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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 & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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She starred in the stage productions of "Waiting for the Parade", John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men", "Balm in Gilead" and Sir George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man" at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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

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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I was a very good girl for a long time, that's what really drew me to acting. The stage was the perfect place to be outrageous, to be sad, to be angry, to be all these different things. See more »

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Her Boston terrier is called Nora. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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