The Case of the Disappearing Actress: Alison Lohman, Everyone's Favorite 30-Year-Old Teenager

It happens sometimes, more often with actresses, that someone who we love seeing onscreen just one day disappears: Poof! They’ve made like Bridget Fonda and vanished. It often doesn’t occur to us that he or she left the industry until we’re reminiscing about an old movie like Drag Me to Hell, as we were on last night’s Station Agents, and we think: Oh sh*t. What happened to Alison Lohman? She hasn’t made anything memorable in a while…

checks IMDB …

Actually, Alison Lohman hasn’t made anything since Drag Me to Hell and Gamer in 2009. She’s been gone for five years! Her last apparent public appearance was two years ago, at the premiere for Dark Shadows with her husband.

She still looks great. And at 35 (33 in the picture), she still looks every bit of 18 as she always did. So, what the hell happened to Lohman?

The answer is: I don’t know. Wikipedia suggests that she might have decided to quit to devote her time to raising her children, after she gave birth to her first child in 2010 (although, it wasn’t even announced publicly until 2011), and that makes sense. She’s actually married to Mark Neveldine (pictured, above), the co-writer/director behind Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Jonah Hex. She does have a Twitter account, but it hasn’t been updated since 2009. Her fanpage on Facebook was last updated two months ago with this message: “Do you want to see Alison in new movie?”

Uh, yes. Yes, I do.

But until she resurfaces at the age of 40, looking 25, we’ll have to settle with rewatching Drag Me to Hell and her fantastic performance in Matchstick Men. And wherever you are, Ms. Lohman, just know that we’re thinking fondly of you. Please come back, because there are plenty of roles that Amy Adams and Ellen Page can’t fill all by themselves.


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