Karen Allen

Karen Allen

Highest Rated: 100% Colewell (2019)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 5, 1951

Birthplace: Carrollton, Illinois, USA

Blessed with a husky voice, an earthy manner and a generous smile, Karen Allen was a popular actress in the late 1970s and early 1980s with roles in such blockbuster hits as "Animal House" (1978), "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) and "Starman" (1984). Allen seemed to prefer stage acting to movie stardom, and after the birth of her son in 1990, stepped away from acting to concentrate on running her own yoga center and knitwear company, as well as teaching acting and directing at a college in Massachusetts. That all changed once buzz began surrounding a possible Indiana Jones film years after the final installment in 1989. Fans would not accept any other leading lady on the arm of the beloved archeologist than the one who had made the most impact from the jump. So in 2007, Allen announced that she would be reprising her role as the feisty Marion Ravenwood in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008), the long-awaited third sequel to "Raiders."

Highest rated movies

Colewell Raiders of the Lost Ark
Manhattan
In the Bedroom
King of the Hill
National Lampoon's Animal House
The Wanderers
Starman

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
39% 22% Things Heard & Seen Mare Laughton (Character) - 2021
100% 50% Colewell Nora (Character) - 2019
48% 81% Year by the Sea Joan (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. Director - 2016
80% 70% Bad Hurt Elaine Kendall (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 71% November Christmas Claire Sanford (Character) - 2010
47% 70% White Irish Drinkers Margaret Leary (Character) - 2010
78% 53% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Marion Ravenwood (Character) $317.0M 2008
32% 31% When Will I Be Loved Alexandra Barrie (Character) $159.4K 2004
30% 47% Poster Boy Eunice Kray (Character) $61.4K 2004
No Score Yet 71% Briar Patch Butcher Lee (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 85% Shaka Zulu: The Citadel Katherine Farewell (Character) - 2001
34% 36% World Traveler Delores (Character) $98.0K 2001
93% 81% In the Bedroom Marla Keyes (Character) $35.9M 2001
No Score Yet 50% My Horrible Year! Belinda Faulkner (Character) - 2001
47% 63% The Perfect Storm Melissa Brown (Character) $182.6M 2000
44% 22% The Basket Bessie Emery (Character) $609.0K 1999
No Score Yet 57% Wind River Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 53% Falling Sky Resse Nicholson (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Winters That Have Been Hannah Raven (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story Margaret (Character) - 1996
91% 84% King of the Hill Miss Mathey (Character) $879.6K 1993
11% 23% Ghost in the Machine Terry Monroe (Character) $4.6M 1993
64% 89% The Sandlot Mom (Character) $31.7M 1993
No Score Yet 10% Voyage Catherine "Kit" Norvell (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 0% The Turning Glory Lawson (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rapture Georgianne Corcoran (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Talker Julie Maguire (Character) $364.3K 1990
No Score Yet 43% Challenger Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Weapon Ruth (Character) - 1990
13% 40% Animal Behavior Alex Bristow (Character) - 1989
69% 71% Scrooged Claire Phillips (Character) $58.2M 1988
No Score Yet 43% Terminus Gus (Character) - 1987
73% 61% The Glass Menagerie Laura Wingfield (Character) $332.9K 1987
No Score Yet 31% Backfire Mara McAndrew (Character) - 1987
0% 72% Until September Mo Alexander (Character) - 1984
85% 70% Starman Jenny Hayden (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 74% Split Image Rebecca/Amy (Character) - 1982
85% 75% Shoot the Moon Sandy (Character) - 1982
95% 96% Raiders of the Lost Ark Marion Ravenwood (Character) $248.2M 1981
No Score Yet 26% A Small Circle of Friends Jessica Bloom (Character) - 1980
49% 49% Cruising Nancy Gates (Character) - 1980
94% 92% Manhattan Television Actor No. 2 (Character) - 1979
89% 87% The Wanderers Nina (Character) - 1979
90% 89% National Lampoon's Animal House Katy (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Josh Gates Tonight Guest 2020
85% 55% 50 States of Fright Sheriff Stallings (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Betty Lowe (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Paula Varney (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Challenger Christa McAuliffe (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet East of Eden Unknown (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Movie Stars Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaka Zulu: The Citadel Katherine Farewell (Character)