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Occupation  Actress
Height  1.78 m
Role  Actress

Name  Joan Allen
Years active  1977–present
Children  Sadie Friedman
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Born  August 20, 1956 (age 67) (1956-08-20) Rochelle, Illinois, U.S.
Spouse  Peter Friedman (m. 1990–2002)
Parents  James Jefferson Allen, Dorothea Marie Wirth
Movies  The Bourne Legacy, Death Race, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Similar People  Peter Friedman, Julia Stiles, Natalie Martinez, Richard Gere, Sarah Roemer

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Joan Allen (born August 20, 1956) is an American actress who has worked in theatre, film, and television. She won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Burn This. She is also a three-time Academy Award nominee; receiving Best Supporting Actress nominations for Nixon (1995) and The Crucible (1996), and a Best Actress nomination for The Contender (2000).

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Allen began her acting career in 1977 with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Her New York stage credits include And a Nightingale Sang (1984) and The Heidi Chronicles (1988). Her other film roles include Manhunter (1986), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986),Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), The Ice Storm (1997), Face/Off (1997), Pleasantville (1998), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Upside of Anger (2005), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Death Race (2008), The Bourne Legacy (2012), and Room (2015). She starred in the ABC drama The Family (2016).

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Early life and education

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Allen, the youngest of four children, was born in Rochelle, Illinois, the daughter of Dorothea Marie (née Wirth), a homemaker, and James Jefferson Allen, a gas station owner. She has an older brother, David, and two older sisters, Mary and Lynn. Allen attended Rochelle Township High School, and was voted most likely to succeed. She first attended Eastern Illinois University, performing in a few plays with John Malkovich, who was also a student, and then Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with a BFA in Theater.

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Allen began her performing career as a stage actress and on television before making her film debut in the movie, Compromising Positions (1985). She became a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 1977 when John Malkovich asked her to join. She's been a member ever since. In 1984, she won a Clarence Derwent Award for her portrayal of Hellen Stott in And a Nightingale Sang.

Career

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In 1989, Allen won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut performance in Burn This. She also starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles.

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She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Pat Nixon in Nixon (1995) and as Elizabeth Proctor, a woman accused of witchcraft, in The Crucible (1996). She was also nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Contender (2000), in which she played a politician who becomes the object of scandal.

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She had starring roles in the drama The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee, and the action thriller Face/Off, directed by John Woo, both released in 1997, as well as in the comedy Pleasantville (1998).

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In 2001, Allen starred in the mini-series The Mists of Avalon on TNT and earned an Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the role. In 2005, she received many positive notices for her leading role in the comedy/drama The Upside of Anger, in which she played an alcoholic housewife.

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She played CIA Department Director Pamela Landy in The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Legacy. Allen appeared in Death Race, playing a prison warden.

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In 2009, Allen starred as Georgia O'Keeffe in Lifetime Television's 2009 biopic chronicling the artist's life. Allen returned to Broadway in March 2009, when she played the role of Katherine Keenan in Michael Jacobs' play Impressionism opposite Jeremy Irons at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Allen voiced the character Delphine in Bethesda Softworks' 2011 video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. She also lent her voice talents in the Thomas Nelson audio Bible production known as The Word of Promise. In this dramatized audio, Allen played the character of Deborah. The project also featured a large ensemble of well known Hollywood actors including Jim Caviezel, Lou Gossett Jr., John Rhys-Davies, Jon Voight, Gary Sinise, Christopher McDonald, Marissa Tomei and John Schneider.

In 2015, Allen signed for the leading role in the ABC drama series, The Family, playing the role of villainous and manipulative mayor and matriarch of her family.

Personal life

In 1990 Allen married actor Peter Friedman. They divorced in 2002 but live close to each other to share time with their daughter, Sadie, born in 1994.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

  • Burn This
  • The Heidi Chronicles
  • Three Sisters
  • Waiting For The Parade
  • Love Letters
  • The Marriage of Bette and Boo
  • (And a Nightingale Sang...)
  • The Wheel [12]
  • Filmography

