Karen Allen


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Karen Jane Allen was born in Carrollton, rural southern Illinois, to Patricia (Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. She spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her parents and two sisters. She was always "the new girl in school." Acting did not really cross Allen's mind until she was in her early 20s, when she saw a Jerzy Grotowski theater production that impressed her so much, she instantly decided to give it a shot. She trained as a classical actress and enrolled at the Actors Studio and with Lee Strasberg in New York City. During this period, she made several student films and directed and acted in several plays. In 1976, she made her first film appearance in the award-winning small film The Whidjitmaker (1976).Her first major film role came as Katy in 1978's National Lampoon's Party zóna (1978), which became one of the biggest hits of the year, obtained "classic" status, and launched a whole host of young "hot" stars. However, shortly after Party zóna (1978) opened, Allen was struck by a rare and dangerous eyesight condition called keratoconjunctivitis. Luckily, the condition subsided and Allen could continue her dramatic rise to the top. Lead roles in cult favorites like Wanderers (1979) and the controversial thriller Portyán (1980) followed, as did smaller parts as in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979). However, it was her performance in Rob Cohen's Jó barátok között (1980), as well as her previously mentioned turn in Party zóna (1978), that caught the eye of a certain Steven Spielberg. He then cast her as the feisty heroine and co-star of Harrison Ford in his big-budget blockbuster Az elveszett frigyláda fosztogatói (1981), which became a huge hit in 1981-82 and is regarded by many film buffs as the greatest action-adventure film ever made.Following the huge success of Az elveszett frigyláda fosztogatói (1981), Allen chose to spend more than two years out of the limelight, concentrating on smaller, more personal projects. She won a major award for her performances on Broadway, won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Abra in the hugely successful ABC production of Édentől keletre (1981), and had parts in two smaller films: Alan Parker's Válás előtt (1982) and Split Image (1982), co-starring James Woods and Peter Fonda. She returned to the mainstream in 1984 with Szeptemberig (1984) and Csillagember (1984), co-starring Jeff Bridges and directed by John Carpenter (of Halloween - A rémület éjszakája (1978) fame), but once again decided to leave the limelight for a couple of years to do more stage work and some troubled indie films. While Allen has worked almost constantly since then, giving notable performances in Paul Newman's screen adaptation of Üvegfigurák (1987), the Christmas hit Szellemes karácsony (1988), and Steven Soderbergh's underrated A hegyek ura (1993), she has not been able to scale the same dizzy heights as the early 1980s hits. Most of her lead roles in feature films since Csillagember (1984) have not been that well-received (Állati viselkedés (1989), Szellem a gépben (1993), and The Turning (1992) among them). However, she has been seen to good effect on TV in such films as Challenger (1990), in which she portrayed tragic schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe, and Húsz év múlva (1997), co-starring Richard Chamberlain.She has also made special guest star appearances on such shows as Esküdt ellenségek (1990), Knots Landing (1979), and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985), and in several TV movies, including Kerry Ellison története (1996) and A titkos fegyver (1990). She also played the lead in the CBS series The Road Home (1994). Karen Allen was married to soap star Kale Browne (with whom she co-starred in Időszámításom előtt (1997)) in 1988 and they have a son, Nicholas. Apart from acting, Allen is also an accomplished singer, songwriter, and musician. She played in a band with Kathleen Turner, and recorded a duet with Jeff Bridges for the Csillagember (1984) soundtrack album.She also writes plays, screenplays, and poetry; owns her own Ashtanga yoga enterprise; and spends time at her Berkshire Mountains farm or Upper West Side Manhattan townhouse. The classically trained actress also has a screenplay called "The Second Coming," which is about to be made into a movie. Most recently she has starred opposite Peter Coyote in Karácsonyi ajándékkosár (1999), and appeared in the blockbuster Viharzóna (2000), in which she co-starred with George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In addition to these, she is working on Shaka Zulu - Az erőd (2001) and recently made an independent film, A hálószobában (2001). Karen Allen is undoubtedly one of the most talented, ambitious, and versatile actresses of the last 20 years. In many ways, her own choices to "go back to theater and smaller projects" are the only things that have really stopped her being a major, major star. Allen was voted one of the most beautiful women in the world in 1983, and is a naturally attractive lady - who often plays characters significantly younger than herself. She also often plays unglamorous types - and there is no one better at portraying real, human, and wholly believable people. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com> and Anonymous

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Releases by Year

Karen Allen on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1978 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Karen Allen movies released per year from 1999 till 2021.

Top Genres

Karen Allen works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Documentary Genre flixes. 50% of Karen Allen movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Karen Allen worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Karen Allen has worked on is 6.3.

6.3 / 10

Karen Allen's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

8.4/10115 min

Available in 15 platform(s).

A brave young girl is battling cancer, which has an effect on the people around her.

7.5/1096 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.

7.4/10103 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

7.4/10109 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

The Wanderers (1979)

The Wanderers is a teenage, Italian gang in Bronx, NYC, 1963. They have their confrontations with other gangs. Drugs and weapons are uncool. Adult life awaits them.

7.3/10112 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

7.1/10134 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

Starman (1984)

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

7/10115 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Scrooged (1988)

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

6.9/10101 min

Available in 9 platform(s).