Fast Facts

  • Is of Cuban descent.
  • Began acting at age 10 in local theater productions.
  • Crowned homecoming queen at her high school.
  • Discovered by the Nickelodeon network while in high school.
  • A member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
  • Played recurring roles as Claudia's boarding-school friend on Party of Five and a popular cheerleader on Freaks and Geeks.
  • Volunteered teaching preschool children English as a second language.
  • Hobbies include horseback riding.


  • Nick Swisher — Husband
  • Sailor Stevie Swisher — Daughter
  • Jaron Lowenstein — Ex-significant Other
  • Jay Garcia — Father
  • Loraine Garcia — Mother
  • Michael Garcia — Brother
  • Emerson Jay Swisher — Daughter
  • Trace Ayala — Ex-fiancé


  • Attended Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States


  • Birth Name: JoAnna Leanna Garcia
  • Birth Place: Tampa, Florida, United States
  • Birthday: August 10, 1979, Leo
  • Profession: Actor

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