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Jo Harvey Allen


Jo Harvey Allen is an actress, playwright, poet, and pioneer of women in radio. She has appeared in numerous films including co-starring roles in David Byrne's cult classic True Stories (1986), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Client (1994), and most recently stars as "Mama" in Rosalyn Rosen's award-winning independent film The Other Kind (2015) ... See full bio »

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Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes Women's Awareness Teacher
(1991)
The Homesman
The Homesman Mrs. Polhemus
(2014)
The Client
The Client Claudette
(1994)
In the Valley of Elah
(2007)

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 2015 The Other Kind
Momma
 2014 The Homesman
Mrs. Polhemus
 2007 In the Valley of Elah
Jo Anne
 2003 Secondhand Lions
Woman in Hospital
 2003 Screen Door Jesus
Lorraine Herbert
 2002 Waking Up in Reno
Waitress at Big Texan
 2002 Mi amigo
 2000 All the Pretty Horses
Judge's Wife
 1999 The Outfitters
Vonda
 1998 Fool's Gold
 1998 Floating Away (TV Movie)
Dahlia
 1998 Scattering Dad (TV Movie)
Reva
 1994 Floundering
Mom
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
Women's Awareness Teacher
 1989 Cold Sassy Tree (TV Movie)
Effie Belle Tate
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- Elysian Fields (1989)
 1989 Checking Out
Barbara
 1988 Tapeheads
Madame Olga
 1986 True Stories
The Lying Woman
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Husband is country singer-songwriter Terry Allen; he is also an acclaimed artist.

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