Actor

Dual Citizenship: US/Ireland
AEA, SAG/AFTRA
The Dramatists Guild


Height: 5’7”
Weight: 150
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Auburn


joannaru@gmail.com

Theater

PLAYROLEDIRECTOR/VENUE
KICKBernadette + 12 charactersLynne Taylor-Corbett • St. Luke’s Theatre
INSIDE OUTAlice (Lead)Larry Moss • Players Theatre
DAUGHTERS w/Marisa TomeiTessie (Lead)John Henry Davis • Westside Theatre
POUSSE CAFÉ w/Charles DurningNova (Principal)Jose Quintero • 46th Street Theatre
FREEDOMLANDClaude (Principal)Laramie Dennis • Atlantic Theatre Company
WOMEN WHO STEALPeggy (Lead)Ellen Graham • Wellfleet Harbor WHAT
OPTIONSJoAnna (Lead)Michael Shawn • Circle Rep
LOVE ME, LOVE MY CHILDRENJuliette (Principal)Paul Aaron • Mercer Arts Center
BEYOND THERAPYCharlotte (Principal)John Albano • Southampton Rep
FIFTH OF JULYGwen (Principal)John Albano • Southampton Rep
TALKING WITHActress (Principal)John Albano • Southampton Rep
IT HAD TO BE YOUWoman (Lead)John Albano • Southampton Rep
LITTLE MAHAGONNYJenny (Lead)Ron Sossi • Odyssey Theatre
DEADWOOD DICKBelle Starr (Principal)Glynn Turman • Inner-City Cultural Center
GREAT WHITE HOPE w/Ernie HudsonEllie’s Mother (Principal)Cliff Roquemore • Inner-City Cultural Center
GRANDMA SYLVIA’S FUNERALNatalie ChasenGlenn Wein • Soho Playhouse, NY. Hudson, LA
WINTERS TALEPaulinaElizabeth Swerdlow • Global Village
LES NUITS AMERICAINSOne Woman ShowTheatre Ranlagh, Paris, France
A CHORUS LINESheila (Principal)Michael Bennett • Shubert Theatre (LA)



Film

TitleRoleDirector/Venue
FUGUECo-StarFisher Stevens – Apple
SUNDAY BRUNCHDr. Kathleen RobinsonJoseph Craig
A TANGLED WEBDorothyJoseph Craig
SAYING GOODBYEMelanieCasper Andreas
ON THE CLIFFSAlvaLisa M. Perry
*Winner Best Short Comedy, Ohio Int. Film Festival)
THE LUCKIEST MAN IN THE WORLDChristineFrank Gilroy
SUNBURNMarnie (principal)Richard SarafIan
THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY’SCoraWilliam Friedkin



TV

TitleRoleVenue
STRAIGHT NO CHASER (pilot)Series RegularDirector: Barry Brown
GOLDEN MOMENTPatricia (principal)NBC Movie
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASSBlancheABC Movie
A KILLING AFFAIR w/OJ SimpsonVirginia (principal)NBC Movie
CAGNEY & LACEYCo-StarDirector: Ray Danton
FALCON CREST(principal)ABC-TV
ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE(principal)CBS-TV
SHANNON(principal)ABC-TV
CHIPSCo-StarNBC-TV
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE(principal)CBS Special
VOICE OF CNN/FNVoiceCNN 1996-1999

TRAINING

Acting
Voice
Dance
Larry Moss, Dan Fauci, Alan Schoer, Michael Shurtleff
Joan Lader, Dennis Kisor, Amelia Haas, Jean McClelland, Jocelyn Rasmussen
Luigi, (Jazz), Finas Jhung (Ballet), Henry LeTang (Tap)

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Dialects: British, Irish, New York • Tap, Jazz, Ballroom Dancing • Certified Yoga Instructor • Interfaith Minister • Arts in Education teacher