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Joan Allen

 
Birth Place:
Rochelle, IL, USA
Bio:
Joan Allen received a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Lanford Wilson's Burn This, and was Tony-nominated for The Heidi Chronicles. Her most recent Broadway appearance was in Impressionism. Off-Broadway: Delores, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Steppenwolf's And a Nightingale Sang..., ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 20, 1956 (65)

Birth Place: Rochelle, IL, USA

Bio:
Joan Allen received a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Lanford Wilson's Burn This, and was Tony-nominated for The Heidi Chronicles. Her most recent Broadway appearance was in Impressionism. Off-Broadway: Delores, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Steppenwolf's And a Nightingale Sang..., ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Premiere, 2018
Ellen Fine
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Katharine Keenan
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1989
Heidi Holland
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Heidi Holland
  [Broadway]
1987
Anna Mann
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Anna
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Bette Brennan
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Helen Scott

Photos

Broadway Theatre Marquee unveiling for Kenneth Lonergan's acclaimed memory play 'The  Photo

Broadway Theatre Marquee unveiling for Kenneth Lonergan's acclaimed memory play 'The Waverly Gallery' starring Elaine May, Joan Allen, Lucas Hedges and Michael Cera at the Golden Theatre on August 3, 2018 in New York City.

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Date:
12/30/2018
Joan Allen, Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, David Cromer,  Photo

Joan Allen, Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, David Cromer,

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Date:
10/26/2018
Michael Cera, Elaine May, Joan Allen Photo

Michael Cera, Elaine May, Joan Allen

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Date:
10/26/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Premiere, 2018
Ellen Fine

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Katharine Keenan

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1989
Heidi Holland

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Heidi Holland

  [Broadway]
1987
Anna Mann

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Anna

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Bette Brennan

  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Helen Scott

Joan Allen Biography

Joan Allen received a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Lanford Wilson's Burn This, and was Tony-nominated for The Heidi Chronicles. Her most recent Broadway appearance was in Impressionism. Off-Broadway: Delores, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Steppenwolf's And a Nightingale Sang..., for which she received Clarence Derwent, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. An original member of Chicago√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Allen performed in many of the company√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs productions, including The Wheel, Earthly Possessions, Reckless, A Lesson from Aloes, Balm in Gilead, and Of Mice and Men. Film: Room, Oliver Stone's Nixon (Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations) The Crucible (Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations), The Contender (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit Award nominations), The Ice Storm, Yes, The Bourne Ultimatum, A Good Marriage, The Bourne Supremacy, The Notebook, Compromising Positions, Peggy Sue Got Married, Manhunter, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Ethan Frome, and The Upside of Anger. Television: "The Family" (ABC), "The Killing" (Netflix), "Luck" (HBO), the title character and executive producer for "Georgia O'Keefe" (Lifetime), for which she earned nominations for the Emmy Award, SAG Award and Golden Globe Award as both Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Made for Television Movie, and "The Mists of Avalon" (TNT), for which she was Emmy Award nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.


Joan Allen Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Joan Allen, The Waverly Gallery
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Joan Allen , The Heidi Chronicles
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Joan Allen , Burn This
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Joan Allen, And a Nightingale Sang
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1984 - Best Debut Performance Gold Star
Joan Allen, And a Nightingale Sang...

Joan Allen News

Cynthia Nixon, Kelli O'Hara & More to Take Part in WALL TO WALL SELECTED SHORTS Photo Cynthia Nixon, Kelli O'Hara & More to Take Part in WALL TO WALL SELECTED SHORTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

Symphony Space will present Wall to Wall Selected Shorts, a monumental celebration of short fiction, March 26 in Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharp theater in New York City (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).

SALT IN MY SOUL Documentary Sets On Demand Release Photo SALT IN MY SOUL Documentary Sets On Demand Release
by Michael Major - Jan 24, 2022

Salt In My Soul is currently screening theatrically in New York (Cinema Village) and Los Angeles (Laemmle Royal) and will be released this week on VOD in the US, Canada, and UK & Ireland and key territories worldwide. Salt In My Soul is based on the bestselling posthumously published memoir of the same name. Watch the trailer now!

Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar To Lead THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Axelrod Photo Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar To Lead THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Axelrod
by BWW Staff - Dec 22, 2021

The Axelrod PAC in New Jersey has set two-time Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!, Finian’s Rainbow) and film and TV star Aaron Lazar (Fox’s Filthy Rich and the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music) as the leads for their production of The Bridges of Madison County, directed by one of its original stars Hunter Foster.

Steppenwolf Names Annette Bening and Sherry Lansing 2021 Women in the Arts Honorees Photo Steppenwolf Names Annette Bening and Sherry Lansing 2021 Women in the Arts Honorees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will honor Tony Award and two-time Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Annette Bening and trailblazing leader in the film industry Sherry Lansing as the 2021 Women in the Arts honorees.

Theater Stories: ECLIPSED, SLAVE PLAY, HANGMEN and More About the John Golden Theatre Photo Theater Stories: ECLIPSED, SLAVE PLAY, HANGMEN and More About the John Golden Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the John Golden Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre including, The Normal Heart, A Doll's House, Part 2, Eclipsed, Slave Play, and many more!

Annette Bening Will Direct And Star In COASTAL DISTURBANCES for PLAYS IN THE HOUSE Photo Annette Bening Will Direct And Star In COASTAL DISTURBANCES for PLAYS IN THE HOUSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2020

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that stage and screen icon Annette Bening will return to the role that earned her her first Tony nomination - Holly Dancer in Coastal Disturbances - LIVE on 'Plays In The House.'

Krysta Rodriguez, Courtney Reed and Olivia Puckett Will Star In THE SMELL OF THE KILL Photo Krysta Rodriguez, Courtney Reed and Olivia Puckett Will Star In THE SMELL OF THE KILL On STARS IN THE HOUSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2020

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that 'Stars In The House's' 'Plays In The House' series will feature The Smell of the Kill by Michele Lowe LIVE on Sunday, August 30 at 2 PM ET in support of The Actors Fund.

VIDEO: Watch Lydia R. Diamond's STICK FLY on STARS IN THE HOUSE Photo VIDEO: Watch Lydia R. Diamond's STICK FLY on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 1, 2020

Stars in the House continues today (2pm) with Plays In The House. Today, enjoy STICK FLY, by Lydia R. Diamond. Starring Jelani Alladin, Caroline Innerbichler, Keith Randolph Smith, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, Daniel J. Watts and Renika Williams.  DIRECTOR: Dell Howlett.  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & STAGE MANAGER: Kayla Coleman.  Live music by Crystal Monee Hall.  Hosted by Antoine Smith.

Jelani Alladin, Caroline Innerbichler, Daniel J. Watts and More to Star in Reading of Photo Jelani Alladin, Caroline Innerbichler, Daniel J. Watts and More to Star in Reading of Lydia R. Diamond's STICK FLY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2020

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that Dell Howlett will direct a reading of Lydia R. Diamond's 'Stick Fly' on Saturday, August 1st at 2 PM ET as part of 'Stars In The House's' 'Plays In The House' series.

Charles Busch Brings DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! Back to Life in Upcoming Reading on STARS IN T Photo Charles Busch Brings DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! Back to Life in Upcoming Reading on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2020

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that Charles Busch will reprise his iconic performance as Angela Arden in a reading of his classic comedy 'Die, Mommie, Die!' on Wednesday, July 1st at 2 PM ET as part of 'Stars In The House's' 'Plays In The House' series.

Joan Allen Videos

Broadway Rewind: Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin Look to the Sky in FINIAN'S RAINBOW! VideoBroadway Rewind: Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin Look to the Sky in FINIAN'S RAINBOW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2020

'We close things out with a look at the 48th production of City Center's famed Encore's, the glorious musical Finian's Rainbow, which starred Kate Baldwin, Cheyenne Jackson, Jim Norton and Terri White. It was directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Kate told me, 'I get to sing the most beautiful songs. I think Burton Lane was a master of melody.' Cheyenne said he knew the songs but didn't really know the story, 'It's very, very current. I was actually surprised. The main crux of the plot is a bigoted white man in power from the south who is being replaced by an open-minded black man. Hmmm. So, it's very current.''

