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Joanna Cassidy stars in "Call Me Fitz" on DirecTV's The 101 Network as Elaine Fitzpatrick.

Lovely, vivacious, smart-looking Joanna Cassidy was born in Camden, New Jersey, and raised in Haddonfield, a borough located in Camden County. Joanna grew up in a creative environment as the daughter and granddaughter of artists. At an early age she engaged in painting and sculpture and went on to major in art at Syracuse University in New York. During her time there she married Kennard C. Kobrin in 1964,
Joanna Cassidy in "Hawthorne"
Joanna Cassidy Hawthorne
a doctor in residency, and found work as a fashion model to help work his way to a degree. Following their divorce ten years later, she decided to move to Los Angeles in a bid for an acting career.

In between modeling chores and occasional commercial bites, the reddish-haired beauty found minor, decorative work as an actress in such action fare as Steve McQueen's thriller "Bullitt," the Jason Robards drama "Fools," "The Laughing Policeman" starring Walter Matthau, and "The Outfit" with Robert Duvall. Her first co-starring role came opposite George C. Scott in the offbeat comedy caper "Bank Shot."

Television became an important medium for her in the late '70s with guest parts on all the popular shows of the time, both comedic and dramatic, including "Dallas," "Trapper John, M.D.," "Taxi," "Starsky & Hutch," "Charlie's Angels," "Lou Grant" and a recurring role on "Falcon Crest." Joanna languished in three failed series attempts: "The Roller Girls," "240-Robert," and "The Family Tree" before hitting the bull's eye with the sitcom "Buffalo Bill," opposite Dabney Coleman. The show became that's season's critical darling with Coleman playing a vain, sexist, obnoxious talk show host (a variation of his popular "9 to 5" film character) and Joanna received a Golden Globe for her resourceful portrayal of Jo Jo White, the director of his show and romantic foil for Coleman.

The 1980s also brought about positive, critical reception for Joanna on film as well, especially in a number of showy portrayals, notably her snake-dancing replicant in the futuristic sci-fi thriller "Blade Runner," her radio journalist involved with Nick Nolte and Ed Harris in the political drama "Under Fire," and her co-starring role in a wacky triangle with Bob Hoskins and a hyperkinetic hare in the highly ambitious part toon/part fantasy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." Back on the TV front she was seen in recurring roles on "L.A. Law," "Diagnosis Murder," "The District" and "Boston Legal."

Since then Joanna has juggled a number of quality film and TV assignments, a definitive highlight being her Emmy-nominated recurring role as a quirky, capricious mother/psychiatrist in the cult cable series "Six Feet Under." More recently, she has taken part in more controversial film work such as "Anthrax," a Canadian political thriller whose storyline feeds on the fear of terrorism; "The Virgin of Juarez," which chronicled the murders of hundreds of Mexican women; and the gay-themed pictures "Anderson's Cross" and "Kiss the Bride."

Off-camera Joanna is devoted to her art (painting and sculpting) and is a dedicated animal activist as well as golfer and antique collector.


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Age: 71 years old
Birthday: August 2, 1945
Height: 5' 9"
Full Name / Real Name: Joanna Virginia Caskey
Birthplace: Camden, NJ
Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Husband: Dr. Kennard C. Kobrin (1964 - 1974, divorced, 2 children)

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