Quick Facts of

  • First NameJoan
  • Last NameAllen
  • Net Worth$8 million
  • CareerModel
  • Age66 Years
  • Height1.78m
  • MotherDorothea Marie Wirth
  • FatherJames Jefferson Allen
  • HusbandPeter Friedman

Joan Allen is an American stage and screen actress. A Tony Award-nominated stage actress and a three-time Academy Award-nominated screen actress, Allen has been acting since the late ’70s. 

As of December 2022,  Allen is reported to be worth $8 million. In this article, we attempt to breakdown Joan’s wealth and salary.

Breakdown of Joan Allen’s Net Worth & Salary 

Joan Allen can attribute her wealth to her prolific career as a stage and screen actress. 

She was a stage actress before making her on-screen debut in the mid-to-late-70s in minor TV roles. She also joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1977 when goaded by her college friend, actor John Malkovich. 

As part of the theatre’s ensemble, Allen was part of such plays as And a Nightingale Sang, Three Sisters,  Love Letters, Waiting For The Parade, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and The Wheel. 

Her Broadway debut in the Burn This opposite John Malkovich yielded in the 1988 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She received a second Tony nomination for her starring role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles.      

After her feature film debut in 1985, Joan Allen has been seen in such movies as Manhunter, Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, The Ice Storm, Face/Off, and Pleasantville. 

She was also part of three installments of the Jason Bourne movie franchise, namely: The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, starring Matt Damon; and The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, wherein she played the Deputy Director of the CIA, Pamela Landy

She also played the main antagonist, Claire Hennessey, in the Jason Statham-led 2008 action thriller, Death Race.    

Allen has been nominated for three Academy Awards: for Best Supporting Actress in the movies Nixon and The Crucible; and Best Actress in The Contender.

On television, Allen has played Claire Lachay in Luck, Colonel Margaret Rayne in The Killing, and Claire Warren in The Family. She is set to play Amanda in the upcoming drama miniseries, Lisey’s Story

How Old is Joan Allen? Her Age and Height

Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956, in Rochelle, Illinois. The 66-year-old is tall and stands at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters).

Allen is the youngest of four children born to gas station owner James Jefferson Allen and his wife, Dorothea Marie Wirth

Allen attended Rochelle Township High School and upon graduation, enrolled in Eastern Illinois University. She transferred to Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in theatre. 

Is Joan Allen Married? Does She Have Children?

Joan Allen was married to the actor Peter Friedman — of Love & Other Drugs, Paycheck, and Single White Female fame.

They tied the knot on New Year’s Day 1990 and had a daughter together, Sadie Friedman (born in 1994). Sadie has followed in her parents’ footsteps and among others, played Noelle King in Blue Bloods.

Joan and Peter got divorced on March 10, 2002.