Joan Van Ark Biography


Joan Van Ark

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Birth Name: Joan Van
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: gemini
Age: 74 Years
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Winner of Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Prime Time Serial, Joan Van Ark is an actress from United States. She is renowned for starring the role of Valene Ewing on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. A lifelong member of The Actors Studio, Joan Van Ark was born in the early 1940s in New York City, New York, United States of America to Dorothy Jean Hemenway and Carroll Van Ark. She was raised in upper class family. She is of Dutch descent.

On 1st of February 1966, Joan got married to love of her life John Marshall. John Marshall is the former reporter at the KNBC-TV. From this married life she welcomed a daughter named Vanessa Marshall. They are still strongly bonded into this married life as a loving husband and wife. She is now aged 72 years old. Her height is five feet and seven inches tall and her nationality is American.

Joan was raised in Boulder, Colorado. When she was in her mid teens, she took an interview with actress Julie Harris as a student reporter. At the end of the interview Julie pursued her to apply to the Yale School of Drama. She joined their graduate program for about a year and then she began appearing in school plays. She has been pursuing her acting career since the early 1960s. One of her early acting role was in the play The Miser. In 1967, she appeared in an American television drama series Run for Your Life playing the role of Donna Hayward. The following year she starred the role of Paula in an American prime-time soap opera Peyton Place. In 1971, she appeared in the play The School for Wives and this role earned her massive fame and popularity. She is also well acclaimed for starring the role of Valene Ewing in the TV series Knots Landing. Till date she has appeared in more than five dozens of movies and TV shows. Her net worth is in millions.

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Born in New York City, New York

1943 16th of June

A lifelong member of The Actors Studio, Joan Van Ark was born in the early 1940s in New York City, New York, United States of America to Dorothy Jean Hemenway and Carroll Van Ark. She was raised in upper class family. She is of Dutch descent.

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Interviewed actress Julie Harris

1958

Joan was raised in Boulder, Colorado. When she was in her mid teens, she took an interview with actress Julie Harris as a student reporter. At the end of the interview Julie pursued her to apply to the Yale School of Drama.

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Appeared in the Broadway show, Barefoot in the Park

1966

She has been pursuing her acting career since the early 1960s. One of her early acting role was in the play The Miser. In 1966, she made her Broadway debut by starring in the Broadway show, Barefoot in the Park.

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Married to John Marshall

1966 1st of February

On 1st of February 1966, Joan got married to love of her life John Marshall. John Marshall is the former reporter at the KNBC-TV. From this married life she welcomed a daughter named Vanessa Marshall. They are still strongly bonded into this married life as a loving husband and wife.

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First child, Vanessa Marshall

1969 19th of October

An American singer and an actress Vanessa Marshall in her one and only child of Joan Van Ark. Vanessa Marshall was born on 19th of October 1969. She is also famous as a model. She has also appeared in several video games.

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Nominated in Daytime Emmy Awards

1985

Daytime Emmy Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in the film industry and she has also once been nominated in this award. She got her first nomination in this award in 1985 for Outstanding Special Class Program.

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Won Soap Opera Digest Awards

1986

In 1986, she got her first nomination in Soap Opera Digest Awards. She won this award that year for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Prime Time Serial. She has also been awarded with this award in 1989.

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Won TV Land Awards

2009

She is renowned for starring the role of Valene Ewing on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. For this role, she got her first nomination in TV Land Awards in 2009 and she was also awarded with this award that year.

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