Joanna Shimkus

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Birthday
30, 1943
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1943 (age 76)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Notable for her roles in the French-language films Les Aventuriers (1967) and De l'Amour (1964) and in the 1968 British movie Boom!, she is perhaps most famous as the wife of the acclaimed American film actor Sidney Poitier.

Before Fame

She began her entertainment career as a Paris-based fashion model.

Trivia

In the late 1960s, she appeared in three films directed by Oscar winner Robert Enrico.

Family Life

Born in Nova Scotia, she grew up in Quebec as the daughter of an Irish-Canadian mother and a Jewish-Lithuanian father. Her marriage to Poitier began in the mid-1970s and produced daughters named Sydney Tamiia and Anika.

Associated With

She and her husband acted together in the 1969 feature The Lost Man, sharing the screen with Al Freeman, Jr.