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Karen Allen is a Actor American born on 5 october 1951 at Carrollton (USA)

Karen Allen

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Birth name Karen Jane Allen
Nationality USA
Birth 5 october 1951 (72 years) at Carrollton (USA)

Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American actress. She played Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). Allen has also had roles in films such as National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), The Wanderers (1979), Cruising (1980), Shoot the Moon (1982), Starman (1984), Scrooged (1988), The Sandlot (1993), The Perfect Storm (2000) and Poster Boy (2004).


Allen was married to singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop for a short time in the early 1980s. In 1988, Allen married actor Kale Browne and gave birth to a son, Nicholas, in 1990. The couple divorced in 1998.

Following the birth of her son, Allen accepted smaller roles in TV and films in order to concentrate on raising Nicholas. She developed an affinity for knitting, and in 2003 started her own textile company, Karen Allen Fiber Arts, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The company sells items Allen knits herself, using a Japanese-made knitting machine. For her work in the textile arts, she was awarded an honorary master's degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology in 2009. Allen also teaches acting at Bard College at Simon's Rock, located in Great Barrington. She currently lives in Monterey, Massachusetts. She also teaches yoga.

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George Lucas
George Lucas
(3 films)
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(1 films)
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Filmography of Karen Allen (39 films)

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Directed by James Mangold, Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Boyd Holbrook, Mads Mikkelsen, Karen Allen, Thomas Kretschmann
Roles Marion Ravenwood
Rating65% 3.250723.250723.250723.250723.25072
Le retour du célèbre archéologue, Indiana Jones, pour une dernière aventure ..
I Am Number Four, 1h49
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films based on science fiction novels, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about school violence
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Callan McAuliffe, Kevin Durand
Roles Sam's Mom (scenes deleted)
Rating61% 3.0509053.0509053.0509053.0509053.050905
John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is an alien from the planet Lorien. He was sent to Earth as a child with eight others to escape the invading Mogadorians, who destroyed Lorien. Here, John is protected by a Cepan, or guardian, Henri (Timothy Olyphant). Together, they live in a beach-side bungalow in Florida.
White Irish Drinkers, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Geoffrey Wigdor, Regan Mizrahi, Stephen Lang, Karen Allen, Peter Riegert, Zachary Booth
Roles Margaret
Rating66% 3.341523.341523.341523.341523.34152
Brooklyn, 1975: brothers Brian and Danny Leary are looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood, so they make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.
November Christmas, 1h45
Origin USA
Themes Christmas films
Actors Sam Elliott, Karen Allen, John Corbett, Sarah Paulson, Emily Alyn Lind, Max Charles
Roles Claire Sanford

