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Occupation
  
Actress

Height
  
1.7 m

Role
  
Actress


Name
  
Karen Allen

Years active
  
1978–present

Children
  
Nicholas Browne

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Full Name
  
Karen Jane Allen

Born
  
October 5, 1951 (age 72) (
1951-10-05
)

Spouse
  
Kale Browne (m. 1988–1998)

Books
  
The Human-animal Bond: An Annotated Bibliography

Movies
  
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Kingd, National Lampoon's Animal H, Starman, Scrooged

Similar People
  
Kale Browne, Paul Freeman, Harrison Ford, John Rhys‑Davies, Kate Capshaw

Karen allen an american actress


Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American film, stage and television actress. In film, she is best known for playing Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

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Early life

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Allen was born in Carrollton, Illinois, to Ruth Patricia (née Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. She is of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent. Her father's job forced the family to move often. "I grew up moving almost every year and so I was always the new kid in school and always in a way was deprived of ever really having any lasting friendships", Allen said in 1987. Although Allen says her father was very much involved in the family, she felt that she and her two sisters grew up in a very female-dominated household. After she graduated from DuVal High School, in Lanham, Maryland, at 17, she moved to New York City to study art and design at Fashion Institute of Technology. She later attended the University of Maryland, College Park for a year and a half, and spent time traveling through South and Central America. In 1974, Allen joined Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts. Three years later, she moved back to New York City and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.

Career

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Allen made her major film debut in 1978, in National Lampoon's Animal House. Her next two film appearances were in The Wanderers, in 1979, and A Small Circle of Friends in 1980, where she played one of three radical college students during the 1960s. She also appeared (as a guest star) in the 1979 pilot episode of the long-running CBS series Knots Landing and played Annie Fairgate, the daughter of Don Murray's character Sid Fairgate and Sid's first wife Susan Philby.

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Her career-changing role came with the blockbuster hit Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), directed by Steven Spielberg, in which she played the feisty heroine Marion Ravenwood, love interest of Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford). Allen won a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her performance. After a few minor films, including leading roles in the dramatic thriller Split Image (1982), directed by Ted Kotcheff and the Paris-set romantic drama Until September (1984), directed by Richard Marquand as well as other stage appearances, she co-starred with Jeff Bridges in the science fiction film Starman (1984).

Allen debuted on Broadway in the 1982 production The Monday After The Miracle. In 1983, she played the lead in the off-Broadway play Extremities, a physically demanding role about a would-be rape victim who turns the tables on her attacker. She often took breaks from movie roles to concentrate on stage acting; Allen appeared as Laura in the Paul Newman-directed film version of the Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie, with John Malkovich and Joanne Woodward, in 1987.

In 1988, Allen returned to the big screen as Bill Murray's long-lost love, Claire, in the Christmas comedy Scrooged. In 1990, she portrayed the doomed crew member Christa McAuliffe in the television movie Challenger, based on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Subsequently, she appeared in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992), in a small supporting role in The Perfect Storm (2000) and In the Bedroom (2001). She made guest appearances on television's Law & Order (1996) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2001). She also starred in the short-lived series The Road Home (1994) and portrayed Dr. Clare Burton in the video game Ripper (1996). In 2014 she played the role of Betty Lowe in "Unfinished Business" the 13th episode of the 4th season of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods.

Allen reprised her best-known role as Marion Ravenwood for the 2008 sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in which she renews her relationship with Indiana Jones and reveals to him that they have a son named Henry Jones III, who named himself Mutt Williams, played by Shia LaBeouf.

Allen starred in the American premiere of Jon Fosse's A Summer Day at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City, which opened in October 2012.

Allen has a long-standing relationship with the Berkshire Theater Group. It began in 1981, when she appeared in the play Two for the Seesaw at the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She has also appeared in summer production of the nearby Williamstown Theater Festival. In August 2015, Allen directed Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune for the Berkshire Theater Group.In 2016 she made her movie directing debut with the short film, A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud, based on the short story by Carson McCullers. The film was shot in the Berkshires. It won the Best International Short at the Manchester Film Festival in March 2017. Allen plays the lead role in Joan Anderson's NY Times best selling memoir, A Year by the Sea, to be released in May 2017.

Personal life

In 1988, Allen married actor Kale Browne and gave birth to a son, Nicholas, in 1990. The couple divorced in 1998.

Following the birth of her son, Allen accepted smaller roles in TV and films to concentrate on raising Nicholas. Nicholas went on to become a personal chef and win a Chopped competition on the Food Network, aired December 22, 2016. She developed an affinity for knitting, and in 2003, started her own textile company, Karen Allen Fiber Arts, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The company sells items Allen knits with a Japanese-made knitting machine. For her work in the textile arts, she was awarded an honorary master's degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology in 2009. Allen also teaches acting at Bard College at Simon's Rock, located in Great Barrington. She currently lives in Massachusetts. She also teaches yoga.

