Joanna Going

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Joanna Going
BornJoanna C. Going
(1963-07-22) July 22, 1963 (age 51)
Washington D.C., US
Alma materEmerson College
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Dylan Walsh
(2004-2012; divorced)
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Joanna Going
BornJoanna C. Going
(1963-07-22) July 22, 1963 (age 51)
Washington D.C., US
Alma materEmerson College
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Dylan Walsh
(2004-2012; divorced)

Joanna C. Going[1] (born July 22, 1963) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Washington, D.C., the oldest of six children of a police dispatcher mother and a lawyer/state assemblyman father.[1] 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.[citation needed]


Going appeared in soap opera roles in the late 1980s, most notably as Lisa Grady on Another World from 1987 to 1989.[2] She went on to portray lead character Victoria Winters on the 1991 primetime series Dark Shadows.[2] 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 the 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.[3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

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.[6] The divorce was finalized in December 2012.[7]



1994Wyatt EarpJosephine Marcus
1995How to Make an American QuiltYoung Em
1995NixonYoung Student
1996EdenHelen Kunen
1997Little CityKate
1997Inventing the AbbottsAlice Abbott
1997Keys to TulsaCherry
1997CommandmentsKaren Warner
1997Still BreathingRosalyn Willoughby
1998PhantomsJennifer Pailey, M.D.
1998HeavenJennifer Marling
1998Blue ChristmasPretty Woman
1999NetForceToni Fiorelli
2000Cupid & CateCynthiaTV Movie
2002The RoutineMotherShort film
2002Home Alone 4NatalieTV Movie
2003Runaway JuryCeleste Wood
2006Save MeRita LambertShort film
2006My Silent PartnerPhyllis WebberTV Movie
2007McBride: DoggedSarah SinclairTV Movie
2009Chasing a DreamDiane StilesTV Movie
2011The Tree of LifeJack's Wife
2014Ready or KnotMargo
2014The Sphere and the LabyrinthJordana
2014Love & MercyAudree Wilson


1986Search for TomorrowEvie StoneRecurring role
1987-1989Another WorldLisa GradySeries regular
1990The Days and Nights of Molly DoddMindyEpisode: "Here's Why You Can Never Have Too Much Petty Cash"
1991Dark ShadowsVictoria Winters / Josette du PresSeries regular, 12 episodes
1992ColumboMelissa Alexandra HayesEpisode: "No Time to Die"
1992-1993Going to ExtremesKathleen McDermottSeries regular, 17 episodes
1993New YearKatie HartmanTV pilot
1993Nick's GameLaura 'Stock' SwensonTV pilot
1995Children of the DustRachelTV miniseries
2000EdSela McKenzieEpisode: "Pretty Girls and Waffles"
2001Spin CityJulia Rhodes3 episodes
2001The Outer LimitsDr. Anya KenwayEpisode: "Worlds Within"
2002Law & OrderDana BauerEpisode: "The Collar"
2002GeorgetownTV pilot
2003111 Gramercy ParkCathy WiltonTV pilot
2005InconceivableJann CarltonEpisode: "Sex, Lies and Sonograms"
2005Into the WestOld Clara WheelerTV miniseries
2006CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationAmanda Sinclair / Jill CaseEpisode: "Happenstance"
2007Criminal MindsDana WoodridgeEpisode: "Distress"
2007Close to HomeSamantha Veeder3 episodes
2007JourneymanLaurenEpisode: "Perfidia"
2013Mad MenArleneEpisodes: "To Have and to Hold" and "The Better Half"
2014House of CardsFirst Lady Tricia Walker7 episodes
2014-PresentKingdomChristina KulinaMain role


  1. ^ a b "Joanna Going Biography (1963-)". Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Joanna Going". Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  3. ^ 4 WKS (2014-03-07). "'House of Cards' Joanna Going Boards DirecTV's 'Navy St.'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  4. ^ Deadline, The (March 7, 2014). "Joanna Going Joins DirecTV's 'Navy St'; Angelique Cabral Boards NBC's 'Two To Go'". Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  5. ^ Deadline, The (June 12, 2014). "DirecTV Drama Series ‘Navy St’ Gets New Title, Premiere Date". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Nip/Tuck Star Dylan Walsh Files for Divorce". People. 
  7. ^ "Dylan Walsh - Ordered to Pay Ex-Wife HALF Of 'Nip/Tuck' Money". 2012-12-25. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 

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