Sweet Magnolias season 3 has finally been released on Netflix, and fans are eagerly catching up with the Southern best friends to find out what’s next for them and their many romantic ventures. Fans of JoAnna Garcia Swisher might find themselves curious about some of her past work, like the hit sitcom Reba that she starred in for six years alongside country superstar Reba McEntire and her on-screen husband, Steve Howey.
As the title suggests, Reba follows Reba Hart, a North Houston woman who gets blindsided by her husband of 20 years when he cheats on her and gets his dental hygienist pregnant. On top of that, she discovers her eldest daughter, Cheyenne, has also gotten pregnant by her boyfriend, the high school quarterback.
JoAnna played Cheyenne on the show, and it quickly became her breakout role. Cheyenne was 17 at the show’s start, but how old was the actress who played her in real life?
How old was Sweet Magnolias star JoAnna Garcia Swisher in Reba?
JoAnna was born on August 10, 1979, in Tampa, Florida, making her 43 years old as of July 2023. Reba ran from 2001 to 2007, so the actress would have been approximately 21 when the series started and 27 when it ended. That’s almost an entire decade of her life!
On the show, Swisher’s character Cheyenne starts as an older teenager, and we see her progress through her young adult years over the seasons. So even though she was a few years older than her on-screen counterpart, Swisher still looked the part.
Even though this talented Florida-born actress is probably best known for her work on Reba and Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias, she’s worked consistently in the industry for many decades. She is also known for her work on Once Upon a Time, Priveleged, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Christmas with the Campbells, The Astronaut Wives Club, and more.
Sweet Magnolias season 3 is out now on Netflix.