Joanna Bacalso Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Apr, 2020
Facts of Joanna Bacalso
Date of Birth: 1976 , August-10
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: Philippines
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Joanna Bacalso
Nationality Filipino-Canadian
Birth Place/City Cebu, Philippines
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Actress, Former Model
Net Worth $700 thousand
Married Yes
Married to Matthew Garel
Children Two
Movies No Contest, Woo, Dude, Where's My Car
TV Show La Femme Nikita, The Jamie Foxx Show, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, Son of the Beach
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Joanna Bacalso is a Filipino-Canadian actress and former model best known for playing the lead role of Barb in 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 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 from there. 


Talking about her career, she was represented by Ford Models as she works for print and runway for clients including Tommy Hilfiger and 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 Canadian television series, Forever Knight

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 Bacalso then appeared as 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 2002 American adventure comedy film, Snow Dogs, starring Jane Sibbett, Nicole OliverAnthony Harrison, and many others. As of now, her last appearance was the Canadian supernatural drama television series, Lost Girl

Estimated Net Worth of $700 Thousand

Joanna Bacalso is earning pretty well from her profession and has amassed a considerable amount from her profession as an actress. As of 2020, Joanna Bacalso has an estimated net worth of $700 thousand, according to Idol Net Worth.

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 a film Snow Dogs which grossed over $115 million against $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). 

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


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