Born in Essen in 1971, Oliver Mallison studied drama at Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. After graduating in 1998 his first professional jobs were at the Maxim-Gorki Theatre and the Schaubühne at Lehniner Platz in Berlin. His first long-term position came from 1998-2000 at the Deutschen Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. From 2000-2003 he was a member of the ensemble at the Zurich Schauspielhaus, where he worked with the likes of Stefan Bachmann, Frank Castorf, Andreas Kriegenburg, Christoph Marthaler, Christof Nel and Stefan Pucher. In 2000 he was awarded Theater heute magazine’s prestigious ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award. In 2003 he moved to the Munich Kammerspiele ensemble, where he collaborated with the likes of Stefan Pucher, Andreas Kriegenburg, Alvis Hermanis and Luk Perceval until 2015.
Oliver Mallison joined Thalia as a member of ensemble for the 2015/16 season.