Joanna Kerns is a director for Fuller House.  


Joanna Kerns is an actress and director best known for portraying Maggie Seaver in Growing Pains. She is the younger sister of Olympic Gold Medallist swimmer Donna DeVarona.

Joanna got her start in show business as a dancer before turning to acting. She attended the University of California in Los Angeles and majored in dance.

Joanna made many guest spots on many televisions shows including: Emergency!CHiPsThe A-TeamStarsky & HutchStreet HawkLaverne and ShirleyThree's CompanyHill Street BluesThe Love Boat, HunterMagnum, P.I., and V, as well as many commercials.

In November 2016 she was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine Contrast Enhanced Spectrum Mammography screening. After two lumpectomies, Joanne decided to have a double mastectomy "instead of risking radiation and the chance of it coming back" and has since been given the all clear.


Selected Credits

  • The Mommies (TV Series)
  • Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
  • Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
  • Boston Public (TV Series)
  • Ally McBeal (TV Series)
  • Judging Amy (TV Series)
  • Any Day Now (TV Series)
  • Felicity (TV Series)
  • Clubhouse (TV Series)
  • Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
  • Scrubs (TV Series)
  • ER (TV Series)
  • Medium (TV Series)
  • Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
  • Army Wives (TV Series)
  • Switched at Birth (TV Series)
  • Pretty Little Liars (TV Series)
  • Jane the Virgin (TV Series)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Series)
  • The Goldbergs (TV Series)



Pictures featuring Joanna Kerns
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