Alison King
Alison King
was born on 3rd March 1973 and was a dental nurse before taking up acting. She first appeared in Coronation Street on 22nd March 2004 as Mrs Fanshaw, a woman who seduced Jason Grimshaw when he and Charlie Stubbs installed a radiator in her house.

She returned two years later in the regular role of Carla Connor on 1st December 2006 and was immediately involved in the major storylines involving the newly introduced Connor family.

Immediately prior to Coronation Street she appeared in Dream Team (when she dated her co-star Jim Alexander), Cold Feet and Holby City and was once the girlfriend of Philip Middlemiss (Des Barnes who encouraged her to take up acting).

Born in Leicester, most of acting training was achieved at the North Cheshire Community Theatre and her television debut was in Brookside. On 6th February 2009 Alison went on maternity leave but returned intermittently later in the year and is now back in harness full-time.

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