About Nancy Allen
Nancy Anne Allen (born June 24, 1950) is an American actress. She came to prominence for her performances in several films directed by Brian De Palma in the 1970s and early 1980s. Her accolades include a Golden Globe Award nomination and three Saturn Award nominations. In her early twenties, Allen shifted her focus to acting and relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career there.
Her first major role was the lead role in ‘Carrie’. Allen was subsequently cast as the lead in the Robert Zemeckis-directed comedy ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, followed by a supporting part in Steven Spielberg’s ‘1941’. Allen garnered mainstream fame playing Anne Lewis in Paul Verhoeven’s ‘RoboCop’, a role she reprised for the two sequels that followed. Other credits include ‘Poltergeist III’, ‘Limit Up’, and ‘Les patriotes’.
Allen stepped back from acting in 2008, and became involved in cancer support after her friend, Wendie Jo Sperber, died of breast cancer. In 2010, she was named executive director of the weSPARK Cancer Support Center in Los Angeles, which was founded by Sperber. Learn More…