Joanne Woodward

Joanne Woodward

Highest Rated: 100% A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Lowest Rated: 14% A New Kind of Love (1963)

Birthday: Feb 27, 1930

Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, USA

Joanne Woodward won the Best Actress Oscar for only her third film, "The Three Faces of Eve" (1957), before working with husband Paul Newman on over a dozen movies, including "The Long, Hot Summer" (1958), "Rachel, Rachel" (1968) and "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge" (1990). Born in Thomasville, GA in 1930, Joanne Woodward was a beauty contest regular in her teens before switching her focus to acting, studying drama at Louisiana State University. She made her screen debut in "Tales of Tomorrow" (ABC, 1951-1953), one of numerous TV anthologies Woodward would grace over the decade, and three years later ventured into cinema with the role of tomboy orphan Lissy in post-Civil War western "Count Three and Pray" (1955). After playing an ill-fated heiress in "A Kiss Before Dying" (1956) and frustrated wife in "No Down Payment" (1957), Woodward won both a Golden Globe and Academy Award for her portrayal of a dissociative identity disorder sufferer in "Three Faces of Eve" (1957). A year later she married actor Paul Newman, and starred opposite him in both "The Long, Hot Summer" (1958) and "Rally Round the Flag, Boys" (1958). The real life couple continued to mix business with pleasure throughout the 1960s, appearing on screen together in "From the Terrace" (1960), "Paris Blues" (1961), "A New Kind of Love" (1963) and "Winning" (1969), while Woodward also gave a Golden Globe-winning performance in Newman's directorial debut, "Rachel, Rachel" (1968). Woodward also received awards attention elsewhere, including her leading turn in "The Stripper" (1963), and starred alongside other screen icons such as Marlon Brando in "The Fugitive Kind" (1960), Henry Fonda in "A Big Hand for the Little Lady" (1966) and Sean Connery in "A Fine Madness" (1966). Woodward continued to work with Newman over the next decade, including in "WUSA" (1970), "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" (1972) and "The Drowning Pool" (1975). She also picked up her first BAFTA for "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams" (1973), shared top billing with Sally Field in miniseries "Sybil" (NBC, 1978) and starred alongside George C. Scott in "They Might Be Giants" (1971), Laurence Olivier in "Come Back, Little Sheba" (1977) and Burt Reynolds in "The End" (1978). After portraying assistant principal Elizabeth Huckaby in "Crisis at Central High" (1981), she added "Harry & Son" (1984), "The Glass Menagerie" (1987) and "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge" (1990) to her list of Newman collaborations, and appeared in award-winning TV movies "Do You Remember Love" (1985) and "Blind Spot" (1993), the latter of which she also co-produced. Woodward then served as narrator on period drama "The Age of Innocence" (1993), played the mother of Tom Hanks' AIDS victim in "Philadelphia" (1993) and won her third career Golden Globe for her performance in the adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Breathing Lessons" (1994). Woodward then joined her husband in the cast of "Empire Falls" (HBO, 2005) playing the blue-collar town's manipulative, wealthiest citizen Francine Whiting, before lending her voice to "Change in the Wind," (2010) "Gayby" (2012) and "Lucky Them" (2013).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 58% Lucky Them Executive Producer $32.9K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keepers of Eden Narrator - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports Narrator - 1995
No Score Yet 57% Breathing Lessons Maggie Moran (Character) - 1994
80% 89% Philadelphia Sarah Beckett (Character) $76M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foreign Affairs Vinnie Miner (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Spot Nell Harrington (Character) - 1993
80% 43% Mr. & Mrs. Bridge India Bridge (Character) $5M 1990
73% 61% The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield (Character) $332.9K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do You Remember Love Barbara Wyatt-Hollis (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passions Catherine Kennerly (Character) - 1984
36% 35% Harry and Son Lilly (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Along With Me Director - 1981
No Score Yet 40% Crisis at Central High Elizabeth Huckaby (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shadow Box Beverly (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of L.A. Carol Schramm (Character) - 1979
60% 50% The End Jessica Lawson (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Christmas to Remember Mildred McCloud (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet See How She Runs Betty Quinn (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Back, Little Sheba Lola Delaney (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 88% Sybil Dr. Cornelia Wilbur (Character) - 1976
50% 50% The Drowning Pool Iris (Character) - 1975
75% 83% The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Beatrice (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 17% Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Rita Walden (Character) - 1973
75% 75% They Might Be Giants Dr. Mildred Watson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 38% WUSA Geraldine (Character) - 1970
56% 45% Winning Elora Capua (Character) - 1969
86% 77% Rachel, Rachel Rachel Cameron (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 85% A Big Hand for the Little Lady Mary (Character) - 1966
40% 33% A Fine Madness Rhoda Shillitoe (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 60% Signpost to Murder Molly Thomas (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 43% The Stripper Lila Green (Character) - 1963
14% 51% A New Kind of Love Samantha "Sam" Blake/Mimi (Character) - 1963
67% 67% Paris Blues Lillian Corning (Character) - 1961
31% 58% From the Terrace Mary St. John/Mrs. Alfred Eaton (Character) - 1960
53% 64% The Fugitive Kind Woodward (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 33% The Sound and the Fury Quentin Compson/Narrator (Character) - 1959
89% 83% The Long, Hot Summer Clara Varner (Character) - 1958
30% 49% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Grace Oglethorpe Bannerman (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 73% No Down Payment Leola Boone (Character) - 1957
93% 77% The Three Faces of Eve Eve White/Eve Black/Jane (Character) - 1957
100% 47% A Kiss Before Dying Dorothy "Dorie" Kingship (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Count Three and Pray Lissy (Character) - 1955

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Falls Francine Whiting (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Margaret Spencer (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Rocky (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952

QUOTES FROM Joanne Woodward CHARACTERS

Beatrice says: My heart is full.

Rachel Cameron says: You can come. You can stay. You can come

Rachel Cameron says: You can come. You can stay. You can come.

Sarah Beckett says: I didn't raise my children to sit at the back of the bus

Sarah Beckett says: I didn't raise my children to sit at the back of the bus.