Speaker Allana Harkin
Speaker Allana Harkin

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Allana Harkin

Writer, Director, Producer

Allana Harkin is an Emmy Award winning director, writer and on air talent who is most well known for her work as an Executive Producer on TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. During her 6 years on the show, Allana starred with and directed stars like Sigourney Weaver, Allison Janney, Mark Hamill, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Smits, Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Matthew Broderick, Steve Buscemi and many more.

She started her comedy career as a performer and founding member of the acclaimed Canadian Comedy Nominated Toronto sketch troupe The Atomic Fireballs. She then went on to star in numerous television shows and movies (some that she also wrote) for TBS, TNT, PBS, Nick Jr, CBC and CTV. She has also performed on many of Canada's best stages including playing Rosalind in The Canadian Stage Company production of As You Like It and in The Centaur production of Proof. Allana's play "Real Estate" has had upwards of 30 productions across North America and as far as New Zealand.

Most recently, Allana directed several episodes of the BBC series THE POPULARITY PAPERS (based on the books) and wrote and directed the short film THE GODMOTHER, starring Lauren Ash. 

Featured in: KEYNOTE - Let’s Get Silly: Samantha Bee x Allana Harkin

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