Allison Jones (casting director)

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Allison Jones
Born (1955-07-13) July 13, 1955 (age 61)
Needham, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Occupation Casting director
Years active 1985–present

Allison Jones (born 1955) is an American casting director who is credited for helping to bring together realistic ensemble casts for such television shows as Freaks and Geeks (for which she won an Emmy), Undeclared, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Curb Your Enthusiasm, United States of Tara, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development (both of which she was also nominated for), and the US version of The Office.[1]

She has also cast several successful films, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and Knocked Up.[2] Allison Jones also gained casting credit for Brüno. She has worked as a casting director in the entertainment business since 1982, with her first credited work for the television show Family Ties and later in 1985 for "The Golden Girls". In 2015, her work as a casting director included the comedy film Get Hard, the Yahoo! Screen show Other Space,[3] and the Netflix series Master of None.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allison Jones at the Internet Movie Database[1] [2]
  2. ^ Allison Jones, Women's Impact Report, 'Variety.com, 30 July 2007 [3]
  3. ^ Rodrick, Stephen (6 April 2015). "The Nerd Hunter - The casting director Allison Jones is reshaping American comedy, one misfit at a time.". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Rojas Weiss, Sabrina (2 November 2015). "Aziz Ansari Tackles Racism, Sexism & Taco Trucks In Master Of None". refinery29.com. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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