Born in South Carolina, Allison Munn set sail on her vast acting journey at a young age.
Her involvement in community, musical theater inspired her to declare a major in theater at The College of Charleston. Following her graduation, she grew certain of her desire to pursue acting full-time and made a move to New York to sharpen her skills. The turning point of Allison’s career came when she booked the lead role of Luisa in The Fantasticks, off-Broadway’s longest-running musical, at New York’s famed Sullivan Street Theatre. After starring in over 500 performances, she ventured to Los Angeles, delving into the television aspect of her career.
Munn’s career has made her a familiar face among television lovers. She burst on the scene as Caroline in the hit comedy That 70’s Show where she played Fez’s stalker. She also played Amanda Bynes’ best friend, Tina Haven in What I Like About You just before joining the ABC comedy Carpoolers directed by The Russo Brothers. Other notable acts include her role as Lauren Fletcher in the soapy high school series One Tree Hill, along with her gig as Anne Harper in one of Nickelodeon’s biggest series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn.
Her most current anticipated performance takes place in the multi-camera family comedy The Big Show Show, with WWE superstar Paul Wight aka Big Show. Allison stars as Cassy, Big Show’s spitfire wife. When Big Show’s teenage daughter comes to live with him, his wife, and their two daughters, the 7-foot-tall, 400-pound wrestling star quickly becomes outnumbered and outsmarted. The series premieres on Netflix this spring!
In her off time, Allison stays proactive and goes on hikes, reads books, or advocates for enhanced political involvement among the masses. She passionately believes in female empowerment and using your voice to create change. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their 8-year old son, 4-year old daughter, and 16-year old Yorkshire Terrier, Buster Keaton. Chilled sat down with Munn to learn about her most highly preferred drinks and eats.
Tell us about the projects you are working on.
My new Netflix show, The Big Show Show debuts and I am really excited about it. I play Cassy Wight, the wife of WWE superstar Big Show. It is a really fun (and funny!) sitcom the whole family can enjoy.
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?
I tend to be low-key. I like to read, hike, watch Netflix. I used to like to travel but then I had kids.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
Los Angles is such a big city with amazing restaurants tucked into every unique neighborhood. Even so, I usually end up dining out locally. I can often be found at Little Beast, Blair’s, CaCao Mexicatessen, Penny Oven, and Four Cafe. I love supporting my community.
What types of dishes do you typically order?
I love an Omakase menu at a good sushi restaurant. Otherwise I’ll usually order fish with veggies. But, if there is Southern food on the menu, all bets are off. Pulled pork sandwiches, hot chicken sandwiches, shrimp and grits, collard greens, hush puppies, boiled peanuts, and banana pudding are my holy grail.
Any favorite bars?
I like any good dive bar with a dartboard.
What drinks do you order when out?
I usually order a big glass of red wine or bourbon on the rocks.
Do you prepare drinks at home?
I rarely prepare cocktails at home. I usually just stick with wine.
Tell us about your home bar. What is it stocked with?
We host a lot of parties at our house, so we always have a crazy assortment of bottles with unknown origins. But I make sure we stay stocked with wine, beer and nice bourbon.
Have you ever been a bartender?
I have never been a bartender, but I was a server at a fancy French restaurant for a year in New York City. The first time I ever served a glass of wine, I filled it up all the way to the brim. The maître d’ almost had a heart attack, but the customer LOVED me.
If you could share a drink with anyone, who would it be?
Can I name five people? No? Okay, how about three? Michelle Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dolly Parton.