Alison Sealy-Smith's extensive career in film, television and the theatre has spanned two decades. During the past 20 years, Alison has gathered many television and radio credits to her name including three seasons on CBC's Street Legal and guest appearances on Due South, Traders, Dear America, Blue Murder and Love Songs. She is the voice of Storm; a character on the animated series, The X-Men.
In 2002, Alison launched the Obsidian Theatre's first main stage production The Adventures Of A Black Girl In Search Of God. She has directed touring shows for Company of Sirens, Nightwood Theatre, Carousel Players and the main stage show at the Young People's Theatre. Productions that she has directed incude Having Our Say and August Wilson's The Piano Lesson.
Alison's career has been punctuated with various awards and grants. She won a prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance in Djanet Sears' play, Harlem Duet, and is a recipient of the 2002 Salute to the City Award. She has served with Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, Theatre Ontario and has received two senior professional grants from the Canada Council to pursue her studies in directing and dramaturgy. Alison is well regarded for contributing to the development of the Canadian arts.