Nancy Allen

Highest Rated: 94% Bound By Flesh (2014)
Birthday: Jun 24, 1950
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
The daughter of a New York City policeman, Nancy Allen trained for a dancing career at the High School of Performing Arts, then attended Jose Quintano's School for Young Professionals. In dozens of TV commercials from the age of 15, Nancy made her first film appearance (as "Nancy"-what a stretch!) in 1973's The Last Detail. Three years later, she set the standard for all future "bitch-goddess teenagers" as the beautiful but despicable high schooler Chris in Brian De Palma's Carrie. While Chris and her greaser boyfriend (John Travolta) met with a violent but well-deserved end on-screen, Nancy herself ultimately won out by claiming director De Palma as her husband. She next displayed a keen comic sense in the role of the only teenager on Earth who doesn't love the Beatles in Robert Zemeckis' I Want to Hold Your Hand (1976); thereafter, for the next seven years she appeared only in DePalma's films. She carried on a heated argument with her own hand in Home Movies (1979), was threatened by a knife-wielding psycho in Dressed to Kill (1980), and literally died for John Travolta's art in Blow-Out (1981). After her divorce from DePalma in 1984, Nancy's film opportunities narrowed, though she was memorable as take-no-guff police officer Anne Lewis in the three Robocop flicks. In 1993, Nancy Allen joined several other veteran stars in Acting on Impulse, a made-for-cable send-up of the horror films that first brought her fame.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond Actor 2016
94% Bound By Flesh Actor 2014
No Score Yet Secret of the Andes Brenda 2001
20% Circuit Louise 2001
No Score Yet Kiss Toledo Goodbye Madge 2000
No Score Yet Against the Law Actor 2000
0% Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return Rachel Colby 1999
93% Out of Sight Midge 1998
No Score Yet The Pass Shirley 1998
No Score Yet Against the Law Maggie Hewitt 1997
No Score Yet Pass Actor 1997
No Score Yet Dusting Cliff Seven Actor 1996
No Score Yet The Man Who Wouldn't Die Jesse Gall Ardo 1995
No Score Yet Les Patriotes (The Patriots) Catherine Pelman 1994
No Score Yet Mod Fuck Explosion Mexico, the weight-lifter 1994
3% RoboCop 3 Anne Lewis 1993
No Score Yet Acting on Impulse Cathy Thomas 1993
31% Robocop 2 Anne Lewis 1990
No Score Yet Memories of Murder Alice 1990
No Score Yet Limit Up Casey Falls 1989
18% Poltergeist III Patricia Wilson-Gardner 1988
89% RoboCop Officer Anne Lewis 1987
No Score Yet Sweet Revenge Jillian Grey 1987
No Score Yet The Gladiator Susan Neville 1986
No Score Yet Not for Publication Lois 1984
50% The Philadelphia Experiment Allison 1984
57% Terror in the Aisles Actor 1984
63% Strange Invaders Betty Walker 1983
No Score Yet The Buddy System Carrie 1983
87% Blow Out Sally 1981
No Score Yet Home Movies Kristina 1980
84% Dressed to Kill Liz Blake 1980
39% 1941 Donna 1979
88% I Wanna Hold Your Hand Pam Mitchell 1978
93% Carrie Chris Hargensen 1976
No Score Yet Forced Entry Actor 1974
93% The Last Detail Nancy 1973

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Carin Healy
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
Gina Raposo
  • 1995
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000

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