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Karen Allen

Karen Allen
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Birth Date

October 5, 1951


69 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 7 in | 170 cm

Net Worth

$10 Million

Body Measurements

32-25-32 in | 81-63.5-81 cm


61 kg | 134 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

8 US | 38.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Karen Jane Allen was born in Carrollton, Illinois, United States, on October 5, 1951, is an American actress.

Young Karen Allen first started performing with the experimental company, the Washington Theatre Laboratory, in Washington, DC.

She made her big screen debut in comedy film National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) in role as Katy.

She got her television debut in drama movie Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (1978) in role as Elizabeth.

Her breakthrough performance came as Marion Ravenwood in action adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

She landed her Broadway debut in production of "The Monday After The Miracle" (1982).

New Movies

Unsinkable (2021) drama in role as Nancy Smith, opposite Fiona Dourif and Jayne Wisener

Things Heard & Seen (2021) horror thriller in role as Mare Laughton, with Amanda Seyfried and Rhea Seehorn

Best Movies

She played Marion Ravenwood in action adventure films:

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

She was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role as Jenny Hayden in science fiction romance film Starman (1984).

The Sandlot (1993) sports comedy opposite Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar and James Earl Jones

Cruising (1980) thriller with Al Pacino and Paul Sorvino

King of the Hill (1993) drama opposite Spalding Gray, Joseph Chrest and Adrien Brody

The Wanderers (1979) comedy drama with Ken Wahl, John Friedrich and Toni Kalem

The Glass Menagerie (1987) drama opposite Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich and James Naughton

Ghost in the Machine (1993) science fiction horror with Chris Mulkey, Ted Marcoux and Wil Horneff

When Will I Be Loved (2004) drama opposite Barry Primus, James Toback and Joelle Carter

A Small Circle of Friends (1980) drama with Brad Davis, Shelley Long and Jameson Parker

Until September (1984) romantic drama opposite Michael Mellinger, Albert Augier and Benoit Ferreux

Backfire (1987) mystery thriller with Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey and Dean Paul Martin

The Turning (1992) drama thriller opposite Raymond J. Barry, Tess Harper and Gillian Anderson

Year by the Sea (2016) comedy drama with Yannick Bisson, S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Cristofer

Colewell (2019) drama opposite Kevin J. O'Connor and Hannah Gross

TV Shows

East of Eden (1981) ABC drama miniseries in role as Abra

The Road Home (1994) CBS family drama television series in role as Alison Matson

50 States of Fright (2020) Quibi horror anthology series in role as Sheriff Stallings


Graduated from DuVal High School, in Lanham, Maryland (1969), at the age of 17.

Studied art and design at Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, New York City.

Attended George Washington University.

Studied acting at Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, in New York City.

Has English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry.

Has two sisters.

Has her own clothing label, Image.

Founded Berkshire Mountain Yoga in Massachusetts in 1995.

Lives in Massachusetts.


She was married to Kale Browne (1988-1998) they have one son, Nicholas Browne.

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