Joanne Whalley Net Worth: How Rich is Val Kilmer’s Ex-wife

Joanne Whalley is an actress from England, who first appeared on a TV screen in the British soap-opera “Coronation Street” in 1974. Whalley primarily worked in TV dramas, however, she had also acted in approximately 30 movies, including “Dance with a Stranger”, “Willow”, “Mother’s Boys”, and “Scandal”. As of 2022, Joanne Whalley net worth is expected to be hitting $5 million.

Full NameJoanne Whalley
Net Worth$5 million
Birth Date25 August 1961
Birth PlaceSalford, Greater Manchester, England
Relationship StatusDivorced

Joanne Whalley Early Life

Joanne Whalley a famous English actress was born in Salford, England, on August 25, 1961. As a child, she was brought up in two different towns of Manchester, Levenshulme, and Stockport.

She enrolled in “Bredbury Comprehensive School” for her early education. After a while, she changed the school and moved to “Harrytown Convent Girls School”. Since her childhood, Whalley was always an acting enthusiast and she also attended the “Braeside School of Speech and Drama” based in Maple, Stockport.

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Joanne Whalley Net Worth And Career

Joanne Whalley started her acting career in 1974 as a kid artist in the drama “Coronation Street” for 3 episodes. However, she got her first major roles in the dramas “How We Used To Live “and “Juliet Bravo”.

In her early career, she had been a part of the band “Slowguns” for a short period. Later on, she joined the pop band “Cindy & The Saffrons” as the lead singer. She recorded songs including “Terry” and “Past, Present and Future”.

In 1982, Whalley got some attention for her role as Ingrid Rothwell in the television adaption of the novel “A Kind of Loving.” However, in 1985, she landed a career-defining role when she played Emma Craven in the British Thriller drama series “Edge of Darkness.” She then went on to give another incredible performance in the TV series “The Singing Detective.”

After marrying actor Val Kilmer in 1987, Whalley started to appear in Hollywood movies. Christine Keeler was her character in the 1989 drama film “Scandal.” After that, she played a cameo in the mystery thriller film “Shattered” in 1991.

She starred in the 1994 film “Trial” as Valerie Alston alongside William Hurt and Armand Assante. Kilmer and she divorced in 1996. The next year, Whalley featured in the film “The Man Who Knew Too Little”, which was released in 1997.

In the early 2000s, Whalley played the title role in the movie “Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis”.  She went on to play “Queen Mary”  in the BBC’s series “The Virgin Queen.” In 2011, Whalley starred in the historical fiction drama series “The Borgias” as Vannozza de Cattaneo.


Joanne Whalley also appeared in season 3 of Marvel TV’s Netflix series “Daredevil” as Sister Maggie.

Her most recent film is “Love Is Love Is Love,” which is set to release at the “Tribeca Film Festival” in April of 2020. The film’s international debut was postponed due to the recent pandemic, now the film had premiered at “Deauville American Film Festival” in September of 2020.

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Joanne Whalley Personal Life

Joanne Whalley was married to Val Kilmer, an American actor from 1988 to 1996. She initially met him while working on the film “Willow.” After a while, the two fell in love and decided to get married.

Val and Whalley as a couple had two children named Mercedes and Jack. Whalley even took time off from performing to raise her two children. 

On July 21, 1995, the couple ended their relationship and got divorced. They both acknowledged that the separation was due to both personal and professional reasons.

As of 2021, we do not have any information on Joanne Whalley’s recent relationship or dating status.

Joanne Whalley Net Worth

Joanne Whalley’s net worth is believed to be in the $5 million range. Her acting profession has brought her a sizable fortune. Whalley’s ex-husband, Val, is expected to pay her $27,500 in child support every month.

However, she complains a few years ago that Val is not paying her child support. She then wanted Val’s property in New Mexico, she is demanding the property in exchange for the money Val had to pay her. If she got the property her net worth would increase drastically, as it is valued at $18.5 million as of 2022.

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