Patricia Allison

Patricia Allison (born 7 December 1994) is an English actress. Following a string of guest appearances on television, she landed her first major role as Ola Nyman on the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education (2019–present).

Patricia Allison
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Allison in 2017
Born (1994-12-07) 7 December 1994 (age 26)
London, England
Years active2018–present
TelevisionSex Education

Early lifeEdit

At the age of ten, she appeared in a production of Oliver Twist at the Royal Opera House.[1] After leaving school, she studied musical theatre for two years at the Colchester Institute,[2] followed by a four-year course at the East 15 Acting School in Loughton, Essex where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting.[2]


In 2018, Allison played a minor role as Marguerite in the BBC miniseries Les Misérables, before being introduced as Ola Nyman in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education in 2019.[3] In 2020, her role was promoted to a main character.[4][5][6]



Year Title Role
2021 Tiny Cow Ronnie
2021 Superworm Butterfly (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Les Misérables Marguerite Episode 1.2
2019 Moving On Charlie Episode: "A Walk in my Shoes"
2019 Thanks for the Memories Claudia Episode 1.2
2020 Unprecedented Ellie In House Party by April De Angelis
2020 Behind the Filter Charlotte Pilot[7]
2019–present Sex Education Ola Nyman Main role, 14 episodes


  1. ^ "Interview with Patricia Allison". 2019.
  2. ^ a b "See former Essex student in this Netflix hit -Patricia Allison". 2019.
  3. ^ ""Sex Education" Star Patricia Allison on Ola's New Relationships and Her Favorite Suit". 22 January 2020.
  4. ^ "'Sex Education' cast on season two: "I'd like people to watch the show and realise that they can come out fighting". 2020.
  5. ^ "Patricia Allison talks Season 2 of Netflix's SEX EDUCATION". 8 January 2020.
  6. ^ ""Sex Education" Star Patricia Allison On Ola's New Relationships And Pansexual Visibility". 23 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Review: Behind The Filter, BBC Three". 30 June 2020.

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