Karen Allen (American Actress): Bio, Age, Net Worth, Height, Raiders of the Lost Ark

Karen Allen

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Full Name: Karen Allen
Age: 68 years 8 months
Birth Date: October 05, 1951
Horoscope: Libra
Lucky Number: 3
Lucky Stone: Peridot
Lucky Color: Blue
Best Match for Marriage: Gemini
Birth Place: Carrollton, Illinois, USA
Father's Name: Carroll Thompson Allen
Mother's Name: Patricia Howell Allen
Marital Status: Single
Gender: female
Siblings: Two
Profession: Actress
Education: Fashion Institute Of Technology
Weight: 61Kg
Height / How tall? : 5 feet 7 inche (1.7m)
Net Worth: $10 million
Ethnicity: mixed (Irish- Scottish- English- Welsh)
Nationality: American
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Waist Size: 25 inch
Bra Size: 32 inch
Hip Size: 32 inch
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  • I don't know if I've ever played a character who's close to me. There have been some elements of myself in different roles. Sometimes, I show one side of myself and then completely conceal the other.
  • As far as acting in films, there is not much out there that is very interesting to do. The ones that are interesting to me are independent films and they have trouble raising money. With people putting their money into blockbusters, there is not much left for the independents.
  • I've always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life.
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Karen Allen is a famous American actress. She is well known for playing Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).

Karen Allen: Bio, Age, Family, Childhood, Ethnicity

Karen Allen was born Karen Jane Allen on October 5, 1951, in Carrollton, Illinois, the United States. Her father is Carroll Thompson Allen, who was an FBI agent and mother, Patricia Howell Allen worked as a university professor. She has two sisters but has not revealed their identities.

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Caption: Karen Allen with her family (Source: popsugar.com)

Her father’s job, Karen kept moving around with her family quite a lot. Karen stated that they hardly stayed one year in one city, due to which she kept changing her schools. And this also resulted in her having very few friends while she was growing up as she had to make new friends everywhere she went. She holds an American nationality and mixed (Irish- Scottish- English- Welsh) ethnicity.

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Education History

She attended DuVal High School which is located in Lanham, Maryland. Following that, she moved to New York to study design and art at the Fashion Institute of Technology for a couple of years.

Moreover, she attended George Washington University where she worked and performed with the experimental company, the Washington Theatre Laboratory. She learned acting in Shakespeare & Company and Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

Body Measurement

She has a height of 5 feet7 inches and weighs is 61Kg. Her body measurement is 32-25-32 inches. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. Similarly, her dress size is 4 (US) and shoe size is 8 (US).

Profession Career

In the year 1978, she made her on-screen debut playing a supporting role as Katy in the film titled ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House’ (aka ‘Animal House’). The film turned out to be a major critical and commercial success and hence, Karen was off to a great start into the industry.

Over the next few years, she consistently appeared playing major roles in films such as ‘Manhattan,’ ‘The Wanderers’, and ‘Cruising.’ Most of those films starred well known Hollywood actors such as Al Pacino and Woody Allen. She thus quickly climbed the ladders of success in Hollywood with smart role choices and some luck.

She has her huge career breakthrough in 1981 when she appeared playing the lead role as Marion Ravenwood in the Steven Spielberg directed an action-adventure film titled ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’ The film turned out to be one of the most critically and commercially acclaimed films of the year, winning major accolades from the global audience. Karen became one among the top Hollywood stars following the huge success of the film.

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Caption: Karen Allen (Source: Pinterest)

While she enjoyed a steadily successful film acting career, she also gave enough attention to her stage career as well. In fact, she took regular breaks from films to appear on-stage. However, post the mid-1990s, her on-screen appearances sharply declined. After playing the lead role in the 2004 film titled ‘Poster Boy,’ she reprised her role of Marion Ravenwood in the 2008 film ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’. The film received strong reviews and Karen thus delivered her only major hit film in many years. In the more recent years, she has appeared in films such as ‘Bad Hurt’ and ‘Year by the Sea.’

Net Worth and Salary

She has an estimated net worth of around $10 million. There is no information about her salary. Raiders of the Lost Ark collected around $389.9 million and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull collected $786.6 million.

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Relationship, Single, Child

Karen Allen is currently single. She was previously married to actor, Kale Browne, who is an American actor famous for his works in ‘Till There Was You‘, ‘Another World’, ‘Losin It‘, etc. The couple exchange wedding vows in 1988. From their relationship, the couple has a son, Nicholas (born in 1990). The couple divorced in 1998.

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Caption: Karen Allen (Source: Pinterest)

Following the birth of her son, Karen only accepted smaller roles in and films and TV to spend more time and focus on her son, Nicholas. He is now an accomplished chef and even won a Chopped competition on the Food Network which aired December 22, 2016.

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