Birth Date: 6 October 1984
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5' 4 "
Occupation: Actress/ Singer
"I always had a voice that was much bigger than I was!"
Powerful is the first word that comes to mind when describing Joanna's voice. The next thing that enters your mind is "Where is it coming from?"
These words are all too familiar to Joanna who is petite in stature but can make the hair on your arms rise with her vocal ability. "I always had a voice that was much bigger than I was!" says Joanna.
Joanna was born in Philadelphia and spent her early years performing for customers in her father's barbershop. She called it her "Saturday Gig" and enjoyed the praise (and tips) that would come her way. Her powerful voice led her to numerous musical theatre roles. Her lead role in the 20th Anniversary National Tour of "Annie" was highly publicized. "Looking back on all of my theatre experiences, I have great memories but I think it only made me realize that it wasn't what I wanted to do for the rest of my life."
At the age of 16, Joanna was signed to A&M Records by its President, Ron Fair. "I knew of Ron from the work he had done with Christina Aguilera, he has a reputation in the industry as being one of the best and being signed by him is a dream come true."
Joanna has spent the last 3 years developing her sound, writing material for her album, and performing shows at various LA venues. She was even the subject of an MTV "True Life" documentary in which they followed the first year of a Recording Artist. "I am so fortunate to have had this time to allow myself to grow as an Artist as well as a person. It is really important to me that I am seen as a credible. I have worked hard and my music has come so far. I am so anxious to share it with the world."
Joanna is putting the finishing touches on her debut CD, which is to be released in the first quarter of 2005. "Get ready because here I come!"
In 1997, "Saturday Night Live" featured a skit about the firing of Joanna during Annie. Cheri O'Teri portrayed her.
Signed to a contract by A&M Records president Ron Fair, the man who discovered household names such as Christina Aguilera and Vanessa Carlton. 
Her rendition of the song Tomorrow from 'Annie' has been defined by many critics as "the definitive performance of the song."
Was chosen on August 8, 1996 to star in the 20th Anniversary Production of the award winning musical 'Annie'. After an exhausting nationwide talent search which tested the talents of over two thousand girls, she played the starring role of 'Annie' to rave reviews and packed houses across the nation. But after a few months with the national touring production, she was unceremoniously fired before the show hit Broadway by producers who allegedly treated her with the same disregard that the fictional Miss Hannigan showed to Little Orphan Annie. In response to the firing, a lawsuit seeking $10 million to $50 million in punitive damages was filed on behalf of Pacitti. The matter ended up being settled out of court, and the terms were not disclosed.
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