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Joanna Cassidy in 2007.
Joanna Virginia Caskey

(1944-08-02) August 2, 1944 (age 78)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1965–present
Dr. Kennard C. Kobrin
(m. 1964; div. 1974)
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Joanna Cassidy (born August 2, 1945) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as the replicant Zhora Salome in Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner (1982) and Dolores in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). She has won a Golden Globe Award, was nominated for three Emmy Awards and also was nominated for a Saturn Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

1976 Actress Joanna Cassidy
Joanna Cassidy in 1976

Cassidy also has starred in films such as Under Fire, The Fourth Protocol, The Package, Where the Heart Is, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Vampire in Brooklyn and Ghosts of Mars.

From 2001 to 2005, she played Margaret Chenowith on the HBO drama series Six Feet Under. From 2011 to 2013, she played Joan Hunt on the ABC series Body of Proof. Between 2015 and 2017 she played the role of Candace Von Weber on the Bravo scripted series Odd Mom Out.

Early years

1974 Actress Joanna Cassidy Press Photo
Joanna Cassidy in 1974

Cassidy was born Joanna Virginia Caskey in Haddonfield, New Jersey, the daughter of Virginia and Joe Caskey. She attended Haddonfield Memorial High School, and has described herself as being "a rowdy kid" there. She is known for her infectious, howling laugh which can be heard in the film The Laughing Policeman and on her appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Cassidy majored in art at Syracuse University. During her time there, she married Kennard C. Kobrin in 1964, a doctor in residency, and found work as a fashion model. The couple moved to San Francisco, where her husband set up a psychiatric practice while Cassidy continued modeling, they divorced in 1974.



Year Title Role Notes
1973 The Outfit Rita Mailer
1973 The Laughing Policeman Monica
1974 Bank Shot Eleonora
1975 The Cursed Medallion Joanna Morgan
1976 Stay Hungry Zoe Miller
1977 American Raspberry Lisa Allen
1977 The Late Show Laura Birdwell
1977 Stunts Patti Johnson
1978 Our Winning Season Sheila
1979 The Glove Sheila Michaels
1980 Night Games Julie Miller Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actress
1982 Blade Runner Zhora Salome
1983 Under Fire Claire Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
1984 Invitation to Hell Patricia "Pat" Winslow
1986 Club Paradise Terry Hamlin
1987 The Fourth Protocol Irina Vassilievna
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Dolores Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1988 1969 Ev Karr
1989 The Package Eileen Gallagher
1990 Where the Heart Is Jean McBain
1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Rose Lindsey
1991 Lonely Hearts Erin Randall
1991 All-American Murder Erica Darby Video
1992 Landslide Lucy Matterson
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn Captain Dewey
1996 Chain Reaction Maggie McDermott
1997 Loved Elenore Amerson
1998 Dangerous Beauty Laura Venier
2000 Moonglow Ginny
2000 The Right Temptation Maryanne
2001 Ghosts of Mars Whitlock
2001 Anthrax Jackie Potter
2004 Intermission Love Short film
2005 Witches of the Caribbean Professor Avebury Video
2006 The Virgin of Juarez Eve
2006 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector Lily Micelli
2006 The Grudge 2 Mrs. Davis
2007 Kiss the Bride Evelyn Golski
2008 The American Standards Ann Jennings
2008 The Human Contract Rose
2009 Stolen Lea Adkins
2009 For Sale by Owner Linda Flannery
2010 Flying Lessons Totty Kuspert
2010 Anderson's Cross Mrs. McCarthy
2011 Carjacked Betty
1982 What Might Have Been: Snake Dance Zhora Salome Short film
2013 Zugzwang Nancy Williams Filming
2013 Too Late
2013 Heaven's Door Ruth
2014 Night Vet Kelly Short film
2015 Too Late Eleanor Mahler


