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Joanna Shimkus is an actress of The Last Adventure.

Relationship Facts of Joanna Shimkus

Joanna Shimkus is married to Sidney Poitier {Compare Couple}.
Joanna Shimkus married on January 22, 1976.
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She is mother of Two (Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Anika Poitier).
Joanna Shimkus is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Joanna Shimkus?

Joanna Shimkus is married. She exchanged the vows on 22 Jan 1976 with Sidney Poitier. Her husband is an American-Bahamian actor.

This couple together has two children. Their daughters are Anika Poitier and Sydney Tamiia Poitier. Their latter child is an actress.

Joanna is also the step-mother of Pamela Poitier, Beverly Poitier-Henderson, and Sherri Poitier.

Who is Joanna Shimkus?

Joanna Shimkus is a Canadian-American actress. She is known for working on projects titled The Virgin and the Gypsy, Zita, and The Last Adventure.

During 2000, she served as an Interior decorator/designer. In 2018, she did a TV movie titled The Force where she portrayed the role of Margaret Winters.

In which school did Joanna Shimkus attend?

She was born on 30 Oct 1943 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The names of her father and her mother are not disclosed.

But her dad was of Lithuanian-Jewish and her mom was of Irish descent. So, Joanna belongs to Irish-Jewish-Lithuanian ancestry.

Moreover, she holds dual nationality in the US and Canada. Regarding academics, she has not provided details about it. But she attended a convent school.

Joanna Shimkus- Professional Life, Career

Like her spouse, Joanna Shimkus is also associated with the entertainment industry. She has appeared in several screen projects.

In 1964, she made her debut with a movie named De l’amour. There she played the character of Jean Aurel’s. Her skills impressed the director Robert Enrico and she was signed for three more films.

Then she was seen in Les aventuriers in 1967, Zita in 1968, and Ho! in 1968. Her other acting credits are,

Year TitleRole
1968Boom!Miss Black
1969The Lost ManCathy Ellis
1970The Virgin and the GypsyYvette
1971The Marriage of a Young StockbrokerLisa Alren
1972A Time for LovingJoan McLaine

Joanna Shimkus- Net Worth, Salary

She has a net worth of $1 million (estimated) as of the year 2022. However, her salary and other earnings are unknown.

But her actor husband, Sidney has accumulated assets of $25 million. Some of the top actress’s financial worth is,

Rumors, Controversy

This actress is keeping herself away from rumors or any desperate scandals.

How tall is Joanna Shimkus?

Regarding Joanna Shimkus’s body features, her height is 5 ft 7 inches and her body weight is 68 kg.

Moreover, her eyes are grey and her hair is blonde.

Social Media

Joanna is available on social sites like Facebook with around 288 followers. But she is not active on Twitter and Instagram.


  • She is 78 years old as of 2022.
  • Her birth sign is Scorpio.
  • At the age of 19, she shifted to Paris.
  • Her father served the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • She has three grandchildren.

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Who is Sidney Poitiers wife?

  • His spouses are Joanna Shimkus and Juanita Hardy.