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  • Joan Allen

    Born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois

awards & nominations

Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)

Joan Allen as "Georgia O'Keeffe"

A working relationship between artist Georgia O'Keeffe (Joan Allen) and photographer Alfred Stieglitz (Jeremy Irons) leads to love and marriage.

Emmy (Primetime) (2010) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

The Contender (2000)

Joan Allen as "Laine Hanson"

When the sitting Vice President dies, Senator Laine Hanson is chosen by the President to be the first woman to hold the office. The selection meets with opposition from members of both parties, in particular a powerful political adversary who will seemingly stop at nothing to discredit her. Her confirmation hearings set off a firestorm of controversy as shocking secrets from Hanson's past are revealed, threatening her personal life as well as her political future.

Academy Award (2000) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (2000) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

The Crucible (1996)

Joan Allen as "Elizabeth Proctor"

After married man John Proctor (Daniel Day-Lewis) decides to break off his affair with his young lover, Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder), she leads other local girls in an occult rite to wish death upon his wife, Elizabeth (Joan Allen). When the ritual is discovered, the girls are brought to trial. Accusations begin to fly, and a literal witch hunt gets underway. Before long, Elizabeth is suspected of witchcraft, and John's attempt to defend her only makes matters worse.

Academy Award (1996) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1996) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Nixon (1995)

Joan Allen as "Pat Nixon"

This film is a biographical examination of former U.S. President Richard Nixon (Anthony Hopkins). The non-chronological narrative explores Nixon's personal and professional life, touching on his youth, college years, and political triumphs and failures. Nixon is seen as a child born to austere Quaker parents, as a young attorney wooing his future wife, Pat (Joan Allen), and as an astute but dour politician. After finally becoming president, Nixon is embroiled in the infamous Watergate scandal.

Academy Award (1995) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

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