Nancy Allen

Name in Native Language: "Nancy Anne Allen" (English/EN)
Actress / Model (person) / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 06/24/1950 (72) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Nancy Anne Allen (born June 24, 1950) is an American actress. She came to prominence for her performances in several films directed by Brian De Palma in the 1970s and early 1980s. Her accolades include a Golden Globe Award nomination and three Saturn Award nominations. The daughter of a New York City police lieutenant, Allen was raised in the Bronx, and attended the High School of Performing Arts, aspiring to have a career as a dancer. In her early twenties, she shifted her focus to acting and relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career there. Her first major role was as Chris Hargensen in Brian De Palma's film adaptation of Carrie (1976). Allen was subsequently cast as the lead in the Robert Zemeckis-directed comedy I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), followed by a supporting part in Steven Spielberg's 1941 (1979). Allen married De Palma in 1979, and her subsequent portrayal of a prostitute who witnesses a murder in his feature Dressed to Kill (1980) earned her a Golden G... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Thriller | Drama | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Nancy Allen

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
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Movies with Nancy Allen as Actress(41)

as Self - Interviewee2022 In Search of Tomorrow
as Voiceover2012 Bound by Flesh
as Louise2001 Circuit
as Madge1999 Kiss Toledo Goodbye
as Brenda Willings1999 Secret of the Andes
as Midge1998 Out of Sight
as Shirley Duprey1998 The Pass
as Maggie Hewitt1997 Against The Law
as Anna Bishop1997 Dusting Cliff 7
as Catherine Pelman1994 The Patriots
as Jessie Gallardo1994 The Man Who Wouldn't Die
as Officer Anne Lewis1993 RoboCop 3
as Cathy Thomas1993 Acting on Impulse
as Alice1990 Memories of Murder
as Officer Anne Lewis1990 RoboCop 2
as Casey Falls1989 Limit Up
as Patricia Wilson-Gardner1988 Poltergeist III
as Officer Anne Lewis1987 RoboCop
as Jillian Grey1987 Sweet Revenge
as Susan Neville1986 The Gladiator
as Self - Host1984 Terror in the Aisles
as Allison Hayes1984 The Philadelphia Experiment
as Carrie1984 The Buddy System
as Princess Elizabeth1984 The Princess and the Pea
as Betty Walker1983 Strange Invaders
as Sally Badina1981 Blow Out
as Liz Blake1980 Dressed to Kill
as Kristina1980 Home Movies
as Donna Stratton1979 1941
as Pam Mitchell1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand
as Hitch Hiker1976 Forced Entry
as Christine Hargenson1976 Carrie
as Nancy1973 The Last Detail

TV Shows/Series with Nancy Allen as Actress(6)

Additional Information

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Full Name: Nancy Anne Allen
Born: Saturday, 06/24 1950 (June) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 72 years + 230 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Spouses (current/former): Brian De Palma, Craig Shoemaker
Other names for Nancy Allen (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Nancy Allen (actress)"
Nancy Allen frequently works together with these people:
Brian De Palma (11x, Crew)
Shelley Duvall (6x, Actress)
Phil Tippett (6x, Crew)
Pino Donaggio (6x, Crew)
Eastwood Allen (6x, Crew)
Richard Kind (5x, Actor)
Jean Stapleton (5x, Actress)
Jill Abbinanti (5x, Crew)
Warren Leight (5x, Crew)
Brianna Yellen (5x, Crew)
Sam Irvin (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2900, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/15/2023