Joanna Cassidy Biography (1944-)

Original name, Joanna Virginia Caskey; born August 2, 1944, in Camden, NJ; married Kennard C. Kobrin (a doctor), 1964 (divorced, 1974); children: two. Education: Attended Syracuse University. Addresses: Agent--Abrams Artists and Associates, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 1125, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Career: Actress. Member: Screen Actors Guild,American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actress in a television series--comedy/musical, and Emmy Award nomination, outstanding actress in a comedy series, both 1984, for Buffalo Bill. Addresses: Agent: Abrams Artists and Associates, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 1125, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Birth Details
August 2, 1944
Camden, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Regular performer, Shields and Yarnell, CBS, 1977
  • Selma "Books" Cassidy, Rollergirls, NBC, 1978
  • Deputy Morgan Wainwright, 240-Robert, ABC, 1979-80
  • Sally Bullock, Dallas, CBS, 1980-81
  • Elizabeth Nichols, The Family Tree, NBC, 1983
  • Jo-Jo White, Buffalo Bill, NBC, 1983-84
  • Elizabeth "Foxfire" Towne, Code Name: Foxfire, NBC, 1985
  • Laraine Bristol, Dudley(also known as Modern Times), CBS, 1993
  • Eleanor "Ellie" Mayfield, Hotel Malibu, CBS, 1994
  • Voice of Maggie Sawyer, Superman(also known as Superman: The Animated Series; animated), The WB, 1996-20
  • Miniseries
  • Marilee Gray, Hollywood Wives, ABC, 1985
  • Ann Heath, Grass Roots, NBC, 1992
  • Ruth, The Tommyknockers(also known as Stephen King's The Tommyknockers), ABC, 1993
  • Gina Brava, Tribe,[Australia], 1999
  • Helen, To Serve and Protect(also known as Family Shield), NBC, 1999
  • Movies
  • Camille Bettencourt, She's Dressed to Kill(also known as Someone's Killing the World's Greatest Models), NBC, 1979
  • Peggy Sager, Reunion, CBS, 1980
  • Patricia "Pat" Winslow, Invitation to Hell, ABC, 1984
  • Elizabeth "Foxfire" Towne, Code Name: Foxfire(also known as Slay It Again, Sam), NBC, 1985
  • Lillian Benton, Pleasures, ABC, 1986
  • Sue Roberts, The Children of Times Square, ABC, 1986
  • Allison Shapiro, Nightmare at Bitter Creek(also known as BitterCreek), CBS, 1988
  • Barbara Hobart, Das Rattennest(also known as A Father's Revenge and The Rescue), [West Germany (now Germany)], 1988
  • Laura MacKenzie, Wheels of Terror(also known as Terror in Copper County and Terror in Napa Valley), USA Network, 1990
  • Mrs. Porter, "A Girl of the Limberlost," WonderWorks Family Movie,PBS, 1990
  • Alana Powers, Live! From Death Row, Fox, 1992
  • Geneva Overholser, Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story(also known as The Rape of Nancy Ziegenmeyer and Taking Back My Life), CBS, 1992
  • Janice Bodine, Perfect Family, USA Network, 1992
  • Linda Robinson, Barbarians at the Gate(also known as Barbariansat the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco), HBO, 1993
  • Halley "Kit" Kittredge, The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.(alsoknown as The Rockford Files: I Love L.A.), CBS, 1994
  • Hannah Pierson, Sleep, Baby, Sleep, ABC, 1995
  • Judge Martha Knowlton, Eye of the Stalker(also known as Eye ofthe Stalker: A Moment of Truth Movie), 1995
  • Narrator, Crystal Cave(also known as The Crystal Cave: Lessonsfrom the Teachings of Merlin), 1996
  • Helena Newman, The Second Civil War, HBO, 1997
  • Julie, "1974," If These Walls Could Talk, HBO, 1997
  • Elaine Greer, Circle of Deceit, ABC, 1998
  • Specials
  • Celebrity Football Classic, NBC, 1979
  • Host, Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toontown,1988
  • Claudia Reese, Bar Girls, CBS, 1990
  • Linda Jurgenson, "Other Mothers," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1993
  • Narrator, Sex, Power, and the Workplace(also known as Sexual Harassment in the Workplace), PBS, 1993
  • Narrator, Beyond the Human Senses, The Learning Channel, 2000
  • Also appeared in Battle of the Network Stars, ABC.
