Joyce Benignia Van Patten (born March 9, 1934) is an American stage, film and television actress.
Van Patten was born in New York City, the daughter of Josephine Rose (née Acerno), a magazine advertising executive, and Richard Byron Van Patten, an interior decorator.
She is the younger sister of actor Dick Van Patten, and aunt to actors Vincent Van Patten, James Van Patten and Nels Van Patten. She was formerly married to the late actor Martin Balsam, and is the mother of actress Talia Balsam, who was briefly married to actor George Clooney. She is divorced from actor-director Dennis Dugan, who has directed several films starring Adam Sandler.