Joanne Woodward Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Apr, 2016
Facts of Joanne Woodward
Date of Birth: 1930 , February-27
Age: 91 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Joanne Woodward
Birth Name Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward
Nick Name Joanne G.T. Woodward
Father Wade Woodward
Mother Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Thomasville, Georgia
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Working For Movies
Net Worth $ 50 million
Salary N/A
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurements N/A
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Paul Newman (m. 19582008)
Children 3
Divorce Yes
Education Sarah Lawrence College ,Louisiana State University
Movies The Glass Menagerie
TV Show Sybil, See How She Runs, Laurence Olivier Presents
Siblings Wade Woodward, Jr.
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Joanne was born as Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, the United States to Elinor and Wade Woodward, Jr. Her father, Wade was the vice president of publisher Charles Scribner's Sons. Joanne’s mother loved movies and thus named her after actress Joan Crawford. She came into the acting arena by her mother’s love for movies. Joanne is of American nationality and white ethnicity.

Joanne began her acting career in an episode of Tales of Tomorrow in 1952. She continued to be seen in various films and television series. However, in 1957, she came into the limelight after she won an Oscar for her role as Eve White, Eve Black, and Jane in The Three Faces of Eve. She also went on to get a Golden Globe Award and a National Board of review Award. In the same year, she performed exceptionally well in No Down Payment. She went on to give super hits like Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!, The Fugitive Kind, The Stripper, A New Kind of Love, A Big Hand for the Little Lady, Rachel, Rachel as Rachel Cameron, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams. She is also noted for her work in Sybil as Dr. Cornelia B. Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge and more. Her quotes are very famous among the youths today. 

Joanne did not have a long dating history. There was news that Joanne was engaged to author Gore Vidal. But, the rumors later ended after Vidal declared that they shared a house in Los Angeles and lived as friends and that it was nothing but a stunt to attract Paul Newman’s attention. Joanne met husband Paul Newman in 1953 and they again rekindled their relationship in 1957 on the set of The Long Hot Summer. They went on to get married on 29th January 1958 in Las Vegas. The couple went on to have three children named Elinor Teresa born in 1959, Melissa "Lissy" Stewart born in 1961, and Claire "Clea" Olivia Newman born in 1965. The couple went on to spend 50 long years together blissfully. Her husband, Paul died on 26th September 2008 due to lung cancer. Now she is living happily all by herself. She has two grandsons. 

Today, Joanne is 86 years old but she still has a well-maintained body and a beautiful face. She stands at the height of 5 feet 4 inches. Her weight is unknown. She has a well-defined face and a strong personality. Her net worth is estimated to be $ 50 million that she garnered from her huge salary coming out of her acting career. The biography of the very famous, Joanne Woodward can be found on various social media sites like IMDB, Twitter , Wiki and more.