Joan Allen Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Family

More than $8 million.

Joan Allen

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Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956, in Rochelle, Illinois, USA, which means she is of American descent, has the sign of Leo, and is 62 years old. Nonetheless, Allen appears youthful and has matured beautifully. She is well recognized for her work in films such as “Room,” in which she played Nancy, “Pleasantville,” and “Death Race.” Many people mistake her for Michelle Fairley, who starred in the first two seasons of “Game of Thrones,” but Allen has not worked on that project, though she has worked on several other notable projects that have helped her establish a name in the acting world.

Early Life

Joan Allen was born in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children to Dorothea and James Allen. She has an older brother named David and two older sisters named Mary and Lynn. In terms of schooling, she attended Rochelle Township High School, where she was voted most likely to succeed. She attended Eastern Illinois University, where she collaborated on a couple of plays with John Malkovich, before transferring to Northern Illinois University, where she finished with a BA in Fine Arts. Joan is Caucasian and dyes her hair blonde, which complements her pale complexion and blue eyes well.


Allen made her acting debut in 1978 with a brief uncredited cameo in “A Wedding,” followed by “Say Goodnight, Gracie.” Allen continued to work quickly, first as Mary Alice Mahoney in “Compromise Positions,” then as Lala in “Sisters,” with Mark Alfred and Ted Bardi, and as Maddy Nagle in “Peggy Sue Got Married,” a triple Oscar candidate directed by Francis Ford Coppola. In 1988, she starred in “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” which tells the tale of Preston Tucker, a maverick vehicle designer, and his quest to alter the car world with his inventive ideas.

She had several notable projects in the 1990s, including starring in “Nixon” opposite Anthony Hopkins, which got generally excellent reviews from audiences and was honored with Felix, Critics Choice, and CFCA Awards, as well as four Oscar nominations. Joan played Betty Parker in “Pleasantville,” a highly acclaimed film about two ’90s teens trapped in a 1950s sitcom, which was nominated for three Oscars, with Joan winning a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress and being nominated for an ACCA award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Allen’s later films include “Death Race,” which was released in 2008 and starred him as Hennessey alongside Jason Statham and Ian McShane. She began work on “The Killing,” an acclaimed criminal drama series nominated for a Golden Globe award, in 2014, and the same year she played the lead in “A Good Marriage.” The next year, Allen had a supporting role in the hugely successful film “Room,” opposite Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, and Sean Bridgers, and her most recent endeavor saw her feature in 12 episodes of “The Family” in 2016. In total, the actress has had 47 jobs.

Net Worth

More than $8 million.

Relationship Status

Joan strives to keep her private life hidden behind closed doors since she does not want to share too much with the media. In terms of her personal life, she married Peter Friedman, a fellow stage, television, and theater actor, in 1990. The couple had one child together, a girl named Sadie, who was born in February 1994. Their marriage failed and they divorced in 2002, but they now live close to each other to care for their daughter.

Social Media

There are numerous fan pages and other people that follow and love her work and want to share their passion with the rest of the world. “I think Oscar although Joanna Gleason won Best Actress in a Musical and Joan Allen won Best Actress in a Play so I feel like that’s still pretty on brand,” one fan said. Her followers recently wished her a happy birthday with numerous nice comments.

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