    Actress
    -
    Zero Day (TV Mini Series) (filming) as
    Sheila Mullen
    - Episode #1.6 - Sheila Mullen
    - Episode #1.5 - Sheila Mullen
    - Episode #1.4 - Sheila Mullen
    - Episode #1.3 - Sheila Mullen
    - Episode #1.2 - Sheila Mullen
    - Episode #1.1 - Sheila Mullen
    2021
    Lisey's Story (TV Mini Series) as
    Amanda Debusher
    - Lisey's Story (2021) - Amanda Debusher
    - No Light, No Spark (2021) - Amanda Debusher
    - Now You Must Be Still (2021) - Amanda Debusher
    - The Good Brother (2021) - Amanda Debusher
    - Jim Dandy (2021) - Amanda Debusher
    - Under the Yum-Yum Tree (2021) - Amanda Debusher
    - Blood Bool (2021) - Amanda Debusher
    - Bool Hunt (2021) - Amanda Debusher
    2016
    The Family (TV Series) as
    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
    - All the Livelong Day (2016) - Claire Warren
    - Nowhere Man (2016) - Claire Warren
    - I Win (2016) - Claire Warren
    - Feathers or Steel (2016) - Claire Warren
    - Of Puppies and Monsters (2016) - Claire Warren
    - All You See Is Dark (2016) - Claire Warren
    - Pilot (2016) - Claire Warren
    2015
    Room as
    Nancy
    2014
    Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power as
    Narrator (voice)
    2014
    A Good Marriage as
    Darcy Anderson
    2014
    The Killing (TV Series) as
    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
    - Blood in the Water (2014) - Colonel Margaret Rayne
    2012
    The Bourne Legacy as
    Pam Landy
    2012
    Luck (TV Series) as
    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
    - Ace Meets with a Talented Whiz Kid (2012) - Claire Lachay
    2011
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game) as
    Delphine (voice)
    2010
    Good Sharma as
    Veronica
    2009
    Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie) as
    Georgia O'Keeffe
    2009
    Hachi: A Dog's Tale as
    Cate Wilson
    2008
    Death Race as
    Hennessey
    2008
    Blessed Is the Match (Documentary) as
    Catherine Senesh (voice)
    2007
    The Bourne Ultimatum as
    Pam Landy
    2006
    Bonneville as
    Carol Brimm
    2005
    The Upside of Anger as
    Terry Ann Wolfmeyer
    2004
    Yes as
    She
    2004
    The Bourne Supremacy as
    Pamela Landy
    2004
    The Notebook as
    Anne Hamilton
    2003
    Off the Map as
    Arlene
    2001
    The Mists of Avalon (TV Mini Series) as
    Morgause
    - Episode #1.1 (2001) - Morgause
    - Episode #1.2 (2001) - Morgause
    2000
    The Contender as
    Laine Hanson
    2000
    When the Sky Falls as
    Sinead Hamilton
    1999
    All the Rage as
    Helen
    1998
    Pleasantville as
    Betty
    1997
    Face/Off as
    Eve Archer
    1997
    The Ice Storm as
    Elena Hood
    1996
    The Crucible as
    Elizabeth Proctor
    1996
    Frasier (TV Series) as
    Lydia
    - High Crane Drifter (1996) - Lydia (voice)
    1995
    Nixon as
    Pat Nixon
    1995
    Mad Love as
    Margaret Roberts
    1993
    Josh and S.A.M. as
    Caroline
    1993
    Searching for Bobby Fischer as
    Bonnie Waitzkin
    1993
    Ethan Frome as
    Zeena
    1991
    Without Warning: The James Brady Story (TV Movie) as
    Sarah Brady
    1989
    In Country as
    Irene
    1988
    Tucker: The Man and His Dream as
    Vera
    1987
    The Twilight Zone (TV Series) as
    Sally Dobbs (segment "Shelter Skelter")
    - Joy Ride/Shelter Skelter/Private Channel (1987) - Sally Dobbs (segment "Shelter Skelter")
    1987
    The Room Upstairs (TV Movie) as
    Ellie
    1987
    American Playhouse (TV Series) as
    Ann Deever
    - All My Sons (1987) - Ann Deever
    1986
    Peggy Sue Got Married as
    Maddy Nagle
    1986
    Manhunter as
    Reba
    1985
    Evergreen (TV Mini Series) as
    Iris Friedman
    - Episode #1.3 (1985) - Iris Friedman
    - Episode #1.2 (1985) - Iris Friedman
    1985
    Compromising Positions as
    Mary Alice Mahoney
    1983
    Say Goodnight, Gracie (TV Movie) as
    Ginny
    1978
    A Wedding as
    Extra (uncredited)
    Producer
    2009
    Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie) (executive producer)
    Soundtrack
    1997
    Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson (Video documentary short) (performer: "Others Poems of Emily Dickinson")
    Self
    2021
    The Talk (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Jerry O'Connell/Jaime Camil/Joan Allen/Michael Cimino (2021) - Self
    2021
    Pop Culture Weekly with Kyle Mcmahon (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Lisey's Story (JJ Abrams, Joan Allen, Ron Cephas Jones, Dane DeHaan) (2021) - Self
    2020
    Stars in the House (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Plays in the House - The Heidi Chronicles (2020) - Self
    2008
    Rachael Ray (TV Series) as
    Self / Self - Guest
    - The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, Is in the House/Joan Allen (2018) - Self
    - Joan Allen and Bottom-of-the-Jar Recipe (2008) - Self - Guest
    2008
    Live with Kelly and Mark (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest / Self
    - Live's Holiday Gift Guide - Day 3 (2018) (2018) - Self
    - Joan Allen/Laura Prepon (2016) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 1 August 2008 (2008) - Self - Guest
    2018
    Show People with Paul Wontorek (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Joan Allen (2018) - Self
    2018
    Who Will Write Our History (Documentary) as
    Rachela Auerbach (English version, voice)
    2016
    Manhunter: Courting a Killer - An Interview with Joan Allen (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2016
    Good Morning America (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 4 March 2016 (2016) - Self - Guest
    2016
    Making 'Room' (Video documentary short) as
    Self / Nancy
    2016
    LA Times: The Envelope (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Supporting Actress Roundtable (2016) - Self
    2015
    Celebrity Conversations (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Celebrity Conversations: Joan Allen (2015) - Self
    2011
    American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides (2011) - Self
    2010
    Waking the T. Rex: The Story of SUE (Documentary short) as
    Narrator
    2010
    Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Narrator
    - Blessed Is the Match (2010) - Self - Narrator
    2010
    16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    2010
