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Karen Allen

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Birth Name: Karen Allen
Born: 10/05/1951
Birth Place: Carrollton, Illinois, USA

Born Karen Jane Allen in Carrollton, IN on Oct. 5, 1951, her parents were school teacher Patricia Allen and Carroll Thompson Allen, who worked for the FBI. Allen and her two sisters spent the better part of her first decade in transit, moving throughout Tennessee and Pittsburgh before settling in Washington, D.C. Allen was a restless soul after graduating from high school in 1969; she moved to New York to study art and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology before traveling extensively through Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.

Allen's primary interest was writing until she saw a performance by a Polish theater troupe and became fascinated with acting. She studied with the gro... Continue Bio >>




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