Joanna Gleason

Actor, Singer
Since her Broadway debut in the 1977 musical hit by Cy Coleman "I Love My Wife", Joanna Gleason has won acclaim for the forthright intelligence of her performances and the elegant grace she brings to her roles. She was ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1950 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (52)

The Skeleton Twins 2014 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Vegas 2013 (Movie)

Miriam (Actor)

The Good Wife 2009 - 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wild Blue Yonder 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Royal Pains 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Delocated 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

How to Make it in America 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Sassy Girl 2008 (Movie)

Aunt Sally (Actor)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

Therapist (Actor)

The Women 2008 (Movie)

Barbara Delacorte (Actor)

Wedding Daze 2006 (Movie)

Lois (Actor)

Fathers and Sons 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 2000, 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bette! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wedding Planner 2001 (Movie)

Mrs Donolly (Actor)

Monty Hall 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills High 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Perversions of Science 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

American Perfekt 1997 (Movie)

Shirley Dutton (Actor)

Boogie Nights 1997 (Movie)

Dirk's Mother (Actor)

Temporarily Yours 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love & War 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 (Movie)

Adult Gertrude (Actor)

FX2 - The Deadly Art of Illusion 1991 (Movie)

Liz Kennedy (Actor)

Into the Woods 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 (Movie)

Wendy Stern (Actor)

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Heartburn 1986 (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

Great Day 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Still the Beaver 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Hello, Larry 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Us? 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Chain Reaction 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Born Too Soon (TV Show)

Actor

Edie & Pen (TV Show)

Actor

For Richer, For Poorer (TV Show)

Actor

For the Love of Aaron (TV Show)

Actor

If These Walls Could Talk (TV Show)

Actor

Life Under Water (TV Show)

Actor

Oh Baby (TV Show)

Actor

Road Ends (TV Show)

Actor

The Affair (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boys (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

The Louie Show 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Since her Broadway debut in the 1977 musical hit by Cy Coleman "I Love My Wife", Joanna Gleason has won acclaim for the forthright intelligence of her performances and the elegant grace she brings to her roles. She was the critical friend of the parents of a spastic child in "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" (1985); the Baker's Wife, who movingly yearns for a child in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods" (1987), for which she won a Tony Award; and the feminine half of the famed sleuthing team in the disappointing, short-lived 1991 musical "Nick and Nora".

Relationships

Richard David Hall

Brother

Sharon Fay Hall

Sister

Michael Bennahum

Husband

Monty Hall

Father
born August 25, 1923 in Winnipeg, Canada created, produced, and hosted TV game show, "Let's Make a Deal" (1963-1990)

Marilyn Hall

Mother

Chris Sarandon Actor

Husband
Met when they appeared together in "Nick and Nora" on Broadway 1991

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
graduated

Beverly Hills High School

Beverly Hills , California

Milestones

2005

Starred in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" the Broadway musical adapted from the 1988 movie starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin; earned a Tony nomination for her role

2001

Had featured role in "The Wedding Planner" starring Jennifer Lopez

2000

Portrayed the manager and best friend of Bette Midler in the CBS fall sitcom "Bette"

1998

Co-starred in the Lifetime sitcom "Oh Baby"

1997

Had feature role as the mother of Mark Wahlberg in "Boogie Nights"

1997

Co-starred with Debi Mazar in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Temporarily Yours"

1996

Had a recurring role on "ER" (NBC)

1991

Starred on Broadway opposite Barry Bostwick in the problem-plagued and ultimately short-lived musical, "Nick and Nora"

1987

Received considerable acclaim on Broadway as the Baker's Wife in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, "Into the Woods"; won Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical

1986

Film debut as group therapy member in "Heartburn"

1985

Returned to Broadway to act in a revival of the play, "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg/Joe Egg"

1983

TV-movie debut, "Still the Beaver"

1982

Moved to NYC

1980

Regular on TV game show, "Chain Reaction"

1979

TV series debut as Morgan Winslow in "Hello, Larry" (NBC)

1977

Broadway debut in the musical, "I Love My Wife"

1974

Starred opposite Stacy Keach in "Hamlet" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles

1972

Stage debut in productions of "Promises, Promises" with the Long Beach and San Francisco Light Opera companies

Played regular role of Nadine on the CBS sitcom, "Love & War"

Hosted "Personal Side", a cable-TV talk show on which she interviewed 13 actresses during the 1980s

Bonus Trivia

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"Joanna Gleason is an astringent comic actress with impeccable timing and her own strong voice."--Frank Rich (NEW YORK TIMES review of "Nick and Nora", December 9, 1991)

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