Kiera Allen

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Kiera Allen
Born (1997-12-29) December 29, 1997 (age 25)
New York City, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationColumbia University (BA)
OccupationActress
Years active2014–present

Kiera Allen is an American actress known for her role in the Hulu thriller Run.

Personal life[edit]

Allen was raised in New York. She is a Creative Writing student at Columbia University with the class of 2022.[1][2] She uses a wheelchair for mobility.[3][4]

Career[edit]

In 2014, Allen appeared in the short film Ethan & Skye.[5] She featured in Bekah Brunstetter's off-Broadway show Girl #2 in 2017.[6] She made her film debut in the 2020 thriller Run with Sarah Paulson, which became the most-watched original film on the streaming service.[7][8] She is the second female wheelchair-using actress to star in a suspense film, following Susan Peters doing the same in 1948.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s).
2014 Ethan & Skye Short film [5]
2017 Girl #2 Theatre play; directed by Bekah Brunstetter [6]
2020 Run Chloe Film; main role [10]
2022 The Good Doctor Steph One episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Theater Breaking Through Barriers : Who We Are : Our Company". tbtb.org. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  2. ^ ""Run" Star Kiera Allen CC'22 Smashes Stereotypes". Columbia College. December 18, 2020. Retrieved December 20, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Willmore, Alison (2020-11-19). "Sarah Paulson's a Terror in Tasteful Mom Garb in the Hulu Thriller Run". Vulture. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  4. ^ Lopez, Kristen (2020-10-13). "'Run' Hopes to Change the Conversation on Actors with Disabilities". IndieWire. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  5. ^ a b Raiford, Tiffany (November 27, 2020). "10 things you didn't know about Kiera Allen". TV Over Mind. Archived from the original on November 27, 2020. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Riley, Jenelle (November 18, 2020). "Kiera Allen on headlining 'Run,' the first major thriller in 70 years to star a wheelchair user". Variety. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  7. ^ Leiderman, Deborah (November 20, 2020). "Kiera Allen of 'Run' on upending disability stereotypes". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Welk, Brian (November 21, 2020). "'Run' producers say actresses lied about using wheelchairs for audition". TheWrap. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  9. ^ Cohen, Anne (November 2020). "Run's Kiera Allen is an action star like you've never seen before". Refinery29. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  10. ^ Aquilina, Tyler (February 19, 2020). "Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen have a twisted mother-daughter bond in exclusive 'Run' first look". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 22, 2020.

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