Joanna Cassidy

Actor, Model
With her lusty laugh and penetrating gaze, Joanna Cassidy manifested an innate intelligence that allowed her to avoid the starlet trap of playing bimbos and girlfriends. Equally adept at comedy, drama and the physical ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1945 in Camden, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (120)

Odd Mom Out 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Visions 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Anderson's Cross 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. McCarthy (Actor)

Anthrax 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Carjacked 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Perception 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Body of Proof 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bones 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flying Lessons 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Franklin & Bash 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: UK 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stolen 2010 (Movie)

Lea Adkins (Actor)

Desperate Housewives 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

HawthoRNe 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Plain Sight 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kiss the Bride 2008 (Movie)

Evelyn (Actor)

The Ghost Whisperer 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Human Contract 2008 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Heroes 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector 2006 (Movie)

Lily Micelli (Actor)

The Grudge 2 2006 (Movie)

Mrs. Davis (Actor)

Found (Lifetime) 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Virgin of Juarez 2005 (Movie)

Eve (Actor)

Enterprise 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Six Feet Under 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everwood 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Less Than Perfect 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men in Black: The Series 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

The District 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Off-Ramp 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars 2001 (Movie)

Professor Darlene Whitlock (Actor)

Melrose Place 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ned and Stacey 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Philly 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Sisters 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twice in a Lifetime 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond the Human Senses 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Diagnosis Murder 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dudley Moore: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Circle of Deceit 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

Laura Venier (Actor)

Loved 1998 (Movie)

Elenore Amerson (Actor)

Executive Power 1997 (Movie)

First Lady (Actor)

The Second Civil War 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Chain Reaction 1996 (Movie)

Maggie McDermott (Actor)

The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Vampire in Brooklyn 1995 (Movie)

Dewey (Actor)

Hotel Malibu 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Other Mothers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dudley 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex, Power and the Workplace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

Stephen King's The Tommyknockers 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

All-American Murder 1992 (Movie)

Erica Darby (Actor)

Drexell's Class 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 (Movie)

Rose Lindsey (Actor)

Landslide 1991 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

Lonely Hearts 1991 (Movie)

Erin (Actor)

Bar Girls 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

May Wine 1990 (Movie)

Lorraine (Actor)

Where the Heart Is 1990 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Roger Rabbit & the Secrets of Toontown 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Start 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Package 1989 (Movie)

Eileen Gallagher (Actor)

1969 1988 (Movie)

Ev (Actor)

Nightmare at Bitter Creek 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

Dolores (Actor)

The Fourth Protocol 1987 (Movie)

Irina Vassilieva (Actor)

Club Paradise 1986 (Movie)

Terry Hamlin (Actor)

Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffalo Bill 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Tree 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Blade Runner 1982 (Movie)

Zhora (Actor)

Strike Force 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Fire 1982 (Movie)

Claire Stryder (Actor)

Reunion 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars VII 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Games 1980 (Movie)

Julie Miller (Actor)

The Celebrity Football Classic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Winning Season 1978 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

Shields and Yarnell 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rollergirls 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Stunts 1977 (Movie)

Patti Johnson (Actor)

Stay Hungry 1976 (Movie)

Joe Mason (Actor)

The Late Show 1976 (Movie)

Laura Birdwell (Actor)

The Glove 1975 (Movie)

Victor Hale (Actor)

The Stepford Wives 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bank Shot 1973 (Movie)

El (Actor)

The Laughing Policeman 1973 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

The Outfit 1973 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Fools 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bullitt 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Father's Revenge (TV Show)

Actor

A Girl of the Limberlost (TV Show)

Actor

Barbarians At the Gate (TV Show)

Actor

Code Name: Foxfire (TV Show)

Actor

Grass Roots (TV Show)

Actor

Invitation to Hell (TV Show)

Actor

Live! From Death Row (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Family (TV Show)

Actor

Pleasures (TV Show)

