Joanna Shimkus

Born Oct 30, 1943

Joanna Shimkus, Lady Poitier, is a former Canadian actress. She is married to Bahamian-American actor and diplomat Sir Sidney Poitier.

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1943 Birth Born on October 30, 1943.


1964 20 Years Old She made her debut in 1964, in Jean Aurel's film De l'amour. … Read More


1976 32 Years Old She married actor Sir Sidney Poitier, K.B.E., in 1976, and has two daughters with Poitier, Anika and Sydney Tamiia, who also is an actress.
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