Karen Allen Overview

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Born: October 05, 1951

Born in rural Carrolton, Illinois, Karen Allen and her two sisters were shuffled through Knoxville, Chattanooga and Pittsburgh before the family settled in Washington, D.C. when she was eleven. Her father, Carroll Thompson Allen, worked for the FBI and her mother, Patricia Howell, was a schoolteacher. Lacking any sort of professional direction after graduating high school, Allen studied design in New York, ran a boutique, wrote short stories, lived alone in Jamaica for five months and drove... See All


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