Joan Allen Biography


Joan Allen

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Birth Name: Joan Allen
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign: leo
Age: 61 Years
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The three times Academy Awards nominee for Best Actress in a both Leading and Supporting Role respectively, Joan Allen is an actress from the United States. As an actress, she has appeared in all three formats of acting i.e. TV, film and theater. She is popular for portraying the role of Laine Hanson in the movie, "The Contender". Joan, who is known for her pretty face and blond hair, was born as Joan Allen in Rochelle, Illinois, the United States of America to parents Dorothea Marie and James Jefferson Allen. Joan is the youngest child of her parents with three other siblings. She is an American and is in English, German, and Scots-Irish descent.

On 1st of January 1990, Joan got married to Peter Friedman. Peter Friedman is an actor from the United States. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, Sadie in 1994. The parent of one got divorced in 2002. These days, she is living a single life and there is no information about her boyfriend and her affairs.

Joan received her formal education from Rochelle Township High School. With the completion of her high school education, she joined Eastern Illinois University. Later she got enrolled at Northern Illinois University and she graduated from there in 1978. Initially, she appeared in several stage shows.

After appearing on various TV and stage shows, she appeared in a TV movie "Say Goodnight, Gracie" in 1983. She made her feature film debut in 1985 by portraying the role of Mary Alice Mahoney in the movie "Compromising Positions". She rose to fame after she appeared in the Broadway, "Burn This". She is alow widely recognized as the Pat Nixon in the 1995 movie, "Nixon". To date, she has appeared in nearly 50 projects.

The actual figure about her annual salary is unknown; however, her net worth is said to be around $8 million.

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Born in Rochelle, Illinois, United States

1956 20th of August

Joan, who is known for her pretty face and blond hair, was born as Joan Allen in Rochelle, Illinois, United States of America to Dorothea Marie and James Jefferson Allen. She is an American and is of English, German, and Scots-Irish descent.

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Attended Northern Illinois University

1976

Joan received her formal education from Rochelle Township High School. With the completion of her high school education, she joined Eastern Illinois University. Later she got enrolled at Northern Illinois University and she graduated from there.

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Began her acting career

1983

Initially she appeared in several stage shows. After appearing in various TV and stage shows, she appeared in the TV movie Say Goodnight, Gracie in 1983. She made her feature film debut in 1985 by starring the role of Mary Alice Mahoney in the movie Compromising Positions.

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Appeared in the play, Burn This

1987 of February

Joan Allen is an actress from United States. As an actress, she has appeared in all three formats of acting i.e. TV, film and theater. She got her rise in fame after she appeared in the Broadway, Burn This.

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Married to Peter Friedman

1990 1st of January

On 1st of January 1990, Joan got married to Peter Friedman. Peter Friedman is an actor from Untied States. As a loving spouse, they have been parents once. They got divorced in 2002. These days, she is living a single life and there is no information about her boyfriend and her affairs.

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First child, Sadie Friedman

1994 of March

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1994. She and her loving ex husband, Peter Friedman welcomed their first child together in March and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Sadie Friedman.

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Appeared in the movie, Nixon

1995

She has been active in acting since 1983. Her breakthrough role came in 1995 after she began starring the role of Pat Nixon in the movie, Nixon. She is also famous for playing the role of Senator Laine Billings Hanson in the movie, The Contender.

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Her father died

1995

She was born to Dorothea Marie and James Jefferson Allen. Her mother Dorothea Marie is a homemaker and house wife and her father James was a gas station owner. Her father died an unfortunate death in 1995.

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Won Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

1995

For starring the role of Pat Nixon in the movie, Nixon, she got her first nomination in Boston Society of Film Critics Awards in 1995. She was also honored with this award that year for Best Supporting Actress.

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Won Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

1997

Till now she has been nominated in Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for four different times and out of these four nominations, she has been honored three times. She won this award for the first time in 1997 for Best Supporting Actress.

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Won Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

1999

She got her first nomination in Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA in 1998 for Best Supporting Actress. She also got nominated in this award in 1999 from the same category and that time she was honored with this award.

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Won Chicago International Film Festival

2012

In 2006, she got her one and only nomination in Costume Designers Guild Awards. She was kind of lucky that year as she won this award that year. She has also been honored with Chicago International Film Festival once.

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The Winner of Canadian Screen Award

2016

In 2016, Joan won the Canadian Screen Award for the portrayal of Nancy Newsome in the movie Room (2015).

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Joan Allen Net Worth

2017

Joan has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

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