We're getting a bunch of cancels 'cause of that bug going around.

Joanna Cruz is a neighbor who lives across the road from Madison Clark's in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. She first appears in the episode "So Close, Yet So Far", and is portrayed by Andrea Savo.



Joanna has a husband and a daughter. Her daughter has her ninth birthday party on the day of the events shown in "So Close, Yet So Far".

Season 1Edit

"So Close, Yet So Far"Edit

Joanna Cruz and family

Joanna and her family

We see Joanna and her family on the front lawn of their house after the Clark family get back from the Sale house where they've left Matt. Joanna calls across and invites them all to her daughter's birthday party.

That night Alicia sees Peter Dawson attacking her after he became Infected. Alicia tries to go and help but Madison stops her. Joanna appears to get away but Alicia and Madison can still hear her screams. Its most likely that she was bitten and turned.

"The Dog"Edit

The Cruz family dog flees to the Clark house, covered with blood, which had possibly come from one of the Cruz members. After the national guard run through the neighborhood, they clean up the infected and their bodies. Madison goes towards Joanna's house, and spots blood splattered on the deflated birthday decoration, where Joanna was attacked by Peter Dawson. Its assumed after she reanimated, The Militia Shot Her after The Army went through the neighborhood.


Season 1 appearances
Pilot So Close, Yet So Far The Dog Not Fade Away Cobalt The Good Man

Image galleryEdit


Females Alicia ClarkLiza OrtizOfelia SalazarGloriaBethany ExnerGriselda SalazarND Infected WomanHigh School StudentPhysics TeacherCheer CaptainNational Guard DriverNurseStudent 1GonzalesJoanna CruzWoman (So Close, Yet So Far)Susan TranGuardswomanGladysGirl With DollMaria ThompsonCynthia RamirezThompson Daughter 1Thompson Daughter 2KimberlyDeirdreInternee 3AlexSuzanneConnie
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Los Angeles residents Travis ManawaNicholas ClarkMadison ClarkArt CostaAlicia ClarkCalvinChristopher ManawaMatt SaleLiza OrtizOfelia SalazarGloriaBethany ExnerVictor StrandDaniel SalazarICU DoctorGriselda SalazarTobiasND Infected WomanMelvin AllenHigh School StudentPhysics TeacherCheer CaptainDruggie 2Faculty MemberRocky KnathLAPD UnitNational Guard DriverRussellHendersonOld Man