May 19, 1970
San Francisco, California
Elliott was born in San Francisco, California to Barbara, a teacher of nursing, and Bob Elliott, a computer executive. She moved with her family to Tokyo, Japan when she was 4 years old, and moved back to San Francisco when she was 8, where she later attended The Urban School of San Francisco, an independent arts high school.[which?]
Elliott is best known for her roles in films such as Steven Soderbergh's The Underneath (1995), The Spitfire Grill (1996), The Wings of the Dove (1997), The Miracle Worker (2000) and Birth (2004). She also portrayed Virginia "Jinny" St. George in the BBC production of Edith Wharton'sThe Buccaneers (1995).
In 2007's critically acclaimed western, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Elliott appeared alongside Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell and Paul Schneider in the role of Martha Bolton, the older sister of Robert Ford.
- "Alison Elliott profile at FilmReference.com". FilmReference.com. NetIndustries, LLC. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
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