Starting with her debut in 1984 at the mere age of 7 as Alia in David Lynch’s science fiction classic, “Dune,” Alicia Witt has garnered nearly a three-decade long career as an actor and singer-songwriter.
Witt recently received rave reviews for her role as Paula in AMC’s critically acclaimed series “The Walking Dead.” Witt is currently appearing and singing on ABC’s hit drama series “Nashville” as country star Autumn Chase.
In 2014, Witt joined the cast of the Emmy® Award-winning FX series “Justified” as Wendy Crowe, the smart and sexy paralegal sister of crime lord Danny Crowe. She made a provocative addition to this critically acclaimed series.
Off screen a classically trained pianist and phenomenal singer, Witt is one of those rare talents whose passion as a singer songwriter is also gaining tremendous attention from both the industry and her fans. She recently made her debut as the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Witt released her first full-length studio album, “Revisionary History,” in May 2015. The album has garnered comparisons to Elton John, Fiona Apple and Carole King. She has opened for Ben Folds Five, Jimmy Webb, and John Fullbright to name a few. Witt has also performed live as a musical guest on CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “The Queen Latifah Show.”
Witt’s many credits include “88 Minutes” alongside Al Pacino, Warner Bros’ hit “Two Weeks Notice” opposite Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant, “Last Holiday” with Queen Latifah, “Urban Legend,” “The Upside of Anger,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “Four Rooms,” “Fun,” and “Vanilla Sky” directed by Cameron Crowe.
Witt, received the Special Jury Recognition Award for Acting at the Sundance Film Festival for “Fun,” in addition to being nominated for an independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Debut Performance. She also won Best Actress at the US Comedy Arts Festival for “Playing Mona Lisa.”
Other significant roles that fans may recognize Witt from include Showtime’s “House of Lies,” NBC’s Emmy® Award winning “Friday Night Lights,” CBS’s “The Mentalist” and NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” alongside Chris Noth. She spent 4 years on the CBS hit show “Cybill” and has appeared on the HBO series “The Sopranos,” CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” “Ally Mcbeal,” and David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks.”
On stage, Witt starred in Neil LaBute’s Tony nominated play Reasons to be Pretty at the Geffen Playhouse. She also appeared at London’s Royal Court theatre in Terry Johnson’s Piano/Forte and made her West End debut with Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things. She has also performed at Williamstown Theatre Festival and is a regular participant in the 24-Hour Plays on Broadway and the 24 Hour Musicals off-Broadway.
Witt, is a triple threat in the business and no signs of slowing down are present in either her demeanor, nor her actions and hunger for more.