Joan Allen

Joan Allen

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1956-08-20 (65 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Rochelle, Illinois, USA

47 Movies · 17 TV shows

Also Known As: Джоан Аллен

Biography

Joan Allen (born August 20, 1956) is an American actress. She began her career with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1977, won the 1984 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for And a Nightingale Sang, and won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Burn This. She is also a three-time Academy Award nominee, receiving Best Supporting Actress nominations for Nixon (1995) and The Crucible (1996), and a Best Actress nomination for The Contender (2000).Allen's other film roles include Manhunter (1986), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), The Ice Storm (1997), Face/Off (1997), Pleasantville (1998), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Upside of Anger (2005), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Death Race (2008), and The Bourne Legacy (2012). She won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 2015 film Room. She has also starred in the Broadway plays The Heidi Chronicles (1988), Impressionism (2009), and The Waverly Gallery (2018).

Personal Life

In 1990, Allen married actor Peter Friedman. They divorced in 2002 but live close to each other to share time with their daughter, Sadie, born in February 1994.

Early Life

Allen, the youngest of four children, was born in Rochelle, Illinois, the daughter of Dorothea Marie (née Wirth), a homemaker, and James Jefferson Allen, a gas station owner. She has an older brother, David, and two older sisters, Mary and Lynn. Allen attended Rochelle Township High School, and was voted most likely to succeed. She first attended Eastern Illinois University, performing in a few plays with John Malkovich, who was also a student, and then Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
Lisey's Story

Lisey's Story

2021
A series of disturbing events revives memories of Lisey and Scott's marriage, as well as the darkness that plagued him, in this terrifying thriller.

2017.

1 Movie
Arthur Miller: Writer

Arthur Miller: Writer

6
2017
One of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, Arthur Miller created such celebrated works as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, which continue to move audiences around the world today. He al...

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Family

The Family

6
2016
The young son of a politician went missing over a decade ago. Is the young man really who he says he is?
Making “Room”

Making “Room”

2016
The cast and crew, as well as novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, weigh in on the importance of the story, the arduous process of bringing it to the screen, and the movie's "redemptive, life-affi...

2015.

1 Movie
Room

Room

6.94
2015
A woman and her son are free after being held captive for 7 years, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

2014.

2 Movies
A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage

5.56
2014
After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do when she discovers her husband's secret?
Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

2014
Take a look at the life of the father of the nuclear Navy. Combative, provocative, and blunt, the admiral. Rickover was an American hero. One of the great adventure stories of the 1950s was when Capta...

2012.

1 Movie
The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

5.77
2012
The life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of the CIA agent are being experienced by the new agent.

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides

2011
American Masters takes a look at the career of Jeff Bridges as his friends and family discuss why he's become one of the more popular actors over the past couple of decades. He's great because you can...
TV
The Killing

The Killing

6.73
2011
The Killing is based on a series of Danes. Murder detectives Stephen and Sarah are the focus of the series.

2010.

2 Movies
Good Sharma

Good Sharma

2010
An Indian Taxi driver in New York goes back to his village and builds a school for girls.
Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City

Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City

2010
Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City reveals the fascinating life and complex legacy of architect and city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham. In the midst of the late nineteenth cent...

2009.

2 Movies
Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

2009
A biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

8.2
2009
The true story of a college professor's bond with an abandoned dog is the basis of a drama.

2008.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence

Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence

2008
Elvis Mitchell interviews various actors and directors to find out what influenced them and the films they made.
Death Race

Death Race

6.03
2008
New York's Terminal Island will be open in 2020. The US penal system has reached a breaking point. The Weyland Corporation sees jails full of criminals as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenaliz...

2007.

4 Movies
The Bourne Ultimatum: The Evolution Of Nicky

The Bourne Ultimatum: The Evolution Of Nicky

2007
A look at Julia Styles' character Nicky Parsons in all three installments of the Jason Bourne trilogy.
Trumbo

Trumbo

2007
The effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II are examined in the film. Writers, directors, and actors invoked the First Amendment to re...
The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

5.8
2007
A reporter named Simon Ross is trying to reveal an upgrade to Project Treadstone in a series of newspaper columns. While dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him, a new set of memories is t...
The Rape of Europa

The Rape of Europa

2007
World War II was the greatest theft in history, with lives, families, communities, property, culture and heritage all being stolen. The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of ar...

2006.

2 Movies
Bonneville

Bonneville

2006
Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden hijacks her t...
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

2006
The Great White Way comes into your living room via this disc of rare performances from some of Broadway's brightest luminaries. Culled from clips from the Tony Awards shows, this unique collection fe...

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Yes

Yes

2005
She is a scientist. He is a doctor from Lebanon. They meet at a banquet and fall in love. There are difficulties because of his heritage and her loveless marriage. She goes to Havana to sort things ou...
TV
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

2005
My Life on the D-List is a reality television series. The series was born on August 3, 2005. Kathy is trying to climb the Hollywood ladder. Jessica, Tiffany, and Tom can be scheming for publicity. Her...
The Upside of Anger

The Upside of Anger

10
2005
After her husband ran off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer and her four daughters were left to fend for themselves. Denny is Terry's drinking partner. Terry is starting to have doubts about their r...

2004.

