Allison Tolman

Birth Name: Allison Cara Tolman

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

Date of Birth: November 18, 1981

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

Allison Tolman is an American actress. She is known for her role in the television series Fargo.

Allison is the daughter of Valerie (Clohecy) 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’s paternal grandfather was Charles Herrick Tolman (the son of Albert Walter Tolman and Helen Louise Nichols). 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 Natalie Jeanette Butler.

Allison’s maternal grandparents were Richard M. Clohecy and Gloria Tomkins Gold.

Sources: Genealogy of Allison Tolman –

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

photo by kathclick/

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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