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Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on the 27th February 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia USA. She is an actress, probably still best known for starring in “The Three Faces Of Eve” (1957), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Joanne is also known for “Rachel, Rachel” (1968), “Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams” (1973), “Do You Remember Love” (1985), “Mr. And Mrs. Bridge” (1990), and “Breathing Lessons” (1994). Her career has been active since 1955.

Have you ever wondered how rich Joanne Woodward is? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that Joanne’s net worth is over $50 million as of early 2016, with the main source of this amount of money being, of course, her career in the entertainment industry as a professional actress.

Joanne Woodward Net Worth $50 Million

Joanne Woodward was raised in a middle-class family by her father, Wade Woodward, and her mother, Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier. Her father was the Vice President of Charles Scribner’s Sons, a publisher. When she was in elementary school, her parents divorced, and she stayed with her mother who encouraged her to try a career as an actress. In her teens, Joanne started competing in a number of beauty pageants and won several of them. Side by side with that, she started performing in school play productions while at Marrieta High School, and that was the beginning of her career. Joanne attended Louisiana State University, from where she graduated a degree in Drama. Soon after, she moved to New York to pursue her career as a professional actress.

Joanne`s professional career began in 1952, when she was cast in the TV series “Tales Of Tomorrow” (1952), as Pat, and later that year, she was chosen for the role of Ann Rutledge in the TV series “Omnibus” (1952-1953). However, she had to wait until 1955 for her debut film appearance, which was in the western film entitled “Count Three And Pray” (1955). Two years later, Joanne starred in the film “The Three Faces Of Eve” (1957), for which she won the Academy Award, and ever since then, her career in the entertainment industry has gone only upwards, and so has her net worth.

She met fellow actor Paul Newman, who she married eventually, and they starred in a number of films together, such as “The Long, Hot Summer” (1958), “Rally, `Round The Flag, Boys!” (1958), “Paris Blues” (1961), “The Drowning Pool” (1975), “Winning” (1968), and “Mr. And Mrs. Bridge” (1990). She has also starred in films which Newman directed but didn`t appear in, such as “The Glass Menagerie” (1987), “They Might Be Giants” (1971), and “Rachel, Rachel” (1968), all of which increased her net worth by a large degree.

Overall, Joanne has appeared in over 70 film and TV titles, in a career longer than 60 years, some of her other achievements in the entertainment industry include appearances in films such as “Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams” (1973), as Rita, “A Christmas To Remember” (1975), as Mildred McCloud, “Foreign Affairs” (1993), as Vinnie Miner. Furthermore, Joanne appeared in the popular film “Philadelphia” (1993, as Sarah Beckett, and “Blind Spot” (1993).

Most recently she has switched her talents to voice acting, lending her voice to such characters as Margaret Mitchel in the film “Change In The Wind” (2010), and as Doris in the film “Lucky Them” (2013), increasing further her net worth.

Joanne has won numerous prestigious awards, apart from the Academy Award: she has won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for her work on the “Breathing Lessons” (1994), and many others.

