NIU alumna featured in ABC television show

By Northern Star staff

NIU alumna Joan Allen stars in ABC’s new weekly television show, “The Family.”

Allen stars as Claire Warren, a politician and mother whose family has just been reunited with her son Adam, who was abducted 10 years earlier.

Allen was raised in Rochelle and attended NIU to focus on acting. She graduated from NIU in 1989 and has starred in multiple shows and movies over the last 30 years. She won a Tony Award in 1987,  and has been nominated for three Academy Awards, three Emmy awards and three Golden Globes.

“The Family” premiered March 3 on ABC and airs 8 p.m. Sunday.