On 1st of January 1990, Joan got married to Peter Friedman. Peter Friedman is an actor from the United States. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, Sadie in 1994. The parent of one got divorced in 2002. These days, she is living a single life and there is no information about her boyfriend and her affairs.
Joan received her formal education from Rochelle Township High School. With the completion of her high school education, she joined Eastern Illinois University. Later she got enrolled at Northern Illinois University and she graduated from there in 1978. Initially, she appeared in several stage shows.
After appearing on various TV and stage shows, she appeared in a TV movie "Say Goodnight, Gracie" in 1983. She made her feature film debut in 1985 by portraying the role of Mary Alice Mahoney in the movie "Compromising Positions". She rose to fame after she appeared in the Broadway, "Burn This". She is alow widely recognized as the Pat Nixon in the 1995 movie, "Nixon". To date, she has appeared in nearly 50 projects.
The actual figure about her annual salary is unknown; however, her net worth is said to be around $8 million.