Alison Wright


Snowpiercer's Alison Wright is binging the 26 Zatoichi films

This story is part of I'm So Obsessed (subscribe here), our podcast featuring interviews with actors, artists, celebrities and creative types about their work, career and current obsessions. The Americans, which starred Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, is widely considered one of the best TV series of all time. On...
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Back to One, Episode 143: Alison Wright

Alison Wright, Back to One, Podcast, Snowpiercer, The Americans. She’s probably best known for her Emmy-Nominated performance as FBI secretary Martha Hanson on FX’s critically acclaimed series The Americans, and now Alison Wright has breathed life into another complex character in yet another hit series—Ruth Wardle on TNT’s Snowpiercer. In this hour, she gives us a peek under the hood of her craft and we get closer to understanding how she’s able to bring such naturalism and depth to all her performances. She talks about her early fascination with “The Method” that led her to the Lee Strasberg Institute, her “thought-linked” approach to the text which she developed over the years (that just might be a big part of the secret to her greatness), and I ask her about taking the challenge of playing Emilia in Othello for the Public Theater’s legendary Shakespeare in the Park, having never touched the Bard before, and possibly redefining and revolutionizing the role forever. Plus lots more!

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Alison Wright

It’s been less than 15 years since Allison Wright made her first on screen appearance, but she’s always carried herself with the grace and confidence of someone who has been in the industry for decades. During her career she has proven that she’s capable of playing a wide variety of roles and she can pull off any genre. Many people will remember her best from her role in shows like The Americans and Sneaky Pete. More recently, she has been in the hit series Snowpiercer and her role has continued to solidify the fact that she’s a top-notch actress. It’ll be interesting to see what else she can accomplish in the next 15 years. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Alison Wright.