Joan Allen is an American singer-writer-performer-actress who has achieved success both in the theater and on the big screen. She began her professional career with the Steppenwolf Theater Company in 1977, winning the 1984 Drama Desk Award For Outstanding Actor in a Play as part of a revival of The Goodbye Line. Her first film role was in the play Doomed by John Adams. Other notable roles include We Are Marshall, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Gidget and Grease… Her stage credits include Angels In Waiting, Crucible, andleyside.
Allen has been nominated screen actor’s guild award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a TV movie for her role as Joanna Stayton in the television movie Everybody Loves Raymond. She also was nominated for an Emmy for her contribution to the television show Endgame. In 2021, she received another Emmy for her role as Joanna in the second season of The Mentalist.
|Real Name||Joan Allen|
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Height in Feet Inches||5 ft 10 in|
|Height in Centimeter||178 cm|
|Height in Meter||1.78 m|
|Weight in Kilogram||53 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||117 Pounds|
|Feet/ Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
|Body Measurements||32-24-33 Inches|
|Waist Size||24 Inches|
|Hip Size||33 Inches|
|Date of Birth||20 August 1956|
|Birth Place||Rochelle, Illinois, United States|
|Father||James Jefferson Allen|
|College||Northern Illinois University|
|Current Relationship/ Affair||Unknown|
|First Television Show||Unknown|
Allen was born in segregated Mississippi during the mid-nineteenth century. Her childhood years were spent living with her mother and two sisters in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her father was a sharecropper. Allen attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, for two years before moving to New York City, where she became known as a fan of the more liberal-minded plays of Lee Strasberg.
Joan Allen has had varied career breaks. She guest appeared on Broadway, recurring in the popular series CHICO (on NBC), and later on the television show Happy Days. She also had a memorable role on the television sitcom Webster. Later, she appeared in the films Easy Rider and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Allen also had a role in the musical One Move Too Far for David Bowie in the movie London Fog.
In 1980, Allen appeared in the award-winning movie Runaway. She played Nancy Botwin, an affluent single mother who travels to New York City in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Her poignant character ultimately falls in love with Paul Simon’s character. The Paul Simon lyric “These Boots Are Made For Walking” is often sung by Joan Allen during television shows, commercials, and concerts. Her song, “Blue Suede Shoes” was a duet with her daughter, singer, and friend, Phoebe Snow.
Joan Allen lives in New York City but has spent much of her working life in Chicago, Illinois, as well as in California. She has created numerous personal art works, most of which have been shown at various art galleries and museums throughout the United States. Her paintings can be seen on many occasions, including private parties, fundraisers, exhibits, public celebrations, television programs, and websites. Her books include several volumes focusing on her life and works. Joan Allen is currently working on a memoir.