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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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 2015/I Room
Nancy
 2014 Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
Narrator (voice)
 2014 A Good Marriage
Darcy Anderson
 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
 2001 The Mists of Avalon (TV Mini-Series)
Morgause
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Morgause
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... 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
 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 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 acted in C.P. Taylor's play, "And a Nightingale Sang", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, with Laurie Metcalf in the cast. Directed by Terry Kinney. 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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Personal Quote:

I was a very good girl for a long time, that's what really drew me to acting. The stage was the perfect place to be outrageous, to be sad, to be angry, to be all these different things. See more »

Trivia:

Is left-handed. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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