Joan Allen

by follers on September 10, 2013


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

Date of Birth: August 20, 1956

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

Joan Allen is an American actress. She has a daughter with her former husband, actor Peter Friedman.

Joan’s father had English, German, and Northern Irish/Scots-Irish ancestry. Joan’s mother’s was of German ancestry.

Joan’s paternal grandfather was James Alexander Allen, Jr. (the son of James Alexander Allen, Sr. and Mary Augusta Beck). 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).

Joan’s maternal grandparents were Henry Wirth (the daughter of Christian Wirth and Marg Kochler) and Louise Mary Mazurczak (the daughter of Martin Mazurczak and Anna Magdalena Margareta Wiegers). Henry was born in Illinois, to German parents. Louise was German. Since 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) –

Joan’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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