Joanna Bacalso

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Joanna Bacalso
BornJoanna Bacalso
Other namesJoanna Garel
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Joanna Bacalso
BornJoanna Bacalso
Other namesJoanna Garel

Joanna Bacalso is a Filipino - Canadian television and movie actress and former model.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bacalso was born in Cebu, Philippines and moved to Toronto, Ontario [2] with her two younger brothers when she was eight years old.[1]


Represented by Ford Models,[citation needed] her modeling work included both print and runway for clients including Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic. Bacalso transitioned from a modeling career into film and television.

Her television credits include guest-starring appearances on the series The Jamie Foxx Show, La Femme Nikita, Veronica's Closet, and Wish You Were Here. Bacalso played a recurring role on the CBS series The District and a multiple-episode supporting role on the series Ally McBeal.

Bacalso made her feature film debut in the Orion Pictures comedy Car 54, Where Are You? featuring Rosie O'Donnell and Fran Drescher. Bacalso appeared in the feature films Bedazzled and Dude, Where's My Car?.[1] She is most well known for her role as Barb in Disney's Snow Dogs featuring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and James Coburn.[2] She also played in the movie Half Baked.



1994Car 54, Where Are YouBeautiful Woman
1995No ContestMalou, Miss Philippines
1998Half BakedHenchwoman
1998WooStunning Woman
1998SanctuaryKelly Kwon
1998Short for NothingTimea
2000BedazzledDV8 Clubgoer
2000Dude, Where's My CarBartender
2002Snow DogsBarb
2004My Baby's DaddyNia
2007Bad Girl IslandSherry Pace


1995Forever KnightBrianaSeason 2 Episode 25, A More Permanent Hell, (CBS)
1995Forever KnightAngelSeason 3 Episode 1, Black Buddha Part 2, (CBS)
1997La Femme NikitaWoman FriendSeason 1 Episode 21, Verdict, (USA)
1998Veronica's ClosetKariSeason 1 Episode 20, Veronica's All Nighter (NBC)
1998The Jamie Foxx ShowJoanna KennedyTwo Episodes, (WB)
1999PSI Factor: Chronicles of the ParanormalAri'anaSeason 4 Episode 9, Inertia (Syndication)
1999Das TraumschiffCora StillerSeason 1 Episode 24, Tahiti (ZDF)
2000The DistrictPumpkinSeason 1 Episode 6, How They Lived (CBS)
2000The DistrictPoo KimSeason 1 Episode 8, The Jackal (CBS)
2000-01Son of the BeachFirebushTwo Episodes, (FX)
2011Lost GirlFemale ContenderSeason 2 Episode 2, I Fought the Fae, and the Fae Won (SyFy)


  1. ^ a b c "Update on Joanna Bacalso". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 27 April 2002. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Joanna Bacalso comes home to keep grounded". Daily Mercury. 10 January 2002. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 

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