Joanna Gleason (Chris Sarandon Spouse), Movies, Net Worth, and Age

Joanna Gleason Bio | Wiki

Joanna Gleason is a well-known Canadian-American actress and singer. She is famous for the role of the Baker’s Wife in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. For her role, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also played in Friends, The West Wing, The Good Wife and The Affair.

Joanna Gleason Age

She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 2, 1950. Gleason is 74 years old. Therefore, she celebrates her birthday every year on June 2.

Joanna Gleason Height

She is a woman of average stature. Gleason stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in ( Approx. 1.68m ).

Joanna Gleason Parents

She was born to her supportive parents in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Gleason holds Canadian and American nationality. She is the daughter of television producer and game show personality Monty Hall, and Marilyn. Her parents died in 2017 with her mother dying four months before her father. When she was born, her father was working at the Canada Wheat Board and had changed his name from Halparin to Hall.

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She grew up with two younger siblings Sharon Hall Kessler who is a former producer and now an executive at Marcus and Glass Entertainment, and Richard Hall, an Emmy Award–winning television producer.

Joanna Gleason Spouse | Chris Sarandon | Husband

She has been married three times first to Paul G. Gleason from 1975 to 1982, then Michael Bennahum from 1984 to 1990. Since 1994, she has been married to Chris Sarandon. Chris is an 82-year-old American actor who has played in Fright Night (1985), The Princess Bride (1987), Child’s Play (1988), and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).

Gleason and Chris met while performing in Broadway’s short-lived 1991 musical Nick & Nora. The two also returned to the stage together in 1998’s Thorn and Bloom. Moreover, Gleason has one child, Aaron David Gleason, from her first marriage.

Joanna Gleason Education

She is an educated woman who earned her high school diploma from Beverly Hills High School in 1968. She was also in the school’s productions of The Music Man, The Mikado, The Grass Harp, and The Madwoman of Chaillot. Gleason then joined UCLA then Occidental College where she graduated.

Joanna Gleason Movies And TV Shows

She has appeared in several movies and TV Shows. Some of them include:


  • Hannah and Her Sisters as Carol in 1986.
  • F/X2 as Liz Kennedy in 1991.
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus as Adult Gertrude in 1995.
  • American Perfekt as Shirley in 1997.
  • Boogie Nights as Dirk’s Mother in 1997.
  • Let the Devil Wear Black as Dr. Rona Hackley in 1999.
  • Wedding Daze as Lois in 2006.
  • Sex and the City as Therapist in 2008.
  • My Sassy Girl as Kitty/Aunt Sally in 2008.
  • The Rebound as Roberta Finklestein in 2009.
  • Last Vegas as Miriam Harris in 2013.
  • The Skeleton Twins as Judy in 2014.

TV Shows

  • Diff’rent Strokes as Morgan Winslow in 1979.
  • Hello, Larry as Morgan Winslow from 1979 to 1980.
  • Love, Sidney as Gail in 1982.
  • Into the Woods as Baker’s Wife in 1991.
  • Love & War as Nadine Berkus from 1992 to 1995.
  • The Outer Limits as Leslie in 1996.
  • King of the Hill as Various Roles from 1997 to 2004.
  • Friends as Kim Clozzi in 1999.
  • The West Wing as Jordon Kendall from 2001 to 2001.
  • How to Make It in America as Ben’s Mother in 2010.
  • Blue Bloods as Grace Newhouse in 2013.
  • The Newsroom as Nancy Skinner in 2014.
  • Sensitive Skin as Veronica from 2014 to 2016.
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Janice Hoffman in 2019.
  • The Bite as Veruca Dumont in 2021.
  • The Good Fight as Carmella Romano in 2022.

Joanna Gleason Friends | Friends Character | In Friends

Gleason appeared in two episodes as Kim Clozzi in 1999 in the American television sitcom, Friends. The sitcom revolves around six friends in their 20s and early 30s who live in Manhattan, New York City.

Into The Woods Joanna Gleason

She played Baker’s Wife in 1991 in the 1987 musical, Into the Woods. It plots several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. Its main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel”, “Cinderella”, and also several others.

Joanna Gleason Young | Actress

Gleason started her acting career in television and also in stage and musical theatre work. She had her Broadway debut in 1977 in I Love My Wife where she was honored with a Theatre World Award. Also, she had done broadways like The Real Thing, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, and Into the Woods among others. Additionally, her film and television career began in 1977 with her first appearance on her father’s program Let’s Make A Deal.

Joanna Gleason Boogie Nights

In 1997, she played Dirk’s Mother in the American period comedy-drama movie, Boogie Nights. The movie is set in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher who becomes a popular star of pornographic films.

Joanna Gleason Awards

She has earned several awards which include:

  • Tony Award for her role in Into the Woods.
  • Drama Desk Award for her role in It’s Only a Play, Social Security, and Into the Woods.
  • Outer Critics Circle Awards in Into the Woods.
  • Theatre World Award in I Love My Wife.

Joanna Gleason West Wing

From 2001 to 2002, she appeared in five episodes as Jordon Kendall in the American political drama television series, The West Wing. The series is set primarily in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior personnel are located. Moreover, the TV show was ranked among the best television shows of all time by several publications.

Joanna Gleason Net Worth

She has worked as an actress and singer since 1972. Thus, there is no lingering doubt that she has attained decent fortune from her work. Her net worth is $6 Million.

Who Did Joanna Gleason Play In Friends

Gleason played two episodes of Friends as Kim Clozzi in 1999

Is Joanna Gleason Monty Hall’s Daughter

Yes. Gleason is the firstborn daughter of the late television producer and game show personality Monty Hall.

How Old Is Joanna Gleason

Gleason is 74 years old born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 2, 1950.

Gleason’s Social Media Account

Instagram – therealjoannagleason

Twitter – @TheRealJGleason