Andi Matichak is an American actress. She first appeared in television series such as 666 Park Avenue, Orange Is the New Black and Blue Bloods, before making her film debut as Allyson Nelson in the horror film series Halloween and its sequels.

Early life edit

Matichak was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, but raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.[1] She attended St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Illinois.[2] During a summer while still in high school, Matichak worked as a model in Greece, where she met a talent agent who encouraged her to act.[1] After returning to Chicago, she began taking acting classes.[1] Matichak graduated from St. Francis High School one year early and forwent a full-ride soccer scholarship to attend the University of South Florida, instead moving to New York City to pursue modeling and acting.[1][2]

Career edit

Matichak has made guest appearances in numerous television series, such as 666 Park Avenue, Orange Is the New Black, Underground, and Blue Bloods.[citation needed] In 2015, she made her feature film debut in an uncredited role in the Victoria Justice-starring film Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List.[citation needed]

Matichak starred in the horror sequel film Halloween (2018). She plays the role of Allyson Nelson, the daughter of Judy Greer's character Karen Nelson, and the granddaughter of Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode,[3] whose character also starred in the 1978 original film.[4][5] She also appears in its two sequels.[6][7]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Note
2015 Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Montana Uncredited[citation needed]
2016 Miles Wendy Brazda
2016 Evol Samantha
2018 Bathroom Talk Lex Short film; also writer and producer[citation needed]
2018 Halloween Allyson Nelson
2019 Assimilate Kayla Shepard
2021 Foxhole Gale
2021 Son Laura
2021 Halloween Kills Allyson Nelson
2022 Halloween Ends Allyson Nelson

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 666 Park Avenue Shannon Episodes: "Sins of the Fathers", "The Elysian Fields"
2014 Making It: The Series Maggie 4 episodes; also producer[citation needed]
2015 Orange Is the New Black Meadow Episode: "Finger in the Dyke"
2016 Underground Miss Jubilee Episode: "Troubled Water"
2017 Blue Bloods Caroline Episode: "The One That Got Away"
2017 The Boonies Holly Unknown episodes[citation needed]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Sneider, Jeff (October 18, 2018). "Up-and-Comer of the Month: 'Halloween' Star Andi Matichak". Collider. Archived from the original on October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Schwab, Jay (June 1, 2012). "Spartans march on minus model teammate". Kane County Chronicle. Archived from the original on October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Verhoeven, Beatrice (October 18, 2018). "Andi Matichak on 'Halloween' Co-Star Jamie Lee Curtis: 'She Really Took Me Under Her Wing'". San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco, California. Archived from the original on October 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Squires, Jon (February 15, 2018). "Andi Matichak Reveals First Look at Laurie Strode's Granddaughter". Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on October 20, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Caulfield, A.J. (February 15, 2018). "Andi Matichak cast in Halloween reboot". Looper.
  6. ^ Davids, Brian (October 15, 2021). "'Halloween Kills' Stars Judy Greer and Andi Matichak on the Ending: "It's a Bummer"". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  7. ^ "Halloween Ends star Andi Matichak confirms Karen's fate". Digital Spy. February 12, 2022. Retrieved February 20, 2022.

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