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Joanna Merlin Biography

Joanna Merlin (born Joann Ratner on July 15, 1931) is an American actor and casting director who has collaborated with Stephen Sondheim and starred in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. She is a faculty member of New York University’s graduate acting programme and has published two acting guides[citation needed]. She is most recognised for her recurrent role as Judge Lena Petrovsky on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in recent years.

Toni Merlin and Harry Ratner, a Jewish grocer, raised Joann Ratner in Chicago, Illinois, where she eventually acquired her mother’s maiden name. Harriet Glickman (1926-2020), her older sister, rose to prominence after assisting Charles Schulz in convincing him to include a black character in his Peanuts strip. [4] Merlin made his stage debut when he was 11 years old, in a community theatre performance called Too Many Marys. Merlin earned his bachelor’s degree from UCLA and went on to study acting under Michael Chekhov, mastering his world-famous style. She has been described as Michael Chekhov’s last living student who is still teaching.
In 1956, Cecil B. DeMille’s film The Ten Commandments included Merlin for the first time. She made her Broadway debut in Becket five years later before playing Tzeitel in Harold Prince’s Fiddler on the Roof.

Date of Birth 15 July 1931
Age 90
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, United States
Zodiac Cancer
Nationality American
Profession Actress
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Joanna Merlin Career

work in casting with a more flexible schedule. Merlin worked as casting director for the first time for the musical Company. She also oversaw casting for shows like Follies, Evita, and Sweeney Todd. She worked as a casting director for John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China in 1986. After starring in many feature films, including Fame, in which she played Miss Olivia Berg, a classical dancing teacher, Merlin landed a role as a defence attorney on the NBC crime drama Law & Order in 1992. She went on to play other characters in the Law & Order franchise, including another defence attorney in the original show and a more recurring role as Judge Lena Petrovsky, a stern, by-the-book judge who has scolded or sanctioned ADAs Casey Novak (Diane Neal) and Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March) and Detective (now Lieutenant) Olivia Benson at various times. Between the years 2000 and 2011, she performed in every season in the latter position. Joanna Merlin published Auditioning: An Actor-Friendly Guide in 2001, and in 2007, she offered her theatrical skills in the instructional film Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique. She is a professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts’ graduate acting department, and she formed the Michael Chekhov Association in 1999, where she conducts acting workshops.

Joanna Merlin had a great Hollywood career as an actress.She also starred in the Saul Rubinek comedy “Soup For One” (1982), the Rosanna Arquette dramedy “Baby It’s You” (1982), and the Rosanna Arquette comedy “Love Child” (1982). (1983). She continued to work steadily in film throughout the 1980s and 1990s, starring alongside Donald Pleasence in the horror picture “Prince of Darkness,” Julia Roberts in the tragic comedy “Mystic Pizza,” and Gene Hackman in “Class Action.” She recently starred alongside Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in “Two Bits” (1995), “Murder and Murder” (1997), and Nicolas Cage in the dramatic adaptation “City of Angels” (1998). She also made an appearance in the film “The Invasion” (2007). Merlin most recently starred alongside Kristin Scott Thomas in the theatrical dramatisation “Sarah’s Key” (2011).

Joanna Merlin Net worth, Salary

Her net worth is astronomically high. Joanna net worth is estimated to be around $2 million dollars.

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  • Name: Joanna Merlin
  • Date of Birth: 15 July 1931
  • Age: 90 Year
  • Place of Birth: United States
  • Birth Sign: Cancer
  • Occupation:Actress
  • Nationality:American


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