Allyson Pratt is a mixed race First Nations actress, a member of the Alexander Kipohtakaw First Nation in Alberta. Currently residing in the city of Toronto, Canada, her mother is of Plains Cree and Métis descent, her father of British and Scottish origins.. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, she moved to Toronto at the age of 18 to study at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts (RAPA), where she received the Triple Threat Award in her graduating year.
Allyson has had the opportunity to work with theatre greats such as Dinah Christie (Smile Theatre), Anne Allan (Charlottetown Festival), and Bob Baker (Citadel Theatre), performing roles such as Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables The Musical), Lydia Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) and Nuna – a role she originated in The Great Mountain for the renowned Red Sky Theatre. Most recently, Allyson played the role of Kawânihot Iskwew (Lady M) for Theatre Apîk and Theatre Prospero's co-production of Pawâkan Macbeth.
Allyson can be seen in various national television commercials and as well as television shows such as Mohawk Girls, Apollo's Pad, and Rogue. Allyson is also a trained Voice-Over actor, and can be heard in radio and web commercials across Canada.Allyson has appeared in the award winning web series "Teenagers" and the new film "Hacker". Most recently, Allyson starred in the short film "Stephanie's Room" which was created for the 48h Film Project in Toronto. Her team's work won several awards in Toronto, including Best Film, Best Actress (won), and Audience Choice. The film was selected to screen in Atlanta for Filmapolooza 2016, where it was selected among the Top 15 Films of the Festival, earning it a spot in the Cannes Short Film corner, for the 2016 Cannes Festival.
Allyson continues to study, hone and sharpen her craft, while using her entrepreneurial skills to bring awareness and focus to causes dear to her. She currently studies Meisner technique with John Riven in Toronto.