Allie MacDonald biography
Date of Birth: September 17, 1988
Allie MacDonald is from a small community in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where she played hockey growing up. She started singing and acting at the age of six, with the title role in the school play The Little White Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings. In 1998, when she was nine, she played a small role in the TV movie The Real Howard Spitz, starring Kelsey Grammar, which was filmed in Nova Scotia. She taught herself to play the guitar and was songwriting by the age of 12. At 15, MacDonald landed the role of the Artful Dodger in Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre's production of Oliver! and was highlighted by critics for her performance. She subsequently won the title role in the musical Annie at Neptune Theatre in Halifax.
A move to Powell River, British Columbia for her final year at a more artistically focused high school allowed MacDonald the tools she needed to flourish. She competed on an improv team, starred as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors and as Rizzo in Grease, and was hand selected as a lead vocalist for both jazz and chamber choirs. After high school, she was one of only 40 students per year selected to attend the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, where she studied classical and musical theatre, vocal technique and performance and many forms of dance and physical theatre, and was mentored in directing during her second year.
MacDonald moved to Toronto immediately after graduation to pursue acting. She made her feature film debut in the Canadian movie Score: A Hockey Musical , which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival before being released across Canada. Her second feature film came in 2012 with the horror flick House at the End of the Street alongside Jennifer Lawrence. She most recently starred in the horror film Stage Fright (2014).