Karen Allen Net Worth

What is the estimated net worth of the actress Karen Allen? She is a person both men and women like and cherish. It is people like she who make us look up to Hollywood and other movie stars. We will talk about her net worth, but first, a little bit more about the actress herself. She is an American born in Carrollton, Illinois, U.S. on the October 5, 1951. Finding her talents at quite a young age, she studied and later graduated from University of Maryland, College Park, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, DuVal High School, Fashion Institute of Technology, George Washington University. Over a period of time she was selected to appear in many movies and TV shows. Popular in her home country and across the globe, Karen Allen stands at 1.7 m. Kale Browne (m. 1988–1998) and Nicholas Browne make up her family. Since we know that Hollywood actors earn six, seven or even eight figure sums, Karen Allen is no exception, having an estimated net worth of $10 Million.

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  • Full Name: Karen Allen
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: October 5, 1951
  • Place Of Birth: Carrollton, Illinois, U.S.
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: University of Maryland, College Park, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, DuVal High School, Fashion Institute of Technology, George Washington University
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Kale Browne (m. 1988–1998)
  • Children: Nicholas Browne
  • Parents: Carroll Thompson Allen, Patricia Howell Allen
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000261/
  • Awards: Saturn Award
  • Nominations: Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
  • Movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Starman, Animal House, Scrooged, The Wanderers, Until September, The Perfect Storm, The Sandlot, Bad Hurt, In the Bedroom, A Small Circle of Friends, White Irish Drinkers, Shoot the Moon, King of the Hill, The Glass Menager…
  • TV Shows: The Road Home, East of Eden


  • I just felt like I had to create a life for myself where I was more independent. Where what I was doing in my life was so interesting I could literally put my whole acting life on the back burner because I was so fascinated by what was right in front of me. And that was the only thing that felt healthy to me. Short of that, I felt like somebody who was waiting for the phone to ring.
  • I’m from a generation of fantastic actresses. It’s a big pool of really wonderful actresses, and so many of them we never even get to see on the screen anymore.
  • (On ageing) I was in that kind of real weird transitional period there. I was in my late 40s, early 50s, and it’s a strange little place that you can fall into. These days all somebody has to do is Google you and they know how old you are. I would show up for roles that were written for somebody in their early 50s, and people would say, ‘You can’t do that, you look too young,’ but if I showed up for a role for somebody in their early 40s then the people would say, ‘Well, but she’s 50.’
  • (Asked if she had any disagreements with Richard Donner on Scrooged (1988)) Only a few. Every single minute of the day. That could have been a really, really great movie. The script was so good. There’s maybe one take in the final cut movie that is mine. We made it so fast, it was like doing a movie live. He kept telling me to do things louder, louder, louder. I think he was deaf.
  • (On working with Steven Spielberg on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)) We’re both older, and I’ve done other films like this. So I kind of come into it just so much more relaxed and open-minded. I already know what kind of film we’re making.
  • (On John Carpenter) John is a really nice guy. The people working with him have a really nice thing going. They’ve developed this strong support system. He has chosen a good group of people. They stay with him film after film. They can bounce things off of each other in order to get the film made. I had a good time making Starman (1984).
  • (How she got Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)) I was working on a television miniseries of East of Eden, and we were up somewhere in Napa. And he sent a courier to my hotel room, who had to sit in my room the whole time I read the script, and then took the script away.
