Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is the recipient of an Academy Award for Best Actress, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. As a movie star, she was one of the best respected actors of her generation, often playing complex women with a characteristic nuance and depth of character. She is perhaps best known for her performance as a woman with personality disorders in "The Three Faces of Eve" (1957), which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.

Woodward met actor Paul Newman in 1953, on the production of "Picnic on Broadway". It was Newman's debut; Woodward was an understudy. Shortly after filming "The Long, Hot Summer" in 1957, Newman divorced his first wife Jackie Witte to marry Woodward. They married early in 1958. The Newmans moved to 11th Street in Manhattan, before buying a home and starting a family in Westport, Connecticut. Together they had three daughters: Elinor "Nell" Teresa (b. 1959), Melissa "Lissy" Stewart (b. 1961), and Claire "Clea" Olivia (b. 1965). They were one of the first Hollywood movie star couples to choose to raise their families outside California. They remained married for 50 years until his death in 2008.

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