Speaking about her personal life, Joanne Woodward was briefly engaged to Gore Vidal, an author, and later she married actor Paul Newman in January of 1958; the couple was together for 50 years until September 2008, when Paul passed away from lung cancer. They have three daughters, and two grandsons. In 1988, they founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a non-profit organization who helps people with cancer. Joanne’s current residence is in Westport, Connecticut.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955 TV Series Eleanor Apley
Count Three and Pray 1955 Lissy
Ponds Theater 1954-1955 TV Series
Star Tonight 1955 TV Series
The Star and the Story 1955 TV Series Jill Andrews
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1954 TV Series
Robert Montgomery Presents 1952-1954 TV Series Elsie / Penny
Lux Video Theatre 1954 TV Series Jenny Townsend
The Elgin Hour 1954 TV Series Nancy
The Ford Television Theatre 1954 TV Series June Ledbetter
The Web 1954 TV Series
You Are There 1954 TV Series
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1953-1954 TV Series Emily / Arabella Cookenboo
Danger 1954 TV Series
Goodyear Playhouse 1953 TV Series
Omnibus 1952-1953 TV Series Ann Rutledge
Tales of Tomorrow 1952 TV Series Pat
Lucky Them 2013 Doris (voice)
Gayby 2012 Jenn's Mother (voice, uncredited)
Gayby: Deleted Scenes 2012 Video short Jenn's Mother (voice, uncredited)
All the World 2011 Video short Narrator (voice)
Change in the Wind 2010 Margaret Mitchell (voice)
Empire Falls 2005 TV Mini-Series Francine Whiting
Freedom: A History of Us 2003 TV Series documentary Anne Martin
Even If a Hundred Ogres... 1996 Narrator (voice)
Breathing Lessons 1994 TV Movie Maggie Moran
Philadelphia 1993 Sarah Beckett
The Age of Innocence 1993 Narrator (voice)
Blind Spot 1993 TV Movie Nell Harrington
Foreign Affairs 1993 TV Movie Vinnie Miner
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 1990 India Bridge
The Glass Menagerie 1987 Amanda Wingfield
Do You Remember Love 1985 TV Movie Barbara Wyatt-Hollis
Passions 1984 TV Movie Catherine Kennerly
Harry & Son 1984 Lilly
Candida 1982/I TV Movie Candida
Crisis at Central High 1981 TV Movie Elizabeth Huckaby
The Shadow Box 1980 TV Movie Beverly
The Streets of L.A. 1979 TV Movie Carol Schramm
A Christmas to Remember 1978 TV Movie Mildred McCloud
The End 1978 Jessica Lawson
See How She Runs 1978 TV Movie Betty Quinn
Come Back, Little Sheba 1977 TV Movie Lola Delaney
NBC Special Treat 1976 TV Series Marmee March
The John Denver Special 1976 TV Movie
Sybil 1976 TV Mini-Series Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
The Carol Burnett Show 1976 TV Series Midge Gibson
The Drowning Pool 1975 Iris Devereaux
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams 1973 Rita
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 1972 Beatrice
All the Way Home 1971 TV Movie Mary Follet
They Might Be Giants 1971 Watson
WUSA 1970 Geraldine
Winning 1969 Elora
Rachel, Rachel 1968 Rachel Cameron
A Fine Madness 1966 Rhoda Shillitoe
A Big Hand for the Little Lady 1966 Mary
Signpost to Murder 1964 Molly Thomas
A New Kind of Love 1963 Samantha (Sam) Blake / Mimi
The Stripper 1963 Lila Green
Paris Blues 1961 Lillian Corning
From the Terrace 1960 Mary St. John
The Fugitive Kind 1960 Carol Cutrere
The Sound and the Fury 1959 Quentin Compson / Narrator
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! 1958 Grace Bannerman
The Long, Hot Summer 1958 Clara Varner
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series Louise Darling
No Down Payment 1957 Leola Boone
The Three Faces of Eve 1957 Eve White Eve Black Jane
Climax! 1956 TV Series Katherine
Studio One in Hollywood 1954-1956 TV Series Christiana / Daisy / Lisa
The Alcoa Hour 1956 TV Series Margaret Spencer
Kraft Theatre 1955-1956 TV Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1956 TV Series Beth Paine
A Kiss Before Dying 1956 Dorothy ('Dorie') Kingship
Four Star Playhouse 1954-1956 TV Series Ann Benton / Terry / Vicki
General Electric Theater 1956 TV Series Ann Rutledge
The United States Steel Hour 1955 TV Series Rocky

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucky Them 2013 executive producer
Our Town 2003 TV Movie executive producer
Blind Spot 1993 TV Movie co-producer
American Masters 1989 TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series 1 episode
Family 1979 TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Stripper 1963 performer: "Something's Gotta Give" - uncredited
The Three Faces of Eve 1957 performer: "Hold Me", "I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series teleplay - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Far from Heaven 2002 the producers wish to thank
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis 1970 Documentary particular thanks for contributing their talents

