Joanna Bacalso

Inside Biography

Joanna Bacalso is a Filipino-Canadian actress and former model best known for playing the lead role of Barb in the 2002 American adventure comedy film, Snow Dogs

Further, she has notable roles in  Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) and Bedazzled (2000). She has been married to actor Matthew Garel.

Born in Cebu, Philippines

Joanna Bacalso was born on August 10, 1976, in Cebu, Philippines. She then moved to Toronto, Ontario along with her two younger brothers at the age of eight years old. She belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity and holds dual nationality; Filipino-Canadian.

Bacalso was raised up by her parents in Toronto with her two siblings. She also did her schooling there. 

Early Career 

Talking about her career, she was represented by Ford Models as she works for print and runway for clients including Tommy Hilfiger and the Banana Republic. She transitioned from a modeling career into film and television.

In 1994, she debuted on the big screen with the comedy film, Car 54, Where Are You?. In the following year, she was cast as Briana/Angel in the Canadian television series, Forever Knight

Selected for the lead role, Barb in 2002 

Bacalso then appeared in supporting roles in numerous television series such as La Femme Nikita, The Jamie Foxx Show, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, and Son of the Beach, among others. Further, her movie credits are No Contest, Woo, Dude, Where's My Car, and others.

Besides, she was selected for the lead role, Barb in the 2002 American adventure comedy film, Snow Dogs, starring Jane Sibbett, Nicole OliverAnthony Harrison, and many others. As of now, her last appearance was in the Canadian supernatural drama television series, Lost Girl

Net Worth 

Joanna Bacalso is earning pretty well from her profession and has ama s sed a considerable amount from her profession as an actress.

As of 2022, Joanna Bacalso has an estimated net worth of $700 thousand, according to Idol Net Worth.

Salary and Earnings

It is known that the TV star earns between $50K and $75K per episode. So, we can speculate that Bacalso receives somewhere in between. Bacalso enjoys her life lavishly.

The actress has collected such a good amount of money through her performance in many box office hit movies. In 2002, she was cast in the film Snow Dogs which grossed over $115 million against a $33 million budget. 

Happily Married to Husband Matthew Garel

The 5ft 8 inches tall Joanna Bacalso is currently married to her long-term boyfriend turned husband, Matthew Garel.

He is well-known for his appearances in  Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), Bedazzled (2000), and Snow Dogs (2002).

Got married in 1998

The couple got married in 1998 and is now enjoying a healthy married life for over two decades with no rumors of divorce and separation issues.

Neither Joanna nor her spouse Matthew has revealed when and how their love story started. But, they seem pretty much into each other. The pair has two children together. 

by ab-mahima, 21 Sep, 2022

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