Severance, Joan 1958–

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SEVERANCE, Joan 1958


Full name, Joan Marie Severance; born December 23, 1958, in Houston, TX; daughter of John C. Severance (a computer systems engineer); married Eric Milan (a model), 1977 (divorced, 1984). Avocational Interests: Target practice, cooking, writing, playing the saxophone, listening to slow jazz and blues.

Addresses: Agent Joel Dean, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA, 90069.

Career: Actress and producer. Elite Modeling Agency, worked as a model.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Girl in black playsuit, Lethal Weapon, 1987.

Samantha Moore, No Holds Barred, New Line Cinema, 1989.

Eve, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, TriStar, 1989.

Lizabette, Worth Winning, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1989.

Rachel Varney, Bird on a Wire, Universal, 1990.

Belle Washburn, Write to Kill, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1991.

Maureen Mallory, Almost Pregnant, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992.

Melissa Yarnell, Illicit Behavior (also known as Criminal Intent ), Prism Pictures, 1992.

Marla Stewart, The Runestone, Live Home Video, 1992.

Detective Melanie Hudson, Criminal Passion (also known as Angel of Desire ), Vidmark, 1994.

Rose Gullerman, Payback, Trimark, 1995.

Caroline Everett, Dangerous Indiscretion, Paramount Home Video, 1995.

Madelyn Turner, Hard Evidence, Libra Home Entertainment, 1995.

Theresa Marsh, Matter of Trust (also known as The Surgeon ), Two Sticks Productions, 1997.

Chapelle, In Dark Places, 1997.

Bridget Gregory, The Last Seduction II, PolyGram Video, 1999.

Film Coproducer:

In Dark Places, 1997.

Matter of Trust (also known as The Surgeon ), Two Sticks Productions, 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Susan Profitt, Wiseguys, CBS, 1988.

Camille Hunter, Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Susan Davis, Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind, CBS, 1991.

Irene, Lake Consequences, Showtime, 1993.

Darcy Walker (title role), Black Scorpion (also known as Roger Corman Presents "Black Scorpion "), Showtime, 1995.

Darcy Walker (title role), Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (also known as Black Scorpion: Ground Zero ), Showtime, 1996.

Alison Rawlings, Frequent Flyer, ABC, 1996.

Dr. Hanna Carras, Profile for Murder, HBO, 1997.

Barbara "Babe" Paley, Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story (also known as Life of the Party: Pamela Harriman ), Lifetime, 1998.

Angela Carter, Cause of Death, Cinemax, 2000.

Mary Stenning, Mystery Woman, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Pauline, "Lady Killer," Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, CBS, 1987.

ZikZak hallucination girl, "Neurostim," Max Headroom, ABC, 1988.

"My Enemy," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1989.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1989.

Alex Kovac, "All's Wrong That Ends Wrong," Murphy's Law, 1989.

Nora Cheever, "Uninvited Guests," Midnight Caller, 1991.

Rona, "The New Arrival," Tales from the Crypt, 1992.

The woman, "Safe Sex," Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries (also known as Red Shoe Diaries ), Showtime, 1992.

Lauren Chase, "How Much Is That Bentley in the Window," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Lauren Chase, "Foreign Corespondent," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Reno Hubbertson, "Lady Madonna," Johnny Bago, CBS, 1993.

Private Investigator Christine Logan, "Venom," Profiler, NBC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The New Arrival, HBO, 1992.

Host, Virtual World International, SciFi Channel, 1995.

Host, Contestants Tell All ... Secrets of Beauty Pageants Exposed, UPN, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Libby Sinclair, Just Deserts, ABC, 1992.

Television Coproducer; Movies:

Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (also known as Black Scorpion: Ground Zero ), Showtime, 1996.


Severance's appearance in an episode of Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries in 1992 was included in the video collection Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare, 1993.