Joan Allen

Joan Allen

Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Lowest Rated: 20% When the Sky Falls (2000)

Birthday: Aug 20, 1956

Birthplace: Rochelle, Illinois, USA

For the first part of her distinguished career, Oscar-nominated actress Joan Allen struggled to make herself a household name despite delivering strong, nuanced and critically-acclaimed performances on stage and screen. After quietly stalking the background in films like "Manhunter" (1986), "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" (1988), and "Searching for Bobby Fischer" (1993), Allen exploded onto the scene with a stunning portrayal of former first lady Pat Nixon in Oliver Stone's "Nixon" (1995). Allen's sympathetic and complex turn opened doors to other opportunities to play strong, but emotionally withdrawn women, as in "The Crucible" (1996) and "Pleasantville" (1998). But it was her performance in "The Contender" (2000), as a U.S. senator on the verge of the vice presidency who is hammered for an alleged sex scandal, that vaulted her from supporting status to full-fledged leading lady. From there, she entered blockbuster territory with a supporting turn as a wary CIA officer in "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004), a role she reprised for sequels in 2007 and 2012, while earning more plaudits for "The Upside of Anger" (2005), "Georgia O'Keefe" (Lifetime, 2009) and "Room" (2015). With these hailed performances, Allen solidified a long, but steady climb to become one of Hollywood's most respected and talented actresses.

Highest rated movies

Searching for Bobby Fischer
Room
Manhunter
The Bourne Ultimatum Face/Off The Ice Storm
Peggy Sue Got Married
Pleasantville

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 91% Who Will Write Our History Narrator $117.4K 2018
91% 60% Arthur Miller: Writer Self - 2017
93% 93% Room Grandma (Character) $14.7M 2015
32% 21% A Good Marriage Darcy Anderson (Character) - 2014
55% 58% The Bourne Legacy Pam Landy (Character) $113.2M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waking the T-Rex: The Story of Sue Narrator - 2010
No Score Yet 43% Georgia O'Keeffe Georgia O'Keeffe (Character) - 2009
64% 84% Hachiko: A Dog's Story Cate Wilson (Character) - 2009
68% 71% Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh Narrator $17.7K 2008
42% 60% Death Race Warden Hennessy (Character) $36.1M 2008
84% 78% Trumbo Unknown (Character) $108.3K 2007
92% 91% The Bourne Ultimatum Pamela Landy (Character) $227.4M 2007
41% 43% Bonneville Carol (Character) - 2006
74% 63% The Upside of Anger Terry Wolfmeyer (Character) $18.8M 2005
53% 74% Yes She (Character) $396.0K 2004
82% 90% The Bourne Supremacy Agent Pamela Landy (Character) $176.0M 2004
53% 85% The Notebook Anne Hamilton (Character) $81.0M 2004
70% 85% Off the Map Arlene Groden (Character) $1.3M 2003
50% 75% The Mists of Avalon Unknown (Character) - 2001
20% 24% When the Sky Falls Sinead Hamilton (Character) - 2000
76% 73% The Contender Laine Hanson (Character) $17.8M 2000
27% 44% All the Rage Unknown (Character) - 1999
85% 79% Pleasantville Betty Parker (Character) $40.6M 1998
92% 82% Face/Off Dr. Eve Archer (Character) $112.3M 1997
86% 82% The Ice Storm Elena Hood (Character) $7.9M 1997
69% 66% The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor (Character) $7.3M 1996
75% 74% Nixon Pat Nixon (Character) $13.7M 1995
31% 49% Mad Love Margaret Roberts (Character) $15.5M 1995
25% 48% Josh and S.A.M. Caroline Whitney (Character) $1.5M 1993
100% 86% Searching for Bobby Fischer Bonnie Waitzkin (Character) $7.9M 1993
50% 39% Ethan Frome Zenobia "Zeena" Frome (Character) $161.4K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Warning: The James Brady Story Sarah Brady (Character) - 1991
68% 36% In Country Irene (Character) $3.3M 1989
83% 67% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Vera Tucker(Fuqua) (Character) $19.2M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Room Upstairs Ellie (Character) - 1987
93% 77% Manhunter Reba McClane (Character) $7.0M 1986
86% 55% Peggy Sue Got Married Maddy Nagle (Character) $37.7M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Sons Ann Deever (Character) - 1986
56% 33% Compromising Positions Mary Alice Mahoney (Character) - 1985

TV

Credit
53% 50% Lisey's Story Amanda Debusher (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008 2018
61% 88% The Family Claire (Character) 2016
68% 87% The Killing Margaret Rayne (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mists of Avalon Morgause (Character) 2001
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1998
95% 94% Frasier Lydia (Guest Voice) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evergreen Unknown (Character) 1985