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NANCY ALLEN – BIOGRAPHY
Nancy Anne Allen (born. 24 June 1950, new York, USA) is an American actress. Known for the films “Carrie”, “Puncture” and the trilogy “Robocop”.
Nancy Allen was born in new York, USA, in the family of Eugene and Florence Allen. She has two older brothers James (1944-1994) and William. Nancy’s father worked as a police Lieutenant in Yonkers, new York, where childhood actress.
In 4 years the mother gave Nancy to dance class. She also graduated from new York school of performing arts High School of Performing Arts where she studied dancing, and Jose Quintano”s School for Young Professionals.
Debut in the movie took place in 12 years. Nancy was played by Melissa Dillon in the movie “the Money in my pocket” (1962), a Comedy film in which the main role is played by the singer bill Anderson. To 15 years Allen has starred in a large number of television advertising, and also worked as a model.
After a brief appearance in the film “the Last outfit” (1973) with Jack Nicholson, she moved to Los Angeles in the hope of finding more serious roles.
In 1976, Nancy played the role of an evil schoolgirl Chris Hargensen in the film Brian De Palma “Carrie” based on the novel by Stephen king, with sissy Spacek, Amy Irving and John Travolta. Initially, Allen was chosen for the role of Carrie white, a girl with telekinetic abilities, but at the last minute De Palma decided to replace it with Spacek, which, in turn, originally was supposed to play, Hargensen, and the role Spacek to give Allen.
In 1978 and 1979, she appeared in two not very successful films producer Steven Spielberg: the drama “I want to hold your hand”, directed by Robert Zemeckis, and the Comedy “1941” with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
In 1980 she starred with kirk Douglas in the film “Home movies”, and for her role in the Thriller “Dressed to kill” (1980), which was directed by her husband Brian de Palma and starring Michael Caine and Angie Dickinson, the actress was simultaneously nominated for a “Razzie” and “Golden globe”. In 1981, she again appeared on screen with John Travolta in the film of Brian de Palma’s “blow out.”
In 1984 for his starring role in the fantasy film “the Philadelphia experiment” with Michael pare in the lead role, the actress was nominated for the award “Saturn”.
In 1987, Allen played one of his most famous roles — officer Anne Lewis in the cult science fiction film “Robocop,” which became a debut in Hollywood Director Paul Verhoeven. In 1990 and 1993, the screen went continue. For the role in the first and third film of the trilogy, the actress has received two nominations for the Saturn.
In 1997 she played the role of Linda in savage in “Quality Time”, which was released only in 2008.
In 1998 in the crime Thriller Steven Soderbergh’s “above suspicion” with George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, Nancy has played a small role.
From 1979 to 1984 Allen was married to film Director Brian De Palma. In 1992, she married comedian Craig shoemaker and divorced him in 1994. From 1998 to 2007, was married to a building contractor Randy Bailey.
Nancy Allen actively supports against breast cancer and works at the center WeSpark Cancer Support Center (a room with 05-09-2013 (1019 days) — history, copy), founded by her friend actress Wendy Jo Sperber.