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Joanne Woodward Biography

Birth Name:
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward
Birth Place:
Thomasville, Georgia, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Met Paul Newman while both were in the 1953 Broadway production of William Inge's Pultizer-winning drama Picnic (Woodward was an understudy)
  • Has appeared with Newman in 10 films (beginning with 1958's The Long Hot Summer) and a TV miniseries as well as four films that Newman directed (including 1968's Rachel, Rachel, for which she received an Oscar nomination)
  • Was the first performer honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame (1960)
  • Took the starring role in 1963's The Stripper, which was intended for Marilyn Monroe, after Monroe died
  • Enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in 1981, 32 years after dropping out of LSU; became a trustee in 1986, received her B
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  • in 1990 (Paul Newman delivered the commencement address), and in 1991 the Newman Foundation endowed the college's Joanne Woodward Chair of Public Policy
  • Was artistic director of the Westport (CT) Country Playhouse from 2000 to 2005

Awards

  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: winner
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1991Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1990Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1990New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner
  • 1988Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 1986Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1985Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: winner
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1981Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: nominated
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special: winner
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 1975BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 1974Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1973Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1973Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1973New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner
  • 1973Cannes Film Festival-Best Actress: winner
  • 1969Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1969BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 1968New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner
  • 1968Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1964Golden Globe-Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1959BAFTA Film Awards-Best Foreign Actress: nominated
  • 1958Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1958BAFTA Film Awards-Best Foreign Actress: nominated
  • 1957National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 1957Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner

Relationships