In 1976, Joan Allen became a graduate of Western Illinois University. In 1977, she decided to try her on stage, she got a job in the theater "Steppenwolf". Her first artistic director was John Malkovich, even at that time one of the famous people in the arts.
Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in the United States. It is a well-known Hollywood actress, winner of many prestigious film awards.
Joan Allen was born in Roshshele, Illinois. Her mother was a simple housewife ,and his father worked in the garage. She was educated at the local school. While studying at the school, Joan took lessons in playing the cello since she was one of the singers of the choir.
In 1976, Joan Allen became a graduate of Western Illinois University. In 1977, she decided to try her on stage ,She got a job in the theater "Steppenwolf". Her first artistic director was John Malkovich, even at that time one of the famous people in the arts.
His first steps on the "big screen" girl made in low-budget films. She was offered a small supporting roles. Debut work was the painting " Compromising posture. "In 1988, Joan Allen moved to Broadway. She is best known for the musical Lanford Wilson`s " Burn This. " "Tony" Aspiring actress for her role was awarded the prize.
In 1995 there was a turning point in the life and career of the actress. She starred in " Nixon " movie, where she played the role of First Lady. It is this long-awaited film brought Joan fame and recognition. The actress was nominated for "Oscar" award. Many saw it as a talented actress, able to bring to life the millions of different images.
One of the first works of the actress was the film " Manhunter ," " Peggy Sue married ," " Tucker: The Man and His Dream ," " Country ". She also worked on such series as " The Twilight Zone ", " Room at the top " and " Without Warning ".
One of the best works of Joan Allen began roles in the films " Death Race
"" The Bourne Ultimatum, "" The Bourne Supremacy, "" The Notebook, "" The Contender, "" Anger, "" Pleasantville "," Face "," Josh and Sam, "" Searching for Bobby Fischer, "" Ethan Frome ".In January 1990, the actress has decided to tie the knot with Peter Friedman, a good American actor. In 1994, the couple appeared firstborn. And in 2000, the couple decided to file for divorce, as their outlook on life differed greatly.
At the moment, Joan Allen is one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood. She continues to appear in a variety of interesting films and works on TV