JOANNA GOING stars as Dr. Jennifer Pailey, an attractive
young medical doctor who returns to the small mountain resort
community where she practices only to find virtually all
of the town's residents mysteriously and brutally
Going made her film debut in the 1944 Kevin Costnerstarrer
"Wyatt Earp" for Warner Bros. Immediately after "Earp,"
she appeared with Winona Ryder in "How To Make An American
Quilt," then followed with a role in the Anthony Hopkins
She recently completed starring roles in four independent features:
"Keys to Tulsa," with Mary Tyler Moore and James Spader;
"Still Breathing," opposite Brendan Fraser; "Little
City," with Jon Bon Jovi and Annabella Sciorra; and "Eden,"
opposite Dylan Walsh and Sean Patrick Flannery. Her most recent
film is the 1950s love story "Inventing the Abbotts,"
with Liv Tyler and Jennifer Connelly.
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Newport, Rhode Island,
Going is the eldest of six children. Becoming involved in community
theater and amateur productions while in high school, she entered
Emerson College in Boston, then left after two years to attend
the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
A year later, she was selected out of 400 contenders to make her
television debut as ingenue Evie Stone on "Search For Tomorrow."
She went on to portray Lisa Grady for two years in "Another
World," then became a primetime series regular on "Dark
Shadows," playing the dual role of Victoria Winters /Josette
Dupres. She also gueststarred in an episode of "Columbo."
But television audiences recognize the actress best from her recent
role as dedicated medical student Kathleen McDermott on the ABCTV
series "Going to Extremes" and from the CBS miniseries
"Children of the Dust" with Sidney Poitier.
On the stage, Going was last seen in "Flowering Peach"
on Broadway. Her other theater credits include "Suddenly
Last Summer" at Stage West in Massachusetts and "Man
in His Underwear" at the Williamstown Theater Festival, among
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