If you’re an ardent follower of the famous TV series Big Bang Theory, then this face wouldn’t be new. Alessandra Torresani is an American actress famous for her role as Claire in the TV series, The Big Bang theory. She also starred as Zoe Graystone in the Sci-Fi TV series, Caprica. Torresani served as a judge in the 2011 season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her over twenty years in acting has seen her appear in no less than thirty films and TV shows. Asides that, she holds a black belt in taekwondo.
Alessandra Torresani’s Bio
Alessandra Torresani was born Alessandra Olivia Toreson in Palo Alto, California, on May 29, 1987, to parents, James Sylvester Toreson and Marcia Glow. Born into an affluent family, her father, Sylvester, runs a number of multimillion-dollar tech start-ups at Freedom Motors Inc. Moreover, he is CEO of Toreson Industries, Inc; a company he founded in 1983. Her mother, Marcia, on the other hand, works as a company chief executive in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage company.
Growing up, Torreson was a pretty precocious kid who had an aptitude for the arts. She began studying dancing and singing from an early age of two. When she clocked nine, she made her first TV appearance hosting the Warner Bros kid’s Club for San Francisco-based KBWB Channel 20. She also co-starred as Mary Beth Rice in Going to the Mat; a Disney Channel Original Movie.
Movies and TV Shows
In 1997, Torresani appeared on one episode of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series KaBlam. The following two years saw her appear in episodes of the medical drama series ER (1998) and the NBC situation comedy Working (1999).
In 2000 she featured in the comedy TV series; Popular which aired on The Warner Bros TV Network and Even Stevens which aired on Disney Channel. She later appeared in Malcolm in the Middle which ran from 2001 to 2003. The following year, Torresani appeared on the legal drama TV show JAG and two situation comedies Arrested Development (2004) and Grounded for Life (2004). She also made appearances in the sitcoms Love, Inc. (2005) and The War at Home (2005).
All the while, she went by the name, Toreson, it wasn’t until 2007 before she had her name switched to Torresani. The young actress hasn’t spoken about her reasons for the switch on any public media outlet. Regardless, the name change never slowed down her career one bit. That same year, she starred as a Teenage Girl, Elf, in the popular crime drama series Bones.
The following year, she appeared in the sci-fi series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; which was aired on Fox television. Every actress can vividly attribute their big break to a particular project and its year of release and for Torresani, it was 2009. That year, asides starring in one episode of the widely-watched crime drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, she was also cast as a regular on the sci-fi drama series Caprica. Although the series lasted only a season, Torresani’s incredible performance had won her enough visibility in the US TV space.
Flowing with the currents of her new celebrity status, Torresani became a guest judge on the 2011 season of the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race. More so, she made a guest appearance on the sci-fi series Warehouse 13 and also on the horror TV series American Horror Story. But that wasn’t all of it, Torresani struck gold once more when she was announced as a principal member of the cast on the comedy web series Husbands; which ran for 3 seasons between 2011 and 2013.
At the end of the season, she featured on one episode of the family drama series, The Fosters (2014). That same year, Torresani featured on one episode of the comedy series Workaholics. She then went on to appear on the fantasy drama series Lucifer (2016); albeit one episode. In 2017, she landed one of her most outstanding roles yet, as a scriptwriter, Claire, in seasons nine and ten of the widely watched TV series, The Big Bang Theory.
As of this writing, Alessandra Torresani is not married neither is she in any publicly known relationship. But a little bit of her affluent background is worth considering. She was raised in an upper-middle-class American family. As an only child, its only fitting that Torresani received all the love befitting an only girl. Her working-class parents are business executives who manage quite an interesting portfolio. As earlier revealed, her father, James Toreson, runs a number of multimillion-dollar tech start-ups at Freedom Motors Inc. and is the founder and CEO of Toreson Industries, Inc. While her mother, Marcia Glow is a company chief executive in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage company.