Joanna Gleason Bio-Wiki: Canadian Actress, Singer, Spouse, Friends Life

Joanna Gleason

Joanna Gleason was born on June 2, 1950, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and had Caucasian ethnicity. Gemini is her Zodiac Sign. Though the public knows Joanna Gleason by her father’s name, she emerged in the film industry as a popular Canadian actress and has won the Tony Award as a musical theatre actress, overshadowing her father’s stardom. She has plenty of notable films and TV roles under her belt.

Joanna Gleason

Facts About Joanna Gleason
Full Name Joanna Gleason
Profession actress
Nationality Canadian
Birth City Toronto
Birth Country Canada
Father Name Monty Hall
Father Profession game show personality
Mother Name Marilyn Hall
Mother Profession television producer
Gender Identity Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Gemini
Marital Status Married
Spouse Chris Sarandon
No Of Children 1
Net worth $10 M
Date of Birth June 2,1950
Age 69 years
Married Date July 22,1994

Parents, family, and siblings

Joanna Gleason family

Her father, Monty Hall’s former name, was Maurice Halperin, working in Canadian Wheat Board before entering the radio business. After Joanna was born, he changed his name to Monty Hall in the entertainment industry. Her mother’s name is Marilyn Hall, who was a Canadian theatre and TV producer. She has one brother, Richard Hall, and a sister, Sharon Hall. Later, the family relocated to New York in the year 1956. Joanna was nearing six years at that time. In 1960, they shifted to Los Angeles, where Monty hosted the game shows like Video Village and Let’s Make a Deal. 


Right from her school days, Joanna worked with her acting mentor cum actor, John Inge, before completing her schooling in 1968, after which she attended UCLA and studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she had undergone the training for voice and acting.

Acting Career, Net Worth, Salary, and Income

Acting Career, Net Worth, Salary, and Income

Joanna started with a stage debut on the West Coast in the musical front, “Promises, promises,” where she starred opposite to Stacy Keach in Hamlet, in Los Angeles. She played a supporting role in the film Let’s Make A Deal. Since then, she got the parts in Hannah and Her Sisters, Heartburn, The Newsroom, The Good Wife, and others. Joanna began her acting career in the year 1977.  She starred with Hello, Larry in 1979 in a one-season sitcom. After working with McLean Stevenson, Joanna got a chance in her Broadway debut film, named I Love My Wife, which fetched her the Theatre World Award. She then acted in Broadway Peter Nicole’s films, nominated, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Nick & Nora, and Into the Woods. All these movies fetched her numerous awards, including Tony Award, where she played the lead role as Baker’s Wife. Joanna then began to act in the TV Shows like Oh Baby and American Sitcom. Her other TV Shows are:

  • The Outer Limits
  • The West Wing
  • King of the Gill
  • Practice and Friends.

In the year 2020, Joanna’s net worth estimation is over millions of dollars.

Personal Life

Joanna is currently Chris Sarandon’s wife, who is also an actor. She had divorced twice. Joanna’s first marriage took place in 1975 and gave birth to Aaron David Gleason. However, they legally separated in the year 1982. Joanna remarried Micheal Bennahum in 1984 and welcomed Stephanie Alexis, and Micheal, in 1984. But the tragedy took place in the year 1990, in the form of the second divorce. She married in the year 1991 and is now living romantically with her present husband. Joanna lost her mother on June 5, 2017. Three months later, her father passed away on September 30, 2017.


Joanna has bought a Vintage Home in Fairfield County in Connecticut with Chris Sarandon in October 2007.

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