Alisen Down was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. After graduating high school, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California and from there went to England to study with the British American Academy in Oxford.
Returning to Vancouver she began pursuing her craft professionally and since has had roles on such Television series as “Cold Squad” for which she won both a Leo and a Gemini award, “The Dead Zone”, “Stargate SG-1”, and “Smallville”, as well as a two year run on “Mysterious Ways” as “Miranda” for NBC and PAX and a two season run on “Da Vinci’s Inquest” as “Maria Donato” for CBC, and most recently as Battlestar Galactica’s Jean Barolay.
Her selected theater credits include “Hurley Burley” at the Waterfront Theatre in Vancouver and “Brutality of Fact” and “Rumours”, both in Los Angeles. She currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.