Joanna loves to cook.
Joanna's favorite actor is Spencer Tracey.
Joanna has 2 dogs, Joe and Paddy.
Joanna met her future husband Chris Sarandon when they were performing together in the musical "Nick and Nora".
In 2007 Joanna and her husband, Chris, bought a rambling vintage home in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
The New England Theatre Conference gave Joanna a Special Award for Excellence in Theatre in 2006.
Joanna received acting training from soap opera star John Ingle.
Joanna has won 3 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress; in 1986 for the plays "It's Only a Play" & "Social Security" and in 1988 for the musical "Into the Woods".
Joanna was in the high school productions of "The Music Man", "The Mikado", "The Grass Harp" and "The Madwoman of Chaillot."
Joanna made an appearance on the final episode of her father's game show "Let's Make a Deal".
Joanna attended UCLA and Occidental College graduating from the latter.
Joanna made her professional stage debut in the play "Promises, Promises".
Joanna attended Beverly Hills High School graduating in 1968.
In 1985 Joanna was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg".
In 2008 Joanna did the pilot for ABC's The Unusuals. It is the first time that she and actor/husband Chris Sarandon, have portrayed a married couple on screen.
Joanna Gleason: (about winning a Tony Award) I cherish it and I'm proud of it and it doesn't really change much of anything, but it's awfully good for your ego.
Joanna Gleason: (about having an actor for a husband) It's like life...we don't really bring too much work home. We're each other's huge fans and closest confidants and counsel vis a vis work as well as everything more.
Joanna Gleason: At the end of the day, making sure that all the drawers are empty. Use everything you are given...make life better for others...grow up, and at the end of the days, leave nothing unfinished.
Joanna Gleason: (About driving from Los Angles to New York) Just fabulous. It took us four days and four hours. There is something about driving - you take the time to talk. I used to do this with my son when he was little. We would take trips to Yosemite. We would go to San Francisco, but instead of flying anywhere we would drive. Somehow, when a parent and a child or spouses are not face-to-face talking, there's a more dreamlike state than sitting side by side. You're much freer. Maybe it's why therapy started out lying on the couch.