Alexa Alemanni

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Alexa Alemanni (born Alexa Torgerson[citation needed] is an American actress. She recently appeared as Allison, secretary to Don Draper on the AMC original series Mad Men (2007–2010).

Life and career[edit]

Alexa Alemanni is a graduate of Vassar College with a bachelor's degree in theatre performance.[1]

On stage, Alemanni has appeared in the William Shakespeare comedies The Merchant of Venice (Portia) and Twelfth Night (Viola). She also played the role of Helen of Troy in an international touring production of The Oresteia that performed both in Athens, Greece and Milan, Italy. Alemanni has performed as part of the ensemble with the Comedy Central Theater.[1]

In 2005, Alemanni made her TV acting debut on The West Wing in the episode "365 Days" as an intern for White House Chief of Staff Leo McGarry. Her other notable TV credit was appearing as Amy Deckerman, a murder victim in "Doubt," the third season premiere episode of Criminal Minds.[2]

She appeared in two small films that were shown at various film festivals in 2008, La Milonga and Sanctuary, neither of which received a theatrical release.[2]

Her first appearance on Mad Men came in the third episode of the first season, "The Marriage of Figaro." Alemanni appeared in three other episodes in the first season, but appeared only once in the second season. With her character having been installed as Don Draper’s secretary, she appeared in 11 of the 13 episodes of season 3.

Alemanni was included among the cast of Mad Men as winners at the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She was presented with an award along with other members of the cast.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Alemanni is married to actor Joe Boothe.[4] She speaks fluent Italian.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005 West Wing, TheThe West Wing Leo's intern Episode "365 Days"
2007 Criminal Minds Amy Deckerman Episode "Doubt"
2007 Mad Men Allison 2007–2010 (20+ episodes)
2008 Sanctuary Kris Carlson
2008 La Milonga Carlita

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