Joan Didion Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Joan Didion

Biography / Wiki

Being persistent may lead you to the door of success but hard work is the key to achieving it, this line has been very well proved by Joan Didion was an American writer who launched her career in the 1960s after winning an essay contest sponsored by “Vogue” magazine.

She was best known for her sociologically-themed works that explore the unraveling of American culture and morality. Her well-known works include “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” (1968), “Play It As It Lays” (1970), “Where I Was From” (2003), and “The Year of Magical Thinking” (2005).

During her senior year, Joan won first place in the “Prix de essay contest sponsored by “Vogue”, and was awarded a job as a research assistant at the magazine. She was also a winner of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the National Medal of Arts and Humanities for her contributions to the New Journalism movement.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 1934-12-05, she turned 87 years old in the year 2021 at the time of death. She seems enough tall with her growing height which is 148 centimeters and 4’10” in feet and inches. She seems very fit and healthy with a weight of 45 kilograms and 99 lbs in pounds.

Her figure measurements are 34 inches breast, 27 inches waist, and 34 inches hips. She looks more pretty with her dark brown eyes and shiny blonde hair.

Net Worth

Joan Didion was a multi-talented lady with a net worth of $4 million at the time of her death in 2021, and her real income was not revealed.

Education / Family

Joan was born and raised up in Sacramento, California, U.S., and belongs to American-white by ethnicity. She was born to her father Frank Reese Didion and her mother Eduene Didion. As for her education, Joan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1956.


Joan Didion

Nick Name Joan Didion
Birth Place Sacramento, California, U.S.
Date of birth 5 December 1934
Age 87 Years (At the time of death)
Height In feet & inches: 4’10”

In centimeters: 148 cm

Weight In kilograms: 45 kg

In pounds: 99 lbs

Eye color Dark brown
Hair color Blonde
Profession Actress and Writer
Sexual orientation Straight
School Not Known
College University of California
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town Sacramento, California, U.S
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Fathers name Frank Reese Didion
Mothers name Eduene Didion
Brothers Not Known
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

As of her career, Joan Didion began her career as a promotional copywriter for “Vogue,” where she rose through the ranks to associate feature editor. She wrote her first novel, “Run, Rive,” while working at “Vogue,” and it was published in 1963.

In January 1960, Didion’s piece “Berkeley’s Giant: The University of California” was published in “Mademoiselle,” and in 1968, she published her first work of nonfiction, “Slouching Towards Bethlehem.” Her novel “Play It as It Lays,” set in Hollywood, was published in 1970, and her album “The White Album” was released in 1979.

In 1992, she wrote the novel “Democracy” as well as “After Henry.” On the 4th of October 2004, she began writing “The Year of Magical Thinking,” a memoir about her reaction to the loss of her husband and the terrible sickness of their daughter, Quintana Roo Dunne Michael and completed the book 88 days later in New Year’s Eve.

In 2021, Joan released “Let Me Tell You What I Mean,” a compilation of 12 articles she authored between 1968 and 2000.

Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More

Joan Didion was a married woman at the time of her death. In 1964, she married John Gregory Dunne, a journalist for “Time” magazine. They moved to Los Angeles with the intention of just staying for a few months, but California became their home for the following 20 years.

Quintana Roo Dunne, the couple’s daughter, was born on March 3, 1966, in New York City and was adopted later that year.

Boyfriend John Gregory Dunne ​
Marital status Married
Husband John Gregory Dunne ​


Joan Didion with her husband
Joan Didion with her husband
Children Daughter – Quintana Roo Dunne


Joan Didion with her daughter
Joan Didion with her daughter

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Joan Didion

Some Interesting Facts About Joan Didion

  • Joan grew up in Sacramento, California, and began writing when she was five years old.
  • She earned an English degree from the University of California-Berkeley and went on to work at Vogue Magazine as an assistant feature editor.
  • John Gregory Dunne, her husband, and fellow writer was a huge supporter of her writing.
  • In 2017, she was featured in the Netflix documentary “The Center Will Not Hold.”
  • In addition, in 2021, Didion released “Let Me Tell You What I Mean,” a collection of 12 essays she wrote between 1968 and 2000.
  • She wrote about her daughter’s death in the 2011 book “Blue Nights”.
  • “The Year of Magical Thinking,” which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2005 and the Prix Medicis Essais in 2007, was critically praised.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @didiondoc
  2. Twitter@didionquotes
  3. Facebook @JoanDidion
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