Birth Date: February 26, 1965
Birth Place: London, England, UK
Height: 5' 6"
Alison Armitage Biography
Alison Armitage was born February 26, 1965, in London, England, but was raised in Hong Kong after her family -- consisting of her 2 brothers and her father (her parents are divorced) -- relocated there when she was 6 years old. Growing up in Hong Kong and living there for 20 years exposed Alison to various cultures and languages, giving her a desire to travel. After extensive traveling, the computer science graduate decided to move to the United States as she was inspired by the '70s television series Charlie's Angels.
Although she has been an avid swimmer since age 4 and even qualified for Hong Kong's Olympic team, Alison delved into the modeling world once in the US. Her first modeling stint was with a Denver modeling agency, and if you didn't see her in those photographs, you were sure to have caught her in Hugh Hefner's infamous magazine. Alison was Playboy's Playmate of the Month in October 1990, and if you're confused because you didn't see her name in the publication, that's because Alison went by the name of Brittany York.
In 1992, she made her first film appearance in Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories credited as Brittany, as well as Wet & Wild IV, Secret Games as a nun, and Miracle Beach, all in the same year. Alison also did her share of television show appearances; she appeared in Thunder in Paradise and One West Waikiki in 1994, and portrayed Cheryl, the dental hygienist in Seinfeld's "The Jimmy" episode -- by this point, she was credited as Alison Armitage. In 1997, Alison was cast in an episode of Silk Stalkings, and appeared in The New Adventures of Robin Hood in 1998, L.A. Heat in 1999, and Black Scorpion.
Alison got a break when she was cast as Cat in the short-lived TV series Acapulco H.E.A.T. (it returned to television after its 1993 season), which is where many of her fans remember her from. She made an appearance in 1996's Jerry Maguire, as one of Jerry's former girlfriends, a role Lucy Liu shared, and had a larger role in 1999's Frankie Goes to Hollywood, a short documentary also featuring Liv Tyler and Steve Buschemi.
Alison recently did a pilot for a show called Wrestle Rock, combining wrestling with music videos, for which she's the co-host.
Alison Armitage Filmography
Driven (2001) (uncredited) .... Girlfriend
... aka À toute vitesse (Canada: French title)
"Acapulco H.E.A.T." (1998) TV Series .... Cat (Catherine Avery Pascal)
Jerry Maguire (1996) .... Former Girlfriend
"Acapulco H.E.A.T." (1993) TV Series .... Cat (Catherine Avery Pascal)
Secret Games (1992) .... Nun
Miracle Beach (1992) (as Brittany York) .... Girl in Bed
Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories (1991) (TV) (uncredited) .... Britany
... aka I Posed for Playboy (USA: video title)