Karen Allen's Interesting Facts

1 Currently reprising her role as Marion Ravenwood in the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones series with Harrison Ford and director Steven Spielberg. This newest installment is filming at various locations in the US. [July 2007]
2 An accomplished hand knitting fanatic, Karen runs her own knitwear design studio, "Karen Allen Fibre Arts". [November 2004]
3 Member of a notable Lee Strasberg alumni: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Matt Zemlin and others.
4 She inaugurated her own knitwear design studio in 2004 in Massachussets: Karen Allen - Fiber Arts.
5 She designs clothes for her own clothing label Image.
6 In 1995 she founded the Berkshire Mountain Yoga in Massachussets.
7 Has a major in Design by New York's Fashion Institute of Technology.
8 Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
9 Studied in the Washington Theater Laboratory.
10 Graduated in 1969 from the DuVal High School in Glenndale Maryland.
11 Has two sisters.
12 Parents: Carroll Thompson Allen (F.B.I. Agent) and Patricia A. Howell (school teacher).
13 Considered for the role of Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), later cast in the George Lucas-produced Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
14 Voted one of the most beautiful women in the world by the readers of Harpers Bazaar Magazine in 1983.
15 Overcame temporary blindness caused by Kerato Conjunctivitis in 1978. She later won major theatre awards for playing a blind woman in "Monday Before the Miracle" and "Miracle Worker, The".
16 Lived with musician Stephen Bishop.
17 Son, Nicholas, born on September 14th 1990.
18 Graduated from DuVal High School in Glenndale Maryland in 1969.
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