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Joan Allen is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 20 august 1956 at Rochelle (USA)

Joan Allen

Joan Allen
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Nationality USA
Birth 20 august 1956 (67 years) at Rochelle (USA)

Joan Allen (born August 20, 1956) is an American actress, who has worked in theatre, film and television. She 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 began her acting career in 1977 with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Her New York stage credits include And a Nightingale Sang (1984) and The Heidi Chronicles (1988). Her other film roles include Manhunter (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 Room (2015). She is set to star in the upcoming ABC drama The Family (2016).


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 1994. She is also left handed.

Best films

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Face/Off (1997)
Pleasantville (1998)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Room (2015)

Usually with

Tony Gilroy
Tony Gilroy
(3 films)
Peter Askin
Peter Askin
(3 films)
Per Hallberg
Per Hallberg
(4 films)
Mike Binder
Mike Binder
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joan Allen (37 films)

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Room (2015)
, 1h58
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus
Roles Nancy Newsome
Rating80% 4.0492354.0492354.0492354.0492354.049235
Joy Newsome (Brie Larson), also known as Ma, is being held captive with her five-year-old son, Jack (Jacob Tremblay), in a garden shed. It all started when Old Nick (Sean Bridgers) tricked Ma into helping him with his sick dog. She was then kidnapped and brought to "Room", the garden shed in the backyard of Old Nick's house. Seven years later, Ma and Jack find themselves still locked in "Room", itching to get out.
A Good Marriage, 1h42
Directed by Peter Askin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Joan Allen, Stephen Lang, Kristen Connolly, Anthony LaPaglia, Cara Buono, Theo Stockman
Roles Darcy Anderson
Rating53% 2.6505852.6505852.6505852.6505852.650585
Après 25 ans de mariage, Darcy, une femme au foyer, découvre que son mari Bob est un violeur et tueur en série.
A Good Marriage
Directed by Peter Askin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kristen Connolly, Stephen Lang, Cara Buono, Mike O'Malley
Roles Darcy Anderson
Rating53% 2.6505852.6505852.6505852.6505852.650585
After 25 years of a good marriage, Darcy (Joan Allen) discovers her husband's sinister secret, and realizes she's going to have to take drastic measures to protect her grown children from the exposure of that secret.
The Bourne Legacy, 2h15
Directed by Tony Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Robot films
Actors Jeremy Lee Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney
Roles Pamela Landy
Rating65% 3.296733.296733.296733.296733.29673
The CIA lost trace of Jason Bourne's whereabouts in Moscow six weeks ago. Meanwhile, Aaron Cross is a government operative assigned to Operation Outcome, a Department of Defense black operation program using experimental pills known as "chems" to enhance the physical and mental abilities of their users. Aaron is assigned to Alaska for a training exercise, where he must survive weather extremes and traverse rugged terrain in order to arrive at a remote cabin. The cabin is operated by an exiled Outcome operative, Number Three, who informs Aaron that he has broken the mission record by two days.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale, 1h33
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer, Jason Alexander, Erick Avari
Roles Cate Wilson
Rating80% 4.048974.048974.048974.048974.04897
Students are giving oral presentations about personal heroes. Ronnie's subject is his grandfather's dog, Hachikō.
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1h29
Directed by Bob Balaban
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Actors Joan Allen, Jeremy Irons, Ed Begley Jr., Kathleen Chalfant, Linda Emond, Tyne Daly
Roles Georgia O'Keeffe
Rating64% 3.244413.244413.244413.244413.24441
Georgia O'Keeffe (Joan Allen) is a young painter in the 1910s, while Alfred Stieglitz (Jeremy Irons) is New York-based photographer and art impresario, who discovers her works. Later, when O'Keeffe discovers that her works are displayed at an art gallery without her permission, she confronts Stieglitz. However, he manages to charm her, and starts their 20-year relationship. Stieglitz, 23 years senior to O'Keeffe, subsequently starts living with her and later divorces his wife to marry her. However, over the years, as O'Keeffe becomes a famous artist, their relationship deteriorates.
Death Race
Death Race (2008)
, 1h45
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films set in the future, Auto racing films, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Chase films
Actors Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, Natalie Martinez, Max Ryan
Roles Warden Hennessey
Rating63% 3.1987953.1987953.1987953.1987953.198795