  • I get recognized for Animal House (1978) a lot. That film is huge, too. That film has aged very well. People are still watching that film. I saw it not that long ago. It’s just one of those films that seems as much fun now as when we made it. There’s a whole huge Starman (1984) contingent as well. Believe it or not, there are people who have a little obsession with Starman (1984).
  • (On Steven Spielberg) He thought, ‘She’s such a nice person, I have to toughen her up.” And I think he often, from my perspective, was not very nice to me, and I think there was a method in his madness.
  • (On Steven Spielberg’) I didn’t quite get all the time what he was going for in certain ways, and he didn’t quite get me, how I worked. I was kind of a much more internally oriented actor, and at times he wanted me to be much more external than I was being.
  • (On The Wanderers (1979)) I love that picture. It’s not my book, and I don’t care. The spirit is right, and the way Phil Kaufman directed it showed me another way of looking at my own book.
  • (On her diagnosis with EKC) I didn’t know whether I was going to get my eyesight back, and I was pretty frightened.
  • (On Animal House (1978)) I think I auditioned five times for that role. And nobody but John Landis and the casting directors wanted me. Well, I think Harold Ramis liked me, too. But nobody at Universal wanted me because they wanted someone with more experience, someone who had more credits. Someone they could point to as more of a star.
  • (On whether she was considered for Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)) I think that’s not true. I don’t know where that ever came from. Because when Star Wars was being made I had never done a film in my life. I was either still living in Washington, D.C., working in the theater or had just moved to New York and working in theater there, too. I had heard that rumour but I just can’t imagine anybody knew who I was.
  • (On Donald Sutherland and her nude scene in Animal House (1978)) I thought he was so sweet to do that, so I sort of let go of my objections and said, ‘Okay, if Donald Sutherland is going to bare his bottom, by golly, I’ll bare mine too!’
  • When one film is enormously successful, you get so identified with that film until you’re in another film that is equally successful or more successful. Well, it’s pretty difficult to make a film that’s going to be more successful than Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
  • I’ve always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I’ll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life.
  • [on the difference between Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)] Crystal Skull was more low tech than you might think, although we did do some green screen on it, but not that much. I guess that is the difference, there wasn’t that type of special effects in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). CGI [Computer Generated Imagery] didn’t exist.
  • As far as acting in films, there is not much out there that is very interesting to do. The ones that are interesting to me are independent films and they have trouble raising money. With people putting their money into blockbusters, there is not much left for the independents.
  • It’s a very instinctual relationship, a reaction to something in the script. I read a script and ask myself, “Is this a story I want to tell?” An actor is really a storyteller and sometimes the story being told is as important as the character in the story. Sometimes, I look at a character and say, “I don’t know the first thing about this person, who she is and where she’s coming from.” That fascinates me. I know in order to get there I have to do my work, to think through in psychological terms who this person is and examine her whole thinking process. Sometimes you recognize certain elements of yourself that you didn’t know were there. I also write biographies of my characters ever since Animal House (1978). I even do some research into the background if it’s important. I create the character’s history, who’s her family and other things. It really does help.
  • I don’t know if I’ve ever played a character who’s close to me. There have been some elements of myself in different roles. Sometimes, I show one side of myself and then completely conceal the other.


