Joanna Pacula Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Sep, 2019
Facts of Joanna Pacula
Date of Birth: 1957 , December-30
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: Poland
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Joanna Pacula
Nationality Polish
Birth Place/City Tomaszˇw Lubelski
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $16 million
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Hawk Koch
Divorce Hawk Koch
Education The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw
Movies Shannon's Rainbow (2009)
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Joanna Pacula is a Polish-American actress who is mostly known for her work in the 1983 film adaptation of Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park. Her work in Park also earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Pacula also has built a career as a model.  

Early Life And Family 

Joanna Pacula, stage and cinema actress, was born in Tomaszow Lubelski, a town in south-eastern Poland on 30 December 1957. Her mother was a pharmacist while his father was an engineer. She has one model sister named Ewa Pacula. She is a Polish as per her nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, the actress has a mixed ethnical background.  

Joanna Pacula attended and graduated from Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy in 1979. She then joined the Warsaw Dramatic Theater and performed in 1981.

Professional Career And Wiki 

Joanna Pacula played in productions like 'Othello', Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'As You Like It'. She also appeared in a number of films including the 1980 Sergiu Nicolaescu's film 'Ultima noapte de dragoste' in Romania.

Joanna Pacula never returned Poland and migrated to America with legendary Polish actress Elzbieta Czyzewska in 1982. She deeply fell in love with director Roman Polanski who introduced her as a model after she moved to the US. She was featured in Vogue magazine and subsequently landed her first-ever lead role on Gorky in 1983.

Joanna Pacula's performance as a seductive Irina Asanova was critically praised and was placed in number 57 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performance of All Time in 2006. Since then Joanna started appearing in various American movies and TV series including in the CBS' drama Escape from Sobibor in 1987, E.A.R.T.H Force in 1990, The Kiss, and The Colony, ABC's TV series. In 1984, she starred in Lewis Gilbert's film Not Quite Jerusalem.

Joanna Pacula was featured as an expert on the Jamaican voodoo and gangs in Dwight H. Little's 'Marked for Death' in 1990. Later, in 1992, she appeared in an Italian erotic thriller 'Husband and Lovers'. The following year, she played Kate, Doc Holliday's lover in the film Tombstone. In 1997 she made an appearance in The Haunted Sea and in 1999, Joanna had a minor role is Virus, where she played as a Russian scientist.

Joanna Pacula was chosen as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People Magazine. Some of Joanna's other television works credit includes, 'Ultima noapte de dragoste' (1980), 'Not Quite Paradise' (1985), 'Death Before Dishonor' (1987), 'Sweet Lies' (1988), 'Breaking Point' (1989), 'Black Ice' (1992), 'Body Puzzle' 1993), and so on. 

In the year 2014, the actress landed the role in the crime procedural comedy-drama TV series Bones. She shared the screen along with Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, and Eric Millegan as well. 

Net Worth And Earnings 

Joanna Pacula has collected a large amount of money from her work in a number of movies and TV shows. According to some reliable sources, it has been reported that the actress has a net worth of around $6 million, in 2019. 

Personal Life

Despite the media attention, Joanna's private life is not much known.  It is yet to be revealed whether the actress is married or not. However, back in1982, she dated actor Piotr Fronczewski but eventually separated. She is currently residing in Sothern California, US. 


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