Joanna Kerns Net Worth

Joanna Kerns Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joanne Crussie DeVarona net worth is
$6 Million

Joanne Crussie DeVarona Wiki Biography

Joanna Kerns was born as Joanne Crussie DeVarona on 12 February 1953, in San Francisco, California USA, to Martha Louise, a clothing store manager, and David Thomas DeVarona, an insurance agent, of Cuban, German, Welsh, Irish and English descent. She is an actress and director, perhaps best known for her role of Maggie Seaver in the television sitcom “Growing Pains”.

So just how rich is Joanna Kerns? Sources state that Kerns’ net worth reaches $6 million, as of early 2017. Her wealth has been earned through her involvement in the film and television industry.

Joanna Kerns Net Worth $6 million

Kerns grew up in Lafayette, California, along with her three siblings. She attended University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in dance. During her childhood years she pursued gymnastics, along with her sister, the Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Donna DeVarona. However, a knee injury ended that career and she went on to become a dancer.

Kerns eventually moved to New York, where she began her acting career by appearing in various commercials. She also landed roles in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Ulysses in Nighttown”, before returning to California in the early ’70s to become a back-up dancer at Disneyland. In addition to commercials, she began to land television guest appearances, such as in popular series “Emergency!”, “Starsky and Hutch”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Three’s Company”, “The Love Boat”, “Laverne & Shirley” and “Hill Street Blues”. She also appeared in several TV films, and made her big screen debut with the leading role of Marilyn Baker in the 1976 monster film “A*P*E”. Becoming recognised, Kerns’ net worth began to rise.

In 1983 she landed the starring role as Pat Devon in the CBS television series “The Four Seasons”. Although the show was short-lived and not very well received, it offered an ideal showcase of Kerns’ versatility as an actress, greatly contributing to her popularity and to her wealth as well.

Two years later she landed a major TV role, the one that has remained her most-remembered one, the part of working mom Maggie Seaver in the ABC family sitcom “Growing Pains”. Her role captured the hearts of a wide audience and catapulted the actress into stardom. She remained in the show for seven seasons, until its cancellation in 1992. Aside from boosting her fame, the series significantly improved Kerns’ fortune – she also directed one episode of the show. Kerns reprized her role of Maggie Seaver in the 2000 television film “The Growing Pains Movie” and the 2004 “Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers”.

As “Growing Pains” ended, the actress went on to expand her resume by landing parts in numerous television films by the end of the ’90s. She starred as Mom in the comedy film “No Dessert Dad, ‘til You Mow the Lawn” and played Annette Kaysen in the psychological drama film “Girl, Interrupted”. All added to her wealth.

Her most recent film role was in the 2007 romantic comedy “Knocked Up” and her most recent television involvement was in the series “Eastwick” in 2009.

Speaking about her directing career, Kerns got beaten by the directing bug when she did an episode while on “Growing Pains”, and she went on to add several more directing projects, such as episodes of the series “Clueless”, “Ally McBeal”, “Any Day Now”, “Felicity”, “Strong Medicine”, “ER”, “Men in Trees”, “Amy Wives” and “Pretty Little Liars”, to name just a few. Her directing career has been another source of her net worth.

When it comes to her off-camera life, Kerns has been married twice, firstly in 1976 to commercial producer Richard Kerns, with whom she has a son; they divorced in 1985. As of 1994 she has been married to architect Marc Appleton.

Full NameJoanna Kerns
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 12, 1953
Place Of BirthSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Height5' 8½" (1.74 m)
ProfessionActress, Director, Producer
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
SpouseRichard Kerns
ChildrenAshley Cooper Kerns
ParentsDavid Thomas DeVarona, Martha Louise DeVarona
SiblingsDonna de Varona, David DeVarona, Kurt DeVarona
MoviesKnocked Up, No One Could Protect Her, Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers, Mortal Fear, Girl, Interrupted, Mother Knows Best, The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, The Nightman, The Growing Pains Movie, All Over the Guy, Terror in the Family, Those She Left Behind, Emma's Wish, Desperate Choices: To Sa...
TV Shows"Emergency!", "Starsky and Hutch", "Charlie's Angels", "Three's Company", "The Love Boat", "Laverne & Shirley", "Hill Street Blues"
1Tried out for the role that was eventually played by Cybill Shepherd in Taxi Driver (1976).
2Worked in a Produce store as a cashier (1968-1972).
3Grew up in Lafayette, California. Tried out for the Olympics in 1968 as a gymnast.
4Has two brothers named David and Kurt.
5Joanna is the daughter of Martha Louise (Smith) and David Thomas DeVarona. Her paternal grandfather, Joseph de la Cruz de Varona Betancourt, was Cuban. Joanna's other ancestry is mostly German, as well as Welsh, Irish, and English.
6She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
7Younger sister of Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Donna DeVarona.
8Daughter, Ashley Cooper Kerns, was born in 1978.