Year Title Role Notes
1972 Mission: Impossible Model 1 episode
1973 Mission: Impossible Stewardess 2 episodes
1976 McCoy Unnamed role Season 1, Episode 5 – "New Dollar Day"
1978 The Roller Girls Selma "Books" Cassidy 4 episodes
1978 Taxi Beverly Episode: "High School Reunion"
1978 Starsky & Hutch Harry / Monique Episode: "The Avenger"
1979 The Love Boat Joan Horner Episode: "Gopher's Greatest Hits/The Vacation/One Rose a Day"
1979 Kaz Unnamed role Season 1, Episode 18 – "A Piece of Cake"
1979–1980 240-Robert Deputy Morgan Wainwright 13 episodes
1980 Hagen Eve Season 1, Episode 7 – "The Rat Pack"
1980 Insight Lucy Episode: "Resurrection"
1980 Dallas Sally Bullock 2 episodes
1980 Trapper John, M.D. Dr. Carson Whitaker Episode: "Warning: I May Be Hazardous to Your Health"
1980 Reunion Peggy Sager Television movie
1981 Trapper John, M.D. Maggie Holtz Episode: "C.O.D."
1981 Charlie's Angels Stacy Episode: "Hula Angels"
1981 Enos Unnamed role Season 1, Episode 10 – "The Head Hunter"
1981 Hart to Hart Belle Episode: "Slow Boat to Murder"
1981 Flo Billy June Episode: "Footsie"
1982 Strike Force Eve Murphy Episode: "Turnabout"
1982 The Love Boat Dr. Lisa Lessing Episode: "I Don't Play Anymore/Gopher's Roommate/Crazy for You"
1982 Lou Grant Barbara Costigan Episode: "Charlie"
1982 Falcon Crest Katherine Demery 5 episodes
1983 The Family Tree Elizabeth Nichols Episode: "1.2"
1983 Fantasy Island Christine Donovan Episode: "Nurses Night Out"
1983–1984 Buffalo Bill Jo Jo White 26 episodes
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
1985 Code Name: Foxfire Elizabeth "Foxfire" Towne 8 episodes
1985 Hollywood Wives Marilee Gray 2 episodes
1986 Pleasures Lillian Benton Television movie
1986 The Children of Times Square Sue Roberts Television movie
1988 Nightmare at Bittercreek Allison Shapiro Television movie
1990 A Girl of the Limberlost Gene Stratton-Porter Television movie
1990 Wheels of Terror Laura Television movie
1992 Northern Exposure Solvang Planey Episode: "The Three Amigos"
1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater Lavinia Episode: "The Lonely One"
1992 Live! From Death Row Alana Powers Television movie
1992 Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story Geneva Overholser Television movie
1993 Barbarians at the Gate Linda Robinson Television movie
1993 The Tommyknockers Sheriff Ruth Merrill Television movie
1993 Dudley Laraine Bristol 5 episodes
1993 CBS Schoolbreak Special Linda Jurgenson Episode: "Other Mothers"
Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special
1993–1994 L.A. Law Judge Carolyn Walker 4 episodes
1994 Burke's Law Liz Charles Episode: "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?"
1994 Murder, She Wrote Willie Greenwood Episode: "Roadkill"
1994 Hotel Malibu Eleanor "Ellie" Mayfield 6 episodes
1995 Eye of the Stalker Judge Martha Knowlton Television movie
1997 Melrose Place Kate Reilly 3 episodes
1997 The Second Civil War Helena Newman Television movie
1997–1998 Superman: The Animated Series Maggie Sawyer (voice) 8 episodes
1998 Rude Awakening Colleen Woods Episode: "TV Mom"
1998 The Hunger Grace Wallace Episode: "The Other Woman"
1998 Circle of Deceit Elaine Greer Television movie
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Christine Esposito Episode: "Quality of Mercy"
1999–2000 Diagnosis: Murder Madison Wesley 8 episodes
2000 Rude Awakening Colleen Woods Episode: "Star 80 Proof"
2001 Philly Marian Marshall Episode: "Pilot"
2001–2002 The District Teddy Reed 5 episodes
2001–2005 Six Feet Under Margaret Chenowith 21 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2003 Less Than Perfect Norma Season 1, Episode 12 – "Claude's Got a Secret"
2003 Hidden Hills Carol Season 1, Episode 11 – "The Visit"
2003 Everwood Evelyn Rowser Episode: "The Price of Fame"
2004 Star Trek: Enterprise T'Les 2 episodes
2006 Boston Legal Beverly Bridge 5 episodes
2005 The Reading Room Diana Weston Television movie
2007 Heroes Victoria Pratt Episode: "Truth & Consequences"
2008 In Plain Sight Deandra Bevins Episode: "Never the Bride"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Faith Clancy Episode: "Threshold"
2008 Criminal Minds Mrs. Holden Episode: "52 Pickup"
2009 Desperate Housewives Melina Cominis Episode: "Home Is the Place"
2009 Hawthorne Amanda Hawthorne 4 episodes
2010 Notes from the Underbelly Kay Episode: "The Circle of Life"
2010–2012 Call Me Fitz Elaine Fitzpatrick 7 episodes
2011–2013 Body of Proof Joan Hunt 14 episodes
2012 Franklin & Bash Captain Gina Vaughn Episode: "Summer Girls"
2013 Bones Marianne Booth 2 episodes
2013 Living the Dream Claire Television movie
2015-2017 Odd Mom Out Candace Von Weber Recurring Season 1, Main Cast Seasons 2 & 3
2015 Married Sharon Episode: "The Cruise"
2016 The Odd Couple Judy Season 2, Episode 7 – "Make Room for Dani"
2016 Lady Dynamite Barbara Episode: "Jack and Diane"
2017 The Reading Room Diana Weston
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