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Joanna Gleason


Facts of Joanna Gleason

Full NameJoanna Gleason
First NameJoanna
Last NameGleason
Birth CityToronto
Birth CountryCanada
Father NameMonty Hall
Father Professiongame show personality
Mother NameMarilyn Hall
Mother Professiontelevision producer
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseChris Sarandon
No Of Children1
Networth$10 M
Date of BirthJune 2,1950
Age74 years
Married DateJuly 22,1994

Joanna Gleason is a Canadian actress best known for her theatre performances.

Her Married Life and Wedding

She is married to her husband, who is an American actor named Chris Sarandon on July 22, 1994

They have been together for 25 years now and are still going strong as there is no sign of their divorce or any extramarital affairs.

Joanna Gleason with her spouse Chris Sarandon
Joanna Gleason with her spouse Chris Sarandon Source: Pinterest

Joanna’s first marriage was with acting coach Paul G. Gleason. She has a son named Aaron David Gleason from Paul

They took the vows in 1975 and filed divorce after seven years of their marriage in 1982. 

She then got married to Michael Bennahum after two years of her divorce i.e., in 1984.

However, the duo separated in 1990 after six years of their marriage. She do not have any children from her second nor her third marriage.

Her Love Story

Joanna met Chris on the set of Broadway’s short-lived musical “Nick and Nora.” The duo loved spending time with each other and fell in love. 

After dating for a brief period, they decided to tie the knot in 1994

The couple returned to the stage together in “Thorn and Bloom” in 1998’s and collaborated in several movies like “Road Ends,” “Edie & Pen,” “Let the Devil Wear Black,” and “American Perfekt.”

Joanna is not very active in any of her social media handles, however, here is a picture posted by her under a caption 

‘The Mister’

Joanna Social Media Post
Joanna Social Media Post Source: Instagram

Her Parents

Joanna is the eldest daughter of popular game show personality Monty Hall and television producer Marilyn Hall.

 She has two siblings, Sharon Hall Kessler and Richard Hall. Both of her siblings are in the television world as writer/ director.

Her family in the Industry

Joanna’s Father, Monty Hall, was famous as the host of the game show “Let’s Make a Deal” and the puzzle named after him, the “Monty Hall problem.” 

He has even received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 24, 1973. 

Her mother, Marilyn, was an Emmy Award-winning producer. She also used to write songs, cookbooks and book reviews as well.

Her sister, Sharon, is the President of Endemol Shine Studios. She is the wife of television producer Todd Ellis Kessler.

Her brother, Richard, has also won vivid awards like Emmy in Los Angeles and San Francisco, likewise a Golden Mike, an Iris and L.A Press Club Award for best documentary.

Net Worth, Absolutely Sensational

Joanna’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 Million. She has accumulated it through her passion and dedication towards her work.

Joanna has won different awards like Theatre World Award for the show “I Love My Wife,” Drama Desk Award for “It’s Only a Play,” “Social Security,” and “Into the Woods”  and Tony Award for “Into the Woods.”

She was always passionate about acting and started to practice and act from a young age. She has been seen in many films and TV roles. 

Her first Broadway, as well as television debut, was in 1977 in “Love My Wife” and “Let’s Make a Deal.”

 She also appeared in several movies and television series like “Hello,” “Hannah and Her Sisters,” “Boogie Nights,” “The Boys,” “Sensitive Skin,” and many more.

Gleason is also a teacher and holds classes and workshops all over the country. She has also recorded her voice in “King of the Hill,” a popular animated sitcom and directed “A Letter from Ethel Kennedy,” her first New York play in 2002.

Here is the cast of “Sensitive Skin” along with their net worth:

NamesNet Worth
Kim Cattrall$60 Million
Bob Martin$25 Million
Elliott Gould$20 Million
Marc-Andre Grondin$19 Million
Don McKellar$18 Million
Cle Bennett$4 Million
Colm Feore$3 Million
Mary Walsh$1 Million
Nicolas Wright$1 Million


In an interview with Mark Robinson, she was asked what she looks for in a theatre role, what about a character appeals to you. Her answer to this was, 

“Well, it has changed over the years. When you are young, you look for opportunities. You don’t have the luxury of your druthers. You try to get yourself in front of people. After Into the Woods, I found myself interested in primary roles, from pieces that hadn’t been done before. And, of course, there are also people I wanted to work with and chose my projects accordingly.”


  1. As per Joanna’s bio, she was born on June 2, 1950, which makes her age 69 as of 2019.
  2. Her real name is Joanna Hall. She kept his first husband’s (Paul G. Gleason) acting surname.
  3. Joanna is the step-mother of Michael Sarandon, Alexis Sarandon, and Stephanie Sarandon.
  4. We cover most of the information about Joanna Gleason as it is difficult to find on other wiki sites.

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Updated On Wed Feb 17 2021 Published On Tue Jan 07 2020 By paper-boat

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