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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 productions of "Philadelphia, Here I Come", and "The Fifth of July", 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'm hard to pin down. I tend to look different in films. I get recognized sometimes. But I just live my life. I get on the bus, I get on the subway, it's not a problem. I think of myself more as a character actor than that ingénue leading lady, who started out something like Michelle Pfeiffer or Jessica Lange. I'm a bit quirkier than that. 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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