Joanna Going

Joanna Going

Jul. 22nd, 1963
Born in
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
5' 4

Joanna Going's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Dark Shadows (1991) TV Show
Dark Shadows (1991)
Kingdom TV Show
Into the West TV Show
Into the West
Going to Extremes TV Show
Going to Extremes

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Joanna C. Going (born July 22, 1963) is an American actress.

born in Washington, D.C., the oldest of six children of a police dispatcher mother and a lawyer/state assemblyman father. Raised in Newport, Rhode Island, she graduated from Rogers High School in 1981, then attended Emerson College in Boston for two years before studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

Going appeared in soap opera roles in the late 1980s, most notably as Lisa Grady on Another World from 1987 to 1989. She went on to portray lead character Victoria Winters on the 1991 primetime series Dark Shadows. Going later starred in short-lived television series Going to Extremes and guest-starred on Columbo, Spin City, The Outer Limits, and Law & Order.

Going starred in the number of feature films. She made her film debut in Wyatt Earp (1994) as Josephine Marcus, and later had major roles in Eden, Keys to Tulsa, Inventing the Abbotts, and Still Breathing. Her biggest role may be in the 1998 film version of Phantoms. In the 2000s, she starred in several television films and guest-starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, and Mad Men. She also appeared opposite 'Sean Penn' in the 2011 film The Tree of Life, her first role in a major motion picture since 2003's Runaway Jury. In 2014, Going starred as First Lady Tricia Walker in the second season of Netflix political series House of Cards. She later was cast in the DirecTV series Kingdom.

Going married actor 'Dylan Walsh' (October 10, 2004). They have a daughter, Stella Haven (born 2003). Walsh announced he had filed for divorce December 15, 2010. The divorce was finalized (December 2012).

  • First daughter with 'Dylan Walsh' (qv), Stella Haven Walsh, was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles (22 November 2003).
  • Sister-in-law of 'Alison Walsh (II)' (qv).
  • Starred in a un-aired US pilot called 'Ultraviolet'.

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