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Joan Van Ark (Valene Ewing)

What happened to the much loved actress that played Valene for almost 13 years after it all ended...

Joan as she looked like, back in the 80's, when Knots Landing was watched wordlwide by millions of viewers each week.

Here is a recent photo of Joan, taken at a 2002 Service to America Summit Event,
where Joan presented an award.

Joan Van Ark's List Of TV and Film Projects.

From when Knots Landing finished to the present day.

Tornado Warning (2002) (TV) .... Mayor McAnders
Intimate Portrait: Joan Van Ark (2002) (TV) .... Herself
UP, Michigan! (2001) .... Deborah Michaels
42nd Annual L.A. County Arts Commission Holiday Celebration (2001) (TV) .... Herself
Held for Ransom (2000) .... Nancy Donavan
It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown (2000) (V) .... Secretary
Intimate Portrait: Michele Lee (1999) (TV) .... Herself
Loyal Opposition: Terror in the White House (1998) (TV) .... Vice President Lane
"Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac" (1997) (mini) TV Series .... Valene 'Val' Ewing
"Santo Bugito" (1995) TV Series (voice) .... Amelia (1996)
When the Dark Man Calls (1995) (TV) .... Julianne Kaiser
Moment of Truth: A Mother's Deception (1994) (TV) .... Nora McGill
Boys Will Be Boys (1994) (TV) .... Susan Cooper
In the Shadows, Someone's Watching (1993) (TV) .... Cinnie Merritt
Knots Landing Block Party, The (1993) (TV) .... Herself
Tainted Blood (1993) (TV) .... Mrs. Drew
Terror on Track 9 (1992) (TV) .... Leslie Renner

Joan's Most Recent Projects.

Joans most recent film was released filmed in 2002, the movie is called "Net Games".
Joan plays a a doctor in the movie, which is about a man who gets drawn into
an internet relationship.
More recently though, Joans name has been pinned to the "in production" film called
"Small Souled Men", the film is due for release in late 2003, possibly 2004, whether
the film will be made for tv, or if its heading for the big cinema screen, it proves
Joan is still a working lady, very much at the peek of her acting career!
Joan will be 60 in June 2003, she currently resides in California.

Photo Special

In this special photo taken sometime during the 80's, by an avid fan, you get to see Joan and Ted, having a laugh off set. The actors of knots landing have always said the cast all got on, by the looks of this photo, we can't disagree!



Actors - Where are they now?

Michelle Lee

Joan Van Ark

Donna Mills


Ted Shackelford


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