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"We're getting a bunch of cancels 'cause of that bug going around."
—Joanna Cruz to Madison Clark.[src]

Joanna Cruz (née unknown) is a character in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. She is a resident of El Sereno community, alongside her husband Mr. Cruz and daughter Gladys.

Pre-Apocalypse

El Sereno, Los Angeles, California

Not much is known about Joanna's life prior to the outbreak, except that she has a daughter named Gladys and a husband and is neighbors with the Clark, Tran, Dawson, Thompson and Ramirez families in the suburban El Sereno community of Los Angeles.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 1

"So Close, Yet So Far"

As Travis, Madison, and Nick arrive home, Joanna is on her front lawn preparing for her daughter's birthday party. As she continues to make preparations, Madison goes over to her house to inform her about something; what she was told is unknown.

Later, while she is cleaning up after her daughter's party, Joanna's neighbor Peter Dawson appears as a reanimated corpse and attacks her. The undead Peter tackles Joanna to the ground as she screams. She manages to break free from his grasp, but she keeps screaming as she tries to escape. Alicia attempts to help Joanna, but Madison prevents her from doing so.

"The Dog"

It is not entirely clear what happened to her after she fled inside her home from the attack, but fresh blood could be seen splattered all over the deflated bounce house from Gladys' party, indicating that she was probably bitten and wounded. Additionally, when the military arrives, multiple body bags could be seen being carried out and also an X is spray-painted onto her home. Also their family dog is seen covered in blood before going over to the Clarks' house and Nick states that the blood is not from the dog.

Since she's not present in the next episode when the National Guardsmen are doing headcounts, it is likely that she was killed by the zombified Peter Dawson.

Death

Killed By

A zombified Peter Dawson attacks Joanna Cruz on her front lawn, resulting in fresh blood splattering all over the deflated bouncy house. She flees into her home with Peter following after her into the house.

On the next morning, none of the Cruzs show up when the National Guards are declaring safety. The National Guard are seen removing multiple body bags from their house with an X spray-painted on the walls, indicating she and her family likely died.

It is not known if the Cruz family were completely devoured by Peter Dawson. If not, then the family could have reanimated, and were eventually dispatched in the morning after by incoming National Guardsmen who took over the community of El Sereno.

It's also possible that they were infected and were shot alive by the National Guards.

Appearances

Fear The Walking Dead

Season 1

Trivia

Other Actresses

International Dubbers
Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech Šárka Vondrová Nurse
Melissa Geary
French N/A N/A
German Cornelia Waibel N/A
Hungarian N/A N/A
Italian N/A N/A
Japanese N/A N/A
Spanish (Latin America) N/A N/A
Spanish (Spain) Lola Oria Cynthia Ramirez
Fear The Walking Dead Characters
Clark Family AliciaNicholasMadison
Manawa Family TravisChristopherElizabeth
Los Angeles VictorAdamT.J.WilliamCalvinGloria
Paul R. Williams High School TobiasRussellBrandonArtMatt
L.A.P.D. LaneHendersonFinleyRichardsGonzales
El Sereno PatrickCynthiaMariaDouglasMr. PosadaMrs. PosadaHectorSusanPeterJoannaGladysMr. Cruz
Salazar Family DanielOfeliaGriselda
California Army National Guard GraceFrenchMcElroyAndrewScottDavidsonColeRichardsCastroHodgesMasonJonesJohnsonBethanyShihKuchenMelvinWillimasMoyersVrakking
Catrina Island HarryGeorgeSethMelissaWilla
Flight 462 AlexMichaelAlanTomIanJake
The Pirates JackVidaConnorBenBreannahReed
Celia's Group SofiaJuanJorgeLuisCeliaThomas
Mexican Navy GalvanTintosVazquezMiguel
Valle de Guadalupe JavierRamon
La Manas Gael
La Colonia LucianaReynaldoAlejandroAnaLauraFranciscoOlivieroAlonso
Los Hermanos MarcoAntonioRamiro
Rosarito Beach Hotel ElenaHectorAvaIleneAndrésOscarJessicaMrs. DiazCharles
Brandon's Group BrandonDerekJames
Suarez Family ElíasAngelicaBenitoSara
Broke Jaw Ranch TroyChristineErinPatBobBlakeDaxKerryStanGabePaulMrs. TwomeyJakeCooperTerranceJeremiahJosephJimmieGretchenKathyVernonMikePhilMarthaRussellCharleneWillyