Alison Yates

Let’s Act More. Shall We?



I want to help you launch your acting career…

Whether you need new headshots, a new website, a consultation about next steps, new reel footage, a self tapE or a social media re-boot! I want to help you get going. I offer many different services at affordable prices to help you get to the next level in your career. Just send me a message To get started.


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Alison Yates has been my head shot photographer for the past several years. We have done three sessions. All I can say is after working with Alison the first time she made me feel so comfortable and relaxed that the shoot was a breeze. I’m not a fan of having my picture taken. She takes her time with you; no rushing and the thing I found with working with Alison is she just doesn’t blast away hoping she gets a good shot. We always get great shots to pick from. My agents and managers love her work. Everyone that I referred her to had nothing but praises for her work. I find her to be an incredible artist.
— Pat Asanti
I’ve shot with Alison several times and always always get headshots that my reps and I love. She has an incredible knowledge of what looks will work for your casting and has helped me get shots that are specific yet versatile. She always puts me at ease while we’re shooting so I can really relax and be myself. I’ve literally booked jobs off of my headshots alone!
— Bethany Walls
I had been in LA for 10 years and was struggling with what direction to go next. Alison’s fearless example and guidance inspired me to produce my own content which is now screening in the festival circuit! Whatever stage of your career you’re at, she has seen and done it all. She uses her personal experiences and wealth of knowledge to get you on the fast track to success, bypassing painful and often expensive steps. Alison is genuinely eager and excited to help others succeed. I only wish I had met her sooner!
— Carly-Ann Giene
Alison has helped me countless times with my career. She has edited my reel, taken head shots for me and helped me to submit to agents. She also self-tapes me at least a few times a month. She is efficient and can basically help you with all of your acting needs & materials. She’s a one stop shop for actors.
— I. Anderson



I want you to feel like you are moving forward. I will give you actionable next steps to get momentum going in your acting career. Sometimes it just takes a new headshot or a new workshop to get the ball rolling.


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About Me


I started acting when I was 5 years old and fell in love. I received my BFA from Boston University in Acting. I also studied at LAMDA and The Academia del’ Arte in Italy. I attended The Williamstown Theatre Festival for two summers as a Non Equity Member. The Old Vic New Voices Theatre in London named me as one of the 25 up and coming theatre actors a few years back. I trained with Steppenwolf West with Jeff Perry and Alex Billings. Fun fact: Steppenwolf is where I met my future husband. I am a graduate and performer at UCB, Second City and now Groundlings. I am on multiple improv teams and write and produce sketch. I own my own production company called The People Zoo. My first film that I wrote, produced and starred in got into several festivals and has multiple distribution deals. I have been on several television shows. Most recently: Jane The Virgin, Stand Up & Away with Brian Regan, Now We’re Talking, Mom, and I’m Dying Up Here. Feel free to check out my IMDB for more. I run social media accounts for several actors and have helped them to grow a following and brand awareness. I have been taking headshots of beautiful Angelenos for the last 6 years and I love it!