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Nancy Allen is a Actor American born on 24 june 1950 at New York City (USA)

Nancy Allen

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Birth name Nancy Anne Allen
Nationality USA
Birth 24 june 1950 (73 years) at New York City (USA)

Nancy Anne Allen (born June 24, 1950) is an American actress and cancer activist best known for her roles in the films Carrie (1976), RoboCop (1987), and Dressed to Kill (1980), the latter of which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

Allen began an acting and modelling career as a child, and from the mid-1970s appeared in small film roles, most notably the anchor of Robert Zemeckis's ensemble comedy I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) and in Steven Spielberg's 1979 comedy 1941. A pivotal supporting role in Carrie (1976) brought her recognition, and after marrying the director Brian De Palma, she appeared in several of his films, including Dressed to Kill (1980) and Blow Out (1981). Her subsequent films include Strange Invaders (1983), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), Poltergeist III (1988), Limit Up (1990), Out of Sight (1998), and the RoboCop trilogy.


Elle est connue pour ses rôles dans les films de son ex-époux Brian De Palma (Carrie, Pulsions, Blow Out) et dans la trilogie RoboCop.

Brian De Palma a estimé qu'ils ont fait « trop de films ensemble » et que cela a usé leur couple. Leur dernier film en commun est Blow Out, en 1981.
De Palma n'avait pas vraiment envie qu'elle tourne mais sur insistance de John Travolta qui faisait avec elle partie du casting de Carrie au bal du diableen jouant la vilaine lycéenne qui persécute Carrie, il accepta. Si De Palma se déclarera heureux du jeu de l'actrice, le tournage sera difficile pour le couple et ils divorceront peu après.

Elle souffre de claustrophobie et a eu une violente crise sur le tournage de Blow Out dans la séquence de l'accident où son personnage se trouve dans une voiture qui tombe dans un lac. Elle devait entrer dans un cube transparent lui-même placé dans la voiture qui se remplissait d'eau. Brian De Palma, avait tout d'abord proposé de la faire remplacer par une doublure mais Nancy Allen a tenu à jouer la scène elle-même. « Pâle comme la mort, » elle a commencé à pleurer et à paniquer totalement lorsqu'il lui a été demandé d'entrer dans le cube. Une dispute a éclaté entre elle et De Palma et il a annoncé qu'il tournerait la scène d'une autre manière. Entendant cela, Nancy Allen est alors entrée dans le cube et la scène a pu être tournée.

Elle est connue pour le rôle de l'officier Anne Lewis dans Robocop.

Depuis 2008, elle s'est éloignée des plateaux de cinéma pour devenir directrice d'une organisation de lutte contre le cancer, weSPARK Cancer Support Center.

Best films

RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Carrie (1976)
Dressed to Kill (1980)

Usually with

Stephen King
Stephen King
(3 films)
Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett
(3 films)
Paul Bartel
Paul Bartel
(2 films)
Sam Irvin
Sam Irvin
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nancy Allen (33 films)

