Joan Copeland (I)


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Joan Copeland, the sister of famed playwright Arthur Miller, is a renowned actress in her own right. She made her name on Broadway, debuting there in 1945 to begin a career that lasted more than 60 years. She also had a long career on television, where she appeared in a number of that medium's most popular soap operas. She played scheming villain ... See full bio »

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Known For

Brother Bear Tanana
(2003)
The Peacemaker Senator Bevens
(1997)
(2009)
American Playhouse Grandmother
(1990)

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 2011 Love Is Like Life But Longer (Short)
Old nun
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game)
Mamma (voice)
 2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Piano Player
 2006/I The Last Request
Alice Rudolf
 2005 Jonny Zero (TV Series)
Ms. Monroe
- Lost and Found (2005) ... Ms. Monroe
 2004 Koda's Outtakes (Video short)
Tanana (voice, uncredited)
 2003 Brother Bear
Tanana (voice)
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Ramona Dwartz
- Death by Cycle (2002) ... Ramona Dwartz
 1991-2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
Trial Judge Rebecca Stein
- Prejudice (2001) ... Trial Judge Rebecca Stein
- Blood (1997) ... Trial Judge Rebecca Stein
- Good Girl (1996) ... Trial Judge Rebecca Stein
- Angel (1995) ... Trial Judge Rebecca Stein
- Seed (1995) ... Trial Judge Rebecca Stein
 2000 The Audrey Hepburn Story (TV Movie)
Cathleen Nesbitt
 1998 The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Grandmother Cole
 1998 The Object of My Affection
Madame Reynolds
 1997 The Peacemaker
Senator Bevens
 1997 Jungle 2 Jungle
Mrs. Prelot
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Hanna Steiner
- A Miracle Happens Here (1995) ... Hanna Steiner
 1995 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Selma Hanen
- Episode dated 2 June 1995 (1995) ... Selma Hanen
- Episode dated 1 June 1995 (1995) ... Selma Hanen
- Episode dated 31 May 1995 (1995) ... Selma Hanen
 1994 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mrs. Thurmond
- Pilot (1994) ... Mrs. Thurmond
 1990 Loving (TV Series)
Claudia
- Episode dated 11 April 1990 (1990) ... Claudia
 1990 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Grandmother
- Women & Wallace (1990) ... Grandmother
 1990 Murder in Black and White (TV Movie)
Mrs. Finkelstein
 1989 Her Alibi
Audrey
 1988 The Laser Man
Ruth Weiss
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Marion
- Baby on Board (1988) ... Marion
 1987 Happy New Year
Sunny Felix
 1966-1982 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Greta Aldrin / Joan Rogers
- Episode #1.6899 (1982) ... Greta Aldrin
- Episode dated 7 October 1966 (1966) ... Joan Rogers
 1982 A Little Sex
Mrs. Harrison (Kate's Mother)
 1981 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Mrs. Friedlander
- Pilot (1981) ... Mrs. Friedlander
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
Beverly Thompson
- Best Friends (1981) ... Beverly Thompson
 1980 It's My Turn
Rita
 1977 Roseland
Pauline (The Hustle)
 1976 All in the Family (TV Series)
Elizabeth Tannen
- New Year's Wedding (1976) ... Elizabeth Tannen
 1974-1975 How to Survive a Marriage (TV Series)
Monica Courtland (entire run) / Monica Courtland
- Episode #1.320 (1975) ... Monica Courtland (entire run)
- Episode #1.319 (1975) ... Monica Courtland (entire run)
- Episode #1.317 (1975) ... Monica Courtland (entire run)
- Episode #1.318 (1975) ... Monica Courtland (entire run)
- Episode #1.314 (1975) ... Monica Courtland (entire run)
 1967-1972 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Andrea Whiting #3 (1967-1972) / Andrea Whiting
- Episode #1.5537 (1972) ... Andrea Whiting #3 (1967-1972)
- Episode #1.5536 (1972) ... Andrea Whiting #3 (1967-1972)
- Episode #1.5535 (1972) ... Andrea Whiting #3 (1967-1972)
- Episode #1.5534 (1972) ... Andrea Whiting #3 (1967-1972)
- Episode #1.5533 (1972) ... Andrea Whiting #3 (1967-1972)
 1970 The Reason Why (Short)
Charles's Wife (voice, uncredited)
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Phyllis Maxwell
- The Hidden Fury (1964) ... Phyllis Maxwell
 1964 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Joan Hollis
- Are Mothers People? (1964) ... Joan Hollis
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Beverly Lewine
- Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It (1962) ... Beverly Lewine
 1957-1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Patti Webster / Mrs. Crandall / Mrs. Hermann / ...
- Journey to Oblivion (1962) ... Patti Webster
- The Antique Swindle (1960) ... Mrs. Crandall
- The House of Flying Objects (1958) ... Mrs. Hermann
- Thirty Days to Reconsider (1958) ... Jane Middleton
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Cora
- The Iceman Cometh: Part 2 (1960) ... Cora
- The Iceman Cometh: Part 1 (1960) ... Cora
 1960 The Iceman Cometh (TV Movie)
Cora
 1960 CBS Repertoire Workshop (TV Series)
 1959 Middle of the Night
Lillian Englander
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Louise Carella
- The Eighty Seventh Precinct (1958) ... Louise Carella
- Killer's Choice (1958) ... Louise Carella
 1958 The Goddess
Alice Marie
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Mary Appleman (1959-1960)
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Nina
- The Half-Promised Land (1955) ... Nina
 1952-1953 The Web (TV Series)
- Kind Stranger (1953)
- Turn Back (1952)
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- Believe (1953)
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Town (1952)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Maggie Porter (1960-1962) / Kay Logan (1962-1963)
 1950-1951 Suspense (TV Series)
Louisa Hackett
- Wisteria Cottage (1951) ... Louisa Hackett
- Wisteria Cottage (1950) ... Louisa Hackett
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Stage: Appeared in "The American Plan". NOTE: Won the Obie Award. See more »

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Spouse:

George Joseph Kupchik  (his death)  (1 child)
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Has graced a number of daytime soap operas over time, including Search for Tomorrow (1951), Love of Life (1951) (in which she played twins), The Edge of Night (1956), One Life to Live (1968), How to Survive a Marriage (1974) and As the World Turns (1956). See more »

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