Nancy Allen, 70, is a retired American actress who is widely known for her outstanding performance in movies like I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Carrie, and 1941.
Allen earned her major film role as Nancy in the 1973 film The Last Detail. She made her career breakthrough as Christine Hargensen in Carrie alongside Amy Irving, Sissy Spacek, and John Travolta. Throughout her career, she appeared in numerous films and TV shows like Dressed to Kill, Strange Invaders, RoboCop, Out of Sight, Circuit to name a few.
How Rich Is Former Actress Nancy Allen?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Allen is estimated to own net worth of around $8 million as of mid-2020. Most of her fortune comes from her successful acting career of 47 years.
As of now, the average salary of an aspiring actor ranges from around $48,000 to $67,000 annually. On the other hand, A-list actors earn millions of dollars from a single movie.
Allen grew fond of acting while attending high school. She earned her major film role in 1973 as Nancy in The Last Detail where she appeared alongside Jack Nicholson, Otis Young, and Randy Quaid.
She then starred in films like Carrie, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, 1941, Home Movies, Dressed to Kill, and Blow Out.
In 1987, Nancy played Officer Anne Lewis in the sci-fi action film RoboCop opposite Peter Weller in RoboCop. She eventually won a nomination for Saturn Award for Best Actress for her work. She also reprised her role in the film sequel RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3 in 1990 and 1993 respectively.
In 1994, she portrayed psychic Jessie Gallardo in The Man Who Wouldn’t Die opposite Roger Moore. The same she had a supporting role in a French drama titles Les patriots.
Moreover, some of her notable television series credits are Another World, Touched by an Angel, The Commish, The Division, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Life After Retirement
In 2008, Nancy retired from acting to dedicate her time to charity. She now focuses on breast cancer awareness and anti-cancer activism.
She along with her former co-star Wendie Jo Sperber founded the weSPARK Cancer Support Center before Wendie Jo died of cancer. In December 2010, Allen was named executive director of weSPARK.
About her work in the organization, she said: “That is what I do. That is what my life is dedicated to. I’m there, I run it. I’ve created the whole program format and I fundraise. It is my life’s work.”
Short Biography And Personal Details
Nancy Anne Allen was born on 24th June 1950 in The Bronx, New York City, United States of America to Florence Allen and Eugene Allen.
She went to the Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx and later the High School of Performing Arts where she trained for a dancing career. Similarly, she also enrolled at Jose Quintano’s School for Young Professionals.
Anne married her first husband Brian De Palma on 12th January 1979 and was married until 1984. She then married her second husband Craig Shoemaker on 6th September 1992 which ended in 1994 after two years.
She married her third husband Randy Bailey in June 1998 and got divorced after 9 years on 17th May 2007.