Joanna James is the creation of Jim Wilson, Hair and Makeup artist. Jim discovered makeup and fashion at an early age along with movie stars and glamour. Jim created Joanna to enter pageants, host shows, impersonate celebrities and tell jokes.
Best known for her Barbara Streisand impression, Joanna also impersonates such celebrities as Cher, Bette Midler, Elizabeth Taylor, Celine Dion and most recently Reba McIntire.
Joanna has played such characters as Norma Desmond, Momma Rose, Edith Piaf, Betty Boop, Mea West and Pee Wee Herman and starred as Fem Hanson in the Glammy award winning “The Tranny Chase” by Linda Simpson.
Joanna loves to host a showm tell some jokes and let people have a good time. She has sung in rock bands, appeared on many television shows and created, produced and starred in her own show “Puttin’ on The Pumps”. She is the winner of several regional titles and the recipient of many awards. She is the current reining Miss New New England US of A Classic and Miss South Florida Illusions Classic. Joanna is still going strong and has a long way to go.
Joanna is quite a character herself. A twice divorced, self described real housewife cougar on the prowl. Direct from a wellness spa in Boca, Joanna enjoys her high heels, fake boobs, hair extensions, spray tan, gel nails, french pedicures and a nice Pinot Grigio.