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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 35 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
Narrator (voice)
 2014 A Good Marriage
Darcy
 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
Delphine (voice)
 2010 Good Sharma
Veronica
 2008 Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (Documentary)
Catherine Senesh (voice)
 2004/I Yes
She
 2003 Off the Map
Arlene
 2001 The Mists of Avalon (TV Movie)
Morgause
 2000 When the Sky Falls
Sinead Hamilton
 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 Whitney
 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
 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 acted in Athol Fugard's play, "A Lesson from Aloes", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. Cast and crew also included Francis Guinan, Danny Glover, Kevin Rigdon (lighting designer). Directed by Suzanne Shepherd. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 7 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was the good girl. The straight A student, on the honor roll, part of the choir . . . I played the cello badly. I did plays. See more »

Trivia:

Parents: Dorothy Allen, a housewife, and Jeff Allen, a gas-station owner. Her father died in 1995. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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