JoAnna Garcia Swisher to Star in the Hallmark Channel Rom-Com “As Luck Would Have It”

It’s a hallmark moment for JoAnna Garcia Swisher

The 41-year-old Cuban and Spanish American actress has been cast in Hallmark’s new Ireland-set rom-com As Luck Would Have It.

JoAnna Garcia Swisher

The Sweet Magnolias actress will star opposite Allen Leech in the film directed by Clare Niederpruem.

“JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Allen Leech are both immensely talented actors and we are delighted to welcome them to the Hallmark Channel family,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “Between its charming leads and lushly-authentic Irish setting, viewers are sure to be captivated by this sweet, lighthearted romance.”

Lindsey (Swisher) travels to Ireland to acquire land that is perfect for a resort. She decides to enter the town’s matchmaking festival to prove her investment and win over a handsome local (Leech).

The all-new movie, which will be part of Hallmark Channel’s “Spring Fling” programming event this spring, has kicked off production with on-location filming in Ireland.

Swisher also appeared in Once Upon a Time, The Internship, A-List and American Pie 2.

Garcia to Star in “Interns”…

JoAnna Garcia is about to get her Vaughn on…

The 32-year-old half-Cuban/half-Spanish American actress has signed on to star in the feature film Interns opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.


Garica—who was recently announced as the female lead in NBC’s upcoming comedy series Animal Practice—is set to portray Vaughn’s girlfriend in the Shawn Levy-directed comedy, which will feature Vaughn and Wilson as two middle-aged guys who lose their jobs and have to start at the bottom in the new American workforce.

Interns will be filming in Atlanta this summer.

This is the former Reba and Better With You star’s first feature film since 2006’s A-List and 2001’s Not Another Teen Movie and American Pie 2.