DALLAS, TX – August 18, 2014 – Emmy nominee and Critics’ Choice Award winner, Allison Tolman, will be one of this year’s Women in Film Dallas (WIFD) honorees at the WIFD Topaz Awards in Dallas on November 22, 2014.
Kerri Navarro, WIFD Topaz Chair, said, “We are delighted to make this announcement. Allison was selected because of her diligence to craft and career. WIFD Topaz Awards celebrates achievement, dedication, and trailblazing. Allison is the embodiment of that and more.”
Tolman, a native of Sugarland, Texas, is a 2014 Emmy nominee and Critics’ Choice Award winner for her work as Deputy Molly Solverson on the FX series, “Fargo.” After graduating from Baylor University, she moved to Dallas, Texas where she co-founded Second Thought Theatre. In 2009, she was accepted into Chicago’s Second City’s Conservatory Training Program. Before her work on “Fargo,” Tolman wrote and performed sketch comedy and satire with several groups in the Chicago area.
Women in Film Dallas, celebrating its 30th anniversary, established the award ceremony in 1987 to honor distinguished Texas women and men who, through their own vision, have made outstanding contributions to the film and television industry. Previous honorees are a veritable who’s who of Texans in the entertainment industry, including Linda Gray, Phylicia Rashad, Cyd Charisse, Larry Hagman, Ginger Rogers, Dale Evans, Linda Ellerbee, Debbie Allen, Peri Gilpin, and Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden.
Women in Film Dallas is a non-profit professional organization of women and men committed to empowering, promoting, and mentoring women working in film, television, and screen-based media by providing networking and educational opportunities. The Topaz Awards benefits the WIFD scholastic fund.
To learn more about Women in Film Dallas and the 2014 Topaz Awards, visit our website, www.wifdallas.org and Facebook page Women in Film Dallas.
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