Patricia Allison

Patricia Allison (born 7 December 1994) is a British actress. She is best known for her role as Ola Nyman in the Netflix original comedy-drama series Sex Education.

Patricia Allison
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Allison in 2017
Born (1994-12-07) 7 December 1994 (age 25)
EducationColchester Institute, East 15 Acting School
Years active2018–present
Known forSex Education

Early lifeEdit

Allison was just 10 years old, when she got her first taste of acting in a school production of “Oliver Twist” at the Royal Opera House.[1] Patricia Allison is from London, England. After leaving school, she studied level 3 musical theatre taking a two-year vocational acting (Musical Theatre) course, 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 performing arts degree.[2]


In 2018, Allison played a minor role as Marguerite in the BBC miniseries Les Misérables before being introduced (in 2019) as Ola Nyman halfway through series 1 of the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education.[3] In 2020, she was promoted to be a main character alongside co-stars Emma Mackey, Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa and Gillian Anderson.[4]

Allison's Agent is the Eamonn Bedford Agency.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Tiny Cow Veroniuca


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Les Misérables Marguerite
2019 Moving On Charlie
2019– present Sex Education Ola Nyman Main role (13 episodes)
2020 Behind the Filter Charlotte Television film


  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. ^ "Actors: Patricia Allison". 2020.

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