Influences: Jlo, Amy Shark, Dua Lipa, Alanis Morrisette, P!nk, Tove Lo, Mo, Bebe Rheza, Zara Larson, Ann-marie, Rihanna
Date of Birth: 07/08/1978
Height: 170cm (5”7)
Hair: Blonde/brunette ombre
Joanna has won Australian National Songwriter’s Association awards for her songs "Alternate World" & "Daddy" (produced by Chay Wright, Look-Alike Productions, LA of Michael Bolton, Disney, High School Musical) & has worked in NY & LA touring with pop/reggae artist Shaggy. She wrote the theme song for kid’s health animation film/video game “Escape from Obeez City” with award winning Michael Yezerski (movie soundtrack: Black Balloon) & Chris Nelius (Dirt Radio) that launched at E3 in LA & received attention from MTV.
At age 18, Joanna won a music business scholarship & internship at Mushroom Music Publishing in Melbourne & approached to write songs for Aussie soap opera Home & Away. Joanna recorded a 5 track ep with Andre “GC” Fennell (Shaggy’s producer) in New York in Oct 2016.
Joanna supported Australian country icon Gina Jeffries, singing on stage at the Sydney Olympics Torch Relay Ceremony. Her debut ep "Burning" received radio airplay on Perth’s #1 radio station 92.9pmfm & featured on the Headliner compilation CD. Joanna sang “Love Signs” with New York hip hop artist Massiah & wrote a catalogue of hip hop/R&B tracks with New York outfit Baath Party, featuring Queens rappers Ghengis “G-Christ” & Knowledge. Joanna was approached to write a catalogue for US drama series “GO Fast Girl” also offered a supporting acting role, playing an Aussie pop songstress/songwriter & love interest to the series regular lead, however relinquished her commitments after her first baby in 2006.
The debut video for Joanna's song "Daddy" is on YouTube & has a link to her designer denim label's website www.jodenhamjeans.com which launched in 2011, coinciding with the birth of her second baby. The music video, directed by Tim Sullivan (PR exec for Dr Oz) & produced by Misael Sanchez, also features lead singer Kieran Sullivan of New York rock band, Cecilia Celeste.
Joanna has also acted in the following feature films:- Hansel & Gretel, Japanese Story with Toni Collette, “Michael Maverick: Paparazzi”, ”The Apologist”, US drama TV pilot “GO FAST GIRL” Aussie/Canadian children’s Sci-Fi series “Stormworld” however Joanna is still best known as the grieving, pregnant woman in the RETHINK DRINK TV commercial. She has trained in Theatre, Film & Television Acting at Oxford Uni, UK, as well as in Australia and the US with some of LA’s best acting coaches, such as Howard Fine, Amy Lyndon & Dee Wallace (E.T.)