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My Apocalypse, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films set in the future, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays
Actors Corin Nemec, Nancy Allen, Bruce Weitz, Meredith Salenger, John de Lancie, Gail Strickland
Roles Linda Savage
Rating58% 2.9100552.9100552.9100552.9100552.910055
My Apocalypse is the surrealistic story of Stewart Savage (played by Nemec), who is actually the notorious serial killer known as the North City Stalker. Stewart still lives with his parents, Jack (played by Weitz) and Linda (played by Allen), in an overcrowded future world where the polar ice caps have melted and the military controls all aspects of everyday life. The Savages only have their apartment for half a day. At 6 p.m., they must turn it over to Nathan Eastman (played by de Lancie), his wife Victoria (played by Strickland), and their son Victor (played by Harper).
Circuit (2002)
, 2h
Directed by Dirk Shafer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Olivier Gruner, Billy Drago, Brian Lane Green, Kiersten Warren, William Katt, Nancy Allen
Roles Louise
Rating56% 2.8023552.8023552.8023552.8023552.802355
The film opens with John (Jonathan Wade Drahos) regaining consciousness in a restroom stall at "The Red Party." He stares at himself in the mirror and flashes back to when he was a small-town cop from Illinois who moved to Los Angeles, hoping to find a more welcoming environment. He temporarily moves in with his cousin Tad (Daniel Kucan), who is living with his suddenly ex-boyfriend Gill (Brian Lane Green) and Tad's new boyfriend Julian (Darryl Stephens). Tad is a filmmaker, shooting a documentary on circuit parties and Julian DJs at the parties. Gill takes John to a party in the Hollywood hills, where he meets Hector (Andre Khabbazi), a hustler who is battling mounting insecurities over his looks and age as he is about to turn 30. John and Hector forge a friendship and Hector introduces John to the world of circuit parties and illicit drugs.
Circuit (2001)
, 1h31
Directed by Dirk Shafer
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Olivier Gruner, Gail Harris, Loren Avedon, Billy Drago, Burt Reynolds, Kiersten Warren
Roles Louise
Rating41% 2.0731352.0731352.0731352.0731352.073135
Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his brother, and only one more journey inside the ring will save his life. Or will it? Not without a fight.. Literally. And this time, it's personal.
Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return, 1h22
Directed by Kari Skogland
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about religion, Serial killer films
Actors Natalie Ramsey, John Franklin, Stacy Keach, Paul Popowich, Nancy Allen, Alix Koromzay
Roles Rachel Colby
Rating35% 1.778711.778711.778711.778711.77871
Hannah, the first child born of the original Gatlin corn cult, visits the town of Gatlin to find her real mother. On the way, she picks up a street preacher by the name of Zachariah whose car broke down. He tells her about her name, and then vanishes. After crashing into a corn field a lady sheriff suddenly appears and takes Hannah to a hospital in town . Once there, she finds out Isaac was not killed by "He Who Walks Behind The Rows", but instead went into a coma. The hospital appears to be filled with strange patients who speak of a prophecy involving Hannah and Isaac before the scene changes.
Kiss Toledo Goodbye, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Mob film, Action
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Michael Rapaport, Christopher Walken, Christine Taylor, Robert Forster, Nancy Allen, Robert Pine
Roles Madge
Rating47% 2.3627652.3627652.3627652.3627652.362765
To prevent a gang war, a young Ohio investment advisor (Michael Rapaport) must impersonate a Mafia Godfather for a few weeks following the assassination of his crime-boss biological father (Robert Forster) whom he had not even known existed. He tries to keep this new life secret from his real family, especially from his very jealous fiancee (Christine Taylor), with the help of his new Cosa Nostra "family," especially his father's chief lieutenant (Christopher Walken).
Out of Sight, 2h3
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Prison films, Psychologie, Évasion, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, Steve Zahn
Roles Midge
Rating69% 3.4979853.4979853.4979853.4979853.497985
A career bank robber, Jack Foley (George Clooney), and a U.S. Marshal, Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez), are forced to share a car trunk during Foley's escape from a Florida prison. After he completes his getaway, Foley is chased by Sisco while he and his friends—right-hand man Buddy (Ving Rhames) and unreliable associate Glenn (Steve Zahn)—work their way north to Bloomfield Hills, a wealthy northern suburb of Detroit. There they plan to pay a visit to shady businessman Ripley (Albert Brooks), who foolishly bragged to them in prison years before about a cache of uncut diamonds hidden in his home.
Against the Law, 1h35
Directed by Jim Wynorski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Richard Grieco, Nancy Allen, Nick Mancuso, Jaime Pressly, Steven Ford, Gary Sandy
Roles Maggie Hewitt
Rating43% 2.1805952.1805952.1805952.1805952.180595
Headed towards Hollywood, Rex (Richard Grieco) is a mentally ill drifter with a penchant for balls-to-the-wall gunplay. Trapped in a delusion that he is a modern 'Old West' gunslinger, Rex begins a murder spree that leaves police and law enforcement dead in his path. Meanwhile, hard-drinking cop John Shepard (Nick Mancuso) is suddenly thrust into the spotlight by newsanchor Maggie Hewitt (Nancy Allen) after killing one of L.A.'s most notorious drug dealers in a skilled shoot out. When Rex learns of this heroic deed, he becomes fixated on both Hewitt, who he begins to stalk and terrorize, and Shepard, who he vows to shoot and kill. As a tense high noon battle looms on the horizon, John and Maggie scramble to outwit and outshoot this delusional maniac.
