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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 31 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Room
 2014 Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
Narrator (voice)
 2014 A Good Marriage
Darcy Anderson
 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
Delphine (voice)
 2010 Good Sharma
 2008 Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (Documentary)
Catherine Senesh (voice)
 2004/I Yes
 2001 The Mists of Avalon (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Morgause
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Morgause
 2000 When the Sky Falls
Sinead Hamilton
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
- High Crane Drifter (1996) ... Lydia (voice)
 1995 Nixon
Pat Nixon
 1995 Mad Love
Margaret Roberts
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
 1989 In Country
 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)
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ann Deever
- All My Sons (1987) ... Ann Deever
 1986 Zeisters
 1985 Compromising Positions
Mary Alice Mahoney
 1985 Evergreen (TV Mini-Series)
Iris Friedman
 1983 Say Goodnight, Gracie (TV Movie)
 1978 A Wedding
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She starred in the stage productions of "And a Nightingale Sang," "The House," and "Loose Ends" at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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It's such a great feeling to make people laugh. I know I've made people cry or want to slit their wrists, but to make people laugh is a very intoxicating, wonderful thing. See more »


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

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