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Nancy Allen



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond
  • Actor
2016
93% 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
32% 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
88% 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
90% Blow Out
  • Sally
1981
No Score Yet Home Movies
  • Kristina
1980
84% Dressed to Kill
  • Liz Blake
1980
32% 1941
  • Donna
1979
84% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Carin Healy

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