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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 August 1979Tampa, Florida, USA
Birth NameJoAnna Lynne Garcia
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, USA, she first got into performing at the age of 10 when she auditioned for a local theater production and landed the lead. She continued to act in high school where she was discovered by Nickelodeon and commuted from Florida to Montreal, Canada to star for two seasons in the television series Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990). After graduating from high school, she spent a year attending Florida State University, but dropped out to move to Hollywood where she worked extensively in television and then in popular movies.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ryan Mcintosh

Spouse (1)

Nick Swisher (11 December 2010 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (12)

Played the President's daughter in the original pilot for the TV show DAG (2000). However, the show was revamped before airing and her character was eliminated.
Joanna is a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Was homecoming queen at Florida's Tampa Catholic High School.
Dad Jay is a gynecologist, mom Loraine is a homemaker and brother Michael is a medical school student.
Is of Cuban descent.
In her spare time, she teaches junior high school students English as a second language.
Attended Independent Day School in Tampa, a local private school.
Was engaged to Trace Ayala [June 18, 2008 - August 2009].
Her Reba (2001) co-stars, Reba McEntire and Melissa Peterman, were both bridesmaids at her wedding.
Her Reba (2001) co-star, Christopher Rich, performed the ceremony at her wedding to New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher.
(December 11, 2010) Married her boyfriend of 16 months Nick Swisher following a 6-month-long engagement.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter Emerson Jay Swisher on May 21, 2013. Child's father is her husband, Nick Swisher.

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