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Alisen Down

Alisen Elizabeth Jean Down (born January 3, 1976) is a Canadian film and television actress. She was born in Langley, British Columbia.


Down showed an interest for acting early, and during her younger years she used to write and produce her own plays. After she graduated from H. D. Stafford Secondary School, Down studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California, and then the British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford. Down's most famous appearance is most likely in the TV series Mysterious Ways, where she played the role of Miranda, a physics graduate student who, together with Professor Declan Dunn (often the enthusiast behind the investigations) and psychiatrist Dr. Peggy Fowler (the other skeptic besides Miranda), tries to solve a range of mysterious or paranormal events.

During her free time Down enjoys watching films or spending time with her friends at a coffee house. She currently lives in Vancouver.


  • Alisen has two tattoos: a rose on her ankle and a drama/comedy sign on the small of her back.
  • She often plays either damaged women or scientists.
  • Has the distinction of playing a prostitute twice, on two separate projects, released in the same year: Priscilla on "The L-Word" and Crystal in "The Life."
  • Her scenes in the "SG-1" episode "Zero Hour" were cut, presumably for time restraints.


In addition to the above, Down has also made some guest appearances on TV, on the shows Da Vinci's Inquest (where she was a regular guest as Dr. Maria Donato), Stargate SG-1, Smallville appearing in flashbacks as Lillian Luthor, Lex Luthor's mother, The Dead Zone and Cold Squad. She also had a smaller guest role in an episode of The L Word , The Collector. She has also appeared in a (12 Minute) Short Live Action film entitled 'The Little Things' with Ioan Gruffudd

External links

Alisen Down on Northern Stars - Canadians in the Movies

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