Karen Allen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 May, 2021
Facts of Karen Allen
Birth Name Karen Jane Allen
Father Carroll Thompson Allen
Mother Ruth Patricia Howell
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Carrollton, Illinois
Profession Actress
Net Worth $10 million
Married to Kale Browne (1988–1998)
Children Nicholas Browne
Education DuVal High School
Siblings 2
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Karen Jane Allen is an American stage and film actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Short Biography: Age, Height, Parents, & Early Life

Allen is currently 69 years old. She was born on October 5, 1951, in Carrollton, Illinois, to parents Ruth Patricia Howell, a university professor, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. Talking about her height, she is 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) tall. Karen is of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent.

Since her father's job required the family to move often, Allen "grew up moving almost every year" and was "always the new kid in school and always, in a way, was deprived of ever really having any lasting friendships." While she said that her father was more involved in the family, Karen felt that she and her siblings grew up in a very female-dominated household.

The 69-year-old has two sisters. After graduating from DuVal High School in Lanham at the age of 17, Allen moved to New York City to study art and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology for two years. Karen ran a boutique on the University of Maryland campus and spent time traveling through South and Central Asia.

CAPTION: Karen Allen is a member of a notable group of Lee Strasberg alumni: SOURCE: Instagram @karenallenofficial

She attended George Washington University to study and perform with the Washington Theatre Laboratory. Allen joined Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts in 1974 before moving to New York City. She then studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, whose notable alumni include Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, to name a few.

Who is she married to? Husband & Children

Allen was married to actor Kale Browne for a decade. The former couple tied the knot on May 1, 1988, though not much is known about their married life.

They welcomed their first and only child, son Nicholas Browne, on September 14, 1990. Allen and Browne separated in June 1998 after remaining together for ten years.

What is Karen Allen's net worth in 2021?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Allen has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2021. She started her professional acting career in the late 70s with an appearance in the film "Animal House." The 69-year-old then appeared in various projects.

Some of them are The Wanderers, Shoot the Moon, Split Image, The Glass Menagerie, Scrooged, Malcolm X, Ghost in the Machine, The Sandlot, Voyage, King of the Hill, The Perfect Storm, In the Bedroom, When Will I Be Loved, and November Christmas.

Karen gained wide recognition for her portrayal of Marion Ravenwood opposite Harrison Ford in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. She went on to reprise her role in the 2008 film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The 69-year-old also co-starred in Starman in 1984 and Scrooged in 1988.

 

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