Ali Astin Biography
Ali Astin (Alexandra Louise Astin) is an American actor and musician best known as the son of the movie actor Sean Austin and also known for the movies The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017) and Ribbit (2014).
Ali Astin Age
She was born on November 27, 1996, in California, U.S.
Ali Astin Family
She is the daughter of Christine Astin and Sean Astin. His father is a writer and an Academy Award-nominated actor/director while her mother is a well-known producer. She has two younger sisters called Elizabeth Louise Astin born in 2002 and Isabella Louise Astin who was born in 2005. She has a don named Byron, a 12-year-old Siberian husky. She comes from a family of actors and this shaped her career into acting.
She attended from Oaks Christian High School and graduated with honors as a captain in both Varsity Cheer and Mock Trial.
She loves spies so her dad wrote a Spy movie with her as the lead character. Together with his father, Sean, they toured on his promotional book tour for “There And Back Again – An Actor’s Tale”.
She was a Girl Scout ever since she was 5 years old she has so far earned her Silver Award and completed her Gold Award project in mid-2015. In her early teens, she spearheaded a campaign to promote child literacy throughout schools in Los Angeles. She even designed and painted a mural that involved over 150 volunteers at the Guadalupe Center in Canoga Park, California.
In 2014, she served as Queen Shenandoah LXXXVII at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia and she was crowned by her grandfather, John Astin, and her parents.
Ali Astin Harvard
She enrolled at Harvard to study English and Drama.
Ali Astin Sean Astin
Sean Astin is an American actor and writer as well as her father.
Ali Astin Husband
She is not married
Ali Astin Movies
- 2017: Bad Kids of Crestview Academy
- 2014: Ribbit
- 2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Ali Astin Lord Of The Rings
She stars as Elanor Gamgee
Ali Astin Music | Songs
- Skippin Tracks
- Cloud 9
- Young at Heart
- Stray Love
- Maybe, Maybe Not
- More Than Friends
- If You Like It
Ali Astin Tattoo | Images
Ali Astin Interview
Interview: Actress Ali Astin for BAD KIDS OF CRESTVIEW ACADEMY
Adapted From: nightmarishconjurings.com
Shannon McGrew: Hi Ali! Thanks so much for speaking with me today! To start things off, for those not familiar with your latest role as Ethel in BAD KIDS OF CRESTVIEW ACADEMY, can you tell us a little bit about her?
Ali Astin: Ethel is a bit of a mystery. She is a mascot, she enjoys going to parties, she’s kind of crazy sometimes, and she doesn’t have anything against plotting things very secretly from time to time. For me, her character evolved from a cheerleader to a mascot, to a party girl, to then somewhat of an evil mastermind.
SM: I’m assuming that all these traits are what interested you in the role. Would that be correct?
AA: Yeah, pretty much. I mean, there’s something wonderful about being able to join a group of actors my age that is all getting excited about being brutally murdered and then being able to talk to them and realize that I have an evil side within that and that’s just fun to dig into.
SM: To prepare for this role, did you read the graphic novels that the movie is based on? Was there anything that inspired you to get into the headspace of Ethel?
AA: Ethel is pretty unique because I don’t believe she was in the original graphic novels, at least not in this way. I think she may be the only character that has that. That’s not to say I didn’t read the graphic novels and super enjoy all the drawings because they are amazing. I also watched the first movie, BAD KIDS GO TO HELL, which scared the crap out of me. There’s a lot to do to get into Ethel’s headspace, but mostly she just relies on having a good time. So to prepare, I went to a party or two, I meditated for a while, and then showed up to work and hit my mark and place.
SM: Were there any challenges you faced during the filming of BAD KIDS AT CRESTVIEW ACADEMY?
AA: Oh yeah, absolutely. It was the first time I had ever done a night shoot. I was 17 at the time and should have been completely fine staying up past my bedtime (laughs). You walk onto the set at 2 am and they say “good morning, welcome to work” and you are like “hold on, hold on. This I not time for breakfast” and then they serve you breakfast and you go in and work. The scene that I was doing was a big party scene, so they had people partying on the top of this roof for fun from 10 pm to 6 am. Sixty random people just having a really good time, so it was a weird adjustment for me, but it was so much fun. I also ended up having music put in the film from the album I’m releasing this year, so finding a way to work through getting music to fit with a particular movie is really difficult. Then all of a sudden, I had this one song pop up that fit exactly with what [director] Ben Browder wanted for the music for this piece. I was like “WHAT!” that was an artistic challenge that had a very happy, surprising ending.