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Who Is The Most Famous Joanne Or Jo In The World?

Updated December 7, 2020 463 votes 42 voters 19.0k views54 items

List RulesVote up all of the Joannes and Jos you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Joanne can you think of? The famous Joannes and Jos below have many different professions, including notable actors named Joanne, famous athletes named Joanne, and even musicians named Jo.

Joanne Woodward is certainly one of the most famous Joannes on this list. One of the famous actresses named Joanne, she won an Oscar for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve. She co-starred in 10 films with her husband Paul Newman, including A New Kind of Love and The Drowning Pool.

Another of the famous people with the first name Joanne is Joanne Froggatt. She is best known for playing Anna on Downton Abbey. Liar, Bob the Builder, and Robin Hood are among her notable projects. Joanne Worley and Joanne Kelly are also famous actresses named Joanne. 

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    Joanne Woodward

    1930-02-27

    BirthplaceThomasville, Georgia, United States of America

    Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve (1957), which earned...  more

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    Joanne Froggatt

    1980-08-21

    BirthplaceLittlebeck, North Yorkshire

    Joanne Froggatt (born 23 August 1980) is an English actress of stage, television, and film. From 2010, she played lady's maid Anna Bates in all six seasons of the period drama Downton Abbey. For this...  more
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    Joanne Whalley

    1964-08-25

    BirthplaceSalford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

    Joanne Whalley (born 25 August 1961) is an English actress who began her career in 1974. She has appeared primarily on television, but also in nearly 30 feature films, including Dance with a Stranger...  more
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    Jo Brand

    1957-07-23

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Josephine Grace Brand (born 23 July 1957) is an English comedian, writer, presenter and actress. Starting her entertainment career with a move from psychiatric nursing to the alternative comedy...  more

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    Joanne Kelly

    1978-12-22

    BirthplaceBay d'Espoir, Newfoundland, Canada

    Joanne M. Kelly (born December 22, 1978) is a Canadian actress, known for her appearances in films such as Going the Distance, and in the TV series Warehouse 13 as the character Myka Bering, a Secret...  more
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    Jo Anne Worley

    1937-09-06

    BirthplaceLowell, West Creek Township, Indiana, United States of America

    Jo Anne Worley (born September 6, 1936) is an American actress, comedian and singer. Her work covers television, films, theater, game shows, talk shows, commercials, and cartoons. She worked on the...  more
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    Jo Whiley

    1965-07-04

    BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom

    Johanne Morton Whiley (born 4 July 1965) is an English radio DJ and television presenter. She was the host of the long-running weekday later weekend Jo Whiley Show on BBC Radio 1....  more
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    Jo Stafford

    1917-11-12

    BirthplaceCoalinga, California, United States of America

    Jo Elizabeth Stafford (November 12, 1917 – July 16, 2008) was an American traditional pop music singer and occasional actress, whose career spanned five decades from the late 1930s to the early...  more

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    Jo Van Fleet

    1914-12-30

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Catherine Josephine Van Fleet (December 29, 1915 – June 10, 1996) was a theatre, film, and television actress from the United States. Known primarily for playing roles older than she was, her career...  more
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    Joanne Borgella

    1982-05-29

    BirthplaceUniondale, New York, United States of America

    Joanne Borgella (born c. 1982; died October 18, 2014) was an American singer, model and reality television personality. She was signed to Wilhelmina Models in New York City, Miami and LA. She was the...  more
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    Jo Dee Messina

    1970-08-25

    BirthplaceFramingham, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Jo Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970) is an American country music artist. She has charted six number one singles on the Billboard country music charts. She has been honored by the Country...  more

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    Jo Pavey

    1973-09-20

    BirthplaceHoniton, United Kingdom

    Joanne Marie Pavey MBE (née Davis, born 20 September 1973) is a British long-distance runner and a World, European and Commonwealth medallist. She won the 10,000 m gold medal at the 2014 European...  more
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    Jo Yeo Jeong

    1981-02-10

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Cho Yeo-jeong (born February 10, 1981) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her leading roles in the period films The Servant (2010), The Concubine (2012) and Parasite (2019) as well as...  more

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    Jo De La Rosa

    1979-09-09

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    Jo De La Rosa is a TV personality, known for The Real Housewives of Orange County, and the spinoff series, Date My Ex: Jo & Slade....  more
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    Jo Marie Payton

    1950-08-03

    BirthplaceAlbany, Georgia, United States of America

    Jo Marie Payton (born August 3, 1950) is an American actress and singer who starred as Harriette Baines–Winslow, the matriarch of the Winslow family on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters (1989–1998),...  more
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    Jo Joyner

    1977-05-24

    BirthplaceHarlow, United Kingdom

    Joanne Mary "Jo" Joyner (born 24 May 1977) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Tanya Branning in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Mandy Carter in Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge.In...  more
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    Jo Walton

    1964-12-01

    BirthplaceAberdare, United Kingdom

    Jo Walton (born December 1, 1964) is a Welsh-Canadian fantasy and science fiction writer and poet. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2002 and the World Fantasy award for her...  more
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    Jo Caulfield

    1965-09-26

    BirthplaceWales

    Josephine Caulfield (born 26 September 1965) is a British actress, writer and comedian....  more
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    Joanne Salley

    1977-01-01

    BirthplaceDungannon, United Kingdom

    Joanne Salley (born 1977, Dungannon) is the 1998 Miss Northern Ireland, presently working as an art teacher and part-time television presenter. Educated at the Royal School Dungannon, she trained in...  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Joanne Calderwood is a Scottish Muay Thai champion and mixed martial artist who competes in the Women's Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of April 13, 2015, she is #7 in...  more

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    Joanne King

    1983-04-20

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Joanne King (born 20 April 1983 in Dublin) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles as Cyd (Cynthia Pyke) on the BBC1s Casualty and as Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford in the Showtime...  more
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    Jo Beth Taylor

    1971-05-29

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Joanne Rebecca Guilfoyle (born 29 May 1971), known professionally as Jo Beth Taylor, is an Australian television presenter, actor and singer most well known for hosting three weekly programs at the...  more
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    Jo Wood

    1955-03-15

    BirthplaceBasildon, United Kingdom

    Josephine Wood (née Karslake; born 15 March 1955) is an English model, television personality, and entrepreneur. She is the former wife of The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. She accompanied...  more
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    Joanne M. Maguire is the Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin - Space Systems in July 2006. Prior to this assignment she served as Vice President and Deputy of Space Systems Company having...  more
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    Joanne Dru

    1922-01-31

    BirthplaceLogan, West Virginia, USA

    Joanne Dru (born Joan Letitia LaCock, January 31, 1922 – September 10, 1996) was an American film and television actress, known for such films as Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and All the...  more