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JoAnna Garcia Swisher

JoAnna Garcia Swisher was born in Tampa, Florida. She began performing at the age of ten, when she auditioned for a local theater production and landed the lead. She continued to act in high school where she was discovered by Nickelodeon and commuted from Florida to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to star for two seasons in the television series, Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990). After graduating from high school, she spent a year attending Florida State University, but dropped out to move to Hollywood where she worked extensively in television and then in popular movies.

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Cast Credits

GMA3: What You Need to Know (2020)
Guest starring as JoAnna Garcia Swisher
Sweet Magnolias (2020)
Starring as Maddie Townsend (30 episodes)
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (2017)
Starring as Amy Cabrera (16 episodes)
Pitch (2016)
Guest starring as Rachel Patrick (3 episodes)
  • Episode 1x10: Don't Say It (Dec 8, 2016)
  • Episode 1x06: Wear It (Nov 3, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 1x02: The Interim (Sep 29, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
Grandfathered (2015)
Guest starring as Sloan
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Starring as Betty Grissom (10 episodes)
The Mindy Project (2012)
Guest starring as Sally Prentice (3 episodes)
Animal Practice (2012)
Starring as Dorothy Rutledge (9 episodes)
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Guest starring as Ariel (7 episodes)
Better with You (2010)
Starring as Mia Putney (22 episodes)
Watch What Happens Live (2009)
Guest starring as JoAnna Garcia Swisher (2 episodes)
Privileged (2008)
Starring as Megan Smith (18 episodes)
Welcome to the Captain (2008)
Starring as Hope (5 episodes)
Gossip Girl (2007)
Guest starring as Bree Buckley (4 episodes)
How I Met Your Mother (2005)
Guest starring as Maggie Wilkes
  • Episode 5x10: The Window (Dec 7, 2009) [Special Guest Star]
Lost (2004)
Guest starring as Shawna
What I Like About You (2002)
Guest starring as Fiona
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)
Guest starring as Joanna Garcia Swisher
Reba (2001)
Starring as Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery (88 episodes)
Boston Public (2000)
Guest starring as Susan Potter
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
Guest starring as Vicki Appleby (5 episodes)
Family Guy (1999)
Guest starring as LaDawn
Providence (1999)
Guest starring as Gillian
Dawson's Creek (1998)
Guest starring as Tracey
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1992)
Starring as Sam (52 episodes)
Country Music Association Awards (1967)
Guest starring as JoAnna Garcia Swisher
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