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Alison King

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Alison King (born 3 March 1973 in Leicester) is an English actress best known for her role as Lynda Block in the Sky One television series Dream Team and currently as Carla Connor in Coronation Street.

She has also made appearances in a series of well known recurring television adverts for Daz. During her break from working on Dream Team, she worked on several projects abroad including a role as an extra in the U.S . hit film Shanghai Knights working along side stars such as Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, supporting major roles such as BBC comedy-drama Help, video film Submerged and theatrical film Final Contract: Death on Delivery.

She made a guest appearance in the final episode of Mile High, playing Nigel Croker's wife and in Coupling (Series 2 - "The Man with Two Legs"). . She also appeared in Emmerdale briefly in 1993, 1994 and 1997 where her character was also called Carla. This Carla was one of Frank Tate's nannies who worked at home farm and also appeared at Frank's funeral.

She played one of the prominent roles for two independent films, Save Angel Hope and Back in Business which are due to release in cinemas late 2006. She was cast as Carla Connor on the popular serial UK drama Coronation Street and made her first appearance in this role on 1 December 2006. She has also appeared in another role in Coronation Street in 2004 when she apparently bedded her builder Jason Grimshaw Ryan Thomas.

In 2006 King got engaged to fellow actor Jim Alexander who had starred in an episode of Dream Team with her. However the pair split up in early 2007.


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