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2016 TV Movie Herself
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia 2013 Documentary Herself
Andrew Young Presents 2010 TV Series documentary Margaret Mitchell
Keepers of Eden 2007 Documentary Narrator
The Adventures of Errol Flynn 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself - Actress
Nature 2004 TV Series documentary Narrator
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Herself
The John Garfield Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
American Masters 1989-2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Life and Times 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Pale Male 2002 Video documentary Narrator (voice)
Backstory 2001 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress 'Clara Varner'
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1997 TV Special Herself
Biography 1995-1997 TV Series documentary Herself
Charlie Rose 1997 TV Series Herself - Guest
James Dean: A Portrait 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself
My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports 1996 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Golden Anniversary 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Good Morning America 1977-1994 TV Series Herself
Intimate Portrait 1993 TV Series documentary Herself
Edward R. Murrow: The Best of 'Person to Person' 1993 Video Herself
The Roots of Roe 1993 TV Movie documentary Margaret Sanger (voice)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1992 TV Special Herself - Honoree
The Home Show 1990 TV Series Herself
De película 1989 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
Women - for America, for the World 1986 Documentary short Herself
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn 1986 TV Special documentary Herself
An American Portrait 1985 TV Series documentary Herself - Host
Strategic Trust: The Making of a Nuclear Free Palau 1984 Documentary Herself - Narrator
Bitte umblättern 1984 TV Series documentary Herself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Hunger in the Promised Land 1983 TV Movie documentary Host
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Herself
Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance 1980 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Fred Astaire: Puttin' on His Top Hat 1980 TV Movie documentary Herself / Narrator
The Power to Change 1980 Documentary short Narrator
Today 1979 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1979 TV Series Herself - Actress
A Salute to American Imagination 1978 TV Movie documentary Herself (Co-Host)
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special & Presenter: Outstanding Classical Program
The Stars Salute Israel at 30 1978 TV Movie Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1977 TV Movie documentary Herself
Dinah! 1976-1977 TV Series Herself
The 1975 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards 1975 TV Special Herself - Honoree
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney 1974 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
Dinah's Place 1971-1974 TV Series Herself
The Dick Cavett Show 1973 TV Series Herself
Parkinson 1971 TV Series Herself
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis 1970 Documentary Herself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Herself
The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cinema 1968 TV Series documentary Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Herself
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Play
The Bell Telephone Hour 1968 TV Series Herself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Writing Awards
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1966 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Danny Kaye Show 1966 TV Series Herself
The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
At This Very Moment 1962 TV Special Herself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Herself
What's My Line? 1959 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest #2
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1958 TV Series Herself
Person to Person 1957-1958 TV Series documentary Herself
Wide Wide World 1958 TV Series documentary Herself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman 2015 Documentary Herself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Herself
American Experience 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
James Dean: Forever Young 2005 Documentary Herself
The Jane Pauley Show 2005 TV Series Herself
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Remembers 2000 TV Series documentary
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Actress 'Three Faces of Eve' (uncredited)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1995 TV Series Sarah Beckett
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special India Bridge
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 1984 TV Special Herself
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Herself
The Theater of Tomorrow 1963 TV Movie Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Breathing Lessons (1994)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries Breathing Lessons (1994)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Special American Masters (1985) · Jac Venza (executive producer)
· Susan Lacy (executive producer)
· Joan Kramer (producer)
· David Heeley (producer)
1990 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
1990 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
1986 Life Achievement Award Screen Actors Guild Awards
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Do You Remember Love (1985)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special See How She Runs (1978)
1976 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Female Star of the Year
1975 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
1975 Gala Tribute Film Society of Lincoln Center
1974 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
1974 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
1973 Best Actress Cannes Film Festival The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
1973 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
1969 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress - Drama Rachel, Rachel (1968)
1969 Showmanship Award Publicists Guild of America Motion Picture
1968 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Rachel, Rachel (1968)
1968 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Rachel, Rachel (1968)
1960 Zulueta Prize San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actress The Fugitive Kind (1960)
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture First star placed on the Walk of Fame on 8 February 1960. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
1959 Woman of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1958 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
1958 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress - Drama The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top New Female Personality
1957 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Empire Falls (2005)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Empire Falls (2005)
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Blockbuster Movie of the Week Sybil (1976) · Sally Field
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Empire Falls (2005)
2005 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actress Empire Falls (2005)
2005 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Empire Falls (2005)
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Breathing Lessons (1994)
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Blind Spot (1993)
1991 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
1991 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
1991 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
1991 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
1991 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performance in Informational Programming American Masters (1985)
1988 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead The Glass Menagerie (1987)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Do You Remember Love (1985)
1982 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Crisis at Central High (1981)
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Crisis at Central High (1981)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special Sybil (1976)
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
1973 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
1969 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Rachel, Rachel (1968)
1969 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Rachel, Rachel (1968)
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 10th place.
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Comedy Performance A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 10th place.
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 12th place.
1964 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress - Comedy or Musical A New Kind of Love (1963)
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 11th place.
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Dramatic Performance The Stripper (1963)
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 15th place.
1959 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actress No Down Payment (1957)
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Comedy Performance Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)
1958 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actress The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
1990 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
1970 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Dramatic Performance Rachel, Rachel (1968)
1970 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star
1969 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Rachel, Rachel (1968)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1974 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)
1971 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Star, Female


