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Karen Jane Allen was born in Carrollton, rural southern Illinois, to Patricia (Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. Karen spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her parents and two sisters. She was always "the new girl in school". Acting did not really cross Karen's mind until her early 20s when she saw... See full bio »
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 2015 Bad Hurt
Elaine Kendall
 2010 White Irish Drinkers
Margaret
 2009 A Dog Year
Paula (voice)
 2004 When Will I Be Loved
Alexandra Barrie
 2003/I The Root
 2003 Briar Patch
Butcher Lee
 2001 World Traveler
Delores
 2000 Wind River
Martha (Wilson)
 1999 The Basket
Bessie Emery
 1998 Falling Sky
Resse Nicholson
 1997 'Til There Was You
Betty Dawkan
 1993 Ghost in the Machine
Terry Munroe
 1993 King of the Hill
Miss Mathey
 1993 The Sandlot
Mom
 1992 Malcolm X
Miss Dunne
 1991 Sweet Talker
Julie Maguire
 1989 Animal Behavior
Alex Bristow
 1988 Backfire
Mara McAndrew
 1987 Terminus
Gus
 1984 Until September
Mo Alexander
 1982 Split Image
Rebecca / Amy
 1982 Shoot the Moon
Sandy
 1980 A Small Circle of Friends
Jessica Bloom
 1980 Cruising
Nancy
 1979 Manhattan
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Radio commercial for Kaiser Permanente. See more »

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3 Interviews | 2 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

(How she got Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)) I was working on a television miniseries of East of Eden, and we were up somewhere in Napa. And he sent a courier to my hotel room, who had to sit in my room the whole time I read the script, and then took the script away. See more »

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Parents: Carroll Thompson Allen (F.B.I. Agent) and Patricia A. Howell (school teacher). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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