Love & Other Unstable States of Matter2010ShortJoan
Eastwick2009TV SeriesEdie
MaNiC2007ShortDoctor Kerns
Knocked Up2007Alison's Mom
Less Than Perfect2003-2004TV SeriesJudy, Owen's Other Mom
Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers2004TV MovieMaggie Seaver
The Education of Max Bickford2002TV SeriesKathryn Cahill
Someone to Love2001TV MovieMatt's Mother
All Over the Guy2001Lydia Vecchione
The Growing Pains Movie2000TV MovieMaggie Seaver
Girl, Interrupted1999Annette
At the Mercy of a Stranger1999TV MovieElizabeth Cooper
Beggars and Choosers1999TV Series
Emma's Wish1998TV MovieEmma
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesStephanie Serone
The Closer1998TV SeriesClaire McLaren
Sisters and Other Strangers1997TV MovieGail Connelly Metzger
Mother Knows Best1997TV MovieCeleste Cooper
Terror in the Family1996TV MovieCynthia Marten
No One Could Protect Her1996Jessica Rayner
Whose Daughter Is She?1995TV MovieLaura Eagerton
The Mommies1995TV SeriesChristine
See Jane Run1995TV MovieJane Ravenson
Mortal Fear1994TV MovieDr. Jennifer Kessler
No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn1994Carol Cochran
Shameful Secrets1993TV MovieMaryanne Walker-Tate
The Man with Three Wives1993TV MovieKaty
Not in My Family1993TV MovieVeronica Ricci
Desperate Choices: To Save My Child1992TV MovieMel Robbins
Growing Pains1985-1992TV SeriesMaggie Malone Seaver
The Nightman1992TV MovieEve
Captive1991TV MovieKathy Plunk
Deadly Intentions... Again?1991TV MovieSally
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake1990TV MovieDr. Clare Winslow
An American Summer1990Aunt Sunny
Blind Faith1990TV Mini-SeriesMaria Marshall
The Preppie Murder1989TV MovieLinda Fairstein
Those She Left Behind1989TV MovieDiane Pappas
Hooperman1988TV SeriesCheryl Blaste
She's Having a Baby1988Joanna Kerns (uncredited)
Cross My Heart1987Nancy
Mistress1987TV MovieStephanie
Street Justice1987Catherine Watson
The Rape of Richard Beck1985TV MovieAnita Parrish
Stormin' Home1985TV MovieLana Singer
Street Hawk1985TV SeriesMona Wiliams
A Bunny's Tale1985TV MovieAndrea
Hunter1984TV SeriesDr. Kettering
The Four Seasons1984TV SeriesPat Devon
The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D.1984TV MoviePamela Saletta
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesState Liquor Authority Agent
Whiz Kids1983TV Series
Three's Company1980-1983TV SeriesCheryl / Bobby Trilling
The A-Team1983TV SeriesTrish Brenner
V1983TV Mini-SeriesMarjorie Donovan
Magnum, P.I.1982-1983TV SeriesJenny 'Jen' Hunter / Mary Kanfer
Laverne & Shirley1983TV SeriesMonique
Star of the Family1982TV SeriesJoanne
Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain1982TV MovieDoris Marshall
A Wedding on Walton's Mountain1982TV MovieDoris Marshall
CHiPs1981TV SeriesColleen
I'm a Big Girl Now1980TV SeriesTracy
Marriage Is Alive and Well1980TV MovieMeg
Switch1978TV SeriesMae Brenner
Quincy M.E.1977TV SeriesLily
The Love Boat1977TV SeriesBeth Luckner
Charlie's Angels1977TV SeriesNatalie Sands
Emergency!1977TV SeriesGymnast
Rhoda1977TV SeriesThe Customer
Starsky and Hutch1976TV SeriesJoy
The Million Dollar Rip-Off1976TV MovieJessie (as Joanna DeVarona)
Ape1976Marilyn Baker (as Joanna DeVarona)


