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Skipping School with A.P. Bio’s Allisyn Snyder

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Allisyn Snyder

Allisyn Snyder is an American actress, writer, artist, and director best known for her main role as Zora Lancaster on Sonny with a Chance and its spin-off So Random! Lately, Snyder plays fan favorite Heather Wilmore on NBC’s A.P. Bio.

In this episode, we cover a plethora of topics in an action packed 2 hour conversation including:

  • The non-traditional way Nate contacted Allisyn about setting up an interview
  • Growing up with Disney
  • How she met her husband Dylan Snyder
  • El Humidor tequila wedding
  • Her genius method audition for A.P. Bio
  • Heather’s thick glasses and how the character developed into a fan favorite
  • Tips for young actors/directors
  • Her favorite bands and shows
  • Her artwork, production company, and upcoming projects

At 4 years old, Allisyn was discovered by her manager, Lynne Marks, in a local acting class. She worked steadily throughout childhood, appearing in over 70 TV commercials and shows such as F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Judging Amy, Still Standing, Body of Proof and I Didn’t Do It.

At age 12, Allisyn became well-known for her series regular role of Zora in the hit Disney shows Sonny with a Chance and So Random! She graduated at age 15 and began studying cinematography at Glendale Community College.

In 2014, Allisyn developed a YouTube personality named Astrid Clover and has produced over 350 episodes of the web series which has a loyal following. She started producing films in 2015 alongside her now-husband, Dylan Snyder, forming Watch The Footage (WTF) Productions with producer Bob Morrison. Several WTF shorts have gained distribution through Mali Elfman’s Fun Size Horror (FSH) and can be found on Amazon as part of Fun Size Horror’s Shocktale Party series.

Currently Allisyn plays the fan-favorite mousy high school student, Heather Wilmore, on NBC/Peacock’s hilarious A.P. Bio (which just got picked up for a 4th season) starring Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, and Paula Pell. Her feature film appearances include Mr. Woodcock, King of California, and lead roles in Aimy In A Cage and Ozark Sharks. She is also a seasoned voice-over performer and is the voice of the character Stormy in the Disney Junior series Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

When she’s not in front of or behind the camera, Allisyn’s other talents and hobbies include trapeze, aerial silks, scuba, and roller derby. She is also a prolific artist, with her first gallery showing occurring when she was only 15 years old.

Everyone begin to shut your mouths, pour yourself a drink, sit back, and listen to this fresh episode with our new friend Allisyn Snyder!


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Nate is a graphic designer as well as an avid appreciator of live music, pop culture of most kinds, and cats. Devon Rexes to be exact. He lives in Fargo, ND with his pop culture-loving wife Melissa Vosen Callens and 3 Devon Rexes: Huey Lewis, Joan Jett, and Stevie Nicks. They're pretty rad. Send your questions, comments, concerns, swag, and music to [email protected]. Follow Nate on Twitter @natecallens and Instagram @fargonate. Cheers!

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