Allegra Fulton is an award-winning actress and one of Canada’s most celebrated artists who enjoys an eclectic career moving between the big and small screen, modern international repertoire and classical theatre. Born to two writers, her childhood years were spent between her birthplace Toronto, Barcelona, and Sydney. Her professional life began at a young age and has led her to work with extraordinary people in Europe, the US and Canada, garnering numerous awards and extensive critical praise.
Known to audiences for her portrayals of outsiders, iconoclasts, and sexy dangerous women, Allegra has received glowing reviews in leading roles in theatres across Canada and the US including the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Soul Pepper Theatre, Canadian Stage, TarragonTheatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times, Soho Rep and A Noise Within, among many others. Her solo tour-de-force and haunting portrayal of Frida Kahlo in FRIDA K. by Gloria Montero, garnered awards and international acclaim in Mexico City, Toronto, across Canada and in New York City. The New Yorker wrote: “Fulton’s performance is mesmerizing and utterly convincing”, New York Magazine said “Fulton plays Kahlo with hypnotic, impeccable calibrated intensity” and the Village Voice hailed it “ One of the most extraordinary performances on the New York stage.” In Toronto the huge critical success led to three sold-out runs, two tours, and earning the production nominations in 8 different categories and garnering Capitol Critics, Sterling and Betty Mitchell Award Nominations, and winning Ms. Fulton the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance. In 2010 Ms. Fulton was called a “National Treasure” by the NOW Magazine for her second solo show, Jennifer Tremblay’s THE LIST (Nightwood Theatre) and last year, for her work in the English premiere of LE CAROUSEL (Nightwood Theatre), critical acclaim was once again universal.
Recently seen in MAPS TO THE STARS, SUITS, and FARGO, on screen Fulton has played regular, recurring and guest roles on series television as well as appearing in supporting roles on countless movies made for television, in feature films and indies on both sides of the border.
She has been fortunate to work with many wonderful artists including Angelica Huston, David Cronenberg, Holly Hunter, Billy Bob Thornton, Lynn Redgrave, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Terence Howard, Cicely Tyson, Keifer Sutherland, Sarah Polley, James Woods, Rosie O’Donnell, Brian Dennehy, Marlo Thomas, Andy MacDowell, Keith Carradine, Kelly McGillis, Bruce MacDonald, Mary Stuart Masterson, John Greyson, Denys Arcand, Francois Girard, Don McKellar, Nick Cassavettes, Frank Pierson, Alex Graves and Adam Bernstein among others.
Her work as the dangerous teacher in independent film CHOKE (top honors Palm Springs International Short film Fest), was nominated for a Genie Award and garnered her a Best Actress Award at the Love and Lust International Film Festival. For her turn as a heartbreaking homeless woman in the film LOONIE Allegra was nominated for an ACTRA Award and won the Best Actor Award at the Cabbagetown International Film Festival. For her pro-choice crusader on BLUE MURDER she was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Actress. The period drama The HANGMAN’S BRIDE in which she stars and shares a writing credit won the Golden Sheaf Award, the Gold Award at the Houston film festival and the Genie Award for best short film.
An accomplished voice over artist her voice can be heard internationally in animated series, narrations and commercial voice over and she has been the signature voice for CBC television, TMN –The movie network and the Independent Movie Channel, MFEST.
Fulton recently returned from Europe, where she directed the Catalan premiere of LA LLISTA, (Jennifer Tremblays’ Governor General’s Award winning monologue that Fulton premiered as an actress in English in Toronto) at the prestigious Teatre Lliure in Barcelona co-produced with La Brutal and starring the well-known Spanish actress Laia Marull where it was universally acclaimed in the press and held over by popular demand.