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Jo Harvey Allen (Jo Harvey Koontz)

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Biography

Jo Harvey Allen is an actress, playwright, poet, and pioneer of women in radio. She has appeared in numerous films including co-starring roles in David Byrne's cult classic True Stories (1986), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Client (1994), and most recently stars as "Mama" in Rosalyn Rosen's award-winning independent film The Other Kind (2015) and appears in Tommy Lee Jones' soon to be released The Homesman (2014). Her critically acclaimed plays have toured throughout the United States and Europe. She has written and starred in off-Broadway productions of "A Moment's Hesitation," "Counter Angel," and "As it is in Texas. Read more...

Actor

Character: Wanda King

The Wendell Baker Story 2005

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Character: Lorraine Herbert

Screen Door Jesus 2003

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Character: Waitress at Big Texan

Waking Up in Reno 2002

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Character: Judge's Wife

All the Pretty Horses 2000

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Character: Women's Awareness Teacher

Fried Green Tomatoes 1991

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Character: Effie Belle Tate

Cold Sassy Tree 1989

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Character: The Lying Woman

True Stories 1986

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Writing

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