October 5, 1951
69 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
32-25-32 in | 81-63.5-81 cm
61 kg | 134 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
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).
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
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
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.