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Joanna Going

Joanna Going American actress

American actress
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American actress
Is Actor Television actor Film actor
From United States of America
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender female
Birth 22 July 1963, Washington, D.C.
Age: 56 years
Spouse: Dylan Walsh
Joanna Going
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Joanna C. Going (born July 22, 1963) is an American actress.

Early life

She was born in Washington, DC, the oldest of six children of a lawyer/state assemblyman father and a police dispatcher mother.

Raised in Newport, Rhode Island, she graduated from Rogers High School in 1981, then attended Emerson College for two years before studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


Going appeared in soap opera roles in the late 1980s, most notably as Lisa Grady on Another World from 1987 to 1989. She went on to portray lead character Victoria Winters in the 1991 primetime series Dark Shadows. Going later starred in short-lived television series Going to Extremes and guest-starred on Columbo, Spin City, The Outer Limits, and Law & Order.

Going starred in a number of feature films. She made her film debut in Wyatt Earp (1994) as Josephine Marcus, and later had major roles in Eden, Keys to Tulsa, Inventing the Abbotts, and Still Breathing. Her biggest role may be in the 1998 film version of Phantoms. In the 2000s, she starred in several television films and guest-starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, and Mad Men. She also appeared opposite Sean Penn in the 2011 film The Tree of Life, her first role in a major motion picture since 2003's Runaway Jury. In 2014, Going starred as First Lady Tricia Walker in the second season of Netflix political series House of Cards. She later was cast in the DirecTV series Kingdom.

Going appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on March 25, 2016.

Personal life

Going married actor Dylan Walsh on October 10, 2004. They have a daughter, Stella Haven. On December 15, 2010, Walsh announced he had filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized in December 2012.


Nick Jonas, Going, Matt Lauria, Frank Grillo, and Jonathan Tucker at the premiere of the Kingdom in October 2014


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Wyatt Earp Josephine Marcus
1995 How to Make an American Quilt Young Em
1995 Nixon Young Student
1996 Eden Helen Kunen
1997 Little City Kate
1997 Inventing the Abbotts Alice Abbott
1997 Keys to Tulsa Cherry
1997 Commandments Karen Warner
1997 Still Breathing Rosalyn Willoughby
1998 Phantoms Jennifer Pailey, M.D.
1998 Heaven Jennifer Marling
1998 Blue Christmas Pretty Woman
1999 NetForce Toni Fiorelli
2000 Cupid & Cate Cynthia TV Movie
2001 Lola Sandra
2002 The Routine Mother Short film
2002 Home Alone 4 Natalie TV Movie
2003 Runaway Jury Celeste Wood
2006 Save Me Rita Lambert Short film
2006 My Silent Partner Phyllis Webber TV Movie
2007 McBride: Dogged Sarah Sinclair TV Movie
2009 Chasing a Dream Diane Stiles TV Movie
2011 The Tree of Life Jack's Wife
2014 Ready or Knot Margo
2014 The Sphere and the Labyrinth Jordana
2014 Love & Mercy Audree Wilson


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Search for Tomorrow Evie Stone Recurring role
1987–1989 Another World Lisa Grady Series regular
1990 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Mindy Episode: "Here's Why You Can Never Have Too Much Petty Cash"
1991 Dark Shadows Victoria Winters / Josette du Pres Series regular, 12 episodes
1992 Columbo Melissa Alexandra Hayes Episode: "No Time to Die"
1992–1993 Going to Extremes Kathleen McDermott Series regular, 17 episodes
1993 New Year Katie Hartman TV pilot
1993 Nick's Game Laura 'Stock' Swenson TV pilot
1995 Children of the Dust Rachel TV miniseries
2000 Ed Sela McKenzie Episode: "Pretty Girls and Waffles"
2001 Spin City Julia Rhodes 3 episodes
2001 The Outer Limits Dr. Anya Kenway Episode: "Worlds Within"
2002 Law & Order Dana Bauer Episode: "The Collar"
2002 Georgetown TV pilot
2003 111 Gramercy Park Cathy Wilton TV pilot
2005 Inconceivable Jann Carlton Episode: "Sex, Lies and Sonograms"
2005 Into the West Old Clara Wheeler TV miniseries
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Amanda Sinclair / Jill Case Episode: "Happenstance"
2007 Criminal Minds Dana Woodridge Episode: "Distress"
2007 Close to Home Samantha Veeder 3 episodes
2007 Journeyman Lauren Episode: "Perfidia"
2013 Mad Men Arlene Episodes: "To Have and to Hold" and "The Better Half"
2014 House of Cards First Lady Tricia Walker 7 episodes
2014–present Kingdom Christina Kulina Main role

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