A dual citizen of the USA and Iceland, Alyssa grew up near Chicago and calls that city home. She studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in NYC and at Columbia College Chicago, and has been working in theatre, film, and commercials there ever since. She made her TV debut in fall of 2019 as a talk show producer on Fox's prime time hit, Empire, and followed it up with a top-of-show guest star on the 100th episode of Dick Wolf franchise staple, Chicago Med. She continues to work in TV and performs as often as possible with The Back Room Shakespeare Project, reads poetry and solo pieces at salons around town, and enjoys cooking vegan food, reading gothic novels, and hanging out with her dog and two cats.