Influencers: Casting Director Allison Jones Discovers Unlikely Stars

Published on Dec 03, 2019

Influencers: Casting Director Allison Jones Discovers Unlikely Stars

Few casting directors have inspired as many mythic stories as Allison Jones, tall tales about the stars she plucked from obscurity, real teenagers suddenly turned into real actors, entire ensembles spliced together by seeming alchemy. With Jones, however, those starry-eyed stories are something else entirely: all true.

You know Jones’ work even if you don’t know her name, from basically building the Judd Apatow crew from scratch to assembling the cast of the still-beloved U.S. version of “The Office.” Mostly, she knows how to find funny people, but few people understand how irrevocably linked humor and heart are quite like Jones.

Jones’ talents with younger generations have always been her signature, and for projects in need of fresh faces, there’s no one better. In recent years, she’s cast everything from “Eighth Grade” to “Booksmart,” “Lady Bird” to “Mid90s.” Need some interesting adults? Jones is still your gal: this year alone,

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Author: Kate Erbland