Joan Allen: How Old, Daughter, Career, How Rich?

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Joan Allen

Joan Allen has been making giant strides in the many sides of the show business she has featured in. She has appeared in Broadway productions, motion pictures and television series in a career that has clocked four decades. Four decades is a long time and her career would always dominate any conversation about her. Here, we would try not to talk just her career. She has a daughter and has made money, things that are also important.

Joan Allen: How old?

Joan Allen is 63 years old. He was born on August 20, 1956, in Rochelle, Illinois to Dorothea Marie a homemaker, and James Jefferson Allen, a gas station owner. She is the youngest in their family. Joan has an older brother named David, and two older sisters, Mary and Lynn. Joan Allen became precocious at a very tender age and was voted most likely to succeed at Rochelle Township High School where she attended by her classmates.

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She went to two universities, first was the Eastern Illinois University, where she was a cast member in some plays before moving to Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater.

Joan launched her career in the theater as a stage actress before shifting her focus to television series and motion pictures.

Joan Allen: Career

Joan made her television debut in 1983 when she appeared as Ginny in the television film “Say Goodnight, Gracie” in an uncredited role. Two years later, she played the role of Iris Friedman on two episodes of NBC miniseries “Evergreen”. The series focuses on a poor Jewish girl who relocated to America from Poland and became super-wealthy.

Joan Allen played the role of Mary Alice Mahoney in the film “Compromising Positions” in 1985.  The film tells the story of a Long Island housewife and former journalist who becomes involved in a murder investigation. However, in any of these earlier roles, her big break was somehow delayed until the year 1995 when she played the character of Margaret Roberts in the romantic comedy film “Mad Love”, a story about high school love and sexual relationships. She bagged so many industry award nominations for her role.

The year 1995 continued to shine brighter and brighter for her when she landed the role of Pat Nixon, the wife of former US President Richard Nixon. The film tells the story of the political and personal life of former U.S. President Richard Nixon. The film goes a little further to unravel most aspects of Nixon’s life and political career and implies that Nixon and his wife abused alcohol and prescription medications. He was nominated for several awards for her role including the BAFTA Awards and Screen Actors Guild Award.

She played the role of Elizabeth Proctor, a woman accused of witchcraft, in the historical drama film “The Crucible”. She was also nominated for Best Actress for her role in the political drama film “The Contender in which she played a politician who becomes the object of scandal.

In 2005, she played the role of an alcoholic housewife in the film “The Upside of Anger”. Joan portrayed the character of a CIA Department Director Pamela Landy in “The Bourne Supremacy”, “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “The Bourne Legacy”. She also appeared in “Death Race”, playing a prison warden

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Joan also voiced the character Delphine in Bethesda Softworks’ 2011 video game “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”. She also lent her voice talents in the Thomas Nelson audio Bible production known as The Word of Promise. In 2016, she started playing the leading role in the ABC drama series “The Family”, playing the role of villainous and manipulative mayor and matriarch of her family.

Joan Allen has been a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble since 1977 when John Malkovich asked her to join. She won a Clarence Derwent Award for her portrayal of Hellen Stott in “And a Nightingale Sang.” She also appeared in the plays “Three Sisters”, “Waiting For The Parade”, “Love Letters”, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo”, and “The Wheel” all Steppenwolf’s productions.


Joan Allen has a daughter named Sadie born in February 1994 from her union with actor Peter Friedman. Joan married Peter in 1990 and their union lasted for 12 years before their marriage dissolved. However, despite their divorce, they live very close to each other in order to be in the life of their daughter who is of course now an adult.

At the moment, Joan is possibly single as she has not been linked with anyone. Also, no one has claimed romantic ties with her.

Joan Allen: Net worth, height and awards

Joan Allen has surpassed the expectations of many in the entertainment industry. Her success also signifies that the award she received in her high school as the most likely to succeed was not a fluke. The actress is worth 8 million dollars as of the tail end of 2019. Although it has not been clear if she has dropped the acting baton judging from the fact that her last role on TV came in 12 episodes of the television series “The Family”. If Joan has retired from acting, then her retirement package is not bad.

She stands at a height of 5 ft 10 inches or 178 meters. It can be said that Joan is tired of winning awards. She has won 35 industry awards and has been nominated in so many award categories which include three Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, and three Primetime Emmy Awards. Not bad for someone who once said in an interview that she became an actress to overcome her shyness.

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