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      Joan Allen

      Joan Allen

      Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

      Lowest Rated: 20% When the Sky Falls (2000)

      Birthday: Aug 20, 1956

      Birthplace: Rochelle, Illinois, USA

      For the first part of her distinguished career, Oscar-nominated actress Joan Allen struggled to make herself a household name despite delivering strong, nuanced and critically-acclaimed performances on stage and screen. After quietly stalking the background in films like "Manhunter" (1986), "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" (1988), and "Searching for Bobby Fischer" (1993), Allen exploded onto the scene with a stunning portrayal of former first lady Pat Nixon in Oliver Stone's "Nixon" (1995). Allen's sympathetic and complex turn opened doors to other opportunities to play strong, but emotionally withdrawn women, as in "The Crucible" (1996) and "Pleasantville" (1998). But it was her performance in "The Contender" (2000), as a U.S. senator on the verge of the vice presidency who is hammered for an alleged sex scandal, that vaulted her from supporting status to full-fledged leading lady. From there, she entered blockbuster territory with a supporting turn as a wary CIA officer in "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004), a role she reprised for sequels in 2007 and 2012, while earning more plaudits for "The Upside of Anger" (2005), "Georgia O'Keefe" (Lifetime, 2009) and "Room" (2015). With these hailed performances, Allen solidified a long, but steady climb to become one of Hollywood's most respected and talented actresses.

      Highest rated movies

      Searching for Bobby Fischer
      Manhunter
      Room Face/Off The Bourne Ultimatum
      Peggy Sue Got Married
      Pleasantville
      The Ice Storm

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      Joan Allen OFF THE MAP, Sam Elliott, Valentina De Angelis, Joan Allen, 2003, (c) Manhattan Pictures BONNEVILLE, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, Jessica Lange, 2006, TM and ©Copyright Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. All rights reserved. The Family, Grant Show (L), Joan Allen (R), 'Betta Male', Season 1, Ep. #9, 04/24/2016, ©ABC The Family, Joan Allen, 'Betta Male', Season 1, Ep. #9, 04/24/2016, ©ABC The Family, Grant Show (L), Joan Allen (R), 'Betta Male', Season 1, Ep. #9, 04/24/2016, ©ABC The Family, Joan Allen, 'Betta Male', Season 1, Ep. #9, 04/24/2016, ©ABC The Family, Zach Gilford (L), Liam James (C), Joan Allen (R), 'Fun Ways To Tell Boyfriend You're Pregnant', Season 1, Ep. #10, 05/01/2016, ©ABC THE CRUCIBLE, Joan Allen, 1996, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. NIXON, Joan Allen, Anthony Hopkins, 1995 THE CRUCIBLE, Joan Allen, 1996, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE ICE STORM, Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, 1997, (c) Fox Searchlight The Family, Grant Show (L), Joan Allen (R), 'Betta Male', Season 1, Ep. #9, 04/24/2016, ©ABC The Family, Grant Show (L), Joan Allen (R), 'Betta Male', Season 1, Ep. #9, 04/24/2016, ©ABC PLEASANTVILLE, from left: Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, 1998, © New Line NIXON, Joan Allen, Anthony Hopkins, 1995 MANHUNTER, Joan Allen, 1986, © De Laurentiis Entertainment Group THE CRUCIBLE, Daniel Day-Lewis, Joan Allen, 1996, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, David Strathairn (standing left), Joan Allen (standing second from left), 2007. ©Universal Pictures DEATH RACE, Joan Allen, 2008. ©Universal Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      94% 91% Who Will Write Our History Narrator $117.4K 2018
      91% 62% Arthur Miller: Writer Self - 2017
      93% 93% Room Grandma (Character) $14.7M 2015
      32% 20% A Good Marriage Darcy Anderson (Character) - 2014
      56% 58% The Bourne Legacy Pam Landy (Character) $113.2M 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Waking the T-Rex: The Story of Sue Narrator - 2010
      No Score Yet 42% Georgia O'Keeffe Georgia O'Keeffe (Character) - 2009
      64% 84% Hachi: A Dog's Tale Cate Wilson (Character) - 2009
      68% 71% Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh Narrator $17.7K 2008
      41% 60% Death Race Warden Hennessy (Character) $36.1M 2008
      84% 78% Trumbo Unknown (Character) $108.3K 2007
      92% 91% The Bourne Ultimatum Pamela Landy (Character) $227.4M 2007
      41% 43% Bonneville Carol (Character) - 2006
      74% 63% The Upside of Anger Terry Wolfmeyer (Character) $18.8M 2005
      53% 74% Yes She (Character) $396.0K 2004
      82% 90% The Bourne Supremacy Agent Pamela Landy (Character) $176.0M 2004
      54% 85% The Notebook Anne Hamilton (Character) $81.0M 2004
      70% 85% Off the Map Arlene Groden (Character) $1.3M 2003
      50% 75% The Mists of Avalon Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mists of Avalon Morgause (Character) - 2001
      20% 24% When the Sky Falls Sinead Hamilton (Character) - 2000
      76% 73% The Contender Laine Hanson (Character) $17.8M 2000
      27% 44% All the Rage Unknown (Character) - 1999
      86% 79% Pleasantville Betty Parker (Character) $40.6M 1998
      93% 82% Face/Off Dr. Eve Archer (Character) $112.3M 1997
      86% 82% The Ice Storm Elena Hood (Character) $7.9M 1997
      70% 66% The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor (Character) $7.3M 1996
      75% 74% Nixon Pat Nixon (Character) $13.7M 1995
      31% 49% Mad Love Margaret Roberts (Character) $15.5M 1995
      25% 48% Josh and S.A.M. Caroline Whitney (Character) $1.5M 1993
      100% 86% Searching for Bobby Fischer Bonnie Waitzkin (Character) $7.9M 1993
      54% 39% Ethan Frome Zenobia "Zeena" Frome (Character) $161.4K 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Warning: The James Brady Story Sarah Brady (Character) - 1991
      68% 35% In Country Irene (Character) $3.3M 1989
      81% 68% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Vera Tucker(Fuqua) (Character) $19.2M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Room Upstairs Ellie (Character) - 1987
      94% 77% Manhunter Reba McClane (Character) $7.0M 1986
      87% 55% Peggy Sue Got Married Maddy Nagle (Character) $37.7M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Sons Ann Deever (Character) - 1986
      56% 36% Compromising Positions Mary Alice Mahoney (Character) - 1985

      TV

      Credit
      53% 48% Lisey's Story Amanda Debusher (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008 2018
      61% 88% The Family Claire (Character) 2016
      68% 87% The Killing Margaret Rayne (Character) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mists of Avalon Morgause (Character) 2001
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1998
      95% 94% Frasier Lydia (Guest Voice) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Evergreen Unknown (Character) 1985