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Joan Severance is a Actor and Producer American born on 23 december 1958 at Houston (USA)

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Birth name Joan Marie Severance
Nationality USA
Birth 23 december 1958 (64 years) at Houston (USA)

Joan Severance (born December 23, 1958) is an American actress and former fashion model.


Early life
Severance was born in Houston, Texas to John and Martha Severance. Her father was an IBM Systems Manager that had to move frequently around the world. According to Severance "by the time I was 11, we'd lived in 12 different places". Severance and her family also lived in Libya, but in 1967 had to flee the country because of the Six-Day War. The family left the Middle East to return to the United States and settled in Houston, Texas.

Severance attended Westbury High School and, at age 15, started modeling to make money for college. Although she hoped to become a veterinarian, she could not afford the cost of tuition. After appearing in the "Miss Houston" beauty contest, she was discovered by Alan Martin, a local photographer in Houston who introduced her to John Casablancas. Casablancas signed her up with the Elite modeling agency and sent on assignment to Paris. During this time, she also met her future husband, model Eric Milan.

During her time in Paris, she posed for Sportswear International, Vogue Paris, and others. Upon her return to the United States, Severance became one of America's top models, filming over 40 commercials, and earning $7,500 per day.

Severance was also on the covers of the January 1990 and November 1992 issues of Playboy magazine, both featuring her in a nude pictorial. More recently, Joan, 52, appeared in a six-page editorial along with an interview in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Genlux Magazine.

In 1986, Severance began auditioning for acting bits at the urging of her friend Robin Leach. She made her debut in a small role in the first Lethal Weapon film in 1987. She usually takes the femme fatale roles in lower budget horror and murder-mystery movies, most notably Lake Consequence (1993), Criminal Passion (1994) and Payback (1995). She was featured alongside Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in the 1989 comedy See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and as Hulk Hogan's love interest, Samantha N. Moore, in the wrestling film No Holds Barred (1989). She had leading roles in Roger Corman's Black Scorpion (1995) (she later starred in and co-produced a sequel, Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1997)), and The Last Seduction II (1999).

Her most notable role is as a villainess on the TV series Wiseguy, where she played half of a brother/sister crime team (the other half was played by Kevin Spacey) to great acclaim. Their partnership was reprised in See No Evil, Hear No Evil. In the early 1990s, Severance appeared as Samantha "Sam" Dooley, the Martian Belle, in several training videos for Virtual World Entertainment alongside other actors such as Cheech Marin, "Weird Al" Yankovic, R. Lee Ermey, and Judge Reinhold.

Severance has appeared in the 2006 My Network TV telenovela Wicked Wicked Games, and in shows like CSI: Miami, One Tree Hill, and, in 2013, American Horror Story: Asylum.

She has also appeared in several music videos, including the Scorpions' video for the song, "Rhythm of Love".

Usually with

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee
(3 films)
Garret Morris
Garret Morris
(3 films)
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joan Severance (14 films)

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Born (2007)

Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Joan Severance, Alison Brie, Kane Hodder, Denise Crosby, James T. Callahan, Eddie Velez
Roles Dr. Sammael
Rating36% 1.834831.834831.834831.834831.83483
Une jeune femme vierge de 21 ans, Mary Elizabeth, se réveille et découvre qu'elle est enceinte, après avoir passé une nuit toute seule. Possédée par le démon qui se trouve dans son ventre, elle obéit aux instincts meurtriers de ce dernier.
The Last Seduction II
Directed by Terry Marcel
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Joan Severance, Con O'Neill, Joseph Pilato, Beth Goddard
Roles Bridget Gregory
Rating43% 2.174152.174152.174152.174152.17415
Bridget Gregory, a femme fatale hiding from the law in Spain, cons a phone-sex entrepreneur while being pursued by a relentless private investigator.
Black Scorpion II: Aftershock, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films
Actors Joan Severance, Whip Hubley, Sherrie Rose, Stoney Jackson, Matt Roe, Stephen Lee
Roles Darcy Walker / Black Scorpion
Rating37% 1.8752551.8752551.8752551.8752551.875255
Black Scorpion est de retour pour affronter le vilain Gangster Prankster ainsi qu'une super vilaine Aftershock afin de sauver Angel City de la destruction.
Frequent Flyer, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jack Wagner, Shelley Hack, Nicole Eggert, Joan Severance, Dennis Letts
Roles Alison Rawlings
Rating58% 2.901782.901782.901782.901782.90178
Payback (1995)
, 1h33
Directed by Anthony Hickox
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors C. Thomas Howell, Joan Severance, Marshall Bell, Richard Burgi, R.G. Armstrong, David Anthony Higgins
Roles Rose Gullerman
Rating57% 2.853052.853052.853052.853052.85305
Oscar Bonsetter tells a dying prisoner that he will take revenge on the sadistic guard who killed him. In exchange, Oscar is told of a stash of money. Oscar is eventually released from prison but when he is goes to get his revenge, he gets sidetracked by the now-handicapped guard and his alluring wife, Rose. The tension builds as Oscar becomes more and more attracted to Rose.
Black Scorpion, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action
Themes Superhero films
Actors Joan Severance, Bruce Abbott, Garret Morris, Rick Rossovich, Stephen Lee, Terri J. Vaughn
Roles Darcy Walker / Black Scorpion
Rating45% 2.2669152.2669152.2669152.2669152.266915
A la suite de l'assassinat de son père, un policier, le détective Darcy Walker devient une vigilante sous le pseudonyme de Black Scorpion. Elle garde son idendité secrète pour son partenaire Michael Russo. Elle est aidée par Argyle, une expert en technologie de pointe et voleur de voitures à la retraite.
The Runestone, 1h40
Directed by Willard Carroll
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Peter Riegert, William Hickey, Joan Severance, Alexandre Godounov, Chris Young, Lawrence Tierney
Roles Marla Stewart
Rating48% 2.4121652.4121652.4121652.4121652.412165
Deep in a coal mine in Pennsylvania, a strange stone is found with Norse runes. The stone is transported to NYC, where some archeologists investigate the mystery. Death and destruction follow, as one of the archeologists becomes possessed, and begins killing everyone around him. Sam Stewart and wife Marla (Joan Severance) find it has some connection to their friend Martin. A young boy named Jacob (Chris Young) is haunted by terrifying nightmares of what is to come, and his grandfather (William Hickey) explains these dreams through stories from Norse legend, which says that the only one who can destroy Fenrir is Týr, the Norse god of single combat, victory and heroic glory, who is prophesied to return to fight the creature. In the nick of time, the mystical Clockmaker (Alexander Godunov), who actually is Týr, one-handed Norse God of combat, begins fighting Fenrir. The film cast includes Peter Riegert as a Pez popping, cussing policeman, and features a cameo by composer David Newman as a police officer named Strange.
Bird on a Wire, 1h50
Directed by John Badham
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes La corruption policière, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joan Severance
Roles Rachel Varney
Rating60% 3.001783.001783.001783.001783.00178
Rick Jarmin (Mel Gibson) helped convict a drug-dealing FBI agent named Eugene Sorenson (David Carradine) and was placed in the witness protection program. Fifteen years later his former fiancée Marianne Graves (Goldie Hawn) crosses paths with him at a gas station in Detroit, Michigan. Rick refuses to recognize Marianne as the witness protection program does not allow contact with people from the witness' previous life. If she recognizes him it may lead to Sorenson finding and killing him.
No Holds Barred, 1h33
Directed by Thomas J. Wright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Sports films
Actors Hulk Hogan, Joan Severance, Kurt Fuller, Tom Lister, Jr., Mark Pellegrino, Bill Henderson
Roles Samantha Moore
Rating44% 2.2042552.2042552.2042552.2042552.204255
Rip Thomas is the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Champion, and his appearances on network television have been a thorn in the side of Brell, the head of the struggling World Television Network. The day after Rip's most recent title match, Brell attempts to bribe the champion into joining his network, but Rip declines the offer. After Rip disposes of Brell's thugs on his way home, Brell visits the No Count Bar, where he comes up with his own wrestling program called Battle of the Tough Guys. The show is successful due to the introduction of Zeus, an ex-convict and former protege of Rip's trainer Charlie. Zeus wins the $100,000 tournament and becomes Brell's prized fighter.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, 1h43
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité, Buddy films
Actors Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey, Lauren Tom, Alan North
Roles Eve
Rating67% 3.3992353.3992353.3992353.3992353.399235
A blind man named Wally Karew (Richard Pryor) and a deaf man named Dave Lyons (Gene Wilder) meet when Wally applies for a job in Dave's New York City concession shop.
Worth Winning, 1h43
Directed by Will Mackenzie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Mark Harmon, Madeleine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren, Tony Longo, Mark Blum, Andrea Martin
Roles Lizbette
Rating56% 2.8483952.8483952.8483952.8483952.848395
Taylor Worth is a devastatingly handsome and charming weatherman for a Philadelphia television station. A confirmed bachelor, he sees a lot of women and gains the envy of his closest friends.
Lethal Weapon, 1h50
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Christmas films, Buddy films
Actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitch Ryan, Tom Atkins, Lycia Naff
Roles Girl in Black Playsuit (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.797663.797663.797663.797663.79766
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Homicide Sergeant Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), having recently celebrated his 50th birthday, worries about the troubles of older age. He receives a message from Michael Hunsaker (Tom Atkins), an old Vietnam War friend turned banker who Murtaugh realizes he has not seen in over 12 years. Murtaugh is called to investigate a suicide and learns, to his surprise, that the victim is Hunsaker's daughter, Amanda.