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written by Staff   |   September 11, 2017

Earlier this week, JoAnna was interviewed by Variety about her upcoming television series ‘Kevin (Probably) Saves The World’, the charity she runs with her husband and how she got involved in acting. You can find her interview below, and we’ve added a beautiful new portrait to our gallery! Hopefully we’ll have more additions from this shoot soon.

Variety – JoAnna Garcia Swisher has been acting since she was a teen, breaking through as Reba McEntire’s daughter on the CW sitcom “Reba.” The actress returns to the small screen in ABC’s “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” in October. She also runs the Swisher Family Foundation with her husband, former pro baseball player Nick Swisher, which is devoted to helping needy children.

What intrigued you about “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”?

There are so many incredible themes in the show. It’s a lot about reconnecting with your family and forgiveness and spirituality. It felt very different, and something that I hadn’t really done before.

How did you get involved in acting?

I had to have an extracurricular activity when I was a kid. I played tennis pretty seriously, and when I burned out on that around 10, my parents were like, “You gotta choose something different.” There was a little theater company in our area in Tampa. I auditioned for their first play, and I got bitten by the bug. I was able to start working on a professional level almost instantly. It really felt like I was doing what I was meant to be doing.

What inspired you to start the Swisher Family Foundation with your husband?

One of the things that attracted me to him was that he has such a philanthropic heart. We feel passionately about families and children and giving back and giving a leg up.

Have you learned anything surprising from running a charity?

Things can get crazy at times, considering what my husband and I do for a living; we’re relocating and moving all over the place, and then add two children to the mix. The Swisher Family Foundation and our commitment to it has really slowed things down for us, made us take a deep breath and just say, “Hey, look around and know that we are very blessed. We should try to bring that sense of blessings to other people who may be less fortunate.” I wouldn’t say anything’s surprised me. I would say it’s incredibly fulfilling.

What would you be doing if acting hadn’t worked out?

Interior design. I spend a great deal of time working on my houses and helping friends with their houses, and I’m constantly on design blogs. It’s a great love of mine. I would probably be doing that full-time.

Things you didn’t know about JoAnna Garcia Swisher

AGE: 37 BIRTHPLACE: Tampa, Fla. GUILTY PLEASURE TV SHOW: “Home and Garden” LAST BINGE-WATCHED: “The Crown,” “Big Little Lies,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” FAVORITE MOVIE THIS YEAR: “Wonder Woman” HIDDEN TALENT: Tennis FAVORITE FOOD: Greek/Mediterranean

 

Fist Fight   Interviews   Magazines   Photoshoots   Videos
written by Staff   |   February 17, 2017

We’ve been spoiled a lot this week, with JoAnna videos, photos and news left and right. But this one is something I’ve been the most excited to share with you all! For the first time in a VERY long time, we have a new portrait shoot of JoAnna. And she looks absolutely gorgeous – I honestly think she looks better than ever these days! Unfortunately we only have them in low quality so far, but I will do my best to find high quality versions. The portrait shoot was for a feature in “The Wrap”, and she was also interviewed by Stuart Brazell – you can watch a video below. We hope to have more from this soon!

“Fist Fight” stars Ice Cube and Charlie Day as two school teachers who plan to fight each other in the parking lot — but JoAnna Garcia Swisher, who also stars in the film, promises the film doesn’t only provide laughs but has a lot of heart as well.

“This is a perfect time, this is one of those things — not to get too deep into the deeper meaning of the movie — but there is a lot of heart in this movie,” Swisher told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “The only way you can unleash these crazy comedians in a situation like this — which they actually did, sort of unleash them and film the whole process — is if you have that heart, so we have a good balance.
It’s not a huge think piece, you just go there and have fun and enjoy,” she added.

The comedy, directed by Richie Keen, also stars Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell and Kumail Nanjiani. Swisher plays Day’s wife who is 10 months pregnant and is about to pop.

“Who could be more mismatched than Charlie Day and Ice Cube?” Brazell asked. “If Ice Cube told me he wanted to fight me, I would just move.”

“I would absolutely run for the hills,” added Swisher.

Gallery   Interviews   Photoshoots
written by Staff   |   October 10, 2015

JoAnna recently did an interview for her friend Eva Amurri Martino’s blog “Happily Eva After”! The blog post also contained two new unseen photoshoot outtakes, which have been added to our gallery. You can read parts of the interview below, but make sure you head over to Happily Eva After for the full version!

Joanna Garcia Swisher is a Mom-on-the-go. You know her from TV’s “Reba” and “Privileged”, as well as the recent (and awesome) “Astronaut Wives’ Club”. Her new film, “Fist Fight” will be coming out in 2016! Moving her family from city to city constantly is just part of the territory when you’re a celebrated Actress who is married to a Major League Baseball Star (Nick Swisher!), but to do it all with a baby in tow? That takes a miracle. (Or rather, a miraculously-organized Mama and Wife!) In this week’s “Eight By Eva” Joanna inspires those trying to have it all, especially because one of the most refreshing things about this gorgeous gal is that she has a clear handle on what “it all” means to her. Besides being hilarious, charming, and intelligent, Joanna is elegantly personifying the “family first” motto. Below, she answers my eight favorite questions:

1. What is the best parenting advice you have received?

The best advice I have ever received is to trust your instincts and make sure to take care
of yourself, too! When I first had Emme, I was so focused on doing everything ‘right’ or
‘by the book’ that I forgot to listen to my gut and have confidence in that.
For instance, breastfeeding was really hard for me. Emme had severe reflux and I cut pretty much everything out of my diet that could potentially exacerbate her condition or upset her little tummy. In the process of doing that, my milk production plummeted. I was so
disappointed in myself– the guilt I had was overwhelming. After 6 weeks of solid effort,
my husband held my hand, and begged me to consider being kinder to myself and to stop the
constant guilt trip I was putting myself through. Once I stopped worrying about what I
‘should’ be doing, started focusing on what was best for Emme and giving myself
some much needed TLC, the joy and excitement of Mommyhood was limitless!

2. What is your greatest challenge as a parent?
Both my husband and I have very intense and demanding jobs. We both are so lucky to
be able to do what we love, and the journey is that much sweeter now that we have our
little family to experience it with– but we are truly always on the move. Last year, we
moved from Arizona to Cleveland due to Nick’s work– and I shot my last show on location
in New Orleans. Our latest adventure is setting up shop in Atlanta after Nick
was traded to the Braves! All incredible blessings, but I would be lying if I said it didn’t
stress me to the max when I think of what a little trooper Emme is. I’m always searching
for new gymnastics, soccer, or reading classes in each new city to make sure she is
stimulated, and still getting to do all the fun things kids her age love. Giving her a
sense of normalcy in our crazy little world is challenging, but I truly believe she will
benefit from this moment in her life, and hopefully it will make for a more well-rounded
little lady.