Gave birth to her only child at age 27, a daughter Daisy Bevan on March 28, 1992. Child's father is her ex-husband Tim Bevan.
Daughter of Tony Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave. Granddaughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Greatgranddaughter of Roy Redgrave.
Younger sister of Natasha Richardson, who passed away, on 18 March 2009, in New York City, New York, USA.
Aunt of Raphael (b. 1995) and Lilli (b. 2004) Carlo's children. Michael Richard Antonio Neeson (born on June 22, 1995) and Daniel Jack Neeson (born on August 27, 1996) Natasha's sons.
Niece of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave. Cousin of Jemma Redgrave.
Former sister-in-law of Robert Fox.
Graduated from RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in 1985. Is now an Associate Member.
Sister-in-law of actor Liam Neeson and Jennifer Wiltsie.
Her real mother, Vanessa Redgrave, plays the mother of Joely's character on the TV series Nip/Tuck (2003).
Is only 12 years older than John Hensley, who plays her son on Nip/Tuck (2003).
Half-sister of Carlo Gabriel Nero and Katherine Grimond.
Stepdaughter of Franco Nero.
Both she and her mother Vanessa Redgrave have played an historical queen who was executed by beheading. Richardson played Marie Antoinette in The Affair of the Necklace (2001) while her mother played the title character in Mary, Queen of Scots (1971).
She and her mother Vanessa Redgrave both appear in Anonymous (2011) as the same character "Queen Elizabeth I" at different ages during the story.
She has played the wife of two former English kings; Wallis Simpson (Wallis & Edward, 2005), wife of the abdicated Edward, Duke of Windsor, and Henry VIII's final consort Catherine Parr in The Tudors (2010).
In the joint ventures made with her real-life mother Vanessa Redgrave, Joely has either played her mother's character as a young woman (Wetherby (1985), The Fever (2004), Anonymous (2011)) or her screen daughter (Nip/Tuck (2003)).
Both she and her sister Natasha Richardson starred in remakes of classic Disney movies. Joely starred in 101 Dalmatians (1996), while Natasha starred in The Parent Trap (1998).
She has three roles in common with her mother Vanessa Redgrave: (1) they both played Jean Travers in Wetherby (1985), (2) they both played the unnamed protagonist in The Fever (2004), and (3) they both played Queen Elizabeth in Anonymous (2011).