Tampa, Florida, USA
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Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on The CW sitcom Reba and Ariel on Once Upon a Time.
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Joanna Lynne García Swisher (born August 10, 1979) is an American television and film actress. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on The CW sitcom Reba
García, a Cuban American, was born in Tampa, Florida, where she was raised by her mother Lorraine, a homemaker and former elementary schoolteacher, and Jay García, a gynecologist. She has one brother, Michael García. She first started performing at the age of 10 when she auditioned for a local theater production and landed the lead. 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.
In high school, she was discovered by Nickelodeon and starred for two seasons as Samantha on Are You Afraid of the Dark?. She had to commute from Florida to Montreal, Canada, where the show was filmed. She then attended Florida State University for a year before dropping out to pursuing acting full-time. Joanna is a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
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Joanna Lynne García
JoAnna García Swisher ((born JoAnna Garcia on August 10, 1979) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Sam in Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1993–96), Vicki Appleby in Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), and Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on The WB/CW sitcom Reba (2001–07). She has also gained popularity with her acting roles in Privileged (2008–09), Better with You (2010–11), Animal Practice (2012), Once Upon a Time (2013–18) and The Astronaut Wives Club (2015).
Tampa Catholic High School
University of Florida
Nick Swisher (husband)
Elizabeth Hurley, Tika Sumpter, Kelly Rutherford, Maria Menounos, Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale, Angelina Jolie
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TV commercial for K-Mart (2004)
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