Joan Allen

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Place of Birth: Rochelle, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 20, 1956

Ethnicity:
*English, German, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish (father)
*German (mother)

Joan Allen is an American actress.

Joan is the daughter of Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and James Jefferson Allen. She has a daughter with her former husband, actor Peter Friedman.

Joan’s paternal grandfather was James Alexander Allen, Jr. (the son of James Alexander Allen, Sr. and Mary Augusta Beck). Joan’s grandfather James was born in Illinois. Joan’s great-grandfather James was the son of Robert Scott Allen and Elizabeth Hilen. Mary Augusta was the daughter of John Ahl Beck and Martha McGew.

Joan’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Ann Bennett (the daughter of Michael Bennett and Rosa Roberts). Nancy was born in Missouri.

Joan’s maternal grandfather was Henry Wirth (the daughter of Christian Wirth and Marg Kochler). Henry was born in Illinois, to German parents.

Joan’s maternal grandmother was Louise Mary Mazurczak (the daughter of Martin Mazurczak and Anna Magdalena Margareta Wiegers). Louise was German. As he had the surname Mazurczak, Joan’s maternal great-grandfather may have had some Polish ancestry.

Sources: Genealogies of Joan Allen (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Joan’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Joan’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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