All about Joan Allen
Joan Allen started her acting career on stage and on television before debuting on film in the movie Compromising Positions in 1985. She won a Clarence Derwent Award for her role in the stage play And a Nightingale Sang in 1984. Allen also won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut performance in Burn This in 1989. Other stage roles include Three Sisters, Waiting For The Parade, Love Letters, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and The Wheel.
Some of her notable films include Face/Off, The Bourne franchise, The Notebook, and Room. She also starred in the Tony Award winning The Heidi Chronicles, winning a Pulitzer Prize and receiving six nominations.
She went to school at Rochelle Township High School and joined Chicago’s famous Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1977, after being asked by John Malkovich.
Joan is left-handed.
Bouncing back into the public eye as Kat Stark in Game of Thrones, the infamous Red Wedding scene (beware: both spoilers and some of the most gruesome and heart-breaking scenes in television history!) Joan proved her acting chops to a whole new generation. In this article from The Guardian in 2021, her astounding range is celebrated in detail, with Williams declaring, “She looks so different from one role to the next that she’s way beyond mercurial, further towards intangible – like a spirit slipping into a role more than a flesh-and-blood actor.”
What is Joan Allen’s nationality?
Joan Allen is an American actress born on August 20, 1956, in Rochelle, Illinois. She is the youngest of four children. Her mother Dorothea Marie is a German and her father James Jefferson Allen had English, German, Scots-Irish ancestry.
How old is Joan Allen?
Joan Allen is now 63 years old. Her star sign is Leo.
How tall is Joan Allen and how much does she weigh?
Joan Allen is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 116 pounds.
Is Joan Allen married or single?
Joan Allen married American film, stage, and television actor Peter Friedman in 1990 and they divorced in 2002.
How Much is Joan Allen’s Net Worth?
Joan Allen’s net worth is $8 million thanks to her various TV and film roles.
Does Joan Allen Have Any Children?
Joan Allen has a daughter named Sadie with former husband Peter Friedman.
Sadie (here aged 13), and Joan at the Bourne premiere in London in 2007.
In 2018, Joan told reporters that Sadie was following her footsteps into acting. Click to watch the interview here!
Sadie has since appeared in Blue Bloods, Garden State, and Fly By. Read more about her acting roles on IMDB.