Allison Tolman is an American actress best known for her starring role as Deputy Molly Solverson in the dark comedy-crime drama anthology television series Fargo.
Born in Sugarland, Texas, Allison earned a BFA in theatrical performance from Baylor University. After graduation, she moved to Dallas where she helped found and foster the independent ensemble based non-profit Second Thought Theatre.
In 2009, she was accepted into Second City's Conservatory Training Program and later went on to write and perform sketch and satire with several groups throughout Chicago, most notably the monthly comedy podcast The City Life Supplement.
Tolman has had various odd jobs including being a veterinary receptionist, personal assistant, children's theatre teacher, vocal coach, phone sales associate, client services representative, and dog walker.
She lives in Chicago.