Alessandra Torresani is an American actress who is known for her role in the show ‘The Big Bang Theory’. She developed an interest in the performing arts at an early age and began her career at just the age of nine. Her first assignment was to host the children’s show ‘Kids’ WB Club’. She eventually began acting and took up guest roles in shows, such as ‘ER’, a medical drama series, and the sitcom, ‘Working’. Later, she appeared in TV movies like ‘Newton’ and ‘Going to the Mat’. Her first important role in a TV show was in ‘Caprica’, a sci-fi drama, which aired from January to November 2010. More recently, she appeared in the popular sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’, where she portrayed a character named Claire, a bartender and an aspiring screenwriter. Her performance was much appreciated. She has also appeared in a few movies such as ‘Car Dogs’ where she played a main role. She played a supporting role in the dance comedy film ‘Step Sisters’.
Alessandra Torresani began her acting career by hosting a kids’ TV show in the mid-1990s. In the ensuing years, she appeared in TV shows, such as ‘Working’, ‘ER’ and ‘Popular’. Her first television movie was ‘My Last Love’ in 1999, after which she appeared in ‘Newton’ (2003) and ‘Going to the Mat’ (2004). She also appeared in feature films, such as ‘Lost and Found’ (1999) and ‘Baby Bedlam’ (2000).
Her first important TV role was in the sci-fi drama series ‘Caprica’ in 2010. The show revolved around the creation of a form of androids that eventually turn against their human masters. The series was initially met with positive reviews and earned several awards and nominations. However, the show was cancelled after just one season due to low ratings.
From 2011 to 2013, she played one of the main roles in the web series ‘Husbands’, which streamed on YouTube. The show earned critical acclaim and also won several awards and nominations. It aired for three seasons.
Torresani played the lead role in the 2012 horror film ‘Playback’. Directed by Michael A Nickles, it also starred other actors such as Ambyr Childers, Johnny Pacar, Jonathan Keltz, and Toby Hemingway. The film was a commercial disaster. The next year, she played a supporting role in the psychological thriller ‘The Moment’. Directed by Jane Weinstock, the film starred Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Martin Henderson and Alia Shawkat. The film received mostly unfavorable reviews.
In 2016, she appeared in the film ‘Car Dogs’ in a main role. The same year, she also started playing a supporting role in the popular sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’. She played the role of a lady named Claire, who is working as a bartender. She has grand plans to work on a movie script. She eventually starts dating Raj, one of the main characters. In 2018, she appeared in the dance comedy film ‘Step Sisters’. It was directed by Charles Stone III.
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Family & Personal Life
Alessandra Olivia Toreson was born on 29th May 1987 in Palo Alto, California, US. Her parents are James Sylvester Toreson and Marcia Glow. She started dancing and singing at the age of two. At the age of nine, she began hosting a children’s TV show.
She is currently believed to be single. Previously, she was rumored to be dating Rob Kardashian. Besides being an actress, she is also a martial artist and holds a black belt in taekwondo.