A small Rhode Island community comes together to create special Halloween and Christmas moments several weeks early for Vanessa Marks, an 8-year-old girl with a life-threatening illness.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, 2h3
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Arme nucléaire
Actors Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt
Roles Marion Ravenwood
Rating61% 3.0984753.0984753.0984753.0984753.098475
In 1957, Indiana Jones and his partner George "Mac" McHale are kidnapped in Nevada by Soviet agents under Colonel Dr. Irina Spalko. The Soviets infiltrate warehouse labeled "Warehouse 51" and force Jones to locate an alien corpse with a crystal skull, recovered ten years earlier. Upon its discovery, Mac reveals he is a double agent working for the Soviets. Jones escapes, unsuccessfully attempts to retrieve the skull, and in a fight with Spalko's sadistic henchman, Colonel Antonin Dovchenko, they both fall onto a rocket sled, which ignites and speeds them away. Jones staggers away and, still pursued, arrives in a model town at the Nevada Test Site, minutes before an atomic bomb test, and takes shelter in a lead-lined refrigerator. Jones is rescued, decontaminated, and arrested by FBI agents, who suspect him of working for the Soviets; and though freed on the recommendation of General Ross, who vouches for him, he is put on indefinite leave of absence from Marshall College.
A Dog Year
A Dog Year (2007)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors Jeff Bridges, Lauren Ambrose, Domhnall Gleeson, Welker White, Elizabeth Marvel, Karen Allen
Roles Paula (voice)
Rating60% 3.001813.001813.001813.001813.00181
Jon Katz faces a midlife crisis. His wife moves out because he was growing too distant, their daughter Emma has moved to a place of her own, and he is left in the house with their two labrador retrievers and a severe case of writer's block. A dog breeder who has read his books convinces him to take in an abused and hyperactive border collie named Devon – and his crazy new life begins.
The Sandlot 2, 1h38
Directed by David M. Evans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films
Actors Sean Berdy, James Earl Jones, Brett Kelly, Greg Germann, Teryl Rothery, Karen Allen
Rating45% 2.2709752.2709752.2709752.2709752.270975
The start of the movie flashes back to 1962 when Benny becomes Benny "the Jet" Rodriguez. The main part of the movie is set in 1972, ten years after the events of The Sandlot. New kids have moved into the neighborhood of San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. They have started playing baseball in the sandlot. The previous kids have all grown up and moved away. A young boy named Johnnie Smalls, the little brother of Scott Smalls (the first film's protagonist), has heard the legend of "The Great Fear," (a beastly mutated dog, as he puts it when he later on tells the group about the beast) owned by Mr. Mertle, who lives behind the Sandlot. David Durango (Max-Lloyd Jones) is the leader of the boys. Behind the Sandlot; next to Mr. Mertle's home lives the Goodfairer family. Hayley Goodfairer (Samantha Burton), the daughter and her two friends befriend the other boys at first in a census to share the Sandlot, but their relationship burgeons potently into a friendship when they find themselves in a big problem with the beast next door, despite Hayley calling David a little baby, and David calling Hayley a spoiled brat.
Poster Boy
Poster Boy (2004)
, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Matt Newton, Karen Allen, Matthew Newton, Michael Lerner, Lorri Bagley, Jack Noseworthy
Roles Eunice Kray
Rating59% 2.9967652.9967652.9967652.9967652.996765
The film opens with Henry Kray being interviewed by a reporter about the events about to unfold on-screen. Henry is the son of a powerful and conservative Senator from North Carolina. Senator Kray has gained a national reputation in part by attacking homosexuality. Unknown to the senator, Henry is gay.
When Will I Be Loved, 2h1
Directed by James Toback
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Neve Campbell, Fred Weller, Dominic Chianese, James Toback, Damon Dash, Joelle Carter
Roles Alexandra Barrie
Rating44% 2.2028852.2028852.2028852.2028852.202885
The movie begins with a five minute treatment of a nude Neve Campbell masturbating with a shower nozzle, setting the tone for the movie.
In the Bedroom, 2h10
Directed by Todd Field
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, William Mapother, Celia Weston
Roles Marla Keyes
Rating73% 3.697863.697863.697863.697863.69786
The film is set in the Mid-Coast town of Camden, Maine. Matt (Tom Wilkinson) and Ruth Fowler (Sissy Spacek) enjoy a happy marriage and a good relationship with their son Frank (Nick Stahl), a recent college graduate who has come home for the summer. Frank has fallen in love with an older woman with children, Natalie Strout (Marisa Tomei). Frank is also applying to graduate school for architecture, but is considering staying in town to work in the fishing industry and be near to Natalie. Natalie's ex-husband, Richard Strout (William Mapother), tries to find a way into his ex-wife and son's lives, going to increasingly violent lengths to get his intentions across to Natalie. Ruth is openly concerned about Frank's relationship with Natalie, while Matt thinks it is only a fling.
World Traveler, 1h43
Directed by Bart Freundlich
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, Francie Swift, Liane Balaban, David Keith, Karen Allen
Roles Delores
Rating52% 2.6496252.6496252.6496252.6496252.649625
The plot centers around restless thirtysomething New Yorker named Cal who one day drives off into the open road, leaving his wife and infant son behind and along the way, meets a number of unusual characters. The film uses numerous songs by Willie Nelson.
The Perfect Storm, 2h10
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Météorologie, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, William Fichtner
Roles Melissa Brown
Rating64% 3.249773.249773.249773.249773.24977
In October 1991, the commercial fishing boat Andrea Gail returns to port in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with a poor catch. Desperate for money, Captain Billy Tyne (Clooney), convinces the Andrea Gail crew to join him for one more late season fishing expedition. The crew heads out past their usual fishing grounds in the Grand Banks, leaving a developing thunderstorm behind them. Initially unsuccessful, they head to the Flemish Cap, where their luck improves. At the height of their fishing the ice machine breaks; the only way to sell their catch before it spoils is to hurry back to shore. After debating whether to sail through the building storm or to wait it out, the crew decides to risk the storm. However, between the Andrea Gail and Gloucester is a confluence of two powerful weather fronts and a hurricane, which the Andrea Gail crew underestimates.
Falling Sky, 1h35
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Karen Allen, Brittany Murphy, Jeremy Jordan, Chris Young, Patrick Renna, Lea Moreno Young
Roles Resse Nicholson
Rating59% 2.9521652.9521652.9521652.9521652.952165
Murphy plays the role of Emily. Her alcoholic mother, Reese, tells her that the disease runs in the family, and she is at risk of having it too. After Resse kills herself in the bathtub, she leaves a recorded tape saying "I'm sorry Emily, but I'm just so tired." Devastated, Emily turns to drink, and the prophecy comes true.
Til There Was You, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Craig Bierko, Christine Ebersole
Roles Betty Dawkan (Nick's Mom)
Rating48% 2.4002052.4002052.4002052.4002052.400205
Gwen Moss (Jeanne Tripplehorn) has spent the better part of her life waiting for the man of her dreams, unaware she briefly bumped into him at school as children and has had several close encounters ever since. She aspires to have a life like her longtime friend Debbie (Jennifer Aniston), a successful doctor with a beautiful home but a marriage that may not be as perfect as it seems on the surface.
Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story, 1h26
Directed by Allan Kroeker
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rena Sofer, Victor Garber, Karen Allen, Sean McCann, Patricia Gage, Sherry Miller
Roles Margaret
Rating55% 2.7641152.7641152.7641152.7641152.764115
Les nombreuses lettres intimes envoyées par un collègue (Victor Garber) incite une femme (Rena Sofer) à déposer une plainte contre ce dernier pour harcèlement.