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JOANNE WOODWARD BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Joanne Woodward was born on February 27th, 1930 in Thomasville, Georgia with the birth name, Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward to parents, Wade and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward.  She had one older brother.  Her father was employed as an administrator in the Thomasville School system.
 
She was exposed to movies from a very young age and she expressed interest to her mother that she wanted to pursue a career as an actress.  In the second grade her family relocated to Marietta, Georgia and she relocated once again in Junior High School following her parents divorce.  As a teenager, she entered a number of local beauty pageants, but still aspired to become an actress.
 
After graduating from Greenville High School in South Carolina, she went on to study at Louisiana State university and earned a degree in drama.  She appeared in a number of stage plays locally and then decided to relocate to New York City where she studied under the guidance of Sanford Meisner. 
 
It was just a matter of time till she was appearing on the stage and also on a number of television productions.  After she got an agent, Joan began appearing on the big screen in such films as, "Count Three and Pray" (1955) starring alongside Van Heflin and Raymond Burr and "The Silver Chalice" (1954) starring Paul Newman.  
 
In 1957, she won her first Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film, "The Three Faces of Eve" co-starring David Wayne and Lee J. Cobb.  Some of her later roles have been in, "Crisis at Central High" (1981), "Harry & Son" (1984), "The Glass Menagerie" (1987) also starring John Malkovich Karen Allen and directed by her husband Paul Newman, "Breathing Lessons" (1994) with James Garner, Joanne Woodward, Kathryn Erbe and Joyce Van Patten and her latest appearance was in 2011 in, "All the World". 
 
She continues to make occasional theatrical performances and is involved with a number of charities.  She has only been married once to actor, Paul Newman whom she married in 1958 and they have three children together.  Paul Newman passed away on September 26th, 2008.  Her daughter, Melissa Newman, went on to also pursue a career as an actress. 
 
Joanne Woodward is one of six woman who has earned Best Actress nominations for performances that were directed by their own spouse.  She currently has two grandchildren.


Filmography

2011 All the World
2005 Empire Falls
2003 Freedom: A History of Us
1996 Even If a Hundred Ogres...
1994 Breathing Lessons
1993 Philadelphia
1993 The Age of Innocence
1993 Blind Spot
1993 Foreign Affairs
1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 
1987 The Glass Menagerie 
1985 Do You Remember Love 
1984 Passions 
1984 Harry & Son 
1982 Candida
1981 Crisis at Central High 
1980 The Shadow Box 
1979 The Streets of L.A.
1978 A Christmas to Remember
1978 The End
1978 See How She Runs
1977 Come Back, Little Sheba
1976 NBC Special Treat
1976 The John Denver Special
1976 Sybil
1976 The Carol Burnett Show
1975 The Drowning Pool
1973 Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
1972 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
1971 All the Way Home
1971 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1971 They Might Be Giants
1970 WUSA 
1969 Winning
1968 Rachel, Rachel
1966 A Fine Madness 
1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady
1964 Signpost to Murder 
1963 A New Kind of Love 
1963 The Stripper 
1961 Paris Blues
1960 From the Terrace
1960 The Fugitive Kind 
1959 The Sound and the Fury 
1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! 
1958 The Long, Hot Summer 
1958 Playhouse 90 
1957 No Down Payment 
1957 The Three Faces of Eve
1956 Climax! 
1954-1956 Studio One in Hollywood 
1956 The Alcoa Hour 
1955-1956 Kraft Theatre 
1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1956 A Kiss Before Dying
1954-1956 Four Star Playhouse
1956 G.E. True Theater
1955 The United States Steel Hour
1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1955 Count Three and Pray 
1954-1955 Ponds Theater
1955 Star Tonight 
1955 The Star and the Story
1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre 
1952-1954 Robert Montgomery Presents 
1954 Lux Video Theatre
1954 The Elgin Hour 
1954 The Silver Chalice
1954 The Ford Television Theatre 
1954 The Web
1954 You Are There 
1953-1954 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1954 Danger 
1953 Goodyear Playhouse
1952-1953 Omnibus Mr. Lincoln
1952 Tales of Tomorrow





Matinee Classics - Joanne Woodward
Matinee Classics - Breathing Lessons starring James Garner, Joanne Woodward, Kathryn Erbe, Joyce Van Patten, Eileen Heckart, Paul Winfield, Tim Guinee, Henry Jones, Stephi Lineburg, Debra Mooney, John Considine, Delphi Harrington, Jean Louisa, Kelly, Kevin Thigpen and Larry John Meyers
Matinee Classics - The Star and the Story - Dark Stranger starring Edmond O'Brien and Joanne Woodward
Matinee Classics - Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins, Jack Carson, Tuesday Weld, Dwayne Hickman, Gale Gordon, Tom Gilson, O.Z. Whitehead, Robert Banas, Billy Benedict, Robert Bohanan, Tap Canutt, Alan Carney and Richard Collier
Matinee Classics - Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins, Jack Carson, Tuesday Weld, Dwayne Hickman, Gale Gordon, Tom Gilson, O.Z. Whitehead, Robert Banas, Billy Benedict, Robert Bohanan, Tap Canutt, Alan Carney and Richard Collier


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