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#Fact
1 As of 2016 she is the 4th earliest surviving recipient of a Best Actress Oscar nomination, behind only Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Caron and Carroll Baker. She was nominated (and won) in 1957 for The Three Faces of Eve (1957).
2 Maternal granddaughter of John (August 28, 1858-December 1, 1934) and Nancy (née Porcher) Gignilliat (February 25, 1862-May 15, 1946). Her grandfather was born and raised in Georgia, while her grandmother was born and raised in South Carolina.
3 Daughter of Wade Woodward (December 24, 1900-December 16, 1976) and Elinor (née Gignilliat) Carter (July 3, 1903-September 8, 1992). Her father was born and raised in Georgia while her mother was born and raised in South Carolina.
4 Returned to work 4 1/2 months after giving birth to daughter Nell to begin filming The Fugitive Kind Opposite Marlon Brando & Anna Magnani.
5 Correction to above she returned to work eight months after Nell was born in order to begin filming From The Terrace December 1958 two of her and Paul's daughter Nell & Clea were born in New York while middle daughter Melissa was born in Los Angeles hours after Nat & Maria Cole's twins Casey & Timolin.
6 During her time at Louisiana State University she was in the same sorority as Ellen DeGeneres's mother Betty.
7 Was the 47th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for The Three Faces of Eve (1957) at The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958) on March 26, 1958.
8 Returned to work 9 months after giving birth to her daughter Nell Potts in order to begin filming From the Terrace (1960).
9 Became pregnant by Paul Newman prior to their marriage but she suffered a miscarriage in February 1958 a 4 months pregnant.
10 Grandmother of Peter (born in May 1996) and Henry Elkind, the sons of her daughter Melissa "Lissy" Newman and her husband, Raphael "Raphe" Elkind.
11 As of 2013, she is one of six women who has received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for a performance directed by her spouse, namely for Rachel, Rachel (1968) directed by Paul Newman. The other five are Elisabeth Bergner for Escape Me Never (1935) (directed by Paul Czinner), Jean Simmons for The Happy Ending (1969) (directed by Richard Brooks), Gena Rowlands for A Woman Under the Influence (1974) & Gloria (1980) (both directed by John Cassavetes), Julie Andrews for Victor Victoria (1982) (directed by Blake Edwards), and Frances McDormand for Fargo (1996) (directed by Joel Coen). Jules Dassin also directed his future wife Melina Mercouri in a Best Actress Oscar nominated performance (Never on Sunday (1960)), but they weren't married yet at the time of the nomination.
12 Joanne told a 17-year-old Melanie Griffith on the set of The Drowning Pool (1975) that her goals were to marry a movie star (Paul Newman), have beautiful babies (she had 3), and win an Oscar (which she did in 1958). Melanie said that she adopted the same goals for herself by marrying a movie star (Antonio Banderas) and having beautiful babies (she also had 3), but she has expressed frustration that she hasn't won an Oscar, even though she was nominated in 1989.
13 Mother, with Paul Newman, of daughters Nell Potts, Melissa Newman and Claire Newman.
14 Played mother to real-life daughter Nell Potts in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972).
15 In the July 21, 1975, issue of People magazine, in which she shared the cover with her husband Paul Newman, Woodward claimed that her older relatives back in a small town in rural Georgia would be upset if they knew that Newman was half Jewish.
16 Was briefly engaged to novelist, essayist and screenwriter Gore Vidal before breaking the engagement to pledge herself to eventual husband Paul Newman. The new couple, who remained friends with Vidal, briefly lived with him in a house in Los Angeles.
17 Her likeness was used for the paintings of Marguerite Wyke in the Laurence Olivier/Michael Caine thriller Sleuth (1972).
18 Is a graduate of the class of 1947 at Greenville Senior High School in Greenville, South Carolina.
19 Had to have her strip/dance scenes in The Stripper (1963) censored and approved by her husband, Paul Newman.
20 Her all-time favorite actress is Bette Davis and her all-time favorite actor is Laurence Olivier. Other major favorites of hers include John Garfield, Vivien Leigh, Katharine Hepburn and Clark Gable.
21 Her favorite movies are Gone with the Wind (1939), Wuthering Heights (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940) and Jezebel (1938).
22 Lived next door to her idol, Bette Davis, for awhile.
23 In 1960 she was the first actress to appear at the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
24 Joanne has three children with Paul Newman: Elinor (Nell), Melissa (Lissy) and Claire (Clea).
25 Loves ballet and horseback riding.
26 Serves as artistic director, Westport Country Playhouse, near her home in Connecticut, where husband Paul stars in "Our Town" June 2002.
27 Wore a handmade dress that cost about $100 to the 1957 Oscar ceremony (the year she won Best Actress for Three Faces of Eve).
28 Attended LSU and then headed to New York. She did not attend Sarah Lawrence until much later. She graduated in 1990 alongside her youngest daughter, Claire "Clea" Newman.
29 When she was 9 years old, Joanne traveled with her mother to Atlanta for the premiere of Gone with the Wind (1939). During the parade, she leapt into a limousine carrying Laurence Olivier and sat in his lap as she had a crush on him after seeing Wuthering Heights (1939). Years later when the two were working on Come Back, Little Sheba (1977), Olivier claimed to remember the incident vividly.
30 Mother of actress Melissa Newman, whose namesake was the character portrayed by Woodward in Count Three and Pray (1955).
31 Born at 4:00am EST.

