Karen Jane Allen was born on the 5th October 1951, in Carrollton, Illinois USA, of British ancestry. She is an actress, who is probably best recognized for starring in the role of Marion Ravenwood in the films “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” (1981), and “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull” (2008). Her acting career has been active since the late 1970s.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Karen Allen is? Sources estimate that the total size of Karen’s net worth is over $10 million as of mid-2016, which has been accumulated through her successful career as an actress. Another source is coming from her owning a textile company. She is a teacher of acting as well, which has also contributed to her overall net worth.
Karen Allen Net Worth $10 Million
Karen Allen was born to Carroll Thompson Allen, who was an FBI agent, and Ruth Patricia, who worked as a teacher; she has two sisters; her father’s job meant that the family moved frequently. She attended DuVal High School in Lanham, Maryland, and upon matriculation Karen relocated to New York City, where she enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology, from which she eventually received an honorary MA degree in 2009. She was also a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, but spent only three semesters there, after which Karen spent time traveling around the world. Afterwards, in 1974, she became a member of Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts, and after three years spent there, she returned to New York City and attended the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
Karen’s career began in the late 1970s, when she earned the role of Katy in the film “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978), which was followed with roles in such films as “The Wanderers” (1979), and “A Small Circle Of Friends” in 1980. The following year her career took a turn for the better, when she appeared in the role of Marion Ravenwood in the Steven Spielberg blockbuster “Raiders Of The Lost Ark”, alongside Harrison Ford. After that appearance, her career has gone only upwards, and so has her net worth. During the 1980s, she appeared in such films as “Shoot The Moon” (1982) with Diane Keaton and Albert Finney, “Starman” (1984) with Jeff Bridges, “The Glass Menagerie” (1987) starring John Malkovich and Joanne Woodward, and “Scrooged” (1988) with Bill Murray, among other films, all of which increased her net worth.
The next decade didn’t change much, as she continued to line up successful roles; she appeared in the film “Malcolm X” in 1992 alongside Denzel Washington, and the following year had a part in the film “King Of The Hill”. In the first half of the 1990s she also appeared in “The Sandlot” (1993), and TV series “The Road Home” (1994). Three years later, she featured in the film “’Til There Was You”, and in 1998 she was selected to play the role of Resse Nicholson in the film “Falling Sky”. Before the 1990s ended she appeared in “The Basket” (1999) – her net worth was certainly rising.
Her first role in the new millennium was in the film “The Perfect Storm” (2000), and in 2001 she appeared in the film “In the Bedroom”. In the first half of the 2000s, Karen’s net worth increased thanks to her appearances in such productions as “World Traveler” (2001), “Poster Boy” (2004), and “When Will I Be Loved” (2004).
After that she focused on her family, but returned to acting in 2008, reprising her role as Marion Ravenwood in the film “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. Since then she has made several small roles in such films as “White Irish Drinkers” (2010), “The Tin Star” (2012), “Bad Hurt” (2015), and most recently she starred in the film “Year By The Sea” (2016), which only contributed a lot to the overall size of her net worth.
Thanks to her skills, Karen has received several nominations and awards, including the Saturn Award in category for Best Actress for her work on the film “Raiders Of The Lost Ark”, among other awards.
Apart from her successful career as an actress, Karen is also the owner of a textile company named Karen Allen Fiber Arts, which is located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Regarding her personal life, Karen Allen was married to Kale Browne, an actor, from 1988 to 1999; they are the parents of a son. Previously, she was briefly married to singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop. In free time, Karen enjoys teaching and practicing yoga. Her current residence is in Monterey, Massachusetts.
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