Young and Restless Allison Lanier’s Professional Career and Life

Allison Lanier, a young and stunning American actress, former model, and creative producer, has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. Her portrayal of Summer Newman Abbott in the renowned TV series “Young and Restless” has earned her widespread recognition. She has also showcased her talent in different movies and TV serials, including Red Oak and Mia. This article will explain the life facts and career of this capable actress, but before we do, let’s explore some quick facts about Allison.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name: Allison Lanier
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: August 4, 1990
  • Age: 34 years old (as of 2024)
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Place of Birth: North Carolina, United States
  • Current Residence: New York City, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Father: Vishwahanathan
  • Siblings: 1 (Brother)
  • Relationship Status: Dating
  • Boyfriend: JD Samson
  • University: The City University of New York, United States
  • Profession: Actress, Creative Producer, Entrepreneur, and Model
  • Instagram: @allisonvlanier

Early Life and Education

This Young and Restless actress was born on August 4, 1990, in North California, United States. According to Wikipedia, she is 34 years old. After her birth, she was raised in Atlanta, United States, with her parents and siblings.

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Allison’s father is a businessman named Vishwahanathan, and she has not revealed her mother’s name. She was raised with one sibling, a brother. She got her early education in Atlanta, USA. After completing her secondary education in 2012, she enrolled at the City University of New York, where she earned a bachelor’s degree specializing in industrial and product design in 2016.

After graduating four years ago, she started pursuing her profession. She joined the William Esper Studio in New York, United States, to learn acting skills. Later, she enhanced her acting abilities by joining the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center.

Professional Career

Allison Lanier’s professional journey began in 2017 when she entered the film industry as a star. But her story is not just about her professional success. Beyond her professional life, she also finds joy in volunteering at local animal shelters and exploring flea markets in her free time. This touch makes her more relatable and attractive to the public and her fans.

Before her acting career, she had already made a name for herself as a beautiful model in the fashion industry, working at Wilhelmina for five years. She worked there as a model from 2010 to 2015. Allison has been a server and bartender at Shiraz Events for two years, from February 2015 to May 2017. In between Shiraz Events, she also worked as a professional actress at Global Creative for around four years and nine months.

After quitting all these jobs in New York, the young star started working as an assistant prop stylist at Macy’s in January 2019. She worked with Macy’s for one year. Later, from December 2018 to November 2020, Allison Lanier worked as a set design assistant and prop stylist for almost two years. After leaving this job, she quickly joined NEWEL in November 2020. She started working as a marketing and sales representative. She served the NEWEL for one year. She has worked as a producer for LALALAND GROUP between May 2020 and October 2021.

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As a producer, she worked for a Los Angeles-based company, Pal Productions, until May 2022. She also worked at UP & Up as a manager. After quitting this, she moved toward the acting profession and debuted in It Happened in Los Angeles. In this movie, she played Megan in 2017. She served the industry for five years as a writer. Some of her famous movies and shows are:

  • The Young and Restless as Summer Newman Abbott in 2019–2023.
  • Mia as Anna in 2019.
  • Fish Bones as Bella in 2018.
  • Red Oaks as Annabella in 2017.
  • It Happened in Los Angeles as Megan in 2017.

Personal Life

Allison Lanier is unmarried but in a relationship. She is dating Jocelyn Samson, who is famous in the industry as JD Samson. They started dating on April 22, 2017 and fell in love. Samson, her boyfriend, is an American actor and songwriter. He is also a member of the Le Tigre and Men music band. Both celebrate their birthdays on August 4, as they have the same day of birth. However, the couple is not married, and fans expect the couple would love to tie the knot soon.

Social Media Presence

Allison Lanier is also a social media personality and is actively available on her accounts. She shares her photos from home with her outside visits and uploads photos of herself when she is enjoying herself outside of home. Her fans appreciate her alluring beauty by commenting on her uploads. They showed their love for the star by connecting with her through her social media, especially Instagram; she gained almost 13K followers on her official Instagram account.

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