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Joanna Gleason


B: June 2, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario

Tony Award-winning actress Joanna Gleason has appeared in such films as Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors as well as Mr. Holland’s Opus and Boogie Nights. On television she has had co-starring roles on Temporarily Yours and Love and War, as well as her recurring role as Anthony Edward`s love interest on ER. Joanna Gleason is also a television director and teaches acting and musical theatre in colleges and high schools around the United States. Joanna Gleason has four children and is married to actor Chris Sarandon. Born Joanne Hall, she is the daughter of Maurice and Marilyn Halprin who married in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the time her father worked at the Canadian Wheat Board. He later started his TV career and after becoming known as Monty Hall went on to fame as host of Let’s Make a Deal. Monty Hall was also very well known for his his many philanthropic interests with organizations such as Variety Clubs.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Why Us (TV-1981)
Still the Beaver (TV-1983)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Heartburn (1986)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Into the Woods (TV-1990)
The Boys (TV-1991)
FX/2 (1991)
For Richer, for Poorer (1992)
Born Too Soon (TV-1993)
For the Love of Aaron (TV-1994)
Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
Edie & Pen (1996)
Road Ends (1997)
Boogie Nights (1997)
American Perfekt (1997)
Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)

The Wedding Planner (2001)
Fathers and Sons (TV-2004)
The Pleasure of Your Company (2006)
The Girl in the Park (2007)
Sex in the City (2008)
My Sassy Girl (2008)
The Women (2008)
The Rebound (2009)

TV Series – Cast:
Hello Larry (1979-1980)

Love & War (1992-1995)
Temporarily Yours (1997)
Oh Baby (1998-2000)

Bette (2000-2001)

Sensitive Skin (2014-)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Diff’rent Strokes (1979)

Bosom Buddies (1981)
Love, Sidney (1982)
Still the Beaver (1983)

ER (1996)
Tracey Takes On… (1996, 1998)
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1997)
Perversions of Science (1997)
Murphy Brown (1997)
King of the Hill (voice, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000. 2004)
George & Leo (1998)
Friends (1999)

The Practice (2001)
The West Wing (2001, 2002)
The Unusuals (2009)
The Good Wife (2009, 2010, 2012)

How to Make It in America (2010)
Delocated (2010)
Royal Pains (2011)
Blue Bloods (2013)