JoAnna Garcia Swisher

Engaging actress JoAnna Garca's talent for both straight drama and broad comedy allowed her transition successfully from juvenile roles to adult characters in primetime series like "Reba" (The CW, 2001- 07) and "Better ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1979 in Tampa, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

The Astronaut Wives Club 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

A-List 2014 (Movie)

Naomi (Actor)

Once Upon a Time 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mindy Project 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

Animal Practice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Royal Pains 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Better With You 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual CMA Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Gossip Girl 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Privileged 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme Movie 2008 (Movie)

Sweetie Pie (Actor)

Welcome to the Captain 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Reba 2001 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

What I Like About You 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Off Centre 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Going to California 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The WB Sneak Peek Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

American Pie 2 2001 (Movie)

Christy (Actor)

Boston Public 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freedom 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Go Fish 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Not Another Teen Movie 2001 (Movie)

Sandy Sue (Actor)

Are You Afraid of the Dark? 1991 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1991 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

SeaQuest DSV 1991 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second Noah 1991 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Step by Step 1991 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Opposite Sex 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dawson's Creek 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Any Day Now 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Holy Joe (TV Show)

Actor

Revenge of the Bridesmaids (TV Show)

Actor

The Initiation of Sarah (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Engaging actress JoAnna García's talent for both straight drama and broad comedy allowed her transition successfully from juvenile roles to adult characters in primetime series like "Reba" (The CW, 2001- 07) and "Better With You" (ABC, 2010-11). She began her career in her teenaged years, commuting from her native Florida to Montreal to film the Nickelodeon/YTV series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" (1990-1996). García soon graduated to guest shots on network television, which led to her long-running stint as Reba McEntire's pregnant daughter on the country star's well-loved sitcom. However, her attempts to land a follow-up series with the same degree of longevity as "Reba" were largely met with failure, as "Welcome to the Captain" (CBS, 2008), "Privileged" (CW, 2008-09), "Better With You" and "Animal Practice" (NBC, 2012) were all short-lived. García kept busy as a supporting player on television and features like "The Internship" (2013) while juggling philanthropic interests and motherhood. Throughout it all, García retained her footing in the entertainment industry as a bright and versatile talent.

Relationships

Trace Ayala Assistant

Ex-Companion

Nick Swisher Actor

Husband
Married Dec. 11, 2010

EDUCATION

Florida State University

Left after a year to pursue acting full-time.

Milestones

2012

Played a veterinary hospital director on NBC comedy "Animal Practice"

2010

Co-starred with Raven-Symoné in ABC Family movie "Revenge of the Bridesmaids"

2009

Guest starred on teen drama "Gossip Girl" (The CW) and sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS)

2008

Starred on The CW drama series "Privileged," based on How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean

2001

Made feature film debut in "American Pie 2" and "Not Another Teen Movie"

2001

Landed breakthrough role of title character's oldest daughter on sitcom "Reba" (The WB, The CW)

2000

Cast as Vicki Appleby, the popular freshman cheerleader who spent seven minutes in heaven with geeky Bill Haverchuck (Martin Starr) on NBC's "Freaks and Geeks"

1998

Landed recurring role on Fox family drama "Party of Five"

1994

Co-starred on Nickelodeon mystery thriller series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

Bonus Trivia

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Homecoming queen at Tampa Catholic High School

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Member of Delta Delta Delta sorority at Florida State University

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Volunteered as a teacher for children learning English as a second language

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Her "Reba" co-stars, Reba McEntire and Melissa Peterman, were bridesmaids at her 2010 wedding

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