Pitch2016TV Series 1 episode
The Goldbergs2016TV Series 1 episode
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend2015-2016TV Series 2 episodes
Recovery Road2016TV Series 1 episode
Jane the Virgin2015-2016TV Series 3 episodes
Pretty Little Liars2012-2016TV Series 4 episodes
Nashville2015TV Series 1 episode
Awkward.2015TV Series 1 episode
Chasing Life2014-2015TV Series 2 episodes
Switched at Birth2013-2014TV Series 3 episodes
The Fosters2013-2014TV Series 2 episodes
The Lying Game2012-2013TV Series 2 episodes
Army Wives2007-2012TV Series 8 episodes
Friends with Benefits2011TV Series 1 episode
Samantha Who?2009TV Series 1 episode
Private Practice2008TV Series 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy2008TV Series 1 episode
Privileged2008TV Series 1 episode
The Gold Lunch2008Short
Men in Trees2006-2008TV Series 4 episodes
Notes from the Underbelly2008TV Series 1 episode
Psych2007-2008TV Series 2 episodes
Medium2007TV Series 1 episode
ER2006TV Series 2 episodes
Scrubs2004-2006TV Series 2 episodes
Ghost Whisperer2005TV Series 2 episodes
Related2005TV Series episodes 1.03 and 1.07
Joan of Arcadia2005TV Series 1 episode
Dr. Vegas2005TV Series 1 episode
Phil of the Future2005TV Series 1 episode
Clubhouse2004TV Series 1 episode
Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers2004TV Movie
One Tree Hill2004TV Series 1 episode
The Division2004TV Series 1 episode
Strong Medicine2002-2003TV Series 3 episodes
Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story2003TV Movie
The O'Keefes2003TV Series
Dawson's Creek2002TV Series 1 episode
For the People2002TV Series 1 episode
Felicity2001-2002TV Series 2 episodes
Leap of Faith2002TV Series
Any Day Now2000-2002TV Series 4 episodes
Judging Amy2001TV Series 1 episode
That's Life2001TV Series 1 episode
Ally McBeal1999-2001TV Series 2 episodes
Boston Public2001TV Series 1 episode
Titans2000TV Series 1 episode
Beggars and Choosers2000TV Series 2 episodes
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998-1999TV Series 2 episodes
Clueless1997-1999TV Series 3 episodes
Suddenly Susan1998TV Series 1 episode
Remember WENN1996TV Series
Hope & Gloria1995TV Series 1 episode
The Mommies1995TV Series 2 episodes
Growing Pains1992TV Series 1 episode


Growing PainsTV Series 2 episodes, 1986 - 1989 performer - 3 episodes, 1985 - 1989


Canary in a Coal Mine2017Documentary associate producer
The Gold Lunch2008Short producer
The Nightman1992TV Movie co-executive producer


The Gold Lunch2008Short screenplay
Growing Pains1988TV Series written by - 1 episode


Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct2016Documentary filmingHerself
Unusually Thicke2014TV SeriesHerself
Canada's Walk of Fame: Celebrating 15 Years2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Eagleheart2012TV SeriesHerself
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHerself - Co-Star, Growing Pains
Larry King Live2000-2006TV SeriesHerself
Seaver Family Reunion: S'mores and More2006Video shortHerself
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Balancing Act2001-2004TV SeriesHerself - Host
Intimate Portrait1998-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHerself
I Am My Mother's Daughter2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Real 'Growing Pains'2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert Wise1998TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHerself
Crook & Chase1997TV SeriesHerself
Aliens in the Family1996TV SeriesHerself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 2th Annual Lucy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Hope & Gloria1995TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHerself
Maury1993TV SeriesHerself
1993 Environmental Media Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Choir Member
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The More You Know1989TV SeriesHerself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Home Show1989TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Hour Magazine1987-1988TV SeriesHerself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHerself
Nightlife1987TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHerself

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The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesMaggie Malone Seaver

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