    The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    2009
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 1 September 2009 (2009) - Self - Guest
    2008
    Death Race: Start Your Engines - Making a Death Race (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2008
    Só Visto (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 26 October 2008 (2008) - Self
    2008
    Death Race: Behind the Wheel - Dissecting the Stunts (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2008
    Up Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 20 August 2008 (2008) - Self - Guest
    1999
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #16.131 (2008) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #13.50 (2005) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #9.1 (2001) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #8.285 (2000) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #7.12 (1999) - Self - Guest
    2007
    Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 29 February 2008 (2008) - Self
    - Episode dated 26 July 2007 (2007) - Self
    2008
    The View (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 21 February 2008 (2008) - Self - Guest
    2008
    Cinetipp (TV Series documentary) as
    Pam Landy
    - Bourne Ultimatum (2008) - Pam Landy
    2007
    The Bourne Ultimatum: The Evolution of Nicky (Video short) as
    Self
    2007
    The Light and the Dark: The Making of 'Face/Off' (Video documentary) as
    Self
    2007
    Trumbo (Documentary) as
    Self
    2007
    The Bourne Ultimatum: T4 Movie Special (TV Movie) as
    Self
    2000
    HBO First Look (TV Series documentary short) as
    Self
    - The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - Self
    - The Upside of Anger (2005) - Self
    - 'The Contender': The Making of a Political Thriller (2000) - Self
    2006
    The Rape of Europa (Documentary) as
    Narrator (voice)
    2006
    Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Red State, Blue State (2006) - Self - Guest
    2006
    The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    2005
    Creating 'the Upside of Anger' (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2005
    The 59th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2005
    California Entertainment Weekly (TV Series) as
    Self
    2005
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #2.124 (2005) - Self - Guest
    1998
    Charlie Rose (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 7 March 2005 (2005) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 9 October 2000 (2000) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 27 October 1998 (1998) - Self - Guest
    2005
    Today (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 7 March 2005 (2005) - Self - Guest
    2004
    The Bourne Supremacy: Matching Identities: Casting of 'the Bourne Supremacy' (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2004
    The Bourne Supremacy: On the Move with Jason Bourne (Video short) as
    Self
    2004
    Anatomy of a Scene (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Off the Map (2004) - Self
    2001
    The Contender: The Making of a Political Thriller (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    1999
    American Experience (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Reader
    - War Letters (2001) - Self - Reader (voice)
    - New York: Part V - Cosmopolis (1999) - (voice)
    - New York: Part IV - The Power and the People (1999) - (voice)
    - New York: Part II - Order and Disorder (1999) - (voice)
    2001
    The Big Show (TV Movie) as
    Self
    2001
    The 55th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1997
    The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 24 May 2001 (2001) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 11 October 2000 (2000) - Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 21 October 1997 (1997) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #1.166 (1997) - Self - Guest
    2001
    The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    2001
    The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee & Presenter
    2001
    7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    2001
    Inside 'Manhunter' (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2000
    Under the Hood: Making 'Tucker' (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2000
    2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    2000
    Steppenwolf Theatre Company: 25 Years on the Edge (Documentary) as
    Self
    1999
    New York: A Documentary Film (TV Mini Series documentary)
    - The Power and the People (1898-1918) (1999) - (voice)
    1998
    Saturday Night Live (TV Series) as
    Self - Host
    - Joan Allen/Jewel (1998) - Self - Host
    1998
    The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    1997
    The 69th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1997
    54th Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1996
    The 50th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Previous Winner
    1996
    The 68th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1996
    2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1996
    Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 15 February 1996 (1996) - Self
    1995
    Inside Oliver Stone's 'Nixon' (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1995
    Nixon: Featurette (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    1989
    The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee & Performer
    1989
    Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Performance (1989) - Self
    1988
    The 42nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    1988
    Voices & Visions (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Mrs. Frost
    - Voices & Visions: Robert Frost (1988) - Mrs. Frost
    Archive Footage
    2023
    FRO Thizzle Reviews (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2023) - Self
    2021
    Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony (Documentary) as
    Self
    2017
    Arthur Miller: Writer (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2013
    Spotlight on Broadway (TV Series) as
    Heidi Holland
    - The Drama Queens (2013) - Heidi Holland
    2003
    Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan (TV Special) as
    Miss Wallace (uncredited)

    References

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