JoAnn Willette | Biography

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  • Full Name JoAnn Willette
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Lewiston, Maine, USA
  • Birth Date Oct 12, 1963
  • Age 60 Years, 9 Months
  • Height Undisclosed
  • Net Worth Undisclosed
  • Ex-Partner Mark Amato
  • Education Graduated
  • University UCLA TFT
  • Zodiac Sign Libra
Actress of 'Just the Ten of Us' & 'Real Genius'

JoAnn Willette | Biography

Debbie Trainor on HBO Max Superhero Series 'Doom Patrol'

Willette got married to Mark Amato on 10 October 1992. However, the couple divorced in 2006. They had two children together, a son named Luca Amato, born in 1997, and a daughter named Cecilia Amato, born in 1999.

JoAnn Willette is an actress best known for appearing in the TV series Just the Ten of Us and Real Genius.

Who is JoAnn Willette? 

JoAnn Willette is an actress born on 12 October 1963 in Lewiston, Maine, USA. She graduated from UCLA TFT.

Willette debuted her acting career in the 1983 TV series Hill Street Blues, appearing for one episode. After that, she was featured in the film Hysterical, the TV movie High School U.S.A, and the TV series Rituals.

In the following years, Willette went on to play different roles in several TV series such as The Twilight Zone (1986), Amazing Stories (1985-1986), My Sister Sam (1987), Our House (1987), and more.

Willette landed her breakthrough role in the TV series Just the Ten of Us in 1988. She portrayed the role of Connie Lubbock from 1988 to 1990. At the same time, she was also featured in the TV series Growing Pains for three episodes.

In 2010, Willette made an appearance in the Popular TV series Victorious. She played the character Ms. Carpenter for two episodes from 2010 to 2011.

Moreover, Willette is also widely known for portraying Debbie Trainor in HBO Max's superhero TV series Doom Patrol. She was featured in the show from 2019 to 2021 for two episodes.

Her most recent appearance was in the 2022 TV series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey as Judge Alison McCarty. The same year, Willette also played the role of Candice Benjamin in the TV show Sweet Magnolias.

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Played a Teenager in 'Just the Ten of Us'

Just the Ten of Us is a comedy TV series that follows Graham Lubbock (played by Bill Kirchenbauer), a gym teacher, and his wife Elizabeth (played by Deborah Harmon), who resides in Eureka, California, with their eight children.

The show aired from 26 April 1988 to 4 May 1990. Willette portrayed the role of Constance Sarah "Connie" Lubbock for 47 episodes.

Connie Lubbock, aged 14-15, is the youngest and most temperamental of the four "Lubbock Babes." Connie aspires to be a skilled writer, but she is often critical of herself, not to mention how many people misinterpret her works' meanings.
She is an excellent student, but when she feels uneasy or inferior to her more "boy-crazy" sisters, she can be rather flirtatious.

A Guest Appearance on 'Real Genius'

Real Genius is a film which was released on 7 August 1985. Willette made a small appearance as a girl at the science fair.

The film revolves around Mitch Taylor (Gabriel Jarret), a 15-year-old who has been accepted into a prestigious college program. He participates in a special project directed by scientist Professor Jerry Hathaway (William Atherton), including a genius student Chris Knight (Val Kilmer). 

The project's goal is to make a high laser, with which professor Hathaway is having difficulty making progress. However, the student's task is actually to build a military weapon. 

Real Genius ranked first among equals at the time for its cast, sensitive direction, and genuine nerd credentials.

Her Ex-husband is a Screenwriter

Willette got married to Mark Amato on 10 October 1992. However, the couple divorced in 2006. They had two children together, a son named Luca Amato, born in 1997, and a daughter named Cecilia Amato, born in 1999.

Mark Amato is a screenwriter who has worked on credits such as Earth: Final Conflict, Mutant XThe Nightmare Before Christmas, For Love & Honor, Looks Like ChristmasSuite Life on Deck, and more.

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