Joanna Merlin

Joanna Merlin

Joanna Merlin  American Actress


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Joanna Merlin is a 89 year old American Actress. Born Joann Ratner on 15th July, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., she is famous for Hester Street. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Joanna Merlin has been in an on-screen matchup with Jack Davidson in Baby It's You (1983).

Joanna Merlin is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and University of California, Los Angeles alumni.


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First Name Joanna
Last Name Merlin
Full Name at Birth Joann Ratner
Age 89 years
Birthday 15th July, 1931
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, Teacher, Author, Casting director
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Hester Street
Year(s) Active 1956–present

Joanna Merlin (born July 15, 1931) is an American actor and casting director who has worked with Stephen Sondheim and starred in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. She has written two acting guides and is a faculty member of New York University's graduate acting program. In recent years, she has become known for her recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Judge Lena Petrovsky.

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Smartphone Theatre2020AnnaTV Show
Active Adults2017MiriamMovie
Homeland2011GrandmaTV Show
Sarah's Key2010Mme RainsferdMovie
The Good Wife2009Loni GoslinTV Show
The Wackness2008Grandma ShapiroMovie
Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn2008Jesse SylvesterShort Film
The Invasion2007Joan KaufmanMovie
The Jury2004Jackie OchsTV Show
Just Another Story2003SadieMovie
The Jimmy Show2001EmilyMovie
Black and Blue1999Ann BenedettoTV Movie
Witness Protection1999Cindy's MotherTV Movie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Judge Lena Petrovsky, Lena PetrovskyTV Show
City of Angels1998Teresa MessingerMovie
MURDER and murder1996DorisMovie
The Prosecutors1996TV Movie
Two Bits1995GuendolinaMovie
New York Undercover1994Carmella McNamaraTV Show
Mr. Wonderful1993LorettaMovie
Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage1993Rose ProfaciTV Movie
Class Action1991Estelle WardMovie
In a Child's Name1991Frances SilvanoTV Show
Baby Talk1991TV Show
A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz1991Dolly StieglitzTV Movie
Law & Order1990Carla Bowman, Deirdre PowellTV Show
Northern Exposure1990Nadine FleischmanTV Show
Murder in Black and White1990Dr. BrombergTV Movie
Mystic Pizza1988Mrs. ArujoMovie
American Experience1988Family MemberTV Show
Prince of Darkness1987Bag LadyMovie
L.A. Law1986A.D.A. Ellen KennedyTV Show
Amazing Stories1985Marie, Wealthy LadyTV Show
The Killing Fields1984Schanberg's SisterMovie
CBS Schoolbreak Special1984Marian RosenbergTV Show
Baby It's You1983Mrs. RosenMovie
Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number1983TV Movie
Love Child1982Mrs. SturgisMovie
Soup for One1982Allan's MotherMovie
Fame1980Miss BergMovie
Nurse1980Nan RileyTV Movie
All That Jazz1979Nurse PierceMovie
The Last Tenant1978Mrs. FarelliTV Movie
Hester Street1975Jake's LandladyMovie
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Inez MarinTV Show
All My Children1970Judge Brauer (1997)TV Show
The Winter's Tale1967PaulinaTV Movie
Another World1964Vivian CoryTV Show
East Side/West Side1963Lucia LopezTV Show
The Power and the Glory1961TV Movie
The Defenders1961Katy MartinezTV Show
CBS Repertoire Workshop1960MusyaTV Show
Naked City1958Gloria WerminskiTV Show
Weddings and Babies1958JosieMovie
The Ten Commandments1956Jethro's DaughterMovie
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