About Karen Allen
It has been reported that the total amount of Karen Allen net worth is as much as 10 million dollars, according to the recent estimations. She has accumulated her whole net worth because of her career as a successful and popular actress in Hollywood. Karen Allen appeared as Marion Ravenwood in two productions – “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. Karen Allen has appeared in many other films, which made her name even more popular, which include “National Lampoon’s Animal House”, “Cruising”, “Poster Boy”, “The Wanderers”, “Starman”, “The Perfect Storm”, “Shoot the Moon”, “Scrooged” and “The Sandlot”. All of these films have also increased the total size of Karen Allen net worth.
The actress was born in 1951 in Carrollton. Her father was an FBI agent, whereas her mother worked as a teacher. When she was growing up, the family had to move quite a lot because of the occupation of her father. In 1987, Karen Allen said the following about this experience: “I grew up moving almost every year and so I was always the new kid in school and always in a way was deprived of ever really having any lasting friendships”.
Karen Allen has also stated that her household was mostly female dominated as she grew up with her two sisters and her father was often not at home because of his work. When she was 17 years old, Karen Allen moved to New York City, where she was accepted to study at Fashion Institute of Technology, where she attended art and design classes. Later, she continued her education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Karen Allen then visited countries in Central and South America. In 1974, she started her career as a stage actress when she appeared in productions with Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts. Three years later, Karen Allen moved to New York City to attend the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
In 1978, she appeared in her first movie called “National Lampoon’s Animal House”. Since that time, she has come a long way to become one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood and to accumulate her huge wealth. With more and more roles coming, Karen Allen net worth began to increase. In 1979, she appeared in her second movie called “The Wanderers” and one year later she appeared in “A Small Circle of Friends”. In 1979, she appeared as Annie Fairgate in one episode of the popular series called “Knots Landing”.
In 1981, she got her breakthrough appearance in a movie directed by Steven Spielberg called “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. In the movie, she was chosen to play the love interest of Indiana Jones, named Marion Ravenwood. For her work in this film, Karen Allen was awarded with a Saturn Award for Best Actress. In 1982, she got the leading part in the film called “Split Image”. Two years later, Karen Allen got a role in “Until September”. In 1982, she appeared on Broadway for the first time, in the play called “The Monday After The Miracle”. Thus, all of these productions have increased the total size of Karen Allen net worth, as well.