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Joan Allen Biography and Profile

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Joan Allen Profile

Famous as: Actress
Birth Name: Joan Allen
Birth Date: August 20, 1956
Birth place: Rochelle, Illinois, United States
Height: 1.78 m
Nationalty: American
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Education: Northern Illinois University
Father: James Jefferson Allen
Mother: Dorothea Marie
Spouse: Peter Friedman (m. 1990–2002)

Joan Allen Biography

Joan Allen is an American actress. She was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, United States to Dorothea Marie and James Jefferson Allen. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was a gas station owner. She has one brother, David and two sisters, Mary and Lynn. She studied at the Rochelle Township High School and later she attended the Eastern Illinois University and she also attended the Northern Illinois University. She started her professional acting career in 1983 when she made her acting debut in the TV film Say Goodnight, Gracie. She is a Tony Award winner, and a three-time Academy Award nominee. She rose to fame for her performance in the film Burn This for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She married actor Peter Friedman in 1990 and they were divorced in 2002. The couple had a daughter Sadie together.

Joan Allen Filmography

Year Title Role
1983 Say Goodnight, Gracie
1985 Compromising Positions Mary Alice Mahoney
1985 Evergreen Iris Friedman
1986 Manhunter Reba McClane
1986 Zeisters Lala
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Maddy Nagle
1987 All My Sons Ann Deever
1987 The Room Upstairs Ellie
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Vera Tucker
1989 In Country Irene
1991 Without Warning: The James Brady Story Sarah Brady
1993 Ethan Frome Zeena Frome
1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer Bonnie Waitzkin
1993 Josh and S.A.M. Caroline Whitney
1995 Mad Love Margaret Roberts
1995 Nixon Pat Nixon
1996 The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor
1997 The Ice Storm Elena Hood
1997 Face/Off Dr. Eve Archer
1998 Pleasantville Betty Parker
1999 All The Rage Helen
2000 When the Sky Falls Sinead Hamilton
2000 The Contender Senator Laine Billings Hanson
2001 The Mists of Avalon Morgause
2003 Off the Map Arlene
2004 The Notebook Ann Hamilton
2004 The Bourne Supremacy CIA Dep. Dir. Pamela Landy
2004 Yes She
2005 The Upside of Anger Terry Ann Wolfmeyer
2006 Bonneville Carol
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum CIA Dep. Dir. Pamela Landy
2008 Death Race Prison Warden Hennessey
2009 Hachi: A Dog’s Tale Kate Wilson
2009 Georgia O’Keeffe Georgia O’Keeffe
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Delphine (voice)
2012 Luck Claire Lachay
2012 The Bourne Legacy CIA Dep. Dir. Pamela Landy

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