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Karen Allen (Karen Jane Allen)

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Biography

Carrollton, Illinois, USA
Karen Jane Allen was born in Carrollton, rural southern Illinois, to Patricia (Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. Karen 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 Karen's mind until her early 20s when she saw a 'Jerry 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. Read more...

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Bad Hurt 2015

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Character: Eliza Flynn

The Tin Star 2012

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Character: Alexandra Barrie

When Will I Be Loved 2004

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Character: Eunice Kray

Poster Boy 2004

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Character: Butcher Lee

Briar Patch 2003

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Character: Marla Keyes

In the Bedroom 2001

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Character: Bessie Emery

The Basket 1999

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Character: Resse Nicholson

Falling Sky 1999

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Character: Betty Dawkan

'Til There Was You 1997

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Character: Miss Mathey

King of the Hill 1993

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Character: Terry Munroe

Ghost in the Machine 1993

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Character: Catherine 'Kit' Norvell

Voyage 1993

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Character: Georgianne Corcoran

Rapture 1993

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Character: Glory Lawson

The Turning 1992

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Character: Julie Maguire

Sweet Talker 1991

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Character: Gus

Terminus 1987

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Character: Claire Sanford

November Christmas 2010

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Character: Katherine Farewell

Shaka Zulu: The Citadel 2001

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Character: Belinda Faulkner

My Horrible Year! 2001

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Character: Paula Varney

Scourge 2001

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Character: Betty Lowe

Unfinished Business 2014

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Character: Television Actor #2

Manhattan 1979

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Character: Rebecca / Amy

Split Image 1982

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