By the age of 17, Lohman had appeared in 12 different major productions and had been a backing singer for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and the Desert Symphony.
The Sea Monster and Planet Patrol), television productions (including the television film Sharing the Secret) and children's films (such as Delivering Milo and The Million Dollar Kid). Lohman starred in White Oleander, an adaptation of Janet Fitch’s novel, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright Penn and Renée Zellweger and directed by Peter Kosminsky.Though the film was unsuccessful at the box office (it opened to .6 million in 1,510 theaters), The following year, Lohman appeared in Matchstick Men, directed by Ridley Scott, starring with Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell.And though it was not a box office success either, Lohman continued to receive critical praise.Alison Lohman was born in Palm Springs, California, to Diane (Dunham), a patisserie owner, and Gary Lohman, an architect.Her ancestry includes English, German, and Scottish.
She grew up in a family with no showbiz connections but she always wanted to perform.
By age 9, she had landed her first professional, theatrical role playing "Gretyl" in "The...
She starred as Astrid in White Oleander (2002), and has appeared in Matchstick Men (2003), Where the Truth Lies (2005), The Big White (2005), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (2005), Flicka (2006), and her most notorious role as Christine Brown in Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell (2009); as well as smaller parts in Big Fish (2003), Beowulf (2007), and Gamer (2009).
She has also been on television shows such as Tucker and Pasadena.
At age nine, she played Gretl in The Sound of Music at the Palm Desert's Mc Callum Theater.
Two years later, she won the Desert Theater League's award for "Most Outstanding Actress in a Musical" for the title role in Annie.