Joan Van Ark
Joan Van Ark
Celebrated Name: Joan Van Ark
Real Name/Full Name: Joan Van Ark
Gender: Female
Age: 80 years old
Birth Date: June 16, 1943
Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 5 in
Weight: 55kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): John Marshall
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes ( Vanessa Marshall )
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Joan Van Ark Lesbian? No
Profession: Actress
Salary: No
Net Worth in 2024: $12 million
Last Updated: February 2024

Joan Van Ark is a legendary American actress and director. The actress is known for her role as Valene Ewing on soap opera Knots Landing. Van is the life member of the Actors Studio. In 1996, she made her Broadway debut with Barefoot in the Park. Joan has natural blonde hair. She is the sister of Carol Kuykendall.

The actress received a nomination for Daytime Emmy Award. The mentor of Joan is late Barbara Bel Geddes.

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Early Life & Biography

Joan was born on June 16, 1943, in New York City, New York, United States. The parents of the actress are Dorothy Jean Hemenway and Carroll Van Ark. Her father was an advertiser and public relations consultant. The parent of Ark was from an immigrant from Holland. Joan raised in Colorado with her siblings named Carol, Mark, and Dexter. Joan interviewed actress Julie Harris as a student reporter

She was advised by Julie to attend Yale School of Drama. Joan attended the school with a scholarship.

After one year, she appeared on Knots Landing as Lilimae Clements.

Personal Life

On February 01, 1966, she married John Marchall, which was the former reporter of the KNBC-TV. The couple’s first child Vanessa Marshall was born on October 19, 1969.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on June 16, 1943, Joan Van Ark is 80 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024. Her height is 5 ft 5 in tall, and her weight is 55 kg.


The actress started her professional career with Guthrie Theatre in Moliere’s The Miser. She works opposite Hume Cronyn and Zoie Caldwell. The next play of actress was Death of a Salesman at the Guthrie. Joan cast in Barefoot in the Park, which was directed by Mike Nichols. In 1971, she worked in The School for Wives. The actress signed a deal with Universal Studios.

Joan cast in The Judge and Jake Wyler in 1972 television pilot. The series did not pick by the NBC. In 1973, she worked in M*A*S*H episode Radar’s Report. She appeared regularly in sitcom Temperatures Rising, and We’ve Got Each Other.

The actress worked in Knots Landing for thirteen seasons of the show. In 1992, she left the show and only return for the final episode in 1993. Apart from acting, she directed two episodes of the series. In 2005, she appeared in Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again. The actress worked in The Young and the Restless as Gloria Fisher Abbott. After some time, she left the show and replaced by Judith Chapman.

The actress worked opposite John Rubinstein in Off-Broadway Love Letters. She appeared in Macbeth, which was produced by Charles Johanson. Joan worked in several other stages plays like The Night of the Iguana, The Legend of Oedipus, and Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

She guest appeared in several series like Bonanza, M*A*S*H, The Six Million Dollar Man, Petrocelli, Quincy, Kojak, Barnaby Jones, and Rhoda. In 1978, she worked in the Wonder Woman episode. The actress voiced the character of spider woman in 1979 animated series of the same name.

Joan became the host of Tournament of Roses Parade on CBS. She appeared in Son of the Beach, which is Howard Stern productions. In 2011, Joan did voice work for animated comedy series Archer. She was a guest for the Logo series RuPaul’s Drag Race. In 2015, the director worked in Psycho Wedding Crasher, which is a television movie.

Awards & Achievements

The actress received Theatre World Award in 1971. Joan received Soap Opera Digest Award for her work in Knots Landing.

She appeared in TV Land Awards with Knots Landing actors named Michele Lee, Donna Mills, Kevin Dobson, Ted Shackelford, and Lisa Hartman Black. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Features in a Play.

Net Worth & Salary of Joan Van Ark in 2024

Joan Van Ark Net Worth
Joan Van Ark Net Worth

As of February 2024, The net worth of Joan Van Ark is $12 million. She has given several memorable roles to fans. She created her net worth from working in television series and movies. The actress is known for working in Knots Landing.

Joan worked as the voice actor for several projects. She received a nomination for several awards. Her daughter is also known, actress and comedian. She was contest net in Weakest Link but voted off.

Joan Van Ark is the greatest actress of all time. Barbara Bel Geddes praised her acting.



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