Alanna Blair is a professional actor, musician and dj in New York City. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Alanna was active in its community theaterscene since childhood, booking her first lead role as eternal optimistPollyanna at 15. Alanna also studied piano throughout childhood, laterlearning mallet percussion and guitar while she attended GermantownHigh School and hung out at Strings N Things, Memphis's legendaryguitar store. She spent a year studying music performance at TheUniversity of Memphis before switching gears and attending CaliforniaInstitute of the Arts' School of Theater, where she also studied musicperformance and creative writing.
Performances at CalArts included "TheBacchae" directed by dance-theater visionary Mira Kingsley and theworld premier of trans-Atlantic drama "Final Flight from Heathrow". Over one summer break she played her first feature film lead in theurban drama "Frogtown", set in the isolation of the Los Angeles Rivercanals. After graduating CalArts, Alanna found her home in New York City's indiearts scene. She sang and played live in the outrageous musical comedy"Manson: The Musical". Her solo adaptation of "The Waste Land" by TSEliot took her to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and she co-created thetwo-woman rooftop drama "Above Us" for the New York Fringe Festival.
Anongoing collaboration with filmmaker Daniel Kremer, spans five films(so far), each shot in a fluid, improv-focused style. On the sci-fitip, Alanna portrayed lead character's Tom's fed-up fiancé in the indieseries "Pioneer One". Most recently, Alanna made a cameo as the newneighbor of Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton in the indie drama " LifeItself", directed by Rupert Goold. Alanna teamed up with "Manson" co-star Alex Dunbar and his friend JSteinberg to form the epic garage-funk-punk band SABABARocksyourfaceoff. She also became involved in NYC's drum & bass sceneas the DJ Bulletproof Tiger, half dnb duo TankTop NYC, and a member ofDNB Girls, Natural Selection and Carbon Based Beats.
Her djing andacting worlds merged in the webseries "Hustling", where she portrayed adj and scored two scenes. Alanna lives in Astoria with her partner Billy and their cat Preston. .
|1||Raise Your Kids on Seltzer||2015||as Jenny Grotek|
|2||5 Flights Up||2014||as Young Wife|
|3||A Simple Game of Catch||2012||as Emily 'Chazz' Powell|
|4||Ezer Kenegdo||2016||as Leah Devorah Salazer|
|6||Marin Blue||2009||as Patient|
|7||One Corner Surfacing||2014||as Mysterious/Maya/Marie|
|8||Precious Wheels Above||2016||as Mysty|
|9||Sunset Park||2016||as Scarlet's Friend|
|10||The Idiotmakers Gravity Tour||2011||as Megan the Végan|
|11||Blue Bloods||2010||as Cecilia Kampling|
|12||Girls||2012||as Afterparty DJ|
|14||Pioneer One||2010||as Susan|
|15||The Carrie Diaries||2013||as Patti Smith|
|16||The Good Wife||2009||as Surly Bride|
|17||Unforgettable||2011||as MCS Detective|