Joan Allen

Joan Allen

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Personal Quote: I was very shy, but was desperate to meet boys. So my sister told me to be a cheerleader. I didn't make cheerleading squad, so I thought, "Why not try out for a play?" As soon as I did I found out I absolutely loved it. I could cry and scream and laugh, but in a controlled environment.

Date of Birth 20 August 1956, Rochelle, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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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 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. Her first ... View All »
Age: 59
Born: 20 August 1956, Rochelle, Illinois, USA
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Pleasantville

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104 Credits »
2016 The Family Mayor Claire Warren
2015 Room Nancy
2014 A Good Marriage Darcy Anderson
2014 Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power Narrator
2012 The Bourne Legacy Pam Landy
2011 Luck Claire Lachay
2011 The Killing Colonel Margaret Rayne
2009 Hachi: A Dog's Tale Cate Wilson
2009 Georgia O'Keeffe Georgia O'Keeffe
2008 Death Race Hennessey
2008 Good Sharma Veronica



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.


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Nominated for 61 Awards | Won 26

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