While M6 launches this Thursday evening the broadcast of season 2 of “Why Women Kill”, focus on Allison Tolman, actress discovered in “Fargo” who today lends her features to the character of Alma.
Season 2 of Why Women Kill arrives this Thursday evening at 9:05 p.m. on TF1. For this new round of episodes, this successful anthological series takes place this time in 1949, and follows Alma Fillcot, an “ordinary” housewife who dreams of joining the hupée gardening club in her neighborhood.
When a place becomes available, Alma sees it as the perfect opportunity to socialize. This is without counting on Rita Castillo, member of this club, who is not ready to let her return. By a combination of circumstances, Alma discovered in the attic of her house a strange box containing objects that had belonged to strangers. Quickly, she understands that it is too many trophies of her husband, Bertram Fillcot …
It is Allison Tolman, revealed by the Fargo series, who lends her features to Alma, this shy and self-effacing woman. On the occasion of the broadcast of season 2 of Why Women Kill, return on the career of the actress.
Fargo, a critical success
A native of Texas, Allison Tolman developed an early passion for the theater. Her diploma in hand, she continues to take drama lessons, and does odd jobs. Never losing sight of her goal of breaking into the profession, the budding actress lends her voice for some Japanese anime before securing a role in The Mindy Project.
She plays there a novelist who has a disastrous date with the character played by Adam Pally. It was in 2014 that her luck turned with Fargo, the television adaptation of the cult film by the Coen brothers, a role that earned her the prize for best actress at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
In the 1st season of this quirky series, she dons the costume of a sheriff’s assistant, Molly Solverson, who is investigating a curious case in a small town in Minnesota.
A more discreet tomorrow …
After this success, Allison Tolman connects them on the small and the big screen before being chosen in 2018 to play a lawyer for Mosaic, the series of Steven Soderbergh with Sharon Stone. In the process, Allison Tolman joins the police force for the needs of the crazy comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, in which she is a rival of Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher).
She then changes register in The Sisters Brothers, a western by Jacques Audiard with John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix. After an appearance in Castle Rock and the reboot of The Fourth Dimension, the actress landed the recurring role of Mary Pat, a widowed mother of three, who joins forces with the Good Girls to make ends meet.
Star of his own series
Allison Tolman’s career took off when ABC offered her the lead role in their new series, Emergence. Released in September 2019, this fantasy thriller takes him to don the police uniform.
The show, which she carries on her shoulders, allows her to give the answer to Clancy Brown (Carnival), Owain Yeoman (Mentalist), Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Alexa Swinton, the interpreter of the young and enigmatic Piper. Unfortunately, due to a lack of audiences, the series was canceled at the end of its first season.
In the shoes of a discreet housewife
Despite this disappointment, Allison Tolman very quickly manages to bounce back. Marc Cherry, creator of Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids, chooses her to play one of the main roles in season 2 of Why Women Kill.
She lends her features to Alma, a kind, clumsy and invisible housewife who has only one dream: to join the city’s gardening club, chaired by Rita Castillo, whom she admires. But when the latter plays with her, a new facet of Alma’s personality will emerge.
This major role is the opportunity for her to give the answer to Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time), but also Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz!), BK Cannon (Switched) and Matthew Daddario.
Season 2 of Why Women Kill is broadcast from this Thursday, January 6 at 9:05 p.m. on M6 and is already available on Salto.