Joanne Whalley

Joanne Whalley - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Joanne Whalley is a popular actress and model from England. Joanne Whalley is widely known for portraying Mary Hall in the 1985 Drama Adaptation film “The Good Father”  and Fay Forrester in the 1989 Crime Thriller film “Kill Me Again”.

Early Life

Joanne Whalley was born on the 25th of August 1961 in Salford, Lancashire, England. She is 61 years old (as of 2023) under the zodiac sign Virgo. Joanne holds British nationality and follows the Christianity religion. Besides that, other information regarding her family identity or early childhood is not mentioned.

Joanne Whalley

Caption: Joanne Whalley old picture source: thewikifeed


Speaking of her educational background, She attended Bredbury Comprehensive School as a child in Stockport, Cheshire, and later went to Braeside School of Speech and Drama.

Career and Professional Life

Television Career

In the middle of the 1970s, Joanne Whalley made her television debut as a part of the British soap opera “Coronation Street.” Later, she played “Janice Scott/Linda Mason” in “Crown Court” and “Angela Read” in “Emmerdale Farm.”

Then, in 1976, Whalley took on the role of “Marjorie Dawson/Sarah Hughes” in the television program “How We Used to Live.” She made several TV appearances over the following few years, including “Omnibus,” “A Kind of Loving,” “Coming Home,” and “A Christmas Carol.”

Whalley was cast as “Emma Craven” in the British television series “Edge of Darkness” in 1985. She appeared in five episodes of the show, and both the audience and the critics praised her for giving a strong performance.

Nurse Mills was a character that Joanne Whalley played in the 1986 film “The Singing Detective” before assuming the role of Scarlett in the television miniseries of the same name. She also made an appearance in the “Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis” CBS television movie.

Whalley made a brief comeback to the small screen after a protracted absence from it before making an appearance as “Princess Sophie Grimaldi” in the teen drama “Gossip Girl.”

For her subsequent television role in the early 2010s, she received a great deal of praise. The historical television series “The Borgias” featured Whalley as “Vanozza Cattaneo,” a fictional character. Between 2011 and 2013, she appeared in 25 episodes of the program and played one of the lead roles.

Joanne Whalley

Caption: Joanne Whalley in the 1989 Crime Thriller film ‘Kill Me Again’ source: Letterboxd.


Her next significant television role came in 2015 when she played “Claudia” for 12 episodes of the miniseries “A.D. The Bible Continues.” She then made an appearance as “Rheda” in the fantasy epic television series “Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands” on ITV.

Film Career

Joanne Whalley made her feature film debut in ‘Pink Floyd—The Wall’ in 1982. Later, she continued to work and made appearances in more than thirty movies. One of her best performances to date is in her second movie, “Dance with a Stranger,” a British tragedy film.

Later, she played the character “Sorsha” in Ron Howard’s fantasy film “Willow” (1988), and the following year, she made an appearance in “Scandal,” a drama film. Based on an affair involving former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, “Scandal” was created. In the film, she portrayed the role of “Christine Keeler.”

After appearing in movies like “Navy SEALs,” “Kill Me Again,” “The Big Man,” and “Shattered,” she played “Natalie Tate” in the Mark Frost-directed “Storyville.” Her next significant performance was as “Katherine Coleridge” in the drama movie “The Secret Rapture” from 1993.

Joanne Whalley made appearances in movies like “A Good Man in Africa,” “Mother’s Boys,” “Before You Go,” “The Man Who Knew Too Little,” and “Flood” over the ensuing decades.

In 2009, Whalley made a memorable appearance in Malcolm Venville’s critically acclaimed directorial debut, “44 Inch Chest.” In 2010, Whalley and the rest of the cast won the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards for Best Ensemble Performance.

Joanne Whalley – Net Worth 2023

Joanne Whalley has earned a huge amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth as of 2023 is around $5 million. However, there is no specific detail concerning her collaboration with any brands.

Personal Life

Regarding her love life, Whalley is currently single. Previously she was married to an American actor, Val Kilmer. Whalley met Kilmer for the first time while filming the movie ‘Willow’.

The duo tied the wedding knot in 1988. Together, they were blessed with two kids: a son, Jack, and a daughter, Mercedes. The two broke off their relationship soon after. On July 21, 1995, Whalley filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

Joanne Whalley

Caption: Joanne Whalley with her ex-partner Val Kilmer source: The Sun.

Body Measurements

Joanne Whalley is very beautiful and attractive undoubtedly. she has an excellent height of 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm/1.63 m) and weighs around 53 kg (115 lbs). In addition, Whalley has dark brown pair of beautiful eyes and dark brown hair color.

Joanne Whalley – Social Media

She is active on her Instagram account @therealjoannewhalley with 2,173 followers. She also has 1.7K followers on Facebook and 483 followers on Twitter.