Joan Allen (I)


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Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Room Nancy
(2015)
Death Race Hennessey
(2008)
The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor
(1996)
Nixon Pat Nixon
(1995)

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  Lisey's Story (TV Series) (pre-production)
Amanda
- Episode #1.8 ... Amanda
- Episode #1.7 ... Amanda
- Episode #1.6 ... Amanda
- Episode #1.5 ... Amanda
- Episode #1.4 ... Amanda
 2016 The Family (TV Series)
Claire Warren
- What Took So Long (2016) ... Claire Warren
- Election Day (2016) ... Claire Warren
- Fun Ways to Tell Boyfriend You're Pregnant (2016) ... Claire Warren
- Betta Male (2016) ... Claire Warren
- Sweet Jane (2016) ... Claire Warren
 2015/I Room
Nancy
 2014 Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
Narrator (voice)
 2014 A Good Marriage
Darcy Anderson
 2014 The Killing (TV Series)
Colonel Margaret Rayne
- Eden (2014) ... Colonel Margaret Rayne
- Truth Asunder (2014) ... Colonel Margaret Rayne
- Dream Baby Dream (2014) ... Colonel Margaret Rayne
- The Good Soldier (2014) ... Colonel Margaret Rayne
- Unraveling (2014) ... Colonel Margaret Rayne
 2012 The Bourne Legacy
Pam Landy
 2012 Luck (TV Series)
Claire Lachay
- Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head (2012) ... Claire Lachay
- Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm (2012) ... Claire Lachay
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... Claire Lachay
- Ace Forces Escalante to Swap Jockeys (2012) ... Claire Lachay
- Ace Meets with a Colleague (2012) ... Claire Lachay
 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
Delphine (voice)
 2010 Good Sharma
Veronica
 2009 Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie)
Georgia O'Keeffe
 2009 Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Cate Wilson
 2008 Death Race
Hennessey
 2008 Blessed Is the Match (Documentary)
Catherine Senesh (voice)
 2007 The Bourne Ultimatum
Pam Landy
 2006 Bonneville
Carol Brimm
 2005 The Upside of Anger
Terry Ann Wolfmeyer
 2004/I Yes
She
 2004 The Bourne Supremacy
Pamela Landy
 2004 The Notebook
Anne Hamilton
 2003 Off the Map
Arlene
 2001 The Mists of Avalon (TV Mini-Series)
Morgause
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Morgause
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Morgause
 2000 The Contender
Laine Hanson
 2000 When the Sky Falls
Sinead Hamilton
 1999 All the Rage
Helen
 1998 Pleasantville
Betty
 1997 Face/Off
Eve Archer
 1997 The Ice Storm
Elena Hood
 1996 The Crucible
Elizabeth Proctor
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
Lydia
- High Crane Drifter (1996) ... Lydia (voice)
 1995 Nixon
Pat Nixon
 1995 Mad Love
Margaret Roberts
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Caroline
 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
Bonnie Waitzkin
 1993 Ethan Frome
Zeena
 1991 Without Warning: The James Brady Story (TV Movie)
Sarah Brady
 1989 In Country
Irene
 1987 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Sally Dobbs (segment "Shelter Skelter")
- Joy Ride/Shelter Skelter/Private Channel (1987) ... Sally Dobbs (segment "Shelter Skelter")
 1987 The Room Upstairs (TV Movie)
Ellie
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ann Deever
- All My Sons (1987) ... Ann Deever
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married
Maddy Nagle
 1986 Zeisters
Lala
 1986 Manhunter
Reba McClane
 1985 Evergreen (TV Mini-Series)
Iris Friedman
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Iris Friedman
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Iris Friedman
 1985 Compromising Positions
Mary Alice Mahoney
 1983 Say Goodnight, Gracie (TV Movie)
 1978 A Wedding
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(January 11 to February 15, 1987) She acted in Lanford Wilson's play, "Burn This," in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Lou Liberatore and John Malkovich in the cast. Marshall W. Mason was director. John Lee Beatty was scenic designer. Dennis Parichy was lighting designer. Laura ... See more »

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6 Interviews | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm hard to pin down. I tend to look different in films. I get recognized sometimes. But I just live my life. I get on the bus, I get on the subway, it's not a problem. I think of myself more as a character actor than that ingénue leading lady, who started out something like Michelle Pfeiffer or Jessica Lange. I'm a bit quirkier than that. See more »

Trivia:

Mother of Sadie Friedman (born 1994), with Peter Friedman. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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