Nancy Allen

Born Jun 24, 1950

Nancy Anne Allen is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress and cancer activist. Allen began an acting and modelling career as a child, and from the mid-1970s appeared in small film roles, most notably the anchor of Robert Zemeckis's ensemble comedy I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978).… Read More

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1950 Birth Nancy Anne Allen was born on Saturday, June 24, 1950, in New York City, the youngest of three children of Eugene and Florence Allen. … Read More


1979 29 Years Old She married Brian De Palma on January 12, 1979, and for the next few years appeared in his films. … Read More


1983 33 Years Old In 1983, Allen starred as supermarket tabloid reporter Betty Walker in Strange Invaders, written by Bill Condon and co-starring Paul LeMat and Michael Lerner.
1984 34 Years Old She and De Palma divorced in 1984. … Read More


1990 40 Years Old …  In 1990, Allen also had the distinction of starring in the first ever original film made for the Lifetime television network: the highly rated Memories of Murder.
1992 42 Years Old She married comedian Craig Shoemaker on September 6, 1992. … Read More
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She and Shoemaker eventually divorced in 1994. … Read More
1997 47 Years Old She starred as Linda Savage in Quality Time in 1997, but the film was not released until 2008 due, in part, to post-production and renamed My Apocalypse.
1998 48 Years Old Builder/contractor Randy Bailey and she were married in June 1998. … Read More


2007 57 Years Old She and Bailey were divorced in 2007. … Read More


2010 60 Years Old In December 2010, Allen was named executive director of the weSPARK Cancer Support Center, which was founded by her longtime friend and I Wanna Hold Your Hand co-star, actress Wendie Jo Sperber, and attended the annual Wendie Jo Sperber Celebrity Golf Classic. … Read More
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