  • She was considered for the role of Dorothy Valance in Blue Velvet (1986).
  • She auditioned for the role of Elvira Hancock in Scarface (1983).
  • She teaches yoga.
  • An accomplished hand knitting fanatic, Karen runs her own knitwear design studio, “Karen Allen Fibre Arts”. [November 2004]
  • 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.
  • She inaugurated her own knitwear design studio in 2004 in Massachussets: Karen Allen – Fiber Arts.
  • She designs clothes for her own clothing label Image.
  • In 1995 she founded the Berkshire Mountain Yoga in Massachussets.
  • Has a major in Design by New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.
  • Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
  • Studied in the Washington Theater Laboratory.
  • Graduated in 1969 from the DuVal High School in Glenndale Maryland.
  • Has two sisters.
  • Parents: Carroll Thompson Allen (F.B.I. Agent) and Patricia A. Howell (school teacher).
  • 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).
  • Voted one of the most beautiful women in the world by the readers of Harpers Bazaar Magazine in 1983.
  • 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”.
  • Lived with musician Stephen Bishop.
  • Son, Nicholas, born on September 14th 1990.
  • Graduated from DuVal High School in Glenndale Maryland in 1969.


Title Year Status Character
Manhattan 1979 Television Actor #2
Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II 1978 TV Movie Elizabeth
Animal House 1978 Katy
Year by the Sea 2016 Joan
Bad Hurt 2015 Elaine Kendall
Blue Bloods 2014 TV Series Betty Lowe
The Tin Star 2012 TV Movie Eliza Flynn
November Christmas 2010 TV Movie Claire Sanford
White Irish Drinkers 2010 Margaret
A Dog Year 2009 Paula (voice)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 Marion Ravenwood
When Will I Be Loved 2004 Alexandra Barrie
Poster Boy 2004 Eunice Kray
The Root 2003/I
Briar Patch 2003 Butcher Lee
Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update 2003 Video short Katy Schoenstein
Shaka Zulu: The Citadel 2001 TV Movie Katherine Farewell
World Traveler 2001 Delores
My Horrible Year! 2001 TV Movie Belinda Faulkner
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 TV Series Paula Varney
In the Bedroom 2001 Marla Keyes
The Perfect Storm 2000 Melissa Brown
Wind River 2000 Martha (Wilson)
The Basket 1999 Bessie Emery
Falling Sky 1998 Resse Nicholson
All the Winters That Have Been 1997 TV Movie Hannah Raven
‘Til There Was You 1997 Betty Dawkan
Ripper 1996 Video Game Dr. Clare Burton
Law & Order 1996 TV Series Judith Sandler
Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story 1996 TV Movie Margaret
The Road Home 1994 TV Series Alison Matson
Ghost in the Machine 1993 Terry Munroe
Voyage 1993 TV Movie Catherine ‘Kit’ Norvell
King of the Hill 1993 Miss Mathey
The Sandlot 1993 Mom
Rapture 1993 TV Movie Georgianne Corcoran
Nonesense and Lullabyes: Poems 1992 Video
Malcolm X 1992 Miss Dunne
The Turning 1992 Glory Lawson
Nonesense and Lullabyes: Nursery Rhymes 1992 Video
Sweet Talker 1991 Julie Maguire
Secret Weapon 1990 TV Movie Ruth
Challenger 1990 TV Movie Christa McAuliffe
Animal Behavior 1989 Alex Bristow
Scrooged 1988 Claire Phillips
Backfire 1988 Mara McAndrew
The Glass Menagerie 1987 Laura Wingfield
Terminus 1987 Gus
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1986 TV Series Jackie Foster
Starman 1984 Jenny Hayden
Until September 1984 Mo Alexander
Split Image 1982 Rebecca / Amy
Shoot the Moon 1982 Sandy
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Marion Ravenwood
East of Eden 1981 TV Mini-Series Abra
A Small Circle of Friends 1980 Jessica Bloom
Cruising 1980 Nancy
Knots Landing 1979 TV Series Annie
The Wanderers 1979 Nina
Title Year Status Character
A Tree a Rock a Cloud 2016 Short
Title Year Status Character
Starman 1984 performer: “All I Have to Do Is Dream” 1958
Title Year Status Character
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production 2008 Video short special thanks
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend 2008 Video short special thanks
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary short special thanks – 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
What People Think of You 2014 Documentary short completed
Wanderers Forever 2017 Video documentary short Herself
The Making of the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2012 Video short Herself
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge 2010 Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2008 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2008 TV Series Herself
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend 2008 Video short Herself
Production Diary: Making of ‘The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ 2008 Video documentary Herself
Animal House: The Inside Story 2008 TV Movie Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008 TV Series Herself
The View 2008 TV Series Herself
Gomorron 2008 TV Series Herself – Om Indiana Jones
Entertainment Tonight 2003-2008 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2008 TV Series Herself
Fantástico 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies 2008 Video short Herself
Indy’s Women: The American Film Institute Tribute 2008 Video short Herself
Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations 2008 Video short Herself
The Witch’s Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills 2006 Video documentary Herself
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy 2003 Video documentary Herself
Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon’s Animal House 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself – Interviewee
VH-1 Behind the Movie 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary short Herself – ‘Melissa Brown’
The Yearbook: An ‘Animal House’ Reunion 1998 Video documentary Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Herself
The Making of the ‘Leopard Son’ 1996 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The Making of Disneyland’s ‘Indiana Jones Adventure’ 1995 TV Movie documentary Hostess
Biography 1994 TV Series documentary Herself – Narrator
Later with Bob Costas 1991 TV Series Herself
De película 1989 TV Series Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Herself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Herself – Presenter: Best Art Direction
The 8th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1982 TV Special Herself – Accepting Award for Favourite Motion Picture
Fridays 1981 TV Series Herself – Guest Host
Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Making of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ 1981 TV Movie documentary Herself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
No Sleep TV3 2016 TV Series Jenny Hayden
Video Games AWESOME! 2014 TV Series Katy
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2013 TV Series Marion Ravenwood
On Set with ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ 2012 Video documentary Herself
Closing: Team Indy 2008 Video short Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2008 TV Series Herself
Adventures in Post-Production 2008 Video documentary short Marion Ravenwood (uncredited)
The Light and Magic of ‘Indiana Jones’ 2003 Video documentary short Herself
The Stunts of ‘Indiana Jones’ 2003 Video documentary short Herself


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