#Quote
1 [on a live late night interview, on the subject of husband Paul Newman being a sex symbol] I don't get it. He's over 40, has 6 kids and he snores.
2 [on filming Rachel, Rachel (1968)] It was not at all like Hollywood, where the grips play poker and have no idea what the movie is about. Everyone, from the little boy, who helped the grips, was involved.
3 There aren't a lot of movies for people our age, and I was never terribly enamored of making movies -- mainly because I like to work on stage. I didn't make a lot of movies. I'm very happy doing what I'm doing now: I like to direct and act occasionally on stage. Once in a while, I do television. It's more likely that somebody my age can find a part in television. - June, 2000
4 Actors and writers need to come back to the theater because it's a place where you can learn. You have to pay your dues; and people who haven't paid their dues in the theater, I think, have a hard time creating a whole career. - June, 2000
5 [on her Best Actress nomination for Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)] "I remember when I first won the Academy Award, and how much I loved it. I just wish there was an award around that you could really believe in again".
6 [on her Rachel, Rachel (1968) director and husband Paul Newman being snubbed in the Best Director category by the Academy Awards in 1969] "How do you figure it? He even won the New York Film Critics award that year for it, but didn't get in as one of the five Oscar nominees. I was really hurt about that. And I have to admit that I still don't think the awards mean what they say they mean. The Oscar has become a political gesture, or a business gesture. People tell you it adds $5 million to a film's gross, and I believe it, but that's not what the Oscar is for. It didn't use to be that way."
7 Who could direct you better than the person you live with? Paul knows everything there is to know about me. I wish he could just direct every movie I ever do.
8 The September 11th tragedy forced us all to look at the world in a different way and it reminds us all of the importance of living every moment.
9 I don't like getting myself in hot water. But suddenly I find that every minute I have to stop and think about what I'm saying. I can see what's going to happen. I'm going to have to stop giving interviews because I'm always saying the wrong thing. I don't want that to happen.
10 Being married to Paul is being married to the most considerate, romantic man.
11 In 1987: "Acting is like sex. You should do it, not talk about it."

#Trademark
1 Known for playing mentally or emotionally disturbed women

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