Born in the Philippines and raised on Oahu, Joan grew up on Hickam Air Force Base and now resides in Kaneohe, Hawaii. She has worked on numerous Film and Television productions such as Last Resort, Inhumans, Hawaii Five-0, Magnum PI, Godzilla, Snatched, Kong Skull Island, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, The Wrong Missy, Godzilla vs King Kong, Press Play, and Next Goal Wins.
Known for her strong confident presence, Joan landed a lead role in Tales of The Circle Keys film as Kai the relentless Executive Producer and a lead role in a dark night theatre production of Jackie Claxton: The Body Swapper where she played Jackie Claxton. She was also a supporting cast member in Sincerely, Kaye as the Step-Mother, a featured dancer in The Last Taxi Dance, and featured in Return To Life as a Fuahi Wahine (Fire Woman).
Joan is a beautiful mix of Spanish, Filipino and Chinese, a 1st degree black belt in Kajukembo, loves to kickbox, practice yoga, and eat delicious vegan food.