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Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was voted most likely to succeed. Joining Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 1977, she was one of the group's original members and starred in a number of its original productions. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
Narrator (voice)
 2014 A Good Marriage
Darcy
 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
Delphine (voice)
 2010 Good Sharma
Veronica
 2008 Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (Documentary)
Catherine Senesh (voice)
 2004/I Yes
She
 2003 Off the Map
Arlene
 2001 The Mists of Avalon (TV Movie)
Morgause
 2000 When the Sky Falls
Sinead Hamilton
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
Lydia
- High Crane Drifter (1996) ... Lydia (voice)
 1995 Nixon
Pat Nixon
 1995 Mad Love
Margaret Roberts
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Caroline Whitney
 1989 In Country
Irene
 1987 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Sally Dobbs (segment "Shelter Skelter")
- Joy Ride/Shelter Skelter/Private Channel (1987) ... Sally Dobbs (segment "Shelter Skelter")
 1987 The Room Upstairs (TV Movie)
Ellie
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ann Deever
- All My Sons (1987) ... Ann Deever
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married
Maddy Nagle
 1986 Zeisters
Lala
 1985 Compromising Positions
Mary Alice Mahoney
 1985 Evergreen (TV Mini-Series)
Iris Friedman
 1983 Say Goodnight, Gracie (TV Movie)
 1978 A Wedding
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Other Works:

She starred in the stage productions of "Waiting for the Parade", John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men", "Balm in Gilead" and Sir George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man" at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 7 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

She was awarded the 1986 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "A Lesson from Aloes", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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