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Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a quite a movie buff and enjoyed going to picture shows ... See full bio »

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Known For

Rachel, Rachel Rachel Cameron
The Three Faces of Eve Eve White / Eve Black / Jane
Philadelphia Sarah Beckett


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 2013 Lucky Them
Doris (voice)
 2012 Gayby: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Jenn's Mother (voice, uncredited)
 2012 Gayby
Jenn's Mother (voice, uncredited)
 2011 All the World (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Change in the Wind
Margaret Mitchell (voice)
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini Series)
Francine Whiting
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Francine Whiting
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Francine Whiting
 2003 Freedom: A History of US (TV Series documentary)
Anne Martin
- Safe for Democracy (2003) ... Anne Martin (voice)
 1996 Even If a Hundred Ogres...
Narrator (voice)
 1994 Breathing Lessons (TV Movie)
Maggie Moran
 1993 The Roots of Roe (TV Movie documentary)
Margaret Sanger (voice)
 1993 Philadelphia
Sarah Beckett
 1993 The Age of Innocence
The Narrator (voice)
 1993 Blind Spot (TV Movie)
Nell Harrington
 1993 Foreign Affairs (TV Movie)
Vinnie Miner
 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
India Bridge
 1987 The Glass Menagerie
Amanda Wingfield
 1985 Do You Remember Love (TV Movie)
Barbara Wyatt-Hollis
 1984 Passions (TV Movie)
Catherine Kennerly
 1984 Harry & Son
 1982/I Candida (TV Movie)
 1981 Crisis at Central High (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Huckaby
 1980 The Shadow Box (TV Movie)
 1979 The Streets of L.A. (TV Movie)
Carol Schramm
 1978 A Christmas to Remember (TV Movie)
Mildred McCloud
 1978/I The End
Jessica Lawson
 1978 See How She Runs (TV Movie)
Betty Quinn
 1977 Come Back, Little Sheba (TV Movie)
 1976 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Marmee March
- Little Women (1976) ... Marmee March
 1976 Sybil (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
 1976 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Midge Gibson
- The Family/Joanne Woodward (1976) ... Midge Gibson
 1975 The Drowning Pool
Iris Devereaux
 1971 All the Way Home (TV Movie)
Mary Follet
 1971 They Might Be Giants
 1970 WUSA
 1969 Winning
 1968 Rachel, Rachel
Rachel Cameron
 1966 A Fine Madness
Rhoda Shillitoe
 1964 Signpost to Murder
Molly Thomas
 1963 A New Kind of Love
Samantha Blake
 1963 The Stripper
Lila Green
 1961 Paris Blues
Lillian Corning
 1960 From the Terrace
Mary St. John
 1960 The Fugitive Kind
Carol Cutrere
 1959 The Sound and the Fury
Quentin Compson / Narrator
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Grace Bannerman
 1958 The Long, Hot Summer
Clara Varner
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Louise Darling
- The 80 Yard Run (1958) ... Louise Darling
 1957 No Down Payment
Leola Boone
 1957 The Three Faces of Eve
Eve White / Eve Black / Jane
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Kathryn Winter
- Savage Portrait (1956) ... Kathryn Winter
 1954-1956 Studio One (TV Series)
Christiana / Daisy Gilmer / Lisa Molloy
- A Man's World (1956) ... Christiana
- Family Protection (1956) ... Daisy Gilmer
- Stir Mugs (1954) ... Lisa Molloy
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Margaret Spencer
- The Girl in Chapter One (1956) ... Margaret Spencer
 1955-1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Starfish (1956) ... Rhoda
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Beth Paine
- Momentum (1956) ... Beth Paine
 1954-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Ann Benton / Terry / Vicki
- Watch the Sunset (1956) ... Ann Benton (as Joanne Woodard)
- Full Circle (1955) ... Terry
- Interlude (1954) ... Vicki
 1956 A Kiss Before Dying
Dorothy Kingship
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ann Rutledge
- Prologue to Glory (1956) ... Ann Rutledge
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- White Gloves (1955) ... Rocky
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Eleanor Apley
- The Late George Apley (1955) ... Eleanor Apley
 1955 Count Three and Pray
 1954-1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Cynara (1955)
- Unequal Contest (1954)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
 1952-1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Ann Rutledge (segment "Mr. Lincoln") / Ann Rutledge (segment "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge") / Ann Rutledge (segment "Lincoln Part IV: New Salem") / ...
- Mr. Lincoln (1955) ... Ann Rutledge (segment "Mr. Lincoln")
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 5 (1953) ... Ann Rutledge (segment "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge")
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 4 (1953) ... Ann Rutledge (segment "Lincoln Part IV: New Salem")
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 3 (1952) ... Ann Rutledge (segment "Lincoln Part III: Growing Up")
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 2 (1952) ... Ann Rutledge (segment "Lincoln, Part II: Early Boyhood")
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Jill Andrews
- Dark Stranger (1955) ... Jill Andrews
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1952-1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Elsie / Penny
- Homecoming (1954) ... Elsie
- Penny (1952) ... Penny
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Jenny Townsend
- Five Star Final (1954) ... Jenny Townsend
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- High Man (1954) ... Nancy
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
June Ledbetter
- Segment (1954) ... June Ledbetter
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
- Welcome Home (1954)
 1953-1954 You Are There (TV Series)
- The Fall of Troy (1953) ... Cassandra
 1953-1954 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Emily / Arabella Cookenboo
- The Dancers (1954) ... Emily
- A Young Lady of Property (1953) ... Arabella Cookenboo
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
- In Line of Duty (1954)
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
- The Bitter Storm (1952) ... Pat
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[on her Rachel, Rachel (1968) director and husband Paul Newman being snubbed in the Best Director category by the Academy Awards in 1969] "How do you figure it? He even won the New York Film Critics award that year for it, but didn't get in as one of the five Oscar nominees. I was really hurt about that. And I have to admit that I still don't think the awards mean what they say they mean. The ... See more »


In the July 21, 1975, issue of People magazine, in which she shared the cover with her husband Paul Newman, Woodward claimed that her older relatives back in a small town in rural Georgia would be upset if they knew that Newman was half Jewish. See more »


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