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Karen Allen - Overview

Date of Birth: Oct 05, 1951    
Place of Birth: Carrollton, Illinois, United States
Nationality: United States
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Blessed with a husky voice, an earthy manner and a generous smile, Karen Allen was a popular actress in the late 1970s and early 1980s with roles in such blockbuster hits as "Animal House" (1978), "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) and "Starman" (1984). Allen seemed to prefer stage acting to movie stardom, and after the birth of her son in 1990, stepped away from acting to concentrate on running her own yoga center and knitwear company, as well as teaching acting and directing at a college in Massachusetts. That all changed once buzz began surrounding a possible Indiana Jones film years after the final installment in 1989. Fans would not accept any other leading lady on the arm of the beloved archeologist than the one who had made the most impact from the jump. So in 2007, Allen announced that she would be reprising her role as the feisty Marion Ravenwood in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008), the long-awaited third sequel to "Raiders."... Read More
Reprised role of Marion Ravenwood in the sequel, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
Co-starred in the gay-themed drama film, "Poster Boy"
Appeared in Todd Field's "In the Bedroom"
Returned to the NYC stage in "Speaking in Tongues"
Had featured role in Wolfgang Petersen's "The Perfect Storm"
Returned to the big screen to co-star in the independent feature, "The Basket"
Had a supporting role in the Lifetime movie "Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story"