|Birth Place||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
Joanna Shimkus is a Canadian actress who is popular as the wife of actor Sidney Poitier. She got married to Sidney Poitier in 1976. She is also popular as the mother of actress Sydney Poitier.
She has played a role in movies like A Time of Loving, The Lost Man, The Virgin and the Gypsy, and many more. Besides acting, she has also worked as an interior designer/decorator. Her age was just 19 years old when she went to Paris to work as a fashion model.
Where was Joanna Shimkus born?
Joanna Shimkus was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1994. She spends her childhood with her grandmother in Halifax. She used to spend time on her grandmother's farm along with animals. Later on, she moved to Montreal after her mother started working. There is not much information about her parents, but some resources say that her father worked at Royal Canadian Navy.
How did Joanna start her professional career?
Joanna Shimkus made her acting debut with the role of Joanna Shimjus in the movie All About Loving in 1964. After her brilliant role in her debut movie, she appears in the role of Laetitia Weiss in the movie The Last Adventure in 1967. Later she played the role of Cathy Ellis in the movie The Lost Man in the year 1969. Her last movie was A Time for Loving, where she had played the role of Joan McLaine. Besides her acting work, she is more popular as Sidney Poitier wife.
Has Joanna won any awards?
Joanna Shimkus was a nominee at Laurel Award for the title Star of Tomorrow, Female for her role in The Virgin and the Gypsy in 1971.
Who is Joanna Shimkus married to?
Joanna Shimkus got married to actor Sidney Poitier in 1976 January. The couple has two daughters name Anika Poitier and Sydney Tamila Poitier. Her daughter Sydney Tamiia Poitier is also an actress who played a role in movies and TV shows like True Crime, Blues, Abby, and many more. Unfortunately, she hasn't revealed any information about her past relationship. Furthermore, Joanna also has four step daughters from Sidney Poitier's first wife Juanita Hardy.
Unfortunately, Joanna Shimkus husband Sidney Poitier died on the 6th of January, 2022 in his house located in Los Angeles, California, United States. His dear friends like Oprah Winfrey, and Harry Belafonte expressed their grief hearing the news of his death. His family is currently silently grieving.
What is Joanna Shimkus height?
Joanna Shimkus age is 77 years old with an average height of 5 feet 7 inches. She has a slim body with a body weight of 68kg. She has blonde hair with grey color eyes.
What is Joanna Shimkus Net Worth?
Joanna Shimkus was part of the movies for many years. She worked as an actress for many movies like The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker, The Virgin and the Gypsy, and many more. Her net worth from her acting career is estimated to have $1 million.
Who is Joanna Shimkus husband, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier is a director and actor who is popular as the first black person who has won the Best Actor award at the Academy Awards. He was part of many movies and TV shows like In the Heat of the Night, A Raisin in the Sun, and many more. He has also worked as a director in the movies A Warm December, Hanky Panky, and many more. In addition, he is a winner of the Best Foreign Award and Best Actor in a Leading Role.
His net worth is estimated to have been $20 million from his multiple careers. Previously he had his wedding with Juanita Hardy, and they lived together until 1965. He also has worked as a writer, and some of his books are The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography and This Life.
Is Joanna active on Social Media?
Joanna Shimkus is not active on any social media platform. There is a page with her name on Facebook, which has 330 followers, but there is no confirmation that it is her account. She may love to spend time with her husband and daughters rather than spending time on social media.