Joanna is a Venezuelan-American comedian, writer and actor who gained popularity through her videos on YouTube and as lead writer/talent on Univision's bilingual digital platform "Flama". Her viral creations have garnered over 70 million views and have been featured in places like CNN, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, NPR, and the BBC. Her biweekly show "Joanna Rants" has collectively reached over 50 million views and has garnered an international fan club (as well as club that claims she looks like British explorer Bear Grylls). Her work won her "Best Comedian" and "Creator of the Year" in Hispanicize's 2016 Tecla awards. She was also honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with the 2018 award for “Best Online Storyteller.”
Hausmann is a correspondent on the three season's Netflix's series "Bill Nye Saves The World" which premiered April 21st, 2017 and was named the shows "unlikely science star" by Inverse Magazine. Joanna voices the alien villain on the Disney Channel series "Milo Murphy's Law” and will also voice a recurring character on the upcoming TV animated spin-off of “Monsters Inc” “Monster’s at Work” along with John Goodman and Billy Crystal. She has written for television projects for networks including CBS and is currently an adjunct-lecturer at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Although (accidentally) born in the small town of Royal Leamington Spa in England, Joanna and her family are wholeheartedly from Caracas, Venezuela.
Catch her performing as a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater or dramatically fumbling for her Metro Card right as the subway arrives at any station in New York.
She hates wet socks almost as much as she disliked writing this in the third person.