March 21, 1974 |
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Bruce Weyman (m. 2006); 1 child|
Allen was born in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of Julie and David Allen. She grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington as the middle child of three sisters: older Jennifer (Jenny) and younger Lindsay. She attended Wellesley College as a Sociology major and graduated in 1996. She worked with the NYPD as a domestic violence counselor before pursuing acting.
Allen first established her career portraying Laura Kirk-English DuPres on the soap opera All My Children from 2000–2002, taking over the role from Lauren Roman, who originated the role in 1995-1998. After departing AMC, Allen went on to play Susan Delacorte in Julia Roberts's Mona Lisa Smile co-starring with Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles. She later starred in USA Network's hit series, The 4400. She played the role of Lily Tyler. However, her character was written out of the show before its third season. She did reprise the role of Lily Tyler in 2007 in the fourth and final season of The 4400 for two episodes.
In 2006, Allen was a guest star on House M.D. in the episode "All In", as Sarah, the mother of a sick 6-year-old boy. She was also a guest star in the season 2 episode of Criminal Minds "Open Season" as the victim of two serial killers and alongside Cynthia Nixon in the 2007 season premiere of Law & Order: SVU. She starred as Julia Mallory in the first season of the FX drama series Dirt. Her character was a Hollywood heroin addict. She also appeared as a former love interest of Major Owen Hunt on the ABC's Grey's Anatomy in 2009. Other recent projects include the thrillers Hysteria, From Within and The Collective, and Old Dogs with John Travolta and Robin Williams. She has played regular characters in two television series: Katie Nichols in Terriers in 2010 and Hannah Britten in Awake in 2012.
|2003||Tale of Two, AA Tale of Two||Limo Girl||Short film|
|2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Susan Delacorte|
|2005||How You Look to Me||Jane Carol Webb|
|2008||Collective, TheThe Collective||Clare|
|2000||$treet, TheThe $treet||Jennifer||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2000–2002||All My Children||Laura English||TV series|
|2004||Cold Case||Vanessa Prosser||Episode: "Late Returns"|
|2004||North Shore||Monique||Episode: "More"|
|2004||Sucker Free City||Samantha Wade||TV movie|
|2004–2005||4400, TheThe 4400||Lily Tyler||17 episodes|
|2006||House M.D.||Sarah Alston||Episode: "All In"|
|2007||Criminal Minds||Bobbi Baird||Episode: "Open Season"|
|2007||4400, TheThe 4400||Lily Moore Tyler||Episode: "One of Us"|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Cass Magnall||Episode: "Alternate"|
|2007–2008||Dirt||Julia Mallory||14 episodes|
|2009||Grey's Anatomy||Beth Whitman||Episode: "Beat Your Heart Out"
Episode: "Before and After"
|2009||CSI: Miami||Sondra Moore||Episode: "Dissolved"|
|2010||Terriers||Katie Nichols||13 episodes|
|2012||Awake||Hannah Britten||13 episodes|
|2013||Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives||Alison Dunn||TV movie, filming|
|2013||Ravenswood||Rochelle Matheson||TV Series|