Broadway Rewind: Will Chase and Malcom Gets Turn the Page on THE STORY OF MY LIFE! VideoBroadway Rewind: Will Chase and Malcom Gets Turn the Page on THE STORY OF MY LIFE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2020

'What I loved the most about this episode', says BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, 'was following the journey of the 2009 musical The Story of My Life. This episode of Broadway Rewind looks at the ill- fated musical, which featured two wonderful performances by Will Chase and Malcolm Gets, but we start off at a rehearsal for Michael Jacobs play 'Impressionism' directed by Jack O'Brien. It welcomed back to Broadway, Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen along with Marsha Mason, Aaron Lazar and Andre de Shields. Director Jack O'Brien told me why he had to do this play, 'It's about us. We haven't had a really witty, wise, romantic comedy in New York, in a long time and I've got this gorgeous cast.' Joan Allen said,

VIDEO: Aaron Lazar Sings '(Ya Got) Trouble' From THE MUSIC MAN VideoVIDEO: Aaron Lazar Sings '(Ya Got) Trouble' From THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2020

As part of Virtual Broadway, Aaron Lazar filmed himself singing (Ya Got) Trouble from The Music Man!

VIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 9- BURN THIS Nabs A Tony For Joan Allen VideoVIDEO: 30 Days Of Tony! Day 9- BURN THIS Nabs A Tony For Joan Allen
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2019

In 1987, the sizzling drama earned a Best Leading Actress In A Play Tony for one of its stars, Joan Allen. Check out her acceptance speech below!

VIDEO: Lucas Hedges Talks About His Broadway Debut in THE WAVERLY GALLERY VideoVIDEO: Lucas Hedges Talks About His Broadway Debut in THE WAVERLY GALLERY
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

Lucas Hedges was a guest on today's episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan.' During his interview, he talks about what it's like doing Broadway for the first time in 'The Waverly Gallery.'

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Feathers or Steel' Episode of ABC's THE FAMILY
by - Mar 14, 2016

On the next episode of ABC's THE FAMILY titled 'Feathers or Steel', Detective Meyer and Agent Clements go on the hunt for a child kidnapper whose MO is eerily similar to Adam’s abductor.

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston & More Set for Ovation's 5-Part Series THE ENVELOPE, Starting Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

Ovation TV offers up off-the-cuff discussions with today's top Hollywood talent with the premiere of Los Angeles Times' THE ENVELOPE, a five-part series featuring the year's most-prolific film actors and directors, tonight, January 17 at 8:30pm ET.

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston & More Set for Ovation's 5-Part Series THE ENVELOPE
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 2, 2015

Ovation TV offers up off-the-cuff discussions with today's top Hollywood talent with the premiere of Los Angeles Times' THE ENVELOPE, a five-part series featuring the year's most-prolific film actors and directors, on Sunday, January 17 at 8:30pm ET.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 4 of Netflix's THE KILLING Premiering This Friday
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 29, 2014

The fourth season of THE KILLING, premieres exclusively on Netflix on Friday, August 1, 2014 in all territories where Netflixis available.

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Fourth Season of Netflix's THE KILLING
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 2, 2014

Below, check out the just-released trailer for the fourth season of THE KILLING, premiering exclusively on Netflix on Friday, August 1, 2014 in all territories where Netflix is available.


Joan Allen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joan Allen been in?
Joan Allen has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Joan Allen been in?
Joan Allen has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Joan Allen been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Waverly Gallery , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Heidi Chronicles , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Burn This Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for And a Nightingale Sang and Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for And a Nightingale Sang... .

What awards has Joan Allen won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Burn This Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for And a Nightingale Sangand Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for And a Nightingale Sang....