Joanna Cassidy won critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination, as well as the coveted Golden Globe Award, for her co-starring role as JoJo White, with Dabney Coleman, in the 1983 NBC series Buffalo Bill. She then took on her most memorable and classic role as Zhora, the exotic snake dancer replicant, in Blade Runner. She also inhabited the iconic role of Dolores in the groundbreaking live-action/animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the role of powerhouse company executive Rose Lindsey in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. Cassidy received an Emmy nomination for her role as Margaret Chenowith, the provocative psychiatrist and mother of troubled Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) and Billy (Jeremy Sisto), on Six Feet Under, as well as two Canadian Emmy Awards for her work on the comedy Just Call Me Fritz starring Jason Priestley. She has worked alongside several prestigious actors including Gene Hackman, Lilly Tomlin, Bob Hoskins, Nick Nolte, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening and James Franco. Recently, Cassidy played the role of Dana Delaney's mother and savvy judge in Body of Proof, she starred in Too Late opposite Oscar-nominated John Hawkes, and completed the Blumhouse feature Visions opposite Isla Fisher, Jim Parsons, and Eva Longoria.
In addition to acting, Cassidy is also a master of many other trades including photography, interior design, and gardening, and was once the owner of an antique shop called Cassidy's. Much of Cassidy's charity work is with organizations that are sensitive to the needs of children, animals, and older citizens. She is also active in events sponsored by the American Film Institute.