Joanne Whalley is a 59 years old English actress. She is most well-known for her exceptional performance in the films “Dance with a stranger”, “Scandal”, “The Secret Rapture” as well as “Mother’s Boys”.
Joanne was previously known as Joanne Whalley Kilmer following her wedding to actor Val Kilmer in 1988. In 2021 Joanne Whalley’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million.
Childhood and early life
Joanne Whalley was born on the 25th of August 1960 in Salford, England. She was raised in two different places: Levenshulme as well as Stockport. To study she attended Bredbury Comprehensive School. Bredbury Comprehensive School.
After a while, she decided to leave the school and enrolled at Tarrytown Convent Girls’ School. She also attended Braeside School of Speech and Drama. Braeside School of Drama and Speech is located in Marple.
Joanne Whalley’s Personal Life of Joanne Whalley
Joanne Whalley was married to American actor Val Kilmer. She first met him during the production of the film “Willow”. The two instantly fell in love and they exchanged wedding vows in the year 1988.
She had two children called Mercedes and Jack when she was married to Val. Whalley even stopped her acting career to care for her two children. The couple filed divorce papers on July 21, 1995, citing the reason as irreconcilable disagreements.
Joanne Whalley Career
Joanne began her career as a child actor on numerous TV shows such as “How We Used To Live” as well as “Juliet Bravo”. Joanne also had major characters within the TV soap series “Emmerdale” as well as “Coronation Street”.
As she grew older and was a teenager, she had a time as a performer in the group “Cindy and The Saffrons”. She was also a part of the group “Slowguns”. Then, she quit the group before they released their two singles.
Whalley was given a note in 1982 when she was cast as Ingrid Rothwell in the TV adaptation of the novel “A Kind of Love”. However, it was in 1985 that she got her first major role when she played Emma Craven in the drama series “Edge of Darkness”. Then, she delivered another amazing performance in the television series “The Singing Detective”.
Joanne made the move from London to Los Angeles after she got engaged with actress Val Kilmer in 1987. She then appeared more often in Hollywood in comparison to British films and shows. She played Christine Keeler in the 1989 drama film “Scandal”. In 1991, after two years she appeared as a character in the psychological thriller film “Shattered”.
Whalley played the lead role in a TV film named “Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis”. Later, she played the role that was Queen Mary I on the BBC’s series “The Virgin Queen”. Whalley was a part of the character Vannozza de Cattaneo in the drama historical show “The Borgias” in the year 2011.
Her most recent film work includes “Love is Love Is Love” The film was originally scheduled to be released during April of 2020’s Tribeca Film Festival. Due to the COVID-19 virus, the film was moved for its world premiere in September 2020, at the Deauville American Film Festival.
Joanne Whalley Net Worth
By 2021 Joanne Whalley’s net worth is estimated to be about $5 million. She’s accumulated a massive amount from her acting profession. Whalley is expected to receive $27,500 a month in child care from her former husband, Val.
In the past, ago, she claimed that Val has not made payments to support children. In the aftermath, she sought Val’s ranch in New Mexico, valued at $18.5 million. By claiming the ranch she was claiming the money that she was legally owed by Val Kilmer.