Joanna P. Adler
|Born||1964 (age 56–57)|
Joanna P. Adler (born 1964) is an American actress, known for her roles in Off-Broadway plays. She won an Obie Award in 1995. In 2014, Adler starred in the second season of the Lifetime television series Devious Maids.
Life and career
Adler graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and pursued a master's degree in Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Before completing her thesis, she began her professional acting career working with the internationally renowned theater collaborative, Mabou Mines. She continued to work in New York City's off-Broadway theater community, most notably in the title role of Richard Foreman's Obie Award-winning play Benita Canova, John Guare's Lydie Breeze, and Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Every Told. She has also appeared in a number of television commercials and in several independent movies. In 1995, Adler won an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress, for her role in the off-Broadway play The Boys in the Basement. She made her Broadway debut in Terrence McNally's Deuce, directed by Michael Blakemore. On television, Adler has guest-starred in Sex and the City, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, and The Blacklist, and has had recurring roles on Gravity, Are We There Yet?, Orange Is The New Black, Divorce, and The Sinner.
In December 2013, it was announced that Adler had been cast as a series regular for the second season of the Lifetime television comedy-drama series Devious Maids. She played the role of Opal, a new maid who is secretive and conniving, reminiscent of Mrs. Danvers from Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940).
In 2018, she appeared in FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story in a recurring role as Mary Ann Schillaci Cunanan, mother of serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who was portrayed by Darren Criss.
|1993||The Five Spot||Neurotic Girl|
|1996||The Proprietor||New York - F. Freemder|
|1997||Ties to Rachel||Deke|
|1998||A Perfect Murder||Vyczowski|
|1998||The Silent Love of the Fish||The Boy||Short film|
|1999||Just the Ticket||Vickie|
|1999||A Fish in the Bathtub||Heather|
|2000||Down to You||Piercing Woman|
|2000||Drop Back Ten||McCue's Bartender|
|2003||School of Rock||Summer's Mother|
|2004||Book of Love||Melissa|
|2004||My Mom and Dad||Betty||Short film|
|2006||Shut Up and Sing||Sheila|
|2006||The Big Bad Swim||Dr. Gaskill|
|2010||An Invisible Sign||Lisa's Mom|
|2014||Revenge of the Green Dragons||Prosecutor Gwen Shore|
|2014||5 Flights Up||Boy's Mother|
|2014||Kill Me||Waitress||Short film|
|2018||Alex Strangelove||Holly Truelove|
|2018||Can You Ever Forgive Me?||Arlene|
|2020||An American Pickle||Professor Kim Ecklund|
|2021||Tick, Tick... Boom!||Molly|
|1998||Sex and the City||Syd||Episode: "Bay of Married Pigs"|
|2000||Cosby||Dr. Ball||Episode: "The Song Remains the Same"|
|2008||New Amsterdam||Tech||Episode: "Soldier's Heart"|
|2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Anna Nobile||Episode: "Legacy"|
|2009||The Unusuals||Jennifer Goodman||Episode: "42"|
|2009||Ugly Betty||Wedding Planner||Episode: "In the Stars"|
|2006, 2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Sarah Gallagher / Persephone James||Episodes: "Informed" and "Savior"|
|2002, 2009, 2010||Law & Order||Barbara Speight / Amber Woods||Episodes: "Missing", "Great Satan" and "Love Eternal"|
|2010||Gravity||Sissy Rosenblum||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2010, 2011||30 Rock||Donna Straunk||Episodes: "When It Rains, It Pours" and "It's Never Too Late for Now"|
|2012||The Good Wife||Miss Ledger||Episode: "Don't Haze Me, Bro"|
|2012||Chicago Fire||Sondra Sherman||Episode: "One Minute"|
|2011–2012||Are We There Yet?||Mrs. Phillips||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2006–2013||The Venture Bros.||Myra Brandish (voice)||7 episodes|
|2013, 2015||Orange Is the New Black||Chaplain Royce||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2014||Devious Maids||Opal Sinclair||Series regular, 13 episodes|
|2016||The Tick||Dr. Creek||Episode: "The Tick" (pilot)|
|2017||The Blacklist||Kathryn Nemec||Episode: "Requiem"|
|2017||The Sinner||Detective Farmer||3 episodes|
|2018||The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story||Mary Ann Cunanan||Recurring|
|2019||The Resident||Dawn Long||1 episode "Flesh of the Flesh (3x02)|
- "Adler, Joanna (Joanna P. Adler)". Encyclopedia.com.
- "1994–1995 Obie Awards". Infoplease.com. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
- McNeil, Donald G., Jr. (May 26, 1995). "On Stage, and Off". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-08-31.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Devious Maids: Joanna Adler Joins the Cast for Season 2". Tvhackr.com. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Josh Hamilton Joins Fox's 'Gracepoint', Joanna Adler Added To 'Devious Maids'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-12-24.