Joanna is a Native New Yorker, who grew up in The Bronx. She often portrays ballsy, yet vulnerable blue collar wives, moms and crazy cougars. She is best known for her guest star appearances on (NBC) LAW & ORDER: SVU opposite Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T, Directors Michael Pressman and David Platt; (HBO) SHOW ME A HERO opposite Oscar Isaac, Director Paul Haggis; BOARDWALK EMPIRE, Director Allen Colter; THE SOPRANOS, Director Steve Buscemi; (AMAZON) MOZART IN THE JUNGLE opposite Gael Garcia Lopez, Director Daisy Mayer; (ABC) BLACK BOX opposite Michael Kostroff, Director Eric Stoltz. FILM: SAVED BY THE POLE opposite Vincent Pastore, KING OF HEARTS opposite Pedro Pascal. OFF BROADWAY : HOW ALFO LEARNED TO LOVE (59E59) to wonderful reviews. MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Bleecker St.) THE ART OF THINKING (The MMA). She will be performing Off Bdway opposite Vincent Pastore in LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS directed by Steven Van Zandt.
She is a proud member of The Renegade theater Company, Artistic Director Maureen Van Zandt. Training: NYU School of the Arts and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.