Joanne Woodward Net Worth

March 9, 2024
2 mins read

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on the 27th February 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia USA. She is an actress, probably still best known for starring in “The Three Faces Of Eve” (1957), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Joanne is also known for “Rachel, Rachel” (1968), “Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams” (1973), “Do You Remember Love” (1985), “Mr. And Mrs. Bridge” (1990), and “Breathing Lessons” (1994). Her career has been active since 1955.

Have you ever wondered how rich Joanne Woodward is? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that Joanne’s net worth is over $50 million as of early 2016, with the main source of this amount of money being, of course, her career in the entertainment industry as a professional actress.


Joanne Woodward Net Worth $50 Million


Joanne Woodward was raised in a middle-class family by her father, Wade Woodward, and her mother, Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier. Her father was the Vice President of Charles Scribner’s Sons, a publisher. When she was in elementary school, her parents divorced, and she stayed with her mother who encouraged her to try a career as an actress. In her teens, Joanne started competing in a number of beauty pageants and won several of them. Side by side with that, she started performing in school play productions while at Marrieta High School, and that was the beginning of her career. Joanne attended Louisiana State University, from where she graduated a degree in Drama. Soon after, she moved to New York to pursue her career as a professional actress.

Joanne`s professional career began in 1952, when she was cast in the TV series “Tales Of Tomorrow” (1952), as Pat, and later that year, she was chosen for the role of Ann Rutledge in the TV series “Omnibus” (1952-1953). However, she had to wait until 1955 for her debut film appearance, which was in the western film entitled “Count Three And Pray” (1955). Two years later, Joanne starred in the film “The Three Faces Of Eve” (1957), for which she won the Academy Award, and ever since then, her career in the entertainment industry has gone only upwards, and so has her net worth.

She met fellow actor Paul Newman, who she married eventually, and they starred in a number of films together, such as “The Long, Hot Summer” (1958), “Rally, `Round The Flag, Boys!” (1958), “Paris Blues” (1961), “The Drowning Pool” (1975), “Winning” (1968), and “Mr. And Mrs. Bridge” (1990). She has also starred in films which Newman directed but didn`t appear in, such as “The Glass Menagerie” (1987), “They Might Be Giants” (1971), and “Rachel, Rachel” (1968), all of which increased her net worth by a large degree.

Overall, Joanne has appeared in over 70 film and TV titles, in a career longer than 60 years, some of her other achievements in the entertainment industry include appearances in films such as “Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams” (1973), as Rita, “A Christmas To Remember” (1975), as Mildred McCloud, “Foreign Affairs” (1993), as Vinnie Miner. Furthermore, Joanne appeared in the popular film “Philadelphia” (1993, as Sarah Beckett, and “Blind Spot” (1993).

Most recently she has switched her talents to voice acting, lending her voice to such characters as Margaret Mitchel in the film “Change In The Wind” (2010), and as Doris in the film “Lucky Them” (2013), increasing further her net worth.

Joanne has won numerous prestigious awards, apart from the Academy Award: she has won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for her work on the “Breathing Lessons” (1994), and many others.

Speaking about her personal life, Joanne Woodward was briefly engaged to Gore Vidal, an author, and later she married actor Paul Newman in January of 1958; the couple was together for 50 years until September 2008, when Paul passed away from lung cancer. They have three daughters, and two grandsons. In 1988, they founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a non-profit organization who helps people with cancer. Joanne’s current residence is in Westport, Connecticut.

Daniel Wanburg

As the Managing Editor at Net Worth Post, I lead a talented team in delivering compelling content on the lives and achievements of influential figures. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I oversee the production of insightful biographies that resonate with our audience. My role involves not only managing the editorial process but also conducting research, crafting engaging narratives, and ensuring the accuracy and quality of our publications.

At NetWorthPost, we strive to provide our readers with in-depth profiles that offer valuable insights into the worlds of business, entertainment, and beyond. Through meticulous research and captivating storytelling, we bring to light the remarkable journeys and successes of individuals who inspire and captivate us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Don't Miss