About Joanne Whalley
Whalley received considerably greater exposure when she landed one of the most coveted TV roles of the 1990s, that of Scarlett O'Hara in the television sequel to the much acclaimed feature "Gone With The Wind" (1939). Despite inevitable comparisons to Vivien Leigh, Whalley made the spunky character her own, winning over critics and viewers in the miniseries, "Scarlett" (CBS, 1994).
Having been married to actor Val Kilmer for seven years, with whom she co-starred in the films "Willow" (1988) and "Kill Me Again" (1989), the couple announced their separation shortly after the birth of their second child, Jack Kilmer. Whalley then filed for divorce on July 21, 1995 citing irreconcilable differences.
|Val Kilmer. Met while working together in "Willow" (1988); married Feb. 28, 1988; announced separation shortly after the birth of their second child in 1995; divorced Feb. 1, 1996|
|Portrayed the title character in the CBS miniseries "Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis"|
|Headlined the Showtime original "Run the Wild Fields"|
|Acted in "The Man Who Knew Too Little"|
|Cast as Scarlett O'Hara in the CBS-TV miniseries sequel to "Gone With the Wind" (1939), "Scarlett"|
|US stage debut in the off-Broadway production of Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw"|
|First credit as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, "Scandal"|
|US screen debut, "Willow"|
|Screen acting debut in "Dance with a Stranger"|
|First film appearance (a bit part) in "Pink Floyd The Wall"|
|Career began on the British stage when she was still in her teens|