Alison J. Palmer | Toronto Actor | About Page

Alison has built a career as an actor, singer, and dancer. She has performed in theatres across Canada (Elgin, Ed Mirvish, N.A.C.), TV shows (Designated Survivor, The Expanse), feature films (Downsizing, Big Gold Brick), radio ads (Rogers, Union Gas) , audiobook narration (Had It Coming: What's Fair in the Age of #MeToo?, by Robyn Doolittle), and countless TV commercials.

After graduating with a B.P.H.E., B.Ed. and a B.A. in Geography from Queen’s University, she moved to Toronto to attend Randolph College for the Performing Arts. Her theatre training also included several stints in New York City and London.

Alison has appeared in lead and supporting roles in both plays and musicals. Some highlights include: Tanya in Mamma Mia, Swing in Susan Stroman’s The Producers, Doris Walker in Miracle on 34th Street, Hunyak in Chicago, Miss. Wilkinson in Move Over Mrs. Markham, and a Western Canadian tour of the Ross Petty Production, Aladdin (later televised on CBC).

Beyond stage and screen, Alison has been the spokesmom for Babies “R” Us Canada with television appearances (CTV, Global), hosting events across Canada, and vlogging product reviews online. She has been an anthem singer, a soloist at Toronto’s Pride Day Service for esteemed guest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and has choreographed musicals, television pilots, and flash mobs. While at Queen’s, pursuing a minor in Film Studies, she was the writer/editor/director of a docudrama, as well as a sports reporter for Studio Q News.

Alison is currently writing a play - based on real life events - that examines one woman’s battle with chronic, life-threatening illnesses, and how she can survive against all odds wielding the power of optimism and love.

Fun Fact: Alison has “quadruple threat” capabilities. She portrayed Frances Marion in the Canadian musical Queen Marie, as well as playing euphonium with the band at 4th Line Theatre (outdoor summer theatre).

She currently resides in Toronto.