prestigious theaters; such as The Majestic, The Judith Anderson, and The John Houseman Theater. She also began working in television; guest starring on NBC’s Law & Order, and landing a recurring role on CBS’s Guiding Light.
Once she graduated, Allison moved to Los Angeles and began working in television. She became a series regular on Comedy Centrals’s Strip Mall, and landed recurring roles on shows such as Barbershop, and The Sopranos. She also worked on many shows as a guest star; such as Cold Case, Shark, Becker, Bones, and Criminal Minds. Allison also starred in the sitcom pilot “Nobody’s Happy”, directed by David Leitch and co-written and produced by Allison. “Nobody’s Happy” premiered at the New York television festival.
Allison also works consistently in Improv comedy. She landed a series regular on AMC’s all improv show, “Film Fakers”, and recently guest starred on the unscripted show “10 Items or Less” on TBS. Allison is in the upper level performance track at the Groundlings theatre in Los Angeles, where she can be seen performing in student shows once a month, under the direction of Groundling member Kevin Kirkpatrick.
Allison also works as an accomplished dancer; she is a member of the Sassy Minxx Burlesque troop. The Sassy Minxx currently perform at the world famous Harvelle’s in Santa Monica, Upper Manhattan Supper Club, and The Brixton. They also appear once a year by special request to dance at the Playboy mansion.The Sassy Minxx is recognized each year at The LA Music Awards: they have won the awards for Best Dance Troop and Best Choreography for the last three years.
Allison has been featured in People, Maxim, The Improper Bostonian, FHM, Ocean Drive, Playboy, LA Confidential, and ESPN magazine. Her next project is the ABC pilot, “North Hollywood”, which is being directed by Gregory Mikurak. Allison lives in Los Angeles with her two rescue dogs.