Allison Joy Courtenay: Countess of Devon – 100 Most Influential Women 2018

Allison Joy Courtenay: Countess of Devon – 100 Most Influential Women 2018

Biggest professional achievement to date

AJ has appeared in numerous revision shows including The Wonder Years and Drexell’s Class. She also appeared in the sitcoms It’s Like, You Know… and Three Sisters, as well as the drama series Eyes. Her film appearances include John Carpenter‘s Escape From L.A. and Wes Craven‘s horror film The People Under the Stairs.

She is best known for her role as Rayanne Graff on My So-Called Life.

A life changing moment on meeting her husband

“We met in a bar in Vegas. He didn’t know I was an actress. I didn’t know he had a castle”

On life as a Countess

“The whole title thing…I am no expert. It means more to some people and less to others. It definitely makes for interesting conversation, and an interesting story. We respect the history that gave rise to them, but in our reality we’re just a normal family”

Heartfelt Belief

“I know what love feels like….. I need to do things that feed my soul, like being with people I love, or playing my guitar, or listening to music.”


Allison Joy Courtenay: Countess of Devon *

* AJ Courtenay was not available to contribute to her profile, information sourced from The Telegraph, IMDb and the website

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100 Most Influential Women 2018

Grow Exeter Magazine launched the ‘100 Most Influential Women 2018’ in Exeter and the region in December 2017 and we received around 500 nominations for influential women from all walks of life; our panel was spoilt for choice and hard-pressed to select only 100 from the talented nominees that they viewed.  The Launch of the ‘100 Most Influential Women’ awards in 2018 has perhaps even more value than in any other year as it was just 100 years ago that the first woman was granted the right to vote in the UK.

Women have truly shown that they can shine in any environment, whether that be in the boardroom, teaching our children, climbing mountains, navigating uncharted waters, they can do anything that they set their mind to and we can’t wait to celebrate our own talented 100.

Honouring women in our March edition of Grow Exeter falls in line with International Women’s Day on the 8th March and the 100 finalists will also be featured in this special edition. To see the 100 finalists individually featured, please grab a copy of our March edition by pre-ordering through the link below. We will be publishing each woman online throughout March so watch our Facebook page or the website for their stories.

A huge congratulations to everyone nominated and to the finalists, you are all amazing!


March Edition ‘Women in Business’ – AVAILABLE NOW!





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