Delicately beautiful, Joanna Going recently hypnotized audiences as the resolute “First Lady Tricia Walker” in the Emmy® nominated Netflix series, “House Of Cards” and returns to television this fall to reprise her starring role in DirecTV’s gritty, provocative and highly anticipated second season of “Kingdom.” Going plays hard-edged, drug addled, prostitute, “Christina Kulina,” the estranged wife of “Alvey Henderson” (Frank Grillo) and mother to “Jay and Nate” played by Nick Jonas (“The Jonas Brothers”) and Jonathan Tucker (“Parenthood”), set against the backdrop of a Mixed Martial Arts gym. KINGDOM premiered in season one to FANTASTIC ratings and Going’s captivating performance and combination of brains & sex appeal promises to steal the show from the minute she walks on screen.
This beauty recently made a huge splash on the small screen starring as “First Lady Tricia Walker” opposite Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michel Gill as in Netflix’s Emmy® nominated series “House of Cards.” Prior to this, Going starred as sexy swinging soap opera diva “Arlene” on AMC’s sixth season of “Mad Men,” and recurred on Robert Rodriguez’s new El Rey Network horror series, “From Dusk Till Dawn.” A leading lady on the big screen as well, she’s costarred opposite Sean Penn in the Terrence Malick directed, Oscar nominated film, TREE OF LIFE and alongside John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Dano in the Brian Wilson/Beach Boys biopic LOVE & MERCY, helmed by Bill Pohlad (12 YEARS A SLAVE) in late 2014.
Growing up in Newport, Rhode Island, Joanna moved to New York where she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and soon made her feature debut opposite Kevin Costner in 1994’s WYATT EARP. Other feature credits include RUNAWAY JURY based on the John Grisham novel, coming of age drama, INVENTING THE ABBOTTS opposite Billy Crudup, and STILL BREATHING opposite Brendan Fraser.
Joanna currently resides in Los Angeles with her daughter, Stella, and devotes her rare free time doing yoga, advocating for Breast Cancer Awareness and walking her two rescue dogs, Australian Shepherd mix, Maisie, and a Maltipoo named Honey Bee. Without a doubt, Going is a bona fide superstar and is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s leading ladies.