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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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Face/Off
Face/Off Dr. Eve Archer
(1997)
The Bourne Ultimatum
(2007)
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Hachi: A Dog's Tale Cate Wilson
(2009)
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Supremacy Pamela Landy
(2004)

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Other Works:

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 »

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6 Interviews | 9 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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She was nominated for a 1990 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "Reckless" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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