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Birth name Janet ThieseNationality USABirth 24 december 1940
at Chicago (USA
)Death 22 may 2012
(at 71 years) at New York City (USA
Janet Carroll (December 24, 1940 – May 22, 2012) was an American film, stage and television character actress.
Janet Carroll's career spanned more than four decades and included major roles in Broadway musicals and Hollywood productions, but was perhaps most recognized for her portrayal of the oblivious mother of Joel (Tom Cruise) in the 1983 film Risky Business.