Allen, who is best known for her roles in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Animal House, says shes been knitting since she was 4 and that it was a natural transition to start selling her designs.
She admits she needed to make a career change after her acting career became less than fascinating and she didnt want to be away from her teenage son for long periods of time.
In fact, Allen says she is much busier now running her own business and teaching acting and sewing classes at the local liberal arts college then she ever was in New York or Hollywood.
Despite being content in Massachusetts, Allen admits she would jump at the chance to star in the new Indiana Jones sequel.
Says Allen: One of the rumors going around is that Natalie Portman will play Indys daughter. All of Indys other lovers were blonde, so it makes sense that I would be the mom.
Allen currently stars in Poster Boy, which is playing in select cities around the U.S.
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