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Joanna Merlin



UCLA grad Joanna Merlin made her first film appearance in 1956, as one of Jethro's daughters in the Cecil B. DeMille superspectacular The Ten Commandments. Five years later she first stepped on a Broadway stage in Jean Anouilh's Becket. Her subsequent theatrical credits include the role of Tzeitel in the original 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof. In films, she has specialized in such ethnically oriented character roles as the landlady in Hester Street (1975). From bag ladies to judges, Merlin has played 'em all. More recently, Joanna Merlin has functioned as a Hollywood casting director.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Love Child
  • Supt. Sturgis
2014
72% Sarah's Key
  • Mms. Rainsferd
2011
69% The Wackness
  • Grandma Shapiro
2008
19% The Invasion
  • Joan Kaufman
2007
No Score Yet Just Another Story
  • Sadie
2003
40% The Jimmy Show
  • Emily
2001
No Score Yet Black and Blue
  • Ann Benedetto
1999
No Score Yet Witness Protection
  • Cindy's Mother
1999
59% City of Angels
  • Teresa
1998
40% Two Bits
  • Guendolina
1995
65% Little Buddha
  • Actor
1994
53% Mr. Wonderful
  • Loretta
1993
76% Impromptu
  • Actor
1991
75% Class Action
  • Estelle
1991
80% Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
  • Actor
1990
77% Mystic Pizza
  • Mrs. Arujo
1988
58% Prince of Darkness
  • Bag Lady
1987
60% Year of the Dragon
  • Actor
1985
93% The Killing Fields
  • Schanberg's Sister
1984
94% Baby It's You
  • Mrs. Rosen
1983
No Score Yet Soup for One
  • Allan's Mother
1982
No Score Yet Starstruck
  • Mrs. Inez Marin
1981
83% Fame
  • Miss Berg
1980
No Score Yet Nurse
  • Actor
1980
71% Hester Street
  • Jake's Landlady
1975
No Score Yet Weddings and Babies
  • Josie
1960
94% The Ten Commandments
  • Jethro's Daughter
1956

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Carla Bowman Bowman Jane Powell Donna Powell Jane Verdon Deidre Powell Deirdre Powell
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Loni Goslin
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Judge Petrovsky Judge Lena Petrovsky

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