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Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Alison Sudol

The actress takes our Q&A!

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What's your wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

My guy, wearing goggle-like headgear at the surround audience exhibition in New York, and a Jonas Mekas photo.

When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

Rosé please.

What's the one word you are guilty of using too often?

Amazing. Rad. Equally guilty.

What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

"how to make baba ganoush?" —We’re having some friends over for a barbecue. I’m not going to make it, too intimidated.

Who is the last person who called or texted you?

My friend Myles.

What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?

We met an older gentleman on a walk who was holding up a tiny baby, showing her off for the world to see. I said, super confidently, “Ah, congratulations! Proud Grandpa!” and he looked at me like I was an alien. “Papa” he said with a huge frown. There was no way to get out of that one. I smiled as charmingly as I could and ran.

When is the last time you went to a theater?

Does movie theater count? We saw Ex Machina last week, it was incredible. So good.

What TV show should everyone be watching?


Dig! Transparent! (end of shameless self-promotion). Girls, Togetherness, Modern Family.

And what is your TV guilty pleasure?

We don’t have a TV but we do love The Undateables out of the U.K. So heart-wrenchingly good.

What's the first CD you bought?

Mmm… can’t remember. I remember buying Elephant (White Stripes) and Coldplay (Parachutes) the same day though. It was a big day.

What is the one food you cannot resist?


What music are you currently listening to?

Cocteau Twins, Mac DeMarco, Perfume Genius, Baden Powell, Astrud Gilberto, Cate le Bon.

What movie makes you laugh the most?

Step Brothers.

What drives you absolutely crazy?

Bad drivers. Open-mouthed eaters.

What's your favorite day of the year?


What was your first online screen name?

Nope. Also can’t remember (brain is a sieve)

What's your favorite emoji?

Pick one: Kittens or puppies?

Puppies with kittens.

New York or Los Angeles?


Comedy or drama?


Bacon or Nutella?


Coffee or tea?


'80s or '90s?


Britney or Christina?



uh oh.

Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire?

I’d hug them both.

And finally: Tell us a secret.

I’m learning how to pole dance.

Catch Alison in Dig, airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/9 CT on USA.




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