Dusting Cliff 7, 1h35
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Nancy Allen, Lance Henriksen, Ashley Buccille, Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, Mary Deese, Shashawnee Hall
Roles Anna Bishop
Rating40% 2.000532.000532.000532.000532.00053
The young daughter of a tough, Nancy Allen) is violently abducted and held for ransom in exchange for vital top secret information which outlines the whereabouts of buried nuclear arms at government restricted Cliff Seven in the Mojave desert.
The Patriots, 2h18
Directed by Éric Rochant
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Yvan Attal, Richard Masur, Allen Garfield, Yossi Banai, Nancy Allen, Maurice Bénichou
Roles Catherine Pelman
Rating72% 3.630553.630553.630553.630553.63055
Ariel Brenner, un jeune juif parisien de 18 ans, décide de partir pour Israël pour vivre dans un kibboutz. Il est plus tard recruté par les services secrets. Tout d'abord candidat pour entrer au Mossad, il est finalement recruté par un service indépendant appelé Unité 238.
The Man Who Wouldn't Die, 1h38
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Serial killer films
Actors Roger Moore, Nancy Allen, Malcolm McDowell, Eric McCormack, Jackson Davies, Roger Cross
Roles Jessie Gallardo
Rating54% 2.708382.708382.708382.708382.70838
In The Man Who Wouldn't Die art imitates life for Thomas Grace (Roger Moore), a famous British ex-novelist who wrote a series of acclaimed crime stories featuring a villain patterned after real-life criminal Bernard Drake (Malcolm McDowell). Now living in America, Grace works as a hack reporter for a city newspaper. After reading one of Grace's books, Jessie Gallardo (Nancy Allen), a waitress with burgeoning psychic abilities, predicts several murders—with Grace as one of the victims. Her visions identify the enemy as Drake, who has escaped from prison by faking his own death in a fire. As Drake sets out to frame the author for a series of grisly murders based around his novels, it is up to Thomas and Jessie to clear their names, stop him, and stay alive in the process. Eric McCormack co-stars as a doubtful newspaper colleague.
RoboCop 3
RoboCop 3 (1993)
, 1h57
Directed by Fred Dekker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Robert John Burke, Lee Arenberg, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy
Roles Anne Lewis
Rating41% 2.0579352.0579352.0579352.0579352.057935
After Robocop 2, Detroit is on the verge of bankruptcy after a series of failed business plans and drop of stocks, and are now struggling with their plans to create the new Delta City. To speed up the process, OCP creates an armed force called the Urban Rehabilitators, nick-named "Rehabs," under the command of Paul McDaggett (John Castle). Ostensibly its purpose is to combat rising crime in Old Detroit, augmenting the ranks of the Detroit Police Department in apprehending violent criminals. In reality, it has been set up to forcibly relocate the residents of Cadillac Heights. Nikko, a Japanese-American computer whiz kid, loses her parents in the process.
Acting on Impulse, 1h33
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors C. Thomas Howell, Linda Fiorentino, Nancy Allen, Patrick Bauchau, Peter Lupus, Tom Wright
Roles Cathy Thomas
Rating54% 2.7088552.7088552.7088552.7088552.708855
Suite à une querelle avec son agent et avec son producteur, Susan, une star du cinéma d'horreur érotique, part s'isoler dans un hôtel de luxe. Le soir même, elle est au bras de Paul Steven, un homme d'affaire fiancé. Lorsque le producteur de Susan et la fiancée de Paul sont retrouvés morts, les soupçons se portent tout naturellement sur la jeune actrice.
RoboCop 2
RoboCop 2 (1990)
, 1h57
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan, Gabriel Damon
Roles Officer Anne Lewis
Rating58% 2.9018052.9018052.9018052.9018052.901805
In the year after the success of the RoboCop program and Jones's death, Omni Consumer Products (OCP) has created a new plan to have Detroit default on its debt so that OCP can foreclose on the entire city, take over its government, and replace the old neighborhoods with Delta City, a new planned city center independent of the United States government, enabling them to effectively have an entire city to be controlled by OCP.
Memories of Murder, 1h44
Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime, Politic
Actors Nancy Allen, Vanity, Robin Thomas, Olivia Brown, Don S. Davis, Veena Sood
Roles Alice
Rating45% 2.284372.284372.284372.284372.28437
Jennifer (Nancy Allen) is a woman who is suffering from amnesia to the extent that she does not even recognize her husband and daughter. Extremely confused and tormented, she desperately seeks to piece together her life and, in doing so, stumbles upon some startling secrets from her shadowy past. She discovers that a female killer connected to her from her earlier life is intent on stalking her and seeking revenge by killing her and her family.
Limit Up
Limit Up (1989)
, 1h40
Directed by Richard Martini
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Nancy Allen, Brad Hall, Danitra Vance, Dean Stockwell, Rance Howard, Ava Fabian
Roles Casey Falls
Rating48% 2.4260252.4260252.4260252.4260252.426025
Casey Falls works as a runner at the Board of Trade for a ruthless commodities broker, Peter Oak. It is her ambition to someday become a top trader herself, but Oak condescendingly insists that Casey will never make the grade.