Joanna Lipari

Joanna Lipari

How it Began

In 2009, my marriage fell apart when I discovered my husband was having an affair. I was completely devastated.  I had stopped acting some 10 years earlier to return to graduate school for my doctoral degree in psychology which I received from Pepperdine University.  After that, I did my post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA and stayed …

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This class is so much fun…and yet terrifying! It’s all about character…not a caricature but a real character with a history, opinion and behaviors. A lot of fun building these characters!

The Groundlings School!

Yes, I signed up for class at the GROUNDLINGS SCHOOL! The Groundlings is the famous comedy improv group that gave us such fabulous comics that went on to SNL. First, the audition: the teacher explained some basic improv rules and then we each did two improvs. The next day, I found out I passed the …

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Stellar People

STELLAR PEOPLE is soon to be released! In this funny clip, Joanna plays an Eastern European mother of Antares, her son.