JoAnna Garcia

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JoAnna Garcia

Born

8/10/1979, Tampa, Florida, United States

Birth Name

JoAnna Leanna García

Gender

Female

Also Known As

JoAnna Leanna Garcia, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Joanna García, JoAnna García
  • JoAnna Garcia in Animal Practice
  • JoAnna Garcia as Mia on Better With You.
  • JoAnna Garcia as Mia on Better With You.
  • JoAnna Garcia as Mia and Jake Lacy as Ca...
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Biography

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Most Telling Trait... Her lips. Joanna's full lips imply she is very generous. She is also a great conversationalist. If you call her on the phone, expect to be talking for some time. Joanna's short upper lip may mean she takes criticism personally and is very conscious of…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • JoAnna: I love Nashville. It's such a great town, and I'm a huge country music fan. That's what I listen to on the radio in the car.

    • JoAnna: Monogamy is a tricky thing. I don't think it's for everyone, but I've chosen that life, and there's no question in my relationship.

    • JoAnna: 'Privileged,' without a doubt, was one of the best work experiences of my life. Every crew member cried when we got canceled. But I was then given the opportunity to be in New York and on 'Gossip Girl' and spend the summer in a city that I've absolutely fallen in love with.

    • JoAnna: I believe what makes great television is wanting to watch particular characters.

    • JoAnna: Monogamy is a tricky thing. I don't think it's for everyone, but I've chosen that life, and there's no question in my relationship.

    • JoAnna: We can't be empowered women in our career and strong women in our relationships if it weren't for the fact that we're healthy.

    • JoAnna: I have a collection of lucky pennies, and I like to carry some of them with me. So far, they seem to be working!

    • JoAnna: I'm extremely proud of being Latin; it's a big part of my life. It's not something I outwardly promote, just like I don't outwardly promote that I have green eyes and blonde hair. It's a part of who I am. I love the richness of the culture I grew up within.

    • JoAnna: I'm not a techie, but I don't know how I lived without an iPad! Mine comes with me everywhere. As greatest inventions go, it's up there with electricity and cars.

    • JoAnna: You have to be with the right person. It's so much more important to meet the right person, whether you're married or not, than it is to get married and get a divorce.

    • JoAnna: I'm obsessed with leather jackets!

    • JoAnna: I'm never without Nerds and peanut M&M's. I have a sweet tooth! I have an unlimited supply on hand at home, but the candy packs in my purse are not for sharing.

    • JoAnna: If you come up to me in the street, I am going to be delighted to meet you. I became a television star to entertain people, to spread goodness into the world.

    • JoAnna: I love being a television actor. I love the relationship that I have with my fans, and all of those things. I'm ready to have a show that really hits big. I'm excited to do another six years or more of a show like I did on 'Reba.'

    • JoAnna: I would love to go to Hawaii and do 'Hawaii Five-0,' because who doesn't want to work in Hawaii?

    • JoAnna: I love Nashville. It's such a great town, and I'm a huge country music fan. That's what I listen to on the radio in the car.

    • JoAnna: I kind of live a private life. I am out a lot, I have amazing friends and see a lot, so it's not like I'm a hermit. But I just know what I do for a living and that there are certain sensitivities.

    • JoAnna: I definitely am afraid of the dark. Somehow, in my mind I can always come up with some horrific stuff to worry about.

    • JoAnna: I've made my share of mistakes, but had the good fortune to have them not be so public.

    • JoAnna: (On guest starring on any other show besides "How I Met Your Mother") I'm a pretty huge fan of Modern Family, I just find it so hilarious! Hot in Cleveland is another of my favourites--any chance to work with Betty White, because she's amazing! Plus the other women on the show are great too. Anywhere that might take me to a really fun, warm location--like Hawaii Five-0 or something like that--would be great too!

    • JoAnna: (On comparisons between the TV series "Better With You" and "Reba") There are so many comparisons, both on-screen and off-screen, that I find with Reba and this show! Obviously, it's the same sort of format with a little bit a modern twist, and the inter-personal relationships amongst our cast are also very similar. It's very much a family atmosphere, we all sort of settled in and kinda fell in love with each other. It's such a beautiful blessing to go to work with people that you love and admire.

    • JoAnna: (On being engaged at the same time as her character Mia on the TV series "Better With You".) It was fun! But planning my real wedding was different to planning Mia's wedding! Plus, we're not pregnant [like Mia]. It actually reminded me a lot of the premiere of Reba, in which my character found out that she was pregnant at the age of 17 and was getting married. It brought back a lot of memories of that and I thought "well, if that's a good luck charm--because Reba lasted six years--I'm more than happy to put on that pregnancy suit for seven months and deal with that because it was definitely a good omen for us then.

    • JoAnna: (talking about filming her new movie, "Very Merry Daughter of the Bride" in Calgary, Canada) At 40 below it was a little beyond comprehension. It was so insane they had to cancel a couple of days because the cameras were cracking. It was a wonderful experience. We almost didn't feel it after a while. You get a little numb. I was out there powering through in high heels.

    • JoAnna: Surround yourself with good people and stay out of trouble. Just appreciate how awesome we are and how much power we do have and support each other.

    • JoAnna: The main thing is, believe in yourself. Reach out and go after it.

    • JoAnna: My career didn't go into super-stardom when I got it. I've been able to grow and get better.

    • Joanna: I hope we paint the picture that it's tough. I've heard some girls saying, Oh, I love Cheyenne's life. I wish I could be like her. Of course, not pregnant. I'm going, Whew, thank goodness. I don't want anybody to watch me and say, I'm seventeen, and I'm going to get pregnant and get married.

    • JoAnna: Whenever I'm belting out a song, my boyfriend asks me to stop. He's like, Please, no. He's in a band called Evan & Jaron and he's so musically talented. He and his twin brother harmonize beautifully together.

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