Karen Allen is an award-winning actor and director. After making her film debut in NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE, she became widely known for her portrayal of Marion Ravenwood in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK opposite Harrison Ford. She would later reprise this role in INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. She has starred in over 50 films and done many roles in television projects as well. Select film credits include STARMAN opposite Jeff Bridges, SCROOGED opposite Bill Murray, THE PERFECT STORM with George Clooney, THE GLASS MENAGERIE opposite Joanne Woodward and John Malkovich, THE WANDERERS, SHOOT THE MOON opposite Albert Finney, UNTIL SEPTEMBER opposite French actor Thierry L'hermitte, A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, BAD HURT, YEAR BY THE SEA.
In 2019, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress for her performance in COLEWELL. The film was also nominated for the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award. Her most recent films are A STAGE OF TWILIGHT, INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY and BAD ON PAPER which will be released in 2024.
Karen has starred in numerous plays both On and Off Broadway.
She also directs in the theatre, (MOONCHILDREN, THE BATTING CAGE, ASHVILLE, EXTREMITIES, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE, and most recently John Patrick Shanley’s play OUTSIDE MULLINGAR with Jeff DeMunn and an award-winning film version of Carson McCullers’ short story A TREE. A ROCK. A CLOUD.
She is a lifetime member of the Actor’s Studio.