Joan Allen Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
August 20, 1956 (63)
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 more)
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Date of Birth: August 20, 1956 (63)

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 more)

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’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Allen performed in many of the company’s 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

(winners are in red)

 
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...