22 Facts About Alison King


Alison Rosamund King was born on 3 March 1973 and is an English actress and model.


Alison King is known for her roles as Lynda Block in the Sky One drama series Dream Team, and Carla Connor in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street.


Alison King won Best Actress at the 2012 British Soap Awards.


Alison King grew up in Markfield, Leicestershire where she attended South Charnwood High School, where she first took an interest in acting.


Alison King continued to act while attending Groby Community College, where a teacher would offer drama and dance classes to students in their free time.


At the age of 18, King moved to Newquay, Cornwall, where she worked at Fat Willys Surf Shack.


Alison King surfed in her spare time, and spent four years as a dental nurse.


Alison King appeared on the show for three years and left when the character was sent to prison.


Alison King made a guest appearance in the final episode of Mile High, playing the wife of Captain Nigel Croker's, and was featured in Coupling in the episode "The Man with Two Legs", as Chrissy with whom Jeff Murdock becomes infatuated on his morning train ride.


Alison King played prominent roles for two independent films, Save Angel Hope and Back in Business.


Alison King appeared in the second episode of the fourth series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet in 2004.


In 2018, Alison King appeared in four episodes of the Sky One programme, Sick Note as Superintendent Henchy which marked her first appearance in a Sky One production since the end of Dream Team.


Alison King made her first appearance in the role in the episode broadcast on 1 December 2006.


Alison King had previously appeared in the soap in 2004 as an unrelated character named Mrs Fanshaw.


Since her return, Alison King has been nominated for a British Soap Award for 'Best Female' and has won praise for her portrayal of Carla's psychosis storyline in May 2019.


Alison King made appearances in a series of recurring television adverts for Daz titled "Cleaner Close", a parody of soap operas.


Alison King has had cosmetic surgery to improve her smile, stating her teeth had been ruined by sucking her thumb as a child, and later had more surgery in 2015.


Alison King had a five-year relationship with former Coronation Street actor Philip Middlemiss.


Alison King briefly dated fellow soap actor Louis Emerick following the split.


Alison King gave birth to their daughter on 11 February 2009.


Alison King became engaged to Huckett in September 2011 while on a trip to Paris on 16 October 2012 it was reported that the engagement was off as they had split up.


In 2016, Alison King had been dating Hollyoaks assistant director Paul Slavin.