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Joanna Kerns

Joanna Kerns was born on February 12, 1953 in San Francisco, California, USA as Joanne Crussie DeVarona. She is an actress and director, known for Knocked Up (2007), Growing Pains (1985) and Girl, Interrupted (1999). She has been married to Marc Appleton since September 30, 1994. She was previously married to Richard Kerns. See full bio »

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Knocked Up Alison's Mom
Growing Pains Maggie Malone Seaver
Terror in the Family Cynthia Marten


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (76 credits)
 2017 Danny Brown: Ain't It Funny (Video short)
 2009 Eastwick (TV Series)
- Tasers and Mind Erasers (2009) ... Edie
 2007 MaNiC (Short)
Doctor Kerns
 2007 Knocked Up
Alison's Mom
 2003-2004 Less Than Perfect (TV Series)
Judy, Owen's Other Mom
- Mom's the Word (2004) ... Judy, Owen's Other Mom
- Claude's Alternative Thanksgiving (2003) ... Judy, Owen's Other Mom
 2004 Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers (TV Movie)
Maggie Seaver
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Kathryn Cahill
- Money Changes Everthing (2002) ... Kathryn Cahill
 2001 Someone to Love (TV Movie)
Matt's Mother
 2001 All Over the Guy
Lydia Vecchione
 2000 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Maggie Seaver
- The Growing Pains Movie (2000) ... Maggie Seaver
 1999 Girl, Interrupted
 1999 At the Mercy of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Cooper
 1999 Beggars and Choosers (TV Series)
 1998 Emma's Wish (TV Movie)
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Stephanie Serone
- Physician, Heal Thyself (1998) ... Stephanie Serone
- Broken Hearts (1998) ... Stephanie Serone
 1998 The Closer (TV Series)
Claire McLaren
- My Best Friend's Funeral (1998) ... Claire McLaren
- The Closure (1998) ... Claire McLaren
- Pilot (1998) ... Claire McLaren
 1997 Sisters and Other Strangers (TV Movie)
Gail Connelly Metzger
 1997 Mother Knows Best (TV Movie)
Celeste Cooper
 1996 Terror in the Family (TV Movie)
Cynthia Marten
 1996 No One Could Protect Her
Jessica Rayner
 1995 Whose Daughter Is She? (TV Movie)
Laura Eagerton
 1995 The Mommies (TV Series)
- Enter Christine (1995) ... Christine
 1995 See Jane Run (TV Movie)
Jane Ravenson
 1994 Mortal Fear (TV Movie)
Dr. Jennifer Kessler
 1993 Shameful Secrets (TV Movie)
Maryanne Walker-Tate
 1993 The Man with Three Wives (TV Movie)
 1993 Not in My Family (TV Movie)
Veronica Ricci
 1992 Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (TV Movie)
Mel Robbins
 1985-1992 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Maggie Malone Seaver
- The Last Picture Show: Part 1 (1992) ... Maggie Malone Seaver
- The Last Picture Show: Part 2 (1992) ... Maggie Malone Seaver
- The Wrath of Con Ed (1992) ... Maggie Malone Seaver
- Maggie's Brilliant Career (1992) ... Maggie Malone Seaver
- The Truck Stops Here (1992) ... Maggie Malone Seaver
 1992 The Nightman (TV Movie)
 1991 Captive (TV Movie)
Kathy Plunk
 1991 Deadly Intentions... Again? (TV Movie)
 1990 The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (TV Movie)
Dr. Clare Winslow
 1990 An American Summer
Aunt Sunny
 1990 Blind Faith (TV Mini-Series)
Maria Marshall
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Maria Marshall
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Maria Marshall
 1989 The Preppie Murder (TV Movie)
Linda Fairstein
 1989 Those She Left Behind (TV Movie)
Diane Pappas
 1988 Hooperman (TV Series)
Cheryl Blaste
- Blaste from the Past (1988) ... Cheryl Blaste
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Joanna Kerns (uncredited)
 1987 Street Justice
Catherine Watson
 1987 Cross My Heart
 1987 Mistress (TV Movie)
 1985 The Rape of Richard Beck (TV Movie)
Anita Parrish
 1985 Stormin' Home (TV Movie)
Lana Singer
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series)
Mona Wiliams
- Hot Target (1985) ... Mona Wiliams
 1985 A Bunny's Tale (TV Movie)
 1985 Code Name: Foxfire (TV Series)
Carol Bockman
- That Old Familiar Face (1985) ... Carol Bockman
 1984 Hunter (TV Series)
Dr. Kettering
- Hunter (1984) ... Dr. Kettering
 1984 The Four Seasons (TV Series)
Pat Devon
- Back in Business (1984) ... Pat Devon
- The Doctor Is Out (1984) ... Pat Devon
- Head to Head (1984) ... Pat Devon
- The Matchbreaker (1984) ... Pat Devon
- Cabin Fever: Part 2 (1984) ... Pat Devon
 1984 The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Movie)
Pamela Saletta
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
State Liquor Authority Agent
- Hair Apparent (1984) ... State Liquor Authority Agent
 1983 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
- Fatal Error (1983)
 1980-1983 Three's Company (TV Series)
Cheryl / Bobby Trilling
- Jack Be Quick (1983) ... Cheryl
- The Love Lesson (1980) ... Bobby Trilling
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Trish Brenner
- A Nice Place to Visit (1983) ... Trish Brenner
 1983 V (TV Mini-Series)
Marjorie Donovan
- Part 2 (1983) ... Marjorie Donovan
- Part 1 (1983) ... Marjorie Donovan
 1982-1983 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Jenny 'Jen' Hunter / Mary Kanfer
- Two Birds of a Feather (1983) ... Jenny 'Jen' Hunter
- The Last Page (1982) ... Mary Kanfer
 1983 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
- The Fashion Show (1983) ... Monique
 1982 Star of the Family (TV Series)
- Spring Is in the Air (1982) ... Joanne
 1982 Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain (TV Movie)
Doris Marshall
 1982 A Wedding on Walton's Mountain (TV Movie)
Doris Marshall
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Dead Man's Riddle (1981) ... Colleen
 1980 I'm a Big Girl Now (TV Series)
- Younger Than Springtime (1980) ... Tracy
 1980 Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Movie)
 1978 Switch (TV Series)
Mae Brenner
- Play-Off (1978) ... Mae Brenner
 1978 Coma
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
- Touch of Death (1977) ... Lily
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Beth Luckner
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Natalie Sands
- The Blue Angels (1977) ... Natalie Sands (as Joanne Kerns)
 1977 Emergency! (TV Series)
- Firehouse Quintet (1977) ... Gymnast (as Joanne DeVarona)
 1977 Rhoda (TV Series)
The Customer
- Love for Sale (1977) ... The Customer (as Joanna DeVarona)
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
- Gillian (1976) ... Joy (as Joanna DeVarona)
 1976 The Million Dollar Rip-Off (TV Movie)
Jessie (as Joanna DeVarona)
 1976 Ape
Marilyn Baker (as Joanna DeVarona)
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (47 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Yago Sant'gria Wine (1980)

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joanna De Verona | Joanna DeVarona | Joanne DeVarona | Joanna Kearns | Joanne Kerns


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In November 2016 she was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine Contrast Enhanced Spectrum Mammography screening, which is suggested for women with dense breasts. After two lumpectomies, Kerns decided to have a double mastectomy in December "instead of risking radiation and the chance of it coming back" and has been "given an all clear - the best of the results she could have had. See more »

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