Filmography

Actress
-
Bad on Paper (post-production) as
Kathy
-
Unsinkable (post-production) as
Nancy Smith
2023
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny as
Marion
2023
Hit Man: Secrets of Lies (TV Movie) as
Betty Vandemeer
2022
A Stage of Twilight as
Cora
2021
Things Heard & Seen as
Mare Laughton
2020
50 States of Fright (TV Series short) as
Sheriff Stallings
- Ball of Twine (Kansas) - Part 3 (2020) - Sheriff Stallings
- Ball of Twine (Kansas) - Part 2 (2020) - Sheriff Stallings
- Ball of Twine (Kansas) - Part 1 (2020) - Sheriff Stallings
2019
Colewell as
Nora
2016
Year by the Sea as
Joan
2015
Bad Hurt as
Elaine Kendall
2014
Blue Bloods (TV Series) as
Betty Lowe
- Unfinished Business (2014) - Betty Lowe
2012
The Tin Star (TV Movie) as
Eliza Flynn
2010
November Christmas (TV Movie) as
Claire Sanford
2010
White Irish Drinkers as
Margaret
2009
A Dog Year as
Paula (voice)
2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as
Marion Ravenwood
2004
When Will I Be Loved as
Alexandra Barrie
2004
Poster Boy as
Eunice Kray
2003
The Root
2003
Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update (Video short) as
Katy Schoenstein
2002
Speaking in Tongues (Video)
2002
Briar Patch as
Butcher Lee
2001
Shaka Zulu: The Citadel (TV Movie) as
Katherine Farewell
2001
World Traveler as
Delores
2001
My Horrible Year! (TV Movie) as
Belinda Faulkner
2001
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) as
Paula Varney
- Scourge (2001) - Paula Varney
2001
In the Bedroom as
Marla Keyes
2000
The Perfect Storm as
Melissa Brown
2000
Wind River as
Martha (Wilson)
1999
The Basket as
Bessie Emery
1998
Falling Sky as
Resse Nicholson
1997
All the Winters That Have Been (TV Movie) as
Hannah Raven
1997
'Til There Was You as
Betty Dawkan
1996
Ripper (Video Game) as
Dr. Clare Burton
1996
Law & Order (TV Series) as
Judith Sandler
- Survivor (1996) - Judith Sandler
1996
Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story (TV Movie) as
Margaret
1994
The Road Home (TV Series) as
Alison Matson
- Seven Year Pitch (1994) - Alison Matson
- Whole in the Head (1994) - Alison Matson
- May I Cut In? (1994) - Alison Matson
- Look Back in Anger (1994) - Alison Matson
- Cake Fear (1994) - Alison Matson
- Pilot (1994) - Alison Matson
1993
Ghost in the Machine as
Terry Monroe
1993
Voyage (TV Movie) as
Catherine 'Kit' Norvell
1993
King of the Hill as
Miss Mathey
1993
The Sandlot as
Mom
1993
Rapture (TV Movie) as
Georgianne Corcoran
1992
Nonesense and Lullabyes: Poems (Video)
1992
Malcolm X as
Miss Dunne
1992
The Turning as
Glory Lawson
1992
Nonesense and Lullabyes: Nursery Rhymes (Video)
1991
Sweet Talker as
Julie Maguire
1990
Secret Weapon (TV Movie) as
Ruth
1990
Challenger (TV Movie) as
Christa McAuliffe
1989
Animal Behavior as
Alex Bristow
1988
Scrooged as
Claire Phillips
1987
Backfire as
Mara McAndrew
1987
The Glass Menagerie as
Laura Wingfield
1987
Terminus as
Gus
1986
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) as
Jackie Foster
- The Creeper (1986) - Jackie Foster
1984
Starman as
Jenny Hayden
1984
Until September as
Mo Alexander
1982
Split Image as
Rebecca / Amy
1982
Shoot the Moon as
Sandy
1981
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark as
Marion
1981
East of Eden (TV Mini Series) as
Abra
- Part Three (1981) - Abra
- Part Two (1981) - Abra (credit only)
- Part One (1981) - Abra (credit only)
1980
A Small Circle of Friends as
Jessica Bloom
1980
Cruising as
Nancy
1979
Knots Landing (TV Series) as
Annie
- Pilot (1979) - Annie
1979
The Wanderers as
Nina
1979
Manhattan as
Television Actor #2
1978
Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (TV Movie) as
Elizabeth
1978
National Lampoon's Animal House as
Katy
Director
2017
A Tree a Rock a Cloud (Short)
Soundtrack
1984
Starman (performer: "All I Have to Do Is Dream")
1984
Until September (performer: "Red River Valley" - uncredited)
Thanks
2008
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2008
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2000
HBO First Look (TV Series documentary short) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Creating 'The Perfect Storm' (2000) - (special thanks)
1998
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion (Video documentary) (special thanks)
Self
-
Michael Lally: I Want to Call It Poems (Documentary) (post-production) as
Self
2014
What People Think of You (Documentary short) (completed)
2023
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- Karen Allen (2023) - Self - Guest
2023
The Arts Scene Podcast with Lynette and Ari (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- Karen Allen, Stephen Lang and Peter Riegert discuss their film, "White Irish Drinkers" (2023) - Self - Guest
- Iconic actress Karen Allen talks to us about her new movie, 'A Stage of Twilight' and her vibrant business, Karen Allen Fiber Arts (2023) - Self - Guest
2022
The Last Movie Stars (TV Series documentary) as
Frances Woodward / Self
- Chapter Six: Luck is an Art (2022) - Frances Woodward (voice)
- Chapter Three: The Legend of Paul Leonard Newman (2022) - Self
- Chapter One: Cosmic Orphans (2022) - Self / Frances Woodward
2003