  • Episodic
  • (Uncredited) Model, "Two Thousand," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1972
  • (Uncredited) Stewardess, "Movie," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1973
  • (Uncredited) Stewardess, "The Western," Mission: Impossible, CBS,1973
  • Beverly, "High School Reunion," Taxi, ABC, 1978
  • Monique/Harry, "The Avenger," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1978
  • "Warning--I May Be Hazardous to Your Health," Trapper John, M.D.,CBS, 1979
  • Eve Murphy, Strike Force, ABC, 1981
  • Katherine Demery, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1981
  • Stacy, "Hula Angels," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1981
  • Christine Donovan, "Nurses' Night Out," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983
  • Mona, Drexell's Class(also known as Oh No, Not Drexell!and Shut Up, Kids), Fox, 1991
  • "The Lonely One," The Ray Bradbury Theater, USA Network, 1992
  • Solvang Planey, "The Three Amigos," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1992
  • Judge Carolyn Walker, "Eli's Gumming," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993
  • Storytime, PBS, 1994
  • Judge Carolyn Walker, "He Ain't Guilty, He's My Brother," L.A.Law, NBC, 1994
  • Judge Carolyn Walker, "Whistle Stop," L.A. Law, NBC, 1994
  • Liz Charles, "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?," Burke's Law, CBS,1994
  • Willie Greenwood, "Roadkill," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994
  • Lucy Binder, "Here's to You, Mrs. Binder," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1995
  • "The Other Woman," The Hunger, Showtime, 1997
  • Kate Reilly (Samantha's mother), "Desperately Seeking Samantha," Melrose Place, Fox, 1997
  • Kate Reilly (Samantha's mother), "The Light at the End of the Tumble," Melrose Place, Fox, 1997
  • Maggie Sawyer, "World's Finest," Batman: Gotham Knights(animated), The WB, 1997
  • Dr. Madison Wesley, "Sleeping Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999
  • Herself, Dudley Moore: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Meg Cleary, "Quality of Mercy," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX TV, 1999
  • Claire, "In Her Footsteps," Hollywood Off-Ramp, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Lewis's boss, "Justice," D.C., The WB, 2000
  • Also appeared in episodes of Hart to Hart, ABC; Lou Grant,CBS; and The Love Boat, ABC.
  • Pilots
  • Appeared in Second Stage.
  • Film Appearances
  • Prime Time, Essanjay, 1960
  • (Uncredited) Bit part, Bullitt, Warner Bros., 1968
  • Fools, Cinerama, 1970
  • Monica, The Laughing Policeman(also known as An Investigation of Murder), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Rita, The Outfit(also known as Good Guys Always Win), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973
  • Eleonora, Bank Shot, United Artists, 1974
  • Il medaglione insanguinato(also known as The Cursed Medallion, Night Child, Il medaglione insanguinato--Perche?, and Perche?!), Film Ventures, 1975
  • The Stepford Wives, Columbia, 1975
  • Joe Mason, Stay Hungry, United Artists, 1976
  • Laura Birdwell, The Late Show, Warner Bros., 1977
  • Lisa Allen, American Raspberry(also known as Prime Time), Cannon, 1977
  • Patti Johnson, Stunts(also known as Who Is Killing the Stuntmen?), New Line Cinema, 1977
  • Sheila, Our Winning Season, American International Pictures, 1978
  • Julie Miller, Night Games(also known as Love Games and Jeux erotiques de nuit), American International Pictures, 1980
  • Sheila Michaels, The Glove(also known as Blood Mad and The Glove: Lethal Terminator), Pro International, 1980
  • Zhora, Blade Runner, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Claire Stryder, Under Fire, Orion, 1983
  • Terry Hamlin, Club Paradise, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Irina Vassilievna, The Fourth Protocol, J. Arthur Rank, 1987
  • Dolores, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Buena Vista, 1988
  • Ev, 1969, Atlantic Entertainment Group, 1988
  • Eileen Gallagher, The Package, Orion, 1989
  • Jean, Where the Heart Is, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Lorraine, May Wine, Fox Home Video, 1991
  • Rose Lindsey, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, WarnerBros., 1991
  • Erica Darby, All-American Murder, Prism Entertainment, 1992
  • Erin Randall, Lonely Hearts, LIVE Home Video, 1992
  • Lucy, Landslide, Republic Pictures, 1992
  • The Ticket(short film), Jane Balfour Films, 1994
  • Dewey, Vampire in Brooklyn, Paramount, 1995
  • Maggie McDermott, Chain Reaction, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Elenore, Loved, Imperial Entertainment, 1997
  • The first lady, Executive Power, Naegle-derrick Productions, 1997
  • Laura Venier, Dangerous Beauty(also known as A Destiny of Her Own), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Moonglow, Latitude 20 Pictures, 2000
  • (Uncredited) The Right Temptation, Showcase Entertainment, 2000
  • Anthrax, Eagle Pictures, 2001
  • Ghosts of Mars(also known as John Carpenter's Ghost of Mars), Screen Gems, 2001

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