Joan Allen is an American actress. She began her career with the Steppenwolf Theater Company in 1977, won the Drama Desk in 1984 for Best Actress in Play and Song and Song, and won the Tony for Best Actress in 1988. Best in play for her Broadway debut in Burn This. She has also been nominated for an Oscar three times, received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Nixon and The Crucible, and a nomination for Best Actress for The Contender. Other Allen movie roles include Manhunter, Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, The Ice Storm, Face / Off, Pleasantville, The Bourne Supremacy, The Upside of Anger, The Bourne Ultimatum and Death Race. and The Bourne Héritage. She won the Canada Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 2015 film Room. She has also appeared in the Broadway plays The Heidi Chronicles, Impressionism and The Waverly Gallery.
|Born||August 20, 1956, Rochelle, Illinois, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University|
Actress who earned Academy Award nominations for her roles in Nixon (1995), The Crucible (1996) and The Contender (2000). In the Jason Bourne film franchise, she portrays CIA Director Pamela Landy. In 2016, she would appear in the ABC drama The Family.
She appeared in plays alongside future star actor John Malkovich while attending Eastern Illinois University. She then earned a bachelor's degree in drama from Northern Illinois University. In the 1985 film Compromising Positions, she made her big screen debut.
For her Broadway debut in a 1989 production of Burn This, she won a Tony Award.
She previously married Peter Friedman and had a daughter named Sadie with him.
Clarence Derwent Prize Winners. Best Supporting Actress in Genie and winner of the Canadian Screen Award. Alumni of the University of Eastern Illinois. The Illinois Actress. Alumni of Northern Illinois University. American video game actresses. Award winner Drama Desk