Actress Joan Van Ark who was once famous for her fresh-faced look as ‘Valene Ewing’ has complete transformation of her face!! Also know about her television career and personal life

Joan Van Ark was seen at a benefit in Hollywood wearing a sober suit, and mask-like make-up. But her appearance failed to hide the fact that she has appeared to have been under the surgeon’s knife.

Joan Van Ark was once famous for her fresh-faced look as ‘Valene Ewing’ in the hit 80s soap. She was a guest on Dallas.

Van Ark was the second youngest student to attend the Yale School of Drama on a scholarship. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship for Joan Van Ark and Julie Harris. Years later, they have co-starred on the CBS Television series, ‘Knots Landing.’

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Source: Life & Style ( Joan Van Ark)

The beginning of the professional career

At the Minneapolis Guthrie Theater, Van Ark began her professional career. After a season at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., Joan was cast in the national touring company of ‘Barefoot in the Park’.

She also recreated the role in the critically acclaimed London Company and then in Broadway. For her performance in ‘The School for Wives’, she earned a Tony nomination. And she won the Theater World Award for ‘The Rules of the Game.’

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Source: TeacherSupplySource.com (The Rules of The Game)

She is perhaps best known for her role as Valene Ewing beginning on ‘Dallas’ and then on the spin-off series, ‘Knots Landing.’

During the 13 seasons as Val, she earned six nominations and two Soap Opera Digest Awards for Best Actress. Joan also starred in the TV comedies, ‘Temperature Rising’ and ‘We’ve Got Each Other.’

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Ark’s television movie

Van Ark’s television movie credits include,

“When the Darkman Calls,” “Moments of Truth:  a Mother’s Deception,” “In the Shadows: Someone’s Watching” (actor/producer), “Boys Will Be Boys” (actor/director, Humanitas nomination), “Terror on Track 9,” “Tainted Blood,” “Menu for Murder,” “Always Remember I Love You,” “My First Love” and “Shakedown on Sunset Strip.”

She was also one of the voices for CBS-TV’s Saturday morning cartoon series “Santo Bugito,”  and she provided the voice of “Spider Woman,” another Saturday morning series.

A short documentary was directed by Joan In 1997. It was based on homelessness and domestic violence for the Directors Guild of America, which was nominated for an Emmy.

In May 2003, she was a celebrity guest actor in the Los Angeles production of “Blackout” at the McCadden Theater in Hollywood.  She also appeared in the off-Broadway production of “The Exonerated” at the Bleeker Street Theater in New York.

Happily living with her husband

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Source: depositphotos.com (Joan Van Ark and Husband John Marshall )

On February 1, 1966, Van Ark married KNBC-TV former reporter John Marshall. The couple’s only child, voice actress, model, and singer Vanessa Marshall was born on October 19, 1969. No further information about her personal life is with us. It seems she likes keeping her personal life secretive.

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Short Bio on Joan Van Ark

Joan Van Ark was an American actress. She is widely famous for her role in the primetime soap opera Knots Landing as Valene Ewing.

And, her recent work can be seen in Dallas, Archer, and Psych Wedding Crasher. Furthermore, she is active as an actress in Hollywood since 1963. More bio…