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Nancy Anne Allen was the daughter of a police lieutenant from Yonkers, New York. At a young age, she trained for a dancing career at the High School of Performing Arts, and then attended Jose Quintano's School for Young Professionals. In dozens of television commercials from the age of 15, Nancy made her first film appearance in The Last Detail (... See full bio »
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 2008/I My Apocalypse
Linda Savage
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Carin Healy
- Escape (2003) ... Carin Healy
 2002 The Division (TV Series)
Christine Ogden
- Brave New World (2002) ... Christine Ogden
 2001 Circuit
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Helen White
- The Unforgiven (2001) ... Helen White
 1999 Secret of the Andes
Brenda Willings
 1998 The Pass
Shirley Duprey
 1997 Dusting Cliff 7
Anna Bishop
 1997 Against the Law
Maggie Hewitt
 1995 The Commish (TV Series)
Gina Raposo
- Brooklyn (1995) ... Gina Raposo
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Rachel Rose
- Valerie 23 (1995) ... Rachel Rose
 1994 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- An Unexpected Snow (1994) ... Megan
 1994 Les patriotes
Catherine Pelman
 1994 The Man Who Wouldn't Die (TV Movie)
Jessie Gallardo
 1993 Acting on Impulse (TV Movie)
Cathy Thomas
 1990 Memories of Murder (TV Movie)
 1989 Limit Up
Casey Falls
 1987 Sweet Revenge
Jillian Grey
 1986 The Gladiator (TV Movie)
Susan Neville
 1984 Not for Publication
 1984 The Buddy System
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Princess Elizabeth
- The Princess and the Pea (1984) ... Princess Elizabeth
 1983 Strange Invaders
Betty Walker
 1981 Another Life (TV Series)
Paula James (1983-84)
 1981 Blow Out
 1980 Home Movies
 1975 Forced Entry
Hitch Hiker
 1973 The Last Detail
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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[on being used often by husband Brian De Palma] If other people want to put me down, my work has to stand on its own. He can cast me in a film, and if I'm going to be bad, I'm going to be bad because of me, not because of him. If I'm going to be good because of me, not because of him. It is frustrating. See more »


Originally auditioned for the role of Carrie White in Carrie (1976), while Sissy Spacek read for the role of high school bitch Chris Hargensen, but director Brian De Palma decided to have them swap roles. See more »


Often cast by her ex-husband Brian De Palma


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