Member Profiles

Joan Allen


Joan Allen has been an ensemble member since 1977, where she has performed in more than 25 productions. A few include Reckless, Cloud 9, Three Sisters, A Lesson from Aloes, Balm in Gilead and her personal favorite, …And a Nightingale Sang. Her Broadway credits include: Burn This (Tony Award for Best Actress), The Heidi Chronicles (Tony nomination for Best Actress) and Impressionism. She has appeared in more than 20 feature films including Compromising Positions, Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Manhunter, Nixon (Academy Award nomination, Best Supporting Actress), The Ice Storm, The Crucible (Academy Award nomination, Best Supporting Actress), The Contender (Academy Award nomination, Best Actress), Pleasantville, Face Off, Yes, The Upside of Anger, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, a cameo appearance in The Bourne Legacy, and A Good Marriage a film version of Stephen King's novella.

Watch & Listen

  1. Waiting For The Parade

    Waiting For The Parade

  2. And A Nightingale Sang

    And A Nightingale Sang

  3. Three Sisters

    Three Sisters

  4. A Lesson From Aloes

    A Lesson From Aloes

  5. Burn This

    Burn This

  6. Love Letters

    Love Letters

  7. Gala 2008

    Gala 2008

  8. Women in the Arts: Joan Allen

    Women in the Arts: Joan Allen

  9. 2013/14 Season: <i>THE WHEEL</i>

    2013/14 Season: THE WHEEL

  10. The Wheel in Rehearsal

    The Wheel in Rehearsal

  11. Joan Allen - <i>THE WHEEL</i>

    Joan Allen - THE WHEEL

  12. <i>THE WHEEL</i> in Production

    THE WHEEL in Production

  13. Inside <i>THE WHEEL</i>

    Inside THE WHEEL

Credits & Awards


Death Race; Bourne Ultimatum; Yes; The Upside of Anger; The Notebook; Off the Map; The Contender; When the Sky Falls; It's the Rage; The Ice Storm; Pleasantville; Face/Off; The Crucible; Nixon; Searching for Bobby Fischer; Ethan Frome; In Country; Tucker; Peggy Sue Got Married; Manhunter, O’Keeffe, Bonneville, Good Sharma, Death Race,Hachi: A Dog's Tale


Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles, Impressionism Off-Broadway: The Marriage of Bette and Boo


O’Keefe (Lifetime); The Mists of Avalon (TNT); Without Warning: The James Brady Story (HBO); All My Sons (PBS); Evergreen (NBC miniseries); Luck (HBO)


Tony Award (Burn This); Obie Award (The Marriage of Bette and Boo); Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Theatre World Award and Clarence Derwent Award (And a Nightingale Sang...); Tony Award nomination (The Heidi Chronicles); L.A. Film Critics Award and Broadcast Film Critics Award (Nixon and Pleasantville); Golden Globe nomination (The Crucible, O’Keeffe, The Contender); Academy Award nominations (The Contender, The Crucible, Nixon); Chicago Film Critics Association (Best Actress) The Upside of Anger,

Frequent Collaborators

Hover on an ensemble member to view their collaborations with Joan Allen.

  1. Alan Wildertest
  2. Laurie Metcalftest
  3. Jeff Perrytest
  4. Rondi Reedtest
  5. John Malkovichtest
  6. Terry Kinneytest
  7. Tom Irwintest
  8. John Mahoneytest