Joan Allen

September 25th, 2013

I interviewed Academy Award winner Joan Allen at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival. Watch her fascinating interview below.

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In 1989, Joan Allen won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut performance in Burn This. [5] She also starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles.

She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Pat Nixon in Nixon (1995) and as Elizabeth Proctor, a woman accused of witchcraft, in The Crucible (1996). She was also nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Contender (2000), in which she played a politician who becomes the object of scandal.

She had starring roles in the drama The Ice Storm directed by Ang Lee and the action thriller Face/Off directed by John Woo, both released in 1997, as well as in the comedy Pleasantville (1998).

In 2001, Allen starred in the mini-series The Mists of Avalon on TNT and earned an Emmy nomination[7] for the role.[citation needed] In 2005, she received many positive notices[citation needed] for her leading role in the comedy/drama The Upside of Anger, in which she played an alcoholic housewife.

She played CIA Department Director Pamela Landy in The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Legacy. Allen appeared in Death Race, a prequel of the film Death Race 2000, playing a prison warden.

In 2009, Allen starred as Georgia O’Keeffe in Lifetime Television’s 2009 biopic chronicling the artist’s life. Allen returned to Broadway in March 2009, when she played the role of Katherine Keenan in Michael Jacobs‘ play Impressionism opposite Jeremy Irons at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Allen voiced the character Delphine in Bethesda Softworks‘ 2011 video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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