Joanne Whalley

About Joanne Whalley

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: August 25, 1961
Birth Place:  Salford, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Birth Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1974–present
Spouse(s): Val Kilmer (m. 1988; div. 1996)
Children: 2

Joanne Whalley Net Worth

Joanne Whalley was bornon August 25, 1961 in  Salford, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, is Actress. An arresting, dark-haired stunner of 1980s and 1990s continental filming, Joanne Whalley should have made far more of an impact in Hollywood than she did. She was born in Manchester, England and prodded by her parents into acting at an early age, performing in school plays and winning a recurring role at age 10 on the popular long-running British TV serial Coronation Street (1960). From there she played series characters on Emmerdale Farm (1972) and A Kind of Loving (1982), where she became known for playing crafty, precocious girls.After gaining significant TV status, she auditioned for and was accepted into England's Royal Court Theatre, performing classical ingénue roles in such standards as "The Three Sisters" and earning kudos, including an Olivier nomination. The doe-eyed, beauteous Joanne was a natural for film and received some attention for playing a groupie in Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982). She went on to earn critical notice in second lead roles among some pretty heady company including Miranda Richardson and Rupert Everett in the stylish 50s period piece Dance with a Stranger (1985); Ray McAnally in the smart satirical comedy No Surrender (1985); and Anthony Hopkins in the bitter-edged social drama The Good Father (1985). She impressed as well on TV as Young Fan opposite George C. Scott's Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (1984), and in the superlative epic dramas Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), Edge of Darkness (1985) and The Singing Detective (1986), earning a BAFTA nomination for "Darkness."Joanne moved quickly up the ranks and top-lined her very first film as the protagonist in Screen Two: Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1987). She carried the movie beautifully as a young unstable woman leaving the security of an institution for the first time. She is fascination itself as her character grows increasingly disillusioned with the harsh realities of everyday life. Her next role as Sorsha was an extremely important one and the reasons are twofold. The Ron Howard directed fantasy adventure Willow (1988) became not only her first Hollywood picture, but it introduced her to leading man Val Kilmer, with whom she fell in love and married in 1988. Adjusting her own moniker to read Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, she proceeded to pair up with Kilmer playing a con artist in Kill Me Again (1989), and gave a star-making performance as tabloid-making "exotic dancer" Christine Keeler in Scandal (1989), which revisited Britain's huge government-sex scandal of the early 1960s. Hollywood beckoned in the 1990s for the new British "bad girl" and Joanne acquiesced. She appeared opposite Hollywood's top-drawer male stars including Charlie Sheen in Navy Seals (1990) and Tom Berenger in Shattered (1991). She also won the coveted but extremely daunting role of Scarlett O'Hara in a TV sequel to Gone with the Wind (1939). Scarlett (1994) was an ambitious undertaking but understandably paled in originality, scope and central performances. Joanne and Timothy Dalton (as Rhett Butler) were quite admirable in their make-or-break performances but they had large shoes to fill and the drama itself drew rather lackluster reviews. While Dalton's "007" image softened any negative repercussions, Joanne's career momentum suffered. In addition, more adverse publicity occurred when her spotlight marriage to Kilmer ended in the divorce courts in 1996. They had two children: Mercedes (born 1991) and Jack (born 1995).In later years, she played such prominent leads as Jacqueline Kennedy and Queen Mary on both film and TV, but her time had come and gone. The talent of this exceptionally beautiful woman, however, remains intact. More recently she appeared in the movie Played (2006), which also featured ex-husband Kilmer.
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💰 Net worth: $1.7 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1982

In 1982 she played Ingrid Rothwell in A Kind of Loving, a well received Granada TV adaptation of Stan Barstow's three Vic Brown novels. Whalley acted in the film No Surrender (Dumbarton Films with Film Four) scripted by Alan Bleasdale, released in 1985, but the film was not successful.

1985

Whalley came to prominence on British television as Emma Craven in Troy Kennedy Martin's Edge of Darkness (1985), then as Nurse Mills in the Dennis Potter-written serial The Singing Detective (1986)—both for BBC Television. In 1987 she played Jackie in the TV film Will You Love Me Tomorrow, she also played a role in The Good Father (1985), another Channel 4 backed film.

1988

Whalley met the American actor Val Kilmer while filming the fantasy adventure Willow, and after marriage in 1988 moved to Los Angeles, where she used as her professional name Joanne Whalley-Kilmer. She continued filming, making more films in Hollywood than in the UK, including the mystery noir Shattered and, in 1989, the role of Christine Keeler in Scandal alongside stars John Hurt and Sir Ian McKellen. In 1994 she became the second Actress to play Gone with the Wind heroine Scarlett O'Hara when she appeared in a made-for-TV adaptation of the sequel novel, Scarlett. She also starred in the 1997 film The Man Who Knew Too Little.

1991

Whalley met the American actor Val Kilmer while filming the fantasy adventure Willow. The couple married in 1988. Whalley took a break from filming to bring up her two children with Kilmer. Mercedes was born on 29 October 1991 in Santa Fe, New Mexico and her son Jack who was born on 6 June 1995. Shortly after that, the pair separated. Whalley filed for divorce on 21 July 1995, citing irreconcilable differences.

2000

After divorce, Whalley returned to acting through making television films, including the 2000 television film Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in which she played the title character. She collaborated with the pop-punk band Blink-182 to read a letter at the beginning of the song "Stockholm Syndrome". In 2005, she appeared as Queen Mary I in The Virgin Queen, a BBC serial about the life of Queen Elizabeth I which also starred Anne-Marie Duff and Tara FitzGerald. The same year she also filmed Played which also starred her ex-husband Val Kilmer but the two did not share any scenes. In 2006, she appeared in Life Line, a two-part drama on BBC1, starring opposite Ray Stevenson. In 2008, she appeared in the ITV mini series Flood with Robert Carlyle amongst others.

2008

In February 2008, she appeared on stage in Billy Roche's Poor Beast in the Rain presented by the Salem K. Theatre Company at the Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

2010

Whalley played one of the female leads, Vannozza dei Cattanei, mistress of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Future Pope Alexander VI, in the Showtime historical drama The Borgias. She guest-starred as Princess Sophie in season 4 of Gossip Girl. She shared with the cast of 44 Inch Chest, the Best Ensemble Award at the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2010. The film reunited her with John Hurt. She played Aunt Patience in Jamaica Inn for BBC One in 2014. In 2015, she played Claudia, the wife of Pontius Pilate, in A.D. The Bible Continues.

2018

In 2018, she appeared in the third season of Daredevil as Matt Murdock's mother Sister Maggie.