Jo Anderson was born on Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in suburban Tenafly, New Jersey and was one of four children in her family.
Jo began to write poetry and prose at age fourteen. She attended Adelphi University on Long Island, NY. She is a woman of many talents. She studied dance for years, and is a writer and a poet, as well as being an actress. She began her acting and dancing career in Manhattan. She has been in a number of theatrical productions in New York, both off and off-off Broadway. In 1985, she starred in the one-woman play “Marie”, which she had written about Marie Curie. She moved from New York to Los Angeles in the mid-80s.
Jo has studied with the actor Michael Moriarty and is a member of the prestigious Actor’s Studio. Her other studies include the Chekhov Studio, the Lecoq Improvisation and Clowning and the Comedia del Arte.
Jo has starred in several television shows, appeared in many films, as well as many TV movies. Recently she starred in the film “Fat Rose and Squeaky” and has guest-starred in such shows as “CSI” and “Eleventh Hour”.