In 2012, the economy of the US completely collapses, causing unemployment and crime rates to skyrocket, and a sharp increase of convicted criminals, which leads to privatized prisons for profit. Hennessey (Joan Allen) is the warden of Terminal Island Penitentiary, as which she earns her profits from the pay-per-view broadcast of a modern gladiator game called "Death Race," with the prisoners as the players.
The Bourne Ultimatum, 1h56
Directed by Paul Greengrass, Frank Marshall, Tony Gilroy, George Nolfi, Scott Z. Burns
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Édgar Ramírez
Roles Pamela Landy
Rating79% 3.996813.996813.996813.996813.99681
Following his pursuit by Kirill, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) evades Moscow police. Six weeks later, CIA Deputy Director Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) divulges the audiotaped confession of Ward Abbott, the late former head of Operation Treadstone, to Director Ezra Kramer (Scott Glenn). Meanwhile, in Turin, journalist Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) of The Guardian meets an informant to learn about Jason and Operation Blackbriar, the program succeeding Treadstone. The CIA tracks Ross as he returns to London, after his mention of "Blackbriar" during a cell-phone call to his editor is detected by the ECHELON system. Jason reappears in Paris to inform Martin Kreutz (Daniel Brühl), the step-brother of his girlfriend Marie Helena Kreutz (Franka Potente) of her assassination in India.
Trumbo (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Peter Askin
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Political films
Actors Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Michael Douglas, Liam Neeson, Paul Giamatti, Josh Lucas
Roles Self
Rating73% 3.6847853.6847853.6847853.6847853.684785
En se concentrant sur la vie de Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), ce film examine les effets sur les individus et les familles de la poursuite par le Congrès des communistes d'Hollywood après la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Trumbo était l'un des nombreux écrivains, réalisateurs et acteurs qui ont invoqué le premier amendement en refusant de répondre aux questions sous serment. Ils ont été mis sur la liste noire et emprisonnés. Nous suivons Trumbo en prison, en exil au Mexique avec sa famille, dans la pauvreté, dans le rejet public de ses enfants, dans ses écrits sous d'autres noms, et dans une éventuelle mais incomplète réhabilitation. Des acteurs lisent ses lettres ; ses enfants et ses amis se souviennent et commentent. Des photos d'archives, des films d'actualités et des interviews ajoutent de la texture.
Bonneville (2006)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, Tom Skerritt, Christine Baranski, Victor Rasuk
Roles Carol Brimm
Rating60% 3.0460853.0460853.0460853.0460853.046085
When Arvilla Holden's considerably older husband Joe dies while the two are vacationing in Borneo, she has his remains cremated and returns with them to their home in Pocatello, Idaho with plans to scatter them as he wished. Joe's resentful daughter Francine from his first marriage demands Arvilla relinquish the ashes so they can be buried in the family crypt in Montecito, California and threatens to sell Arvilla's home, which was left to Francine in her father's original will, unless she cooperates. Arvilla grudgingly agrees and invites her best friends, single and lonely Margene, a former teacher who lost her job because she advocated birth control to her students, and married Carol, a devout Mormon, to accompany her to the memorial service.
Off the Map, 1h48
Directed by Campbell Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Joan Allen, Amy Brenneman, Valentina de Angelis, Sam Elliott, J. K. Simmons, Jim True-Frost
Roles Arlene
Rating70% 3.545323.545323.545323.545323.54532
An eccentric family lives a separate existence from that of the outside world. The family continues to thrive and survive self-sufficiently. Bo uses her imagination and creativity to explore her world, while her mother Arlene holds the family together. Her father, however, has fallen into a deep depression. One day an IRS auditor comes to determine why they haven't filed their income tax for so long and does not believe they can live with so little. After falling into a fever he awakens a changed man and begins to paint, living with the family for the next eight years.
Yes (2005)
, 1h40
Directed by Sally Potter
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson, Gary Lewis, Stephanie Leonidas
Roles She
Rating63% 3.198143.198143.198143.198143.19814
Yes est l'histoire d'amour entre une femme mal mariée, scientifique de profession, et un réfugié libanais, médecin de formation devenu cuisinier.
The Upside of Anger, 1h57
Directed by Mike Binder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell, Alicia Witt
Roles Terry Wolfmeyer
Rating67% 3.396683.396683.396683.396683.39668
The opening scene presents Terry Wolfmeyer and her daughters, with a friend, Denny Davies, attending a funeral.
The Notebook, 2h3
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Gena Rowlands, James Garner, James Marsden, Sam Shepard
Roles Anne Hamilton
Rating78% 3.9007553.9007553.9007553.9007553.900755
At a modern-day nursing home, an elderly man named Duke (James Garner) begins to read a romantic story from his notebook to a fellow patient (Gena Rowlands).