Joanne Vannicola is an Emmy award-winning Canadian actor and writer, who has been working in film, television, and theatre since she was eight years old. She has also been nominated for a Genie, a Gemini, and an ACTRA award. Joanne is a long-time advocate for the LGBTQ community and has an essay in the anthology Cuarenta y Nueve, a book by 49 artists for the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse club massacre.
She is the Chair of the first LGBTQ+ subcommittee for the actors union ACTRA and sits on the sexual assault ad-hoc committee at ACTRA for women in film and television. Joanne’s forthcoming memoir, All We Knew but Couldn?t Say (Dundurn Press) will be available 1 June, 2019.