Jo Harvey Allen is an American writer, actress, and artist. She is best known for The Other Kind, The Client, Fried Green Tomatoes, and True Stories. Other films include The Homesman, In the Valley of Elah, The Wendell Baker Story, Secondhand Lions, Waking Up in Reno, All the Pretty Horses, The Outfitters, Floating Away, Scattering Dad, Floundering, Cold Sassy Tree, Tapeheads, and True Stories.
Her critically acclaimed one-woman plays Hally Lou, Counter Angel, and As it is in Texas have toured throughout the United States and Europe. Other theatre credits include Duckblind (Cornet Theatre); Homerun (DiverseWorks Art Space); Chippy...(Diaries of a West Texas Hooker) (John Jay Theatre); and Pioneer (Theatre Artaud).