Joanna Garcia

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth August 10, 1979
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Working for Movies, TV Shows
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Nick Swisher
Married on 2010
Children(s) Emerson Jay Swisher
Net Worth(s) $8 Million
Name on Birth Joanna Lynne García
Divorce Not Yet
Height 1.65 m
Weight N/A
Religion Swisher
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Gray
Twitter @JoAnnaLGarcia
Body Measurements 33 - 24 - 34 inch.
Age 43 Years

Joanna Lynne García , also known professionally as Joanna García-Swisher, is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on The WB/The CW sitcom Reba. She later starred as Mia Putney in the ABC sitcom Better with You. Since November 2013, she has had a recurring role as Ariel in the ABC drama series Once Upon a Time.


The calm, confident and sexy García was born on August 10, 1979, in Tampa, Florida.


She was raised by her mother, Loraine, a homemaker and former elementary schoolteacher, and her father, Jay García, a gynecologist. Her father is of Cuban descent.

School College

She first started performing at age 10 when she auditioned for a local theater production and landed the lead. She was discovered by the Disney Channel, but her parents put school first and she continued to feed her passion by acting in local plays. She was the homecoming queen at Florida's Tampa Catholic High School.

While attending the high school, she was discovered by Nickelodeon and starred for three seasons as Samantha on Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Father, Mother, brother and sister

She was raised by her mother, Loraine, a homemaker and former elementary schoolteacher, and her father, Jay García, a gynecologist. Her father is of Cuban descent. She has one brother, Michael García.

Boyfriend and affair

In 2008, García became engaged to Trace Ayala, co-founder of clothing company William Rast with his childhood friend Justin Timberlake. (Ayala was Timberlake's former personal assistant.) The couple dated for nearly two years before calling off their engagement.

Career and struggle

She fell in love with acting after landing the lead in a local theater production at the age of 10, and nearly went professional soon after when representatives from the Disney Channel discovered her. However, her parents insisted that she complete high school before pursuing her ultimate goal. A second chance at stardom came with the popular anthology series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Guest appearances on series like "seaQuest DSV" (NBC, 1993-96) and "The Adventures of Superboy" (syndicated, 1988-92) continued through her high school graduation and brief tenure at Florida State University. García eventually left college to relocate to Los Angeles, where she landed recurring roles on "Party of Five" (1994-2000) and "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000). In 2001, she was cast as Reba McEntire's ditzy but kind-hearted eldest daughter, who became pregnant in her senior year of high school, on the popular "Reba."

After "Reba" drew to a close in 2007, García transitioned to the short-lived "Welcome to the Captain" and "Privileged." Her longtime relationship with Trace Ayala, who co-founded the William Rast clothing line with pop singer/actor Justin Timberlake, also foundered after they became engaged in 2008. García enjoyed guest roles on "Gossip Girl" (The CW, 2007-12) before returning to regular series work with the sitcom "Better With You" as a young woman who announced her engagement to a man she has only known for seven weeks. Though well regarded by critics, the series also lasted a single season. During this period, she married Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher in 2010, and changed her professional surname to García Swisher. Appearances on "Royal Pains" (USA Network, 2009- ) led to another a comedy series, "Animal Practice," which was panned by critics before its swift cancellation in 2012. The following year, García gave birth to a daughter, Emerson Jay Swisher, while also enjoying a rare big screen outing as Vince Vaughn's girlfriend in "The Internship" (2013).

Husband/Wife, Marriage and Divorce

In August 2009, People magazine reported that García was dating baseball player Nick Swisher. They became engaged in May 2010, and married on December 11, 2010 at the Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Bridesmaids for García included friends and fellow actresses Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Melissa Peterman, and Reba McEntire. Since her marriage, she has been credited as Joanna García Swisher. The couple has one daughter, Emerson Jay Swisher, born on May 21, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Hot pictures

Since she is an actress, many pictures of her can be found all over the internet. Even after giving birth to a child, she has maintained a good figure.

Height, weight and age

She is 1.65 m tall. She is about 52 kg in weight.

Measurements, bra-size

She has an astounding figure of 33-24-34. Her bra size is 33B.

Nationality, Ethnicity

She is an American national and her father is a Cuban descent.

Award and Achievement

She was nominated for Teen Choice Award in 2005 and ALMA Award in 2009.

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