- 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.
- Volunteers teaching preschool children English as a second language.
- Close friends with Smallville's Allison Mack.
- Hobbies include horseback riding.
- Emerson Jay Swisher — Daughter
- Trace Ayala — Ex-fiancé
- Nick Swisher — Husband
- Jaron Lowenstein — Ex-significant Other
- Jay Garcia — Father
- Loraine Garcia — Mother
- Michael Garcia — Brother
- Attended Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Season 1, Episode 1
- Birth Name: JoAnna Leanna Garcia
- Birth Place: Tampa, FL
- Birthday: August 10, 1979, Leo
- Profession: Actor
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