Alison La Placa

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Alison La Placa

Born

12/16/1959, New Jersey

Birth Name

Alison Jo La Placa

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Allison La Placa, Alison Laplaca
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Alison was born in New Jersey and raised in Chicago, IL. She attended Illinois Wesleyan University where she received a degree in drama. Alison is a great singer and musician. She is highly trained in classical piano and voice and she plays the saxaphone. She has done some…more

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  • Typecast as a snob

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    Everything I have seen her in has her playing the exact same character: the snob speaking with perfect elocution. I don't know whether that's her real voice or perhaps she's simply great at doing it, but it was the perfect fit for her role on Duet. Unfortunately, as the novelty of the show wore off, so did Alison's appeal as an actress.



    Having been part of several short-lived series, she is sometimes considered a sitcom albatross--a female Ted McGinley. It's a label that is probably not fair in her case, given that similar one-dimensional characters have kept sitcoms running for years; Will & Grace's Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) for example.



    It sure would be nice to see her more often, but her TV appearances are getting less and less frequent.moreless