All About Allison
Allison Cameron Gray has been a SAG-AFTRA member since 2003, after guest-starring on Family Law. She was born with cerebral palsy. In her teens, she was hired to write a column for Kids on Wheels quarterly magazine. Ask Alli was a children’s version of Dear Abby. She continues to contribute to various magazines such as New Mobility and Action.
At 16, Allison entered the VSA Arts young playwrights contest satirizing the treatment of temporarily able bodied people towards people with different abilities. Her one-act play called Sideshow was awarded an Honorable Mention with excerpts performed at the Kennedy Center. From then on, she has been writing plays and screenplays. She co-wrote and produced along with Matt Chorpenning a stage adaptation of Terry Trueman's novel Stuck in Neutral.
Interested in describing the ironies of life, she performed stand up comedy in venues such as the Improv, the Comedy Store, and the Ice House. Allison won second place in the Ha Ha Café’s Fresh Faces Comedy Contest. Her love of comedy led to a summer as a production intern for the Emmy and Peabody wining Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
She was awarded Best Actress in the Demetera International Film Festival for starring in Young Adult. The short film was viewed world wide at festivals including, the Cannes International Cinema Festival and PBS Film School Shorts.
In addition, Allison is a public speaker. She is asked to speak annually to Occupational Therapy students at USC as well as to middle school students. Allison has also been a keynote speaker at the Southern California TASH Conference. She earned a Bachelor's in Social Welfare and Social Justice from Cal State University Northridge.