Andi Matichak (born May 3, 1995)[a] is an American actress. She has appeared in such television series as 666 Park Avenue, Orange Is the New Black and Blue Bloods. She stars as Allyson Nelson in the horror film Halloween (2018), a direct sequel to the 1978 original film of the same name.
Matichak was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, but raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She attended St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Illinois. During a summer while still in high school, Matichak worked as a model in Greece, where she met a talent agent who encouraged her to act. After returning to Chicago, she began taking acting classes. Matichak graduated from St. Francis High School one year early and forewent a full-ride soccer scholarship to attend the University of South Florida, instead moving to New York City to pursue modeling and acting.
Matichak has made guest appearances in numerous television series, such as 666 Park Avenue, Orange Is the New Black, Underground, and Blue Bloods. In 2015, she made her feature film debut in an uncredited role in the Victoria Justice-starring film Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List.
Matichak starred in the horror sequel film Halloween (2018). She plays the role of Allyson Nelson, the daughter of Judy Greer's character Karen Nelson, and the granddaughter of Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode, whose character also starred in the 1978 original film.
|2015||Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List||Montana||Uncredited|
|2013||666 Park Avenue||Shannon||2 episodes|
|2014||Making It: The Series||Maggie||4 episodes; also producer|
|2015||Orange Is the New Black||Meadow||Season 3, Episode: "Finger in the Dyke"|
|2016||Underground||Miss Jubilee||Season 1, Episode: "Troubled Water"|
|2017||Blue Bloods||Caroline||Season 7, Episode: "The One That Got Away"|
|2018||Bathroom Talk||Lex||Short film; also writer|
- Matichak would have been a high school senior in 2006 according to an article published that year, meaning she would have been born around 1988.
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