Member Profiles

Joan Allen

Biography

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.

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Credits & Awards

Film

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

Theatre

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

Television

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

Awards

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,

Member Profiles

Joan Allen

Joan  Allen