Alyssa is a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama, New York University. Master of Arts, New York University.
Teacher Westchester Community College, 1986. Adjunct professor drama New York University, New York City, 1987-1993, director acting training, 1988-1990, student advisor, since 1990, director, founder, instructor film and television acting & directing workshop, since 1990. Teacher The Corner Loft, 1988, Brooklyn College, 1989.
Artistic director, founder Stonestreet Studios, New York City, since 1991.
Actress (television series) Another World, One Life to Live, As the World Turns, Ryan's Hope, The Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow, Texas, The Edge of Night, Nurse (television movie) Bill, 1981, (films) Zelig, 1982, Rain Without Thunder, 1993, (theatre) The Frozen Infirmary, The Red Chair, Juden Rift, Romeo & Juliet, Mooney's Kid Don't Cry, Comanche Cafe, Traffic, The Cherry Orchard, School for Wives, The Three Sisters, The Glass Menagerie, Table for Two?. Director (theatre) Body Fluid, Betrayal, Soaked, Liars, At Home, Lost and Found, Pisces Rising, Lovers, Family Impressions. Co-writer (films) Walls and Bridges, Going Under, Slipping in Ar Intermission.Producer, director, editor (documentary) Touching Children. Writer, director, editor, producer (short film) Elka Nutt. Director (short video film) Hard Times.
Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Actors' Equity.
Alyssa married to Gary O. Bennett on 29 April in 1992.