|Full Name||Karen Jane Allen|
|Date of Birth||October 5, 1951|
|Birthplace||Carrollton, Illinois, U.S.|
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She made her film debut in National Lampoon's Animal House in 1978, a raucous teen comedy. Next up was The Wanderers, a film about North Bronx gangs.
She then appeared in the KL pilot before appearing in the movie A Small Circle of Friends. In 1981 she became a huge star thanks to her main role in the action adventure blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark and the first in the Indiana Jones saga. Her next important role was in Starman in 1984. At the same time she was performing on stage including a harrowing role in Extremities. In 1988 she had another big success on her resumee with the Christmas movie Scrooged with Bill Murray and she played his long lost love. Other prominent roles included as Christa McAuliffe in the movie about the Challenger disaster. She reprised her role in the 2008 film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull announcing they have a son together played by Shia LaBoeuf.
She married actor Kale Browne in 1988 and has one son called Nicholas.