• Joan Allen is an American actress born in Rochelle, Illinois in 1956.
• She is known for her work on movies such as “Room”, “Pleasantville”, and “Death Race”.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $8 million.
• She has a daughter, Sadie, with her ex-husband Peter Friedman.
• She has been active in the acting industry since 1978, with her most recent work being on the television series “The Family” in 2016.

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Who Is Actress Joan Allen From “Game of Thrones”? Her Wiki

Joan Allen was born on 20 August 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, USA, which means that her nationality is American, her zodiac sign is Leo and she is 62 years old. Nonetheless, Allen remains looking youthful and has aged gracefully. She is widely known as the actress who worked on projects such as “Room”, in which she portrayed Nancy, “Pleasantville” and “Death Race”. Many people mistake her for Michelle Fairley, who starred in the first seasons of “Game of Thrones”, but Allen hasn’t actually worked on that project, although she has many other prominent projects through which she has made a name for herself in the acting world.

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Net Worth

Over $8 million.

Family, Daughter, Husband

Joan tries to keep her private life behind a closed curtain, as she isn’t keen on sharing too much with the media. Speaking about her relationship status, she married Peter Friedman, her fellow stage, television and theatre actor, in 1990. The couple had one child together, a daughter named Sadie, born in February 1994, however, their marriage fell through and they divorced in 2002, but they still live close to each other, to take care with their daughter together.

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Early Life

Born the youngest of four children to Dorothea and James Allen in Rochelle, Illinois, Joan has an older brother named David, and two older sisters, Mary and Lynn. When it comes to her education, she was a student of Rochelle Township High School, where she was voted to be most likely to succeed. As to her further education, she was a student of Eastern Illinois University, where she collaborated with John Malkovich on a few plays, and then transferred to Northern Illinois University, from where she graduated with a BA in Fine Arts. When it comes to her ethnicity, Joan is Caucasian and dyes her hair blonde, which suits her pale complexion and blue eyes perfectly.


Allen made her acting debut with a small uncredited role in “A Wedding” in 1978, and followed by appearing in “Say Goodnight, Gracie”. Continuing to work at a rapid pace, Allen portrayed Mary Alice Mahoney in “Compromising Positions”, then starred as Lala in “Zeisters”, opposite Mark Alfred and Ted Bardi, and played Maddy Nagle in “Peggy Sue Got Married”, a triple Oscar nominee directed by Francis Ford Coppola. In 1988, she worked on yet another important project, starring in “Tucker: The Man and His Dream”, which follows the story of Preston Tucker, the radical car designer and his efforts to change the car world with his innovative ideas.

She had numerous prominent projects in the ‘90s, starring in “Nixon” opposite Anthony Hopkins, which received generally positive response from the audience, and was rewarded with Felix, Critics Choice and CFCA Awards, and was nominated for four Oscars. In 1998, Joan portrayed Betty Parker in “Pleasantville”, a critically appraised movie which follows the story of two ‘90s teenagers stuck in a 50s sitcom, which was nominated for three Oscars, with Joan winning a Saturn Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress, and being nominated for an ACCA award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Other Prominent Projects

When it comes to Allen’s latter projects, a notable one is “Death Race”, released in 2008, starring as Hennessey opposite Jason Statham and Ian McShane. In 2014, she began working on “The Killing”, an acclaimed crime drama series nominated for a Golden Globe award, and in the same year she played the main character in “A Good Marriage”. In the following year, Allen had a support role in the vastly successful movie “Room”, working alongside Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay and Sean Bridgers, and in 2016 her so far latest project saw her appearing in 12 episodes of “The Family”. Overall, the actress has had 47 gigs.

Social Media

There are plenty of her fan pages, and other people who follow and appreciate her work and share their dedication with the world. One fan shared his opinion with the tweet reading “I think Oscar although Joanna Gleason won Best Actress in A Musical and Joan Allen won Best Actress in a Play so I feel like that’s still pretty on brand.” As of the most recent past, her fans wished her happy birthday with plenty of sweet messages.



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