Joanna Merlin

Joanna Merlin

Highest Rated: 94% Baby, It's You (1983)

Lowest Rated: 19% The Invasion (2007)

Birthday: Jul 15, 1931

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Joanna Merlin was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Merlin's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as "The Ten Commandments" (1956), the Roy Scheider adaptation "All That Jazz" (1979) and the Irene Cara dramatic musical "Fame" (1980). She also appeared in the Saul Rubinek comedy "Soup For One" (1982), "Love Child" (1982) and the Rosanna Arquette dramedy "Baby It's You" (1983). She continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties and the nineties, appearing in the horror flick "Prince of Darkness" (1987) with Donald Pleasence, the dramatic comedy "Mystic Pizza" (1988) with Julia Roberts and "Class Action" (1991) with Gene Hackman. Recently, she tackled roles in "Two Bits" (1995) with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, "Murder and Murder" (1997) and the dramatic adaptation "City of Angels" (1998) with Nicolas Cage. She also appeared in "The Invasion" (2007). Most recently, Merlin acted in the dramatic adaptation "Sarah's Key" (2011) with Kristin Scott Thomas.

Highest rated movies

Baby, It's You
Class Action
Mystic Pizza
The Wackness
City of Angels
Two Bits
The Invasion



No Score Yet No Score Yet Active Adults Miriam (Character) - 2017
70% 72% The Wackness Grandma Shapiro (Character) $2.1M 2008
19% 40% The Invasion Joan Kaufman (Character) $15.1M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Another Story Sadie (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 48% Black and Blue Ann Benedetto (Character) - 1999
58% 82% City of Angels Teresa Messinger (Character) $78.7M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder and Murder Doris (Character) - 1996
40% 39% Two Bits Guendolina (Character) $11.6K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage Rose Profaci (Character) - 1993
76% 51% Class Action Estelle Ward (Character) $23.9M 1991
80% 43% Mr. & Mrs. Bridge Casting $5.0M 1990
75% 54% Mystic Pizza Mrs. Arujo (Character) $12.8M 1988
74% 82% Big Trouble in Little China Casting $11.0M 1986
94% 71% Baby, It's You Mrs. Rosen (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soup for One Allan's Mother (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Child Mrs. Sturgis (Character) - 1982


93% 91% The Good Wife Loni Goslin (Guest Star) 2011
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Lena Petrovsky (Guest Star) 2000-2006 2008-2009 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992-1994 1996 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
0% No Score Yet Baby Talk Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 100% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986