Joanna Going

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Actress

Birth Date: July 22, 1963

Age: 60 years old

Birth Place: Washington, D.C.

Spouses: Dylan Walsh

Joanna Going first caught the public's attention during her stints on two popular NBC soap operas in the mid to late 1980s: on "Search for Tomorrow" she was ingenue Evie Stone and on "Another World," psychic Lisa Grady. The ravishing oval-faced brunette also appeared in a variety of stage productions in western MA and off-Broadway before landing her first primetime gig--a busted pilot for a sci-fi series in which she played a frontier sheriff trying to maintain peace while raising her two younger siblings. Going was seen to better effect as the governess with mysterious ties to her employers in the primetime remake of the Gothic horror soap opera "Dark Shadows" (NBC, 1991). On the ABC comedy-drama "Going to Extremes," shot on location in Jamaica, she was a serious medical student attending school in the Caribbean.

Going made an impressive film debut as Kevin Costner's second wife in the overproduced (and overlong) "Wyatt Earp" (1994). As Josephine (Josie) Marcus, a Jewish actress originally engaged to a rival of Earp's, Going displayed a gutsy adventuresome quality and more than held her own against her impressive co-star. She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the youthful version of Jean Simmons' character in Jocelyn Moorhouse's "How to Make an American Quilt" and appeared briefly as an anti-war demonstrator in Oliver Stone's "Nixon" (both 1995). 1997 shaped up as a good year for the actress who had three roles that demonstrated her versality: she was the eldest "good" sister of Liv Tyler and Jennifer Connelly in Pat O'Connor's drama "Inventing the Abbotts," an unstable stripper in the comic thriller "Keys to Tulsa" and a con artist who is (literally) the woman of Brendan Fraser's dreams in the romantic comedy "Still Breathing."

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Drowning

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Catherine
Movie
2019

NostalgiaStream

Actor
Marge
Movie
2018
39%

The Good DoctorStream

Guest Star
Marcie Murphy
Series
2017

The ArrangementStream

Guest Star
Charlotte Banks
Series
2017

KingdomStream

Actor
Christina Kulina
Series
2014

From Dusk Till Dawn: The SeriesStream

Guest Star
Jenny Fuller
Series
2014

Love & MercyStream

Actor
Audree Wilson
Movie
2014
89%

House of CardsStream

Guest Star
Series
2013
77%

Chasing a Dream

Actor
Diane Stiles
Movie
2009

Mad MenStream

Guest Star
Arlene
Series
2007
94%

McBride: Dogged

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Sarah Sinclair
Movie
2007

Save Me

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Rita Lambert
Movie
2006

My Silent Partner

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Phyllis Webber
Movie
2006

Close to Home

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Show
2005

Criminal Minds: EvolutionStream

Guest Star
Series
2005

Runaway JuryStream

Actor
Celeste Wood
Movie
2003
73%

Home Alone 4

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Natalie
Movie
2002

Lola

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Sandra
Movie
2001

Ed

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Series
2000

CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationStream

Guest Star
Series
2000

Cupid & Cate

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Cynthia
Movie
2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

Guest Star
Leah Linwood
Series
1999
78%

NetForce

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Toni Fiorelli
Movie
1999

Eden

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Helen Kunen
Movie
1998

Phantoms

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Jennifer Pailey, M.D.
Movie
1998

Heaven

Actor
Jennifer Marling
Movie
1998

Inventing the Abbotts

Actor
Alice Abbott
Movie
1997

Keys to Tulsa

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Cherry
Movie
1997

Still BreathingStream

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Rosalyn Willoughby
Movie
1997
62%

Little City

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Kate
Movie
1997

Spin CityStream

Guest Star
Series
1996
69%

The Outer LimitsStream

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Dr. Anya Kenway
Series
1995

Children of the Dust

Actor
Show
1995

How to Make an American Quilt

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Young Em Reed
Movie
1995

A Good Day to Die

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Rachel
Movie
1995

Wyatt EarpStream

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Josie Marcus
Movie
1994
31%

Columbo: No Time to Die

Actor
Movie
1992

Dark ShadowsStream

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Victoria Winters/Josette
Series
1991
50%

Law & OrderStream

Guest Star
Series
1990

CBS Summer Playhouse

Actor
Show
1987

ColumboStream

Guest Star
Melissa Alexandra Hayes
Series
1971
84%

Another World

Actor
Lisa Grady
Soap
1964

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