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Joan Allen is an Academy Award-nominated American actress.
She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Pat Nixon in “Nixon” (1995) and as a woman whose husband is accused of witchcraft in “The Crucible” (1996). She was also nominated for Best Actress in The Contender, (produced by co-star Gary Oldman and producer Douglas Urbanski) as a politician who becomes the object of scandal. Allen is respected by her peers both for her professionalism and the intense preparation she brings to each of her roles.