Allegra Fulton is one of Canada’s most celebrated actors. Born to two writers, her childhood years were shared between her birthplace, Toronto, Barcelona and Sydney. She began working professionally at 11 years old and her career has included Europe, the US and Canada, garnering numerous awards and extensive critical praise.
Onstage, Allegra has received glowing reviews in everything from classical to contemporary work. Her triumphant North American Tour of FRIDA K., a one woman tour de force about the life of Frida Kahlo (written by the actress’ mother, Gloria Montero) has won universal praise. She was invited to play in Frida’s own Mexico City by the Mexican and Canadian consulates and there received unanimous acclaim. In New York City, The New Yorker Magazine wrote, “Fulton’s performance is mesmerizing and utterly convincing” ,New York Magazine said, “Fulton plays Kahlo with hypnotic, impeccable, calibrated intensity” and the the Village Voice called the production, “One of the most extraordinary performances on the New York Stage” . In Toronto, the huge critical success helped to quickly sell out 3 runs and won Allegra the distinguished Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actress.
In her extensive film and television career, she has been a regular on the Showtime series STREET TIME, the CTV series THE ASSOCIATES, and the celebrated French series TABOU. Her recent work includes the CBS movie RIDING THE BUS WITH MY SISTER, the ABC movie CELESTE IN THE CITY, the Rhombus film CHILD STAR, a Gemini-nominated turn on the Global series BLUE MURDER and the David Hyde film CHOKE. This film won top honors at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, was nominated for a Genie Award and garnered a Best Actress award at the Love and Lust Festival, 2005. in 2009 she was nominated for an ACTRA Award for her turn as a a heartbreaking homeless in the film LOONIE and won the Best Actor award At the Cabbagetown Film Festival for the same turn. Ms.Fulton has been fortunate to have worked with such noted directors as Angelica Huston (Riding the Bus), Nick Cassavetes (New Line/JOHN Q.), Frank Pierson (HBO/DIRTY PICTURES), Claudia Weill (Showtime/CRITICAL CHOICES), and noted Canadian greats Don McKellar (CHILDSTAR), Bruce MacDonald (CBC/ TWITCH CITY), Denys Arcand (MONTREAL VU PAR), Francois Girard (32 SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD) and John Greyson (THE LAW OF ENCLOSURES).
The independent film THE HANGMAN’S BRIDE (Word of Mouth Productions), in which she stars in and shares a writing credit. The film won the Genie Award for best short film, the Golden Sheaf Award and the Gold Award at the Houston World Festival.
Allegra’s voice can be heard in many animated series in both Canada and the US, and in many TV voice overs. She has been the signature voice of TMN, CBC television and the independent movie channel MFEST.