Born in San Francisco, California, Allison was still in diapers when her family relocated to New Zealand. When she was three years old they moved back to northern California, then to Mazatlan, Mexico, and then back to California, then to Colorado, and back to California, and so on, finally settling in Washington State.
The frequent globe-trotting with her family during early childhood, combined with her parents divorce, led to a time of awkward introversion. In her shyness she devoured books and immersed herself in movies and music. Although drawn to acting, Allison was too shy to audition for school plays, yet her love for the arts only intensified as she grew up.
Shortly after marrying and starting her own family, her father died. This loss spurred Allison to begin taking stock of her life and dreams. A few years later, although still very introverted, and busy homeschooling her 3 sons, she decided to give acting a shot by auditioning for community theater.
With some theater roles and acting classes under her belt, she adventured into the film world and now pursues film work along with her son, actor Caleb Weathers.