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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)
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The Bourne Supremacy Pamela Landy
(2004)
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Hachi: A Dog's Tale Cate Wilson
(2009)

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Other Works:

She acted in Craig Lucas' play, "Reckless", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company 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 was very shy, but was desperate to meet boys. So my sister told me to be a cheerleader. I didn't make cheerleading squad, so I thought, "Why not try out for a play?" As soon as I did I found out I absolutely loved it. I could cry and scream and laugh, but in a controlled environment. See more »

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Mother was a homemaker and father was a garage attendant. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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