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Joanne Woodward is a Actor and Producer American born on 27 february 1930 at Georgia (USA)

Joanne Woodward

Joanne Woodward
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Birth name Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward
Nationality USA
Birth 27 february 1930 (94 years) at Georgia (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer, activist, and philanthropist. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in The Three Faces of Eve (1957).


Woodward was reported to have been engaged to author Gore Vidal prior to marrying Paul Newman. However, there was no real engagement: Vidal later claimed it was just a stunt to attract Newman's attention. Woodward shared a house with Vidal in Los Angeles for a short time, and they remained friends.

Woodward had first met Newman in 1953. They later reconnected on the set of The Long Hot Summer in 1957. Woodward and Newman married on January 29, 1958, in Las Vegas. On March 28 of the same year, Woodward won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Three Faces of Eve. The couple remained married for 50 years, until Newman's death from lung cancer on September 26, 2008.

Woodward and Newman had three daughters: Elinor Teresa (1959), known on screen as Nell Potts and generally as Nell Newman, Melissa "Lissy" Stewart (1961), and Claire "Clea" Olivia Newman (1965). They also have two grandsons, by Lissy.

In 1988, Newman and Woodward established the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nonprofit residential summer camp, and year-round center named after the Wyoming mountain hideaway of the outlaws in Newman's film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The camp, located in Ashford, Connecticut, provides services to 20,000 children and their families coping with cancer, and other serious illnesses and conditions, free of charge.

In 1990, Woodward graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, along with her daughter Clea. Newman delivered the commencement address, during which he said he dreamed that a woman had asked, "How dare you accept this invitation to give the commencement address when you are merely hanging on to the coattails of the accomplishments of your wife?"

Woodward currently resides in Westport, Connecticut.

Best films

Philadelphia (1994)
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Usually with

Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(19 films)
Emily Wachtel
Emily Wachtel
(3 films)
Adam Carolla
Adam Carolla
(1 films)
Lyle Wheeler
Lyle Wheeler
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joanne Woodward (40 films)

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Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, 1h23
Directed by Adam Carolla
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Documentary films about sports, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about technology, Road movies
Actors Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Joanne Woodward, Adam Carolla, Jay Leno
Roles Self
Rating75% 3.7853853.7853853.7853853.7853853.785385
Le monde connaît Paul Newman comme un Prix d'Académie en gagnant l'acteur avec des cinquante - plus la carrière d'année comme un des acteurs les plus prolifiques et révérés au Cinéma américain. Il était aussi bien connu pour sa philanthropie; Newman Propre a donné plus de quatre cent trente millions de dollars aux charités dans le monde. Pourtant peu savent la passion alimentée d'essence qui est devenue si importante dans le maquillage de cet homme complexe, à multiples facettes. La passion invétérée de Newman pour les courses d'automobiles était si intense il a presque remplacé sa carrière d'acte. Sa carrière courant s'est étendue sur trente-cinq ans; Newman a gagné quatre championnats nationaux comme un chauffeur et huit championnats comme un propriétaire. Pas mal pour un gars qui n'a pas même commencé à courir jusqu'à ce qu'il avait quarante-sept ans.
Lucky Them
Lucky Them (2013)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Ahna O'Reilly, Joanne Woodward, Oliver Platt, Amy Seimetz
Roles Doris (voice)
Rating60% 3.0496453.0496453.0496453.0496453.049645
Ellie Klug is a music critic in her 40s at a dying underground magazine, Stax. Her editor, Giles, (Oliver Platt) assigns Ellie to write a piece on Matthew Smith on the 10th anniversary of his disappearance which most people consider a suicide. Ellie, who was Matthew's childhood sweetheart and who remained with him until his disappearance, is unconvinced that he is dead and decides to track Matthew down. After receiving a tip online as to Matthew Smith's location, Giles gives Ellie a thousand dollars to pay the source. However Ellie is distracted by Lucas Stone, (Ryan Eggold) a struggling musician who is interested in Ellie, and accidentally leaves the money beside him when she leaves to catch her bus. When Ellie ignores his calls, Lucas misinterprets Ellie's actions and uses the money to cut a demo tape, believing that Ellie left him the money as a show of faith.
Gayby (2012)

Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Mike Doyle, Charlie Barnett, Dulé Hill, Christian Coulson, Samantha Buck, Charlie Barnett
Rating59% 2.9992552.9992552.9992552.9992552.999255
Jenn, a yoga instructor, and Matt, a comic book store worker, are best friends from college who are now single and in their 30s. In agreement with a pact they made in their youth, the two decide to have a baby ("gayby") together, even though Jenn is straight and Matt is gay. Jenn's grandmother set her up with a trust fund for if she ever had a child, so Jenn is confident that she and Matt will have the finances to have one. However, Jenn states that she wants to have a baby through natural conception, so the two begin awkwardly having sex. Meanwhile, Jenn is concerned with the stunted life she is living, treated as an underling at her yoga studio. Matt is recovering from a devastating break up with his partner of six years, Tom, who is a rising comic book publisher. Matt finds difficulty in getting back into the dating game and finds himself constantly avoiding awkward run-ins with Tom.
Empire Falls (TV miniseries), 4h
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joanne Woodward, Robin Wright
Roles Francine Whiting
Rating73% 3.694673.694673.694673.694673.69467
Set in the small, decaying, and nearly bankrupt town of Empire Falls, Maine, this is the story of Miles Roby, the unassuming manager of the Empire Grill, who has spent his entire life in the town.
Philadelphia, 2h5
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Joanne Woodward
Roles Sarah Beckett
Rating77% 3.850143.850143.850143.850143.85014
Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) is a Senior Associate at the largest corporate law firm in Philadelphia. Beckett hides his homosexuality and his status as an AIDS patient from the other members of the law firm. On the day Beckett is assigned the firm's newest and most important case, a partner in the firm notices a lesion on Beckett's forehead. Although Beckett attributes the lesion to a racquetball injury, it is actually due to Kaposi's Sarcoma, a form of cancer marked by multiple tumors on the lymph nodes and skin.
The Age of Innocence, 2h19
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Alexis Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Mary Beth Hurt
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating71% 3.598213.598213.598213.598213.59821
Newland Archer (Daniel Day Lewis) is planning to marry the respectable May Welland (Winona Ryder). May's cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer) has returned to New York which causes a shock in society circles. The Countess unwisely married a Polish Count, who took her fortune and mistreated her; she left him to return to New York.
Blind Spot
Blind Spot (1993)
, 2h
Directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Joanne Woodward, Laura Linney, Reed Diamond, Fritz Weaver, Karina Arroyave, Allison Janney
Roles Nell Harrington
Rating59% 2.9546952.9546952.9546952.9546952.954695
Nell Harrington, une ambitieuse sénatrice voit sa vie professionnelle et personnelle affectée par l'addiction à la cocaïne de sa fille Phoebe, maman d'un bébé.
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, 1h50
Directed by James Ivory
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Blythe Danner, Simon Callow, Kyra Sedgwick, John Bell
Roles India Bridge
Rating65% 3.293953.293953.293953.293953.29395
The story of a traditional family living in the Country Club District of Kansas City, Missouri, during the 1930s and 1940s. The Bridges grapple with changing mores and expectations. Mr. Bridge (Paul Newman), is a lawyer who resists his children's rebellion against the conservative values he holds dear. Mrs. Bridge (Joanne Woodward), labors to maintain a Pollyanna view of the world against her husband's emotional distance and her children's eagerness to adopt a world view more modern than her own.
The Glass Menagerie, 2h14
Directed by Paul Newman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre de Tennessee Williams
Actors Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, James Naughton
Roles Amanda Wingfield
Rating70% 3.5427153.5427153.5427153.5427153.542715
Introduced by Tom Wingfield as a memory play, it is based on his recollection of his disillusioned and delusional mother Amanda and her shy, crippled daughter Laura. Amanda's husband abandoned the family long ago, and her memory of her days as a genteel Southern belle surrounded by devoted beaux may be more romanticized than real. Tom is an aspiring writer who works in a warehouse to support his family, and the banality and boredom of everyday life leads him to spend most of his spare time watching movies in local cinemas at all hours of the night. Amanda is obsessed with finding a proper "gentleman caller" for Laura, who spends most of her time with her collection of glass animal figurines. To appease his mother, Tom eventually brings Jim O'Connor home for dinner, but complications arise when Laura realizes he is the man she loved in high school and has thought of ever since. He dashes her hopes of a future together when he announces he is engaged. Infuriated, Amanda lashes out at her son for raising his sister's hopes and Tom leaves, never to return to his family.
Do You Remember Love
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Joanne Woodward, Richard Kiley, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jerry Hardin, Bill Henderson, Ron Rifkin
Roles Barbara Wyatt-Hollis
Rating73% 3.665613.665613.665613.665613.66561
Barbara Wyatt-Hollis wins the hearts of her academic colleagues with her quick wit and irresistible but definitely quirky personality. Though popular with her students, she might not have gotten tenure if she were not a truly distinguished poet. Barbara has won many prizes and now has been nominated for the Longfellow Award, given only once a decade.
Harry & Son, 2h
Directed by Paul Newman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, Wilford Brimley, Ossie Davis
Roles Lilly
Rating58% 2.9031052.9031052.9031052.9031052.903105
Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howard's lackadaisical lifestyle, devoted to a dead-end part-time job, surfing, chasing girls, and hot-tubbing while he dreams of becoming the next Ernest Hemingway. Harry also has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina because he dislikes her husband, an insurance salesman.
The Shadow Box, 1h36
Directed by Paul Newman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Joanne Woodward, Christopher Plummer, Valerie Harper, James Broderick, Sylvia Sidney, Melinda Dillon
Roles Beverly
Rating64% 3.2316253.2316253.2316253.2316253.231625
Trois patients atteints d'un cancer en phase terminale vivent dans des chalets séparés sur le terrain de l'hôpital, où ils sont soignés et reçoivent la visite de leur famille et de leurs amis proches.