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Raiders of the Lost Ark 40th Anniversary! (2021) - Self
- Episode dated 21 May 2008 (2008) - Self
- Episode dated 16 May 2008 (2008) - Self
- Episode dated 14 February 2008 (2008) - Self
- Episode dated 3 December 2007 (2007) - Self
- Episode dated 13 October 2003 (2003) - Self
2020
Josh Gates Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Indiana Josh (2020) - Self
2020
35th Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
2017
Home & Family (TV Series) as
Self
- Guest Co-Hosts Dylan Neal & Ali Fedotowsky Manno/Rachel Boston & Beau Bridges/Karen Allen (2017) - Self
2017
Wanderers Forever (Video documentary short) as
Self
2016
Making of Bad Hurt (Documentary short) as
Self
2012
The Making of the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Video short) as
Self
2011
American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides (2011) - Self
2010
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge (Documentary) as
Self
2008
The Graham Norton Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.6 (2008) - Self
2008
Loose Women (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #13.46 (2008) - Self
2008
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend (Video documentary short) as
Self
2008
Production Diary: Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (Video documentary) as
Self
2008
Animal House: The Inside Story (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2008
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #16.106 (2008) - Self
2008
The View (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 23 May 2008 (2008) - Self
2008
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 21 May 2008 (2008) - Self
2008
Good Morning America (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 20 May 2008 (2008) - Self
2008
Fantastic (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 18 May 2008 (2008) - Self
2008
Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies (Video documentary short) as
Self
2008
Indy's Women: The American Film Institute Tribute (Video short) as
Self
2008
Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations (Video short) as
Self
2006
The Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills (Video documentary) as
Self
2003
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (Video documentary) as
Self
2003
Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Interviewee
2002
VH-1 Behind the Movie (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Animal House (2002) - Self
2000
HBO First Look (TV Series documentary short) as
Self - 'Melissa Brown'
- Creating 'The Perfect Storm' (2000) - Self - 'Melissa Brown'
1998
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion (Video documentary) as
Self - 'Katy'
1996
The Making of the 'Leopard Son' (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
1995
The Making of Disneyland's Indiana Jones Adventure (TV Short documentary) as
Hostess
1995
AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series) as
Self
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg (1995) - Self
1994
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Narrator
- Cleopatra: Destiny's Queen (1994) - Self - Narrator (voice)
1991
Later with Bob Costas (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 13 April 1991 (1991) - Self
1989
De película (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 24 April 1989 (1989) - Self (uncredited)
1984
Making of Featurette: Starman (Documentary short) as
Self
1984
Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 26 November 1984 (1984) - Self
1982
The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1982
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Accepting Award for Favourite Motion Picture
1981
The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1981
Fridays (TV Series) as
Self - Guest Host
- Episode #3.4 (1981) - Self - Guest Host
1981
Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
Archive Footage
2021
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #40.234 (2021) - Self
2017
Spielberg (TV Movie documentary) as
Marion
2016
Film It (TV Series documentary)
- Starman (1984) Filming Locations/Abandoned Meteor City Attraction (2016)
2016
No Sleep TV3 (TV Series) as
Jenny Hayden
- No Sleep TV3 #3: "Aliens Ate My Buick" (2016) - Jenny Hayden (uncredited)
2014
Video Games AWESOME! (TV Series) as
Katy
- Harold Ramis Is AWESOME! Show and Trailer Tribute! (2014) - Katy
2013
Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) as
Marion Ravenwood
- Blu-ray: Pack Indiana Jones (2013) - Marion Ravenwood
2012
On Set with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (Video documentary) as
Self
2008
Closing: Team Indy (Video short) as
Self
2008
The Graham Norton Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.13 (2008) - Self
2008
Adventures in Post-Production (Video documentary short) as
Marion Ravenwood (uncredited)
2003
The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' (Video documentary short) as
Self
2003
The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones' (Video documentary short) as
Self

References

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