ALLEGRA FULTON is an award winning actor and director whose distinguished career on stage and screen has taken her across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Born to a writer and filmmaker, she spent her formative years between her birth place Toronto, Barcelona and Sydney, and her passion for acting and, indeed, her career, began in early childhood. Best known for playingiconoclasts, dangerous women, and sophisticated outsiders, she has been praised for her portrayals of high powered characters in both Classical theatre, at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, as well as great roles in the International modern repertoire in theatres all over North America. Last season, she was nominated once again for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding performance her turn as the quasi-supernatural “Church lady” in Stephen Adly Guirguis’s BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY and a Broadway World Award for the troubled virtuoso violist in Nick Green’s DINNER WITH THE DUCHESS. Ms. Fulton has been hailed as a National Treasure (NOW Magazine) and especially lauded for her haunting portrayal of Frida Kahlo in multiple award-winning solo tour-de-force FRIDA K. by Gloria Montero, that toured North America playing New York Off- Broadway at Soho Rep, as well as as a prestigious invitation by the Mexican Consulate to play in Kahlo’s own Mexico City, all to great critical acclaim. Read more about the show here.
Ms. Fulton has appeared on screen in over 75 film and television series, which include
Guillermo Del Toro’s Oscar winning THE SHAPE OF WATER, Cronenberg’s MAPS TO THE STARS, STRANGE BUT TRUE directed by Rowan Athale, where Roger Ebert said of her
performance...”Allegra Fulton’s cameo as a fortune teller is right up there with Gloria Fosters only scene in the original “the Matrix” She has the voice of a streetwise fairy godmother who always tells the hard truth”. She has had recurring and supporting roles in many TV series, some recent being SCHITT’S CREEK, SUITS, FARGO, CARDINAL, 19-2, KIM’S CONVENIENCE, WORKIN’ MOMS, and WAYNE among many others. Look for her next playing the mysterious Jill Leblanc on the newest Sheri Elwood creation FEUDAL (coming soon to CBC/eOne) and Ann Morgan in the Stephen King gothic horror CHAPELWAITE. (MGM’ Epix).