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Born in Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Joanne Vannicola began her professional career at the age of twelve. She made her television debut in her hometown of Montreal and moved to Toronto to study and pursue her career. By the age of seventeen she had written her first play. Credits include Love and Human Remains, directed by Denys Arcand, which earned Vannicola a Genie nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Joanne reunited with Arcand for his film, Stardom and won an Emmy for her work in Maggie's Secret directed by Al Waxman. Joanne was also nominated for a Gemini award for best actress in a continuing role for the CBC series 9B, as well as an ACTRA award nomination for best voice/animation as Toot in the animated series Toot and Puddle.

Among her 65 credits in film and television, she can be seen in the second season of Slasher as Renee (2017,) by Aaron Martin, and Sea Change, a Lifetime original movie directed by Chris Grismer. She has just finished directing her first short film, SNIP, which she also wrote and co-produced. Her credits include the feature film Stonewall, directed by Roland Emmerich, which premiered at TIFF, Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, Slasher (2016), Rookie Blue, Degrassi, Derby, Ultimate Betrayal, PSI Factor, Animal Project, and the hit series- Being Erica- as Doctor Naadiah, by Jana Sinyor and Aaron Martin.

Joanne is also a public speaker and has hosted numerous events including the York Film Festival, the METRAC fund-raising campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence, and founded a non-profit to raise awareness about child abuse (2004-2009). Joanne is also passionate about social justice and equity issues, including LGBTQ and women's rights. She is completing her memoir, Walking Through Glass, and has signed with The Rights Factory in Toronto, represented by Sam Hiyate.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: OAZ

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