Joanna Shimkus is a well-known Canadian-American actress. Joanna is mainly known for her work on The Virgin and the Gypsy, Zita, and The Last Adventure projects.

Joanna has also worked as an Interior decorator/ designer since 2000. She has also featured in a TV movie named The Force, where she played the role of Margaret Winters in 2018.

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Full NameJoanna Shimkus
Date of Birth30 October, 1943
Birth PlaceCanada
SpouseSidney Poitier
Age77 years old
Weight68 kg
Height5 feet 7 inches
Body MeasurementN/A
Eye ColorGrey
Hair ColorBlonde
Net Worth$1 million

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Where was Shimkus born and raised?

Joanna Shimkus was born in 1943, on October 30. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Currently, Shimkus is 78 years old. Joanna has not mentioned her family details, but her father belongs to Lithuanian-Jewish, and her mother is Irish.

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Talking about her educational background, she does not discuss her academic journey. However, looking after her age, she might be graduated from a reputed University near her hometown.


How did Joanna start her Career?

Joanna Shimkus started her acting career in 1964 from the movie De I’amour. She has played the character of Jean Aurel. Her hardworking and performance impressed the director Robert Enrico and has signed for three more films. After that, she has featured in the movies like Les Aventures, Zita, and Ho.


Shimkus’s Husband Sidney Poitier Career

Sidney Poitier has begun his career at the American Negro Theatre, but he was rejected initially. Later on, he brushes up his acting skills and performed in the theatre again. At that time, the audience loves his work and has a prominent role in Lysistrata, a worldwide production.

After that, Sidney got an offer from many productions, and Poitier chose to work for the NO Way Out film. Later on, his career got a kick start, and he went on to work in different movies, which includes Cry the Beloved Country, Red Ball Express, Blackboard Jungle, Edge of the City, Something of Value, Band of Angeles, The Mark of the Hawk, and the Virgin Islands.

Sidney has also become a part of several hit movies such as They Call Me Mister Tibbs, Buck and the Preacher, Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, Little Nikita, and Tell Them Who You are. He has also directed several movies such as Stir Crazy, Wester, Buck, the Preacher, Ghost Dad, and Uptown Saturday Night.

Poitier has also served as the Bahamian Ambassador to Japan for around ten years, from 1997 to 2007. He has also written three autobiographies called This Life, Life beyond Measure, and The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography.

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Sidney has also received several awards such as British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award, Silver Bear Award, and Oscar Award for Best Actor. He also adds the SAG Life Achievement Awards, AFI Life Achievement Award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute, and BAFTA Fellowship.


Who is Shimkus married to?

Joanna Shimkus is a happily married woman. She tied a knot with well-known actor Sidney Poitier in 1976, on January 22. Shimkus has not provided further information related to their relationships. However, the duo has given birth to two daughters name Anika Poitier and Sydney Tamiia Poitier. Their children are also involved in the entertainment industry. Shimkus is also a step-mother of Pamela Poitier, Beverly Poitier-Henderson, and Sherri Poitier.

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Social Media

Joanna Shimkus is engaged in social media platforms. She is active in social media account like Facebook only with more than 288 followers.


Net Worth

Talking about her net worth, she earned around $1 million. Her husband earned around $25 million as his net worth.


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