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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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Impressionism (2009). Drama. Written by Michael Jacobs. Original Music by Bob James. Directed by Jack O'Brien. Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre: 24 Mar 2009- 10 May 2009 (56 performances + 23 previews that began on 28 Feb 2009). Cast: Joan Allen (as "Katharine Keenan"), Jeremy Irons (as "Thomas Buckle"), André De Shields (as "... See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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How do we escape who we are? I think going to college, I felt freer. I loved the clean slate. I wasn't known as the sort of nerdy, studious girl. I met gay people for the first time in my life. I needed that expansion from a very conservative little town. See more »

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

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Leo

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