12 July 1976|
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
|Alma mater||Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute|
Wright was born in Sunderland and raised there by adoptive parents. She began dancing at a young age. She studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and at The Barrow Group in New York City.
She made her television debut in 2013 as Martha Hanson on The Americans. She was promoted to a series regular for season 2, which premiered in January 2014. In 2017, Wright received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her guest appearance in The Americans fifth season.
|2007||The Nanny Diaries||Bridget|
|2011||Braaains!||Monique Gold||Short film|
|2015||Good Ol' Boy||Mrs. Reynolds|
|2018||Ask for Jane||Ada|
|2013–17||The Americans||Martha Hanson||37 episodes|
|2013||Blue Bloods||Brijita Holden||Episode: "Lost and Found"|
|2015–present||Sneaky Pete||Marjorie||13 episodes|
|2016||Confirmation||Virginia Thomas||Television film|
|2017||Feud: Bette and Joan||Pauline Jameson||7 episodes|
|2018||Snowpiercer||Lilah Anderson||Upcoming series|
Awards and nominations
|2016||13th Gold Derby Awards||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|20th OFTA Television Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2017||21st Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film||Nominated|
|14th Gold Derby Awards||Best Drama Guest Actress||Nominated|
|69th Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|21st OFTA Television Awards||Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
- "We Are All Martha: Alison Wright On How Her 'Americans' Character Became A Hit". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
- "Sunderland actress hides Mackem accent to land role in US TV spy drama The Americans". Sunderland Echo. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- Webb Mitovich, Matt (7 May 2013). "'The Americans' Season 2 Spoilers — Nina and Martha Returning". TVLine. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- "'The Americans' actress Alison Wright sued by former agent". NY Daily News. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- Kilday, Gregg (29 November 2016). "Satellite Awards Nominees Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
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