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Joanna Gleason

Joanna Gleason has appeared in such features as American Perfekt with Paul Sorvino and Amanda Plummer; Road Ends with Peter Coyote and Dennis Hopper; FX2 with Brian Dennehy and Bryan Brown; Life Under Water with Keanu Reeves and Sarah Jessica Parker; For Richer, For Poorer with Jack Lemmon; Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors and Hannah and Her Sisters; and Mike Nichols' Heartburn.

On Broadway, Gleason starred in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, for which she earned a Tony Award for Best Actress as well as a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. Her other credits include Nick and Nora, starring as Nora; Social Security, written by Andrew Bergman and directed by Mike Nichols, for which she received the Drama Desk Award; Joe Egg, for which she received a Tony Award nomination and Drama Desk nomination; and Mike Nichols' The Real Thing and I Love My Wife, for which she earned a Drama Desk Award.

Her television credits include the series Friends, in which she played Jennifer Aniston's boss, E.R., King of the Hill and Love and War. Her movie-of-the-week credits include For the Love of Aaron, Born Too Soon and The Boys.

Gleason has also taught at high schools and colleges all over the country. She has taught workshops for composers and lyricists, as well as staged new works for theater.

She is married to actor Chris Sarandon, and they have four children between them.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Joanna Gleason Facts

Birth NameJoanne Halprin
BirthdayJune 2, 1950 (73)
BirthplaceWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Selected Filmography

Not available.