Joyce DeWitt Biography

(Actress and Comedian Known for Her Role as ‘Janet Wood’ in the TV Series ‘Three's Company')

Birthday: April 23, 1949 (Taurus)

Born In: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States

Joyce DeWitt is an American actress best known for playing the role of Janet Wood in ABC’s sitcom ‘Three's Company’. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, she grew up in Speedway, Indiana, and started taking acting lessons while in high school. Despite her father’s unwillingness to let her study theatre, DeWitt went on to earn her bachelor's degree on the subject from Ball State University. After graduating from University of California in 1974, she worked as a legal secretary before starting her career on television, and eventually, in films. Since then, DeWitt has been entertaining her audience with her versatile and delightful performances. Despite being a Hollywood celebrity, she does not seek much publicity. Her reticence is what makes her stand out from other celebrities. A kind-hearted soul in reality, the American artiste frequently donates to charities with the aim of helping the less fortunate.
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Also Known As: Joyce Anne DeWitt

Age: 75 Years, 75 Year Old Females


father: Paul DeWitt

mother: Norma DeWitt

Partner: Ray Buktenica (1979–1986)

Actresses Comedians

Height: 5'3" (160 cm), 5'3" Females

U.S. State: West Virginia

Notable Alumni: Ball State University

Ancestry: Italian American, Dutch American

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education: University Of California, Los Angeles, Ball State University

Joyce DeWitt started appearing on the stage at the age of 13. She made her television debut in 1975 in an episode of ‘Baretta’. Two years later, she joined the main cast of the sitcom ‘Three's Company’ as Janet Wood, a role she played until 1984. Soon after the show ended, she was featured in an episode of ‘Finder of Lost Loves’ after which she quit acting for many years.
The actress resumed acting in 1991 with a role in a production of ‘Noises Off’ at the Michigan's Cherry County Playhouse. Four years later, she starred in the TV movie ‘Spring Fling!’ alongside James Eckhouse, Justin Burnette, Jason Hervey and Pat Harrington Jr. In 1995, DeWitt had a guest appearance in the episode "The Odd Couples" of ‘Cybill’. This was followed by a cameo in an episode of ‘Living Single’. She played Jolene in the 2009 film ‘Call of the Wild’. During this year, she also featured in a stage production of the play ‘Married Alive’. A year later, the actress appeared in ‘Failing Better Now’, an offbeat comedy flick about a writer who collaborates with an aspiring rock star to search for his sister's cat.
DeWitt acted in the play ‘Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage’ in 2011. The same year, she also had a role in the production of ‘Dinner with Friends,’ which premiered at Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton, Canada. The following year, she starred in two different stage productions of ‘Love Letters’ alongside Tony Dow and Tab Hunter, respectively.
She has also tried her hands in production. In 2003, she hosted and co-produced the NBC-TV TV movie ‘Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company’.
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Family & Personal Life
Joyce DeWitt was born on 23 April 1949, in Wheeling, West Virginia, to Paul and Norma DeWitt. She grew up in Speedway, Indiana, alongside her three siblings, including a brother, Doug. She attended Speedway Senior High School and later earned her bachelor's degree in theater from the Ball State University. The actress then moved to California to study at the University of California and eventually graduated from there with a master's degree in 1974. Coming to her love life, she was married to actor Ray Buktenica from 1979 to 1986. She has also dated Henry I. Bushkin in the past.

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