Joan Van Ark is an American actress, most notable for her role as Valene Ewing, which she originated on the CBS series Dallas and continued for thirteen seasons on its spin-off, Knots Landing. Van Ark has also received a Theatre World Award and been nominated for a Tony Award for her stage work. Van Ark was born in New York City, the daughter of Dorothy Jean , a writer, and Carroll Van Ark, who was born in Holland, Michigan, and worked in advertising and public relations. Her father named her after Joan of Arc because he was certain that she would become famous. Van Ark's paternal...
|Birthdate:||June 16, 1943|
|Birthplace:||New York City, New York|
|Education:||Yale School of Drama|
|Also known as:||Joan Van Arc, Joan van Ark, Joan of Ark|