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Joanna Cassidy was born Joanna Virginia Caskey, following her parent's name.
She was born on August 2, 1944, in New Jersey. After graduating from Syracuse University in New York, Cassidy started her career as a professional actress.
Joanna Cassidy is an American actress and fashion model. She started her career in 1965 and has been a part of 50+ films and 85+ TV series. Joanna Cassidy was and has been known wildly for her roles in 'Buffalo Bill,' 'Blade Runner,' 'The Grudge 2,' 'Vision,' and 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit.' She has won the Golden Globe Award for 'Buffalo Bill,' a television series where she played the character of Jo Jo White. She's also appeared in several recent television series, namely 'Hollywood Housewives,' 'Six Feet Under,' and 'Criminal Minds.'
Read on to learn more about Joanna Cassidy and her spirit of creating as an artist with a good net worth that she holds.
Joanna Cassidy has worked as an actress and a fashion model for many years. Her primary source of income are these two skills that have raised her net worth remarkably over the past 57 years of her career. Her current net worth ranges to $5 million and rises by the day with her newer projects.
Even though Joanna's source of income is known, the exact details of her annual income are unknown.
Joanna Cassidy has a good height, enhancing her charisma as an actress and model. She is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.
Joanna Cassidy was born on August 2, 1944, making her 78 years of age as of August 2022.
Joanna Virginia Caskey is the daughter of Joe Caskey and Virginia Caskey. She grew up with her parents and her sibling, Adele Hessler, in Haddonfield. She attended the local Haddonfield Memorial High School and was popularly known for her rowdy behavior and infectiously loud laughter.
Her father, Joe Caskey, her mother, Virginia, and her grandparents all enriched Joanna's childhood with arts, which increased her liking for becoming an artist. She soon joined Syracuse University in New York and completed her Masters in Arts. At age 20, while studying at Syracuse University, she worked as a fashion model and later moved to San Francisco with her children, Daniel Kobrin, and Naomi Kobrin. She continued her modeling and soon, in 1968, got an offer for a neo-noir action film named 'Bullitt', which made her career as an actor a hit.
Joanna Cassidy is currently single. She has two children, a daughter and a son, Naomi Kobrin and Daniel Kobrin, respectively, from Kennard C. Kobrin.
At 20, Joanna Cassidy started exploring her career options while taking up modeling. In 1968 she got a break for a small bit in 'Bullitt.' This was when she realized her desire to become an actress. She soon started accepting and performing minor roles in television series and films. Her earlier films for passing roles were 'The Outfit,' 'The Laughing Policeman,' 'The Late Show,' and 'The Cursed Medallion' as Joanna Morgan.
A few of her earlier character roles in TV series were 'Mission: Impossible,' 'The Roller Girls,' 'Insight,' 'Fantasy Island,' 'Buffalo Bill,' and more. She gained a lot of attention through her recurring role of Jo Jo White in 'Buffalo Bill' and soon was cast for a major role in the Ridley Scott film 'Blade Runner' as Zohra Salome. She co-starred with Gene Hackman and Nick Nolte in 'Under Fire'. After this, there was no holding her back.
Joanna Cassidy started working both in films and series for recurring roles. She appeared in 'Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector' as Lily Micelli, 'Too Late' as Eleanor Mahler, 'Night Games' as Julie Miller, 'Body of Proof' as Joan Hunt, 'Six Feet Under' as Margaret Chenowith, 'Call Me Fitz' as Elaine Fitzpatrick, and 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' as Dolores. She also received various nominations and awards for her roles in movies and TV series.
Joanna Cassidy is known to have associated herself with philanthropy work dedicated to serving the needs of animals, children, and the elderly. Although, there are no in-depth details available about foundations and organizations that she is associated with.
Over the past 50 years of her career as an actress, Joanna Cassidy has received 14 nominations, including the Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards, National Society of Film Critics Awards - USA, Daytime Emmy Awards, and more. Out of these 14, she won six awards.
In 1984 she won the Sant Jordi Award for the Best Foreign Actress in 'Under Fire' and the Golden Globe Award for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical in 'Buffalo Bill.'
She was also the winner of the Canadian Screen Award for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series in 2013 and Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role in 2015; both for 'Call Me Fitz.' In 2015, Joanna Cassidy won the German Independence Honorary Award for 'Tribute' and Star of Excellence for 'Walk Of Fame.'
Joanna Cassidy was involved and grew up in an art-cherishing household. Since her childhood, she has been interested in painting and sculpting. Over the years, she developed a new passion for photography and used to end up taking pictures in most of her free time.
Besides art, Joanna Cassidy is also interested in fitness and is said to be a regular at her Pilates classes and local barre. When she gets some time from fitness and art, she also loves to tend to her hobby of gardening in her free time.
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