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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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(January 11 to February 15, 1987) She acted in Lanford Wilson's play, "Burn This," in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Lou Liberatore and John Malkovich in the cast. Marshall W. Mason was director. John Lee Beatty was scenic designer. Dennis Parichy was lighting designer. Laura ... See more »

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


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To tell you the truth, if Oliver Stone had wanted Pat Nixon to wear a G-string and swing from a chandelier, I would have played it that way. See more »


She was awarded the 1987 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "Burn This" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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