Joanne was nominated for 1995 and 2006, after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 1985. In 1985, she was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries" for Breathing Lessons. In 2006, she was nominated in the same category for Empire Falls.
Joanne was not present at the 1990 Academy Awards ceremony where she was nominated for an Academy Award. Kathy Bates won the award for the film MIsery.
Joanne is on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Defense Information.
In 1992, she received the Kennedy Center Honor alongside her husband, Paul Newman.
Joanne majored in drama when she attended Louisiana State University.
Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Joanne won many beauty contests as a teenager.
Joanne once revealed her two favorite actors of all time to be Bette Davis and Sir Laurence Olivier.
Joanne played the mother to real-life daughter Nell Potts in 1972 film The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.
Joanne was once briefly engaged to novelist, essayist and screenwriter Gore Vidal before she decided to break off the engagement and pledge herself to eventual husband Paul Newman.
Joanne is typically known for her portrayal of mentally or emotionally disturbed women.
In 1990, she finally graduated Sarah Lawrence University alongside her youngest daughter, Clea Newman.
On January 29th 1958, Joanne married fellow actor Paul Newman.
In 1994, Joanne earned an Emmy nomination for her work in the telefilm Breathing Lessons.
Joanne currently serves as the artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse which is near her home in Connecticut.
Joanne wore a hand-made dress that cost about $100 dollars to the 1957 Oscar ceremony in which she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve.
In 1947, Joanne graduated from Greenville Senior High School in Greenville, South Carolina.
Joanne lists her favorite movies as 1939's Gone with the Wind and Wuthering Heights, 1940's The Philadelphia Story and the 1938 film Jezebel.
Joanne once lived next door to her idol, Bette Davis.
Two of Joanne's favorite activities are ballet and horse-back riding.