Actor

She's Dressed to Kill (TV Show)

Actor

Sleep, Baby, Sleep (TV Show)

Actor

The Reading Room (TV Show)

Actor

The Right Temptation (TV Show)

Actor

To Serve and Protect (TV Show)

Actor

Wheels of Terror (TV Show)

Actor

Wildfire 7: The Inferno (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With her lusty laugh and penetrating gaze, Joanna Cassidy manifested an innate intelligence that allowed her to avoid the starlet trap of playing bimbos and girlfriends. Equally adept at comedy, drama and the physical rigors of action-adventure, the titian-haired ex-model scored an early starring role opposite George C. Scott in "The Bank Shot" (1974) but her résumé-building credits were largely in television. Rebounding from the cancellation of her weekly air rescue series "240-Robert" (ABC, 1979-1981), Cassidy joined the cast of Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" (1982), as an ass-kicking replicant who nearly makes mincemeat of star Harrison Ford. Elevated to the status of leading lady, she was paired with Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman for "Under Fire" (1983), an account of war correspondents swept up in the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution, and with Dabney Coleman for the critically-acclaimed but short-lived NBC sitcom "Buffalo Bill" (1983-84), which netted her a Golden Globe. Key roles in "The Fourth Protocol" (1987), "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (1989) and "A Vampire in Brooklyn" (1996) kept the actress in the public eye as she matured to more mature parts, most notably as the sexually adventurous widow Margaret Chenowith on HBO's groundbreaking "Six Feet Under" (2001-04). Cassidy showed no inclination to slow down, keeping busy playing a panoply of lusty professional women and domineering mother types on "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08), "HawthoRNe" (TNT, 2009- ) and "Body of Evidence" (ABC, 2011- ) while enjoying a hard-won reputation as one of Hollywood's most beloved character actresses.

Relationships

Kennard Kobrin

Ex-Husband

EDUCATION

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York
dropped out in first year

Milestones

2006

Guest stars as Beverly Bridge, wife of lawyer Danny Crane, on ABC's "Boston Legal"

2006

Earned an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series for "Six Feet Under"

2001

Returned to regular series work in the ABC fall drama "Philly"

2001

Cast as Margaret Chenowith, mother of Brenda and Billy Chenowith in the acclaimed HBO series "Six Feet Under"

1994

Played recurring role of a judge on three episode story arc of "L.A. Law"

1994

Played leading role in the CBS series "Hotel Malibu"

1993

Co-starred in HBO TV-movie "Barbarians at the Gate"

1993

Returned to series TV as the title character's ex-wife in "Dudley", a CBS sitcom starring Dudley Moore that lasted for five episodes

1988

Was female live-action lead in the feature "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

1985

Had leading role of former CIA operative Elizabeth 'Foxire' Towne in the short-lived NBC adventure series "Codename: Foxfire"

1985

Was featured in the ABC miniseries "Hollywood Wives"

1983

Appeared in short-lived comedy series "The Family Tree" (NBC)

1983

Cast opposite Dabney Coleman in the superior sitcom "Buffalo Bill" (NBC)

1982

Had prominent supporting role in Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller "Blade Runner"

1979

Co-starred on the ABC drama series "240 Robert"

1978

Featured in short-lived "The Rollergirls" (NBC)

1977

TV debut as a regular on "Shields and Yarnell" (CBS)

1973

Screen acting debut in "The Laughing Policeman"

1972

Moved to Los Angeles with children; began modeling and acting

1968

First screen role, bit part in Peter Yates' "Bullitt"

Began career as a model; first job was in a print campaign for wine

Had recurring role as love interest to Dr. Mark Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) on the CBS mystery "Diagnosis Murder"

Raised in Haddonfield, New Jersey

Moved to San Francisco, California

Bonus Trivia

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On her casting in "Blade Runner": "When I got that script, I KNEW it was mine--it had to be. I was the only actress with a snake." --quoted in MOVIELINE, January/February 1996

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