Enormously talented American actress Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois. She has been a hard working and inspiring actress with nearly four decades of experience in the industry. Throughout her career, she has worked in number of films, television series and theatre. She is best known for her portrayals in The Crucible (1996) and Nixon (1995) for which she a three-time Academy Award nominee for the nominations of Best Supporting Actress. For her outstanding acting skills in The Contender (2000), she has been able to receive a nomination for Best Actress.
Moving onto her early life, she was born to James Jefferson Allen, a gas station owner and Dorothea Marie, a homemaker. With two older sisters, Mary and Lynn and an older brother, David, Joan grew up developing her interest in acting. She attended Rochelle Township High School where she was one of the best students. Performing in a few plays with John Malkovich, Joan Allen attended Eastern Illinois University and then Northern Illinois University. From the Northern Illinois University, Allen graduated with a BFA in Theater.
In the year 1977, Joan began her acting career as a stage actress with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She had stage appearances like And a Nightingale Sang and The Heidi Chronicles. With Compromising Positions (1985), Joan Allen made her film debut in the movie. Since then she started to appear in number of films and television series. Her acting credit includes Tucker: The Man and His Dream, The Bourne Supremacy, Manhunter, The Ice Storm, Pleasantville, The Upside of Anger, Death Race, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Legacy and Room. Joan is said to appear in the upcoming ABC drama The Family in 2016. More of her film credits can be grabbed from wiki and other informational sites.
Joan Allen has been able to establish herself in the industry with the outstanding portrayals. She has been highly admired for her appearances. Joan’s career has been as wonderful as she is. It has given her wonderful earnings and is surrounded with large number of fans and follower. Her fans get connected to her via different social net working sites like Facebook, twitter and Instagram. Joan is believed to receive a wonderful salary from her profession. Her net worth is estimated to be $8 million dollars.
Fifty nine year old Joan looks extremely gorgeous and adorable. Even at her late fifties, she manages to look hot and sexy. Standing tall with the height of five feet ten inches, Joan has managed her physique very well. After continuous work out and a regular balance diet, she owns a wonderful body measurement, which read 32-24-33. The lady with charismatic blue eyes, Joan Allen married her long time boyfriend Peter Friedman in 1990. She had no good relation with her husband in early 2000 so had a divorce in the year 2002. With her ex-husband, she has a daughter, Sadie, born in 1994. The separated husband and wife live nearby so that they can share time with their daughter. Peter is an American stage, film and television actor.