2 Movies
The Notebook

The Notebook

7.24
2004
An epic love story centered around an older man and a woman with Alzheimer's. The old man's words bring to life the story of a couple who were separated during World War II, but are reconciled seven y...
The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy

6.07
2004
A rival agent shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living after blowing up a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents. When the pair run for their live...

2003.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
TheEllenDeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan

2003
Mr, have a look at the fruit. The high-powered comedy brain of Chris Kattan and the genius he brought to Saturday Night Live can be found here.
Off the Map

Off the Map

2003
An 11-year-old girl watches her father. She comes to terms with love and loss during the summer.

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Inside 'Manhunter'

Inside 'Manhunter'

2001
The experience of turning a chilling novel into a movie is told through the actors and director of the first movie. Interviews with some actors.
TV
The Mists of Avalon

The Mists of Avalon

5.83
2001
The novel of the same name is the basis of The Mists of Avalon. It was directed by Uli Edel.

2000.

2 Movies
When the Sky Falls

When the Sky Falls

2000
There is a fact-based story about the reporter who invaded the Irish underworld and tried to expose the illegitimate activities she found. The police consort is unable to assist her despite being hamp...
The Contender

The Contender

6
2000
A secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival as the president makes his choice for a replacement for the dead vice president. When Senator Laine Hanson is nominated as the first woma...

1999.

2 Movies
New York: The Power and the People (1898–1918)

New York: The Power and the People (1898–1918)

1999
As the city starts building the skyscrapers that would make its skyline iconic, 10 million immigrants arrive in New York. The immigrants lived in frequently squalid conditions and worked in the city's...
It's the Rage

It's the Rage

1999
When fates collide at gun point, a rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed.

1998.

1 Movie
Pleasantville

Pleasantville

6.25
1998
Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville" and find a world where everything is busy all the time...

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Face/Off

Face/Off

6.41
1997
Sean Archer is an FBI agent. Who is still grieving over the death of his son? He believes that his son's killer is a very powerful criminal. The fight has knocked out Troy. Troy planted a bomb that wi...
The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm

5.67
1997
The Hood family is skidding. The ice storm was the worst in a century.
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...

1996.

1 Movie
The Crucible

The Crucible

6
1996
The Massachusetts Bay colony was plunged into chaos by the Salem witch trials, which were based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.

1995.

2 Movies
Nixon

Nixon

6
1995
There is a picture of the President. Nixon was a man who was carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within, but he was also a man who had a tr...
Mad Love

Mad Love

1995
Matt is a new girl in school. There's a darkness to her that Matt can't comprehend. When she tries to kill herself, her parents put her in a mental institution. The young lovers head on a road trip. T...

1993.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Searching for Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer

6
1993
A young chess player doesn't want to be like Bobby Fischer and become a champion.
Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

1993
There is an extra hand around the house due to the debilitated body of the married couple. A woman is with them. She and her partner are in love.
TV
Frasier

Frasier

5.35
1993
Frasier moved back to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father was shot while on duty.
Josh and S.A.M.

Josh and S.A.M.

1993
Josh and Sam are facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant, and the kids are sent to live with their father in Florida. Josh tells Sam that he is going to be sent to Africa to ...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...

1991.

1 Movie
Without Warning: The James Brady Story

Without Warning: The James Brady Story

1991
During the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan, James Brady, the White House Press Secretary, was shot and left paralyzed.

1989.

1 Movie
In Country

In Country

1989
The father of a teenaged Kentucky girl died in Vietnam before she was born. Samantha lives with her uncle, who served in Vietnam. Tom, Earl, and Pete are Vietnam vets who all have problems of one kind...

1988.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

1988
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

6
1988
The city of Ypsilanti, Michigan, was founded in 1945. Tucker wants to design the car of the future, but he will be sabotaged by his unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile industry tycoons...

1987.

2 Movies
All My Sons

All My Sons

1987
Two families, related by friendship and love, face up to the consequences of greed and avarice in the post-war years. Love and death play equal roles in determining the outcome of events.
The Room Upstairs

The Room Upstairs

1987
A teacher in Boston decided to turn her old home into a boarding house so she could make more money. Tenants helped her in more ways than they helped her with her income.

1986.

2 Movies
Manhunter

Manhunter

5.23
1986
FBI agent Will Graham is back on duty after retiring to catch a new killer.
Peggy Sue Got Married

Peggy Sue Got Married

5.83
1986
There is a gathering. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past.

1985.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Evergreen

Evergreen

1985
The story begins in New York's Lower East Side with the arrival of a Polish-Jewish immigrant. When Anna was first employed as a seamstress, she was whisked into a whole new world when she became the w...
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

6
1985
The style of the 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series is similar to that of the original anthology series. The stories are usually horror or suspense and often have a surprising twist at the end...
Compromising Positions

Compromising Positions

1985
An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbor...

1978.

1 Movie
A Wedding

A Wedding

1978
Muffin's wedding is going to be a big event. The elderly priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families show up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts ...

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...

1953.

1 TV show
TV
The Oscars

The Oscars

1953
The film industry is honored at an annual American awards ceremony. The Academy Award of Merit is better known as the Oscar and is given to the various category winners.

1952.

1 TV show
TV
Today

Today

1952
NBC broadcasts a daily American morning television show called Today. January 14, 1952 is when the program began. It is the fifth-longest running American television series and was the first of its ki...

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...
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