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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 32 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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 starred in the stage production of "A Lesson from Aloes" at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I think I knew acting was what I wanted to do. But I was from this small town and there was no place for an adult to recognize it. I think the cheerleading thing was a way of performing. There was the boy element, but more important was the performance element. Once I got to high school and auditioned for a play and got in, I thought this was really what I was looking for. Once that had got ... See more »

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Transferred to Northern Illinois University in 1976 whence she graduated. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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