Joan Allen is an American stage and screenwriter. She rose to fame as one of the first female Broadway cast members in a revival of Cats, later doing several movies and commercials. Allen has also worked in television, playing recurring roles on ER and spin-off episodes of Frasier. Allen has had a prolific career, which owes much to her enduring appeal. She has been married to Bill Murray three times and has two children with him.
Joan Allen was born in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of five children of middle-class parents who were somewhat disappointed with their lack of financial success. Allen grew up in the basement of a large family in Flatbush, Brooklyn, a once-bustling neighborhood that suffered from the loss of manufacturing jobs. She is quoted as saying that her greatest memory growing up was not of being an actress, but of her parents’ struggle to pay the bills. Her early acting career began on the television show Doctors, playing the nurse Flutie.
Joan Allen’s first major role came in a movie that was rather poorly received, Cats. Though the movie itself was excellent, Allen’s portrayal of the pet cat Frasier was widely unpopular. After that, Allen would go on to play several more well-known characters in films including On the Waterfront, I Love Lucy, Mary Poppins, Bringing Up Baby, and Who’s That Sleeping With a Policeman? Her last film before retiring to join her family was A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but it did not do well at the box office.
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Allen has, at various times, been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She has also been nominated multiple times for the Screenplay Academy Award and the Best Picture Oscar. Her nomination for the 2021 Academy Awards for her role in The Devil’s Advocate was a particularly poignant moment in her career, as she openly discussed the struggle of being an African American woman in Hollywood. During that speech, she promised to give back her Oscar to her fans and to continue being an active voice against racism in Hollywood.
Allen is now retired from acting, having received numerous honors and awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She continues to be a beloved and respected member of the entertainment community. She is also one of just two women in the world to have been named the “Movie Queen” according to Entertainment Weekly. She is also one of just three women in history to have been given the honor of the “Most Likely to Succeed” from the American Film Institute. Clearly, Joan Allen has accomplished quite a bit during her lifetime.
Allen’s long and illustrious career has certainly made for some controversial times in Hollywood. Some of her films have been criticized for their sexual content, while others like Bring Back the King have been criticized for their lack of plotlines and focus on domestic issues. Her many awards and accolades however have always remained firm supporters and friends to the legendary actress. Her heartfelt acceptance speech at the 1996 MTV Movie Awards where she took home the award for Favorite Actress in a Leading Role highlighted all of her incredible accomplishments. It is impossible to say whether or not Joan Allen will ever become a legendary figure in the entertainment industry, but if she did she would certainly make a formidable rival for any female actor in the industry.