Allison Tolman

Tolman in 2014, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Allison Cara Tolman

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 18, 1981

*father – English, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and German
*mother – likely Irish

Allison Tolman is an American actress. She is known for her roles on the series Fargo and in the film Krampus.

Allison is the daughter of Valerie and Davis Nichols Tolman. Her father was of English, and some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry. It appears that her mother was born in Ireland. Allison was raised partly in England, and later Oklahoma and West Texas, ultimately settling in Sugar Land, Texas.

Allison’s paternal grandfather was Charles Herrick Tolman (the son of Albert Walter Tolman and Helen Louise Nichols). Charles was born in New York. Albert was the son of Albert Walter Tolman and Mary Gertrude Merrill. Helen was the daughter of Charles Joseph Nichols and Louise Alberta Vail.

Allison’s paternal grandmother was named Natalie Jeanette Butler.

Allison’s maternal grandfather was named Richard M. Clohecy.

Allison’s maternal grandmother was named Gloria Tomkins Gold.

Source: Immigration record of Allison’s mother and maternal grandparents, Richard M. Clohecy and Gloria Tomkins Gold –

1 Response

  1. madman says:

    I should specify that I don’t know if her mother is actually Irish. I just found her and her parents’ immigration record from Frankfurt, Germany, and concluded that “Clohecy” was an Irish surname, and that her parents’ names were British Isles-sounding (Tompkins). So I assumed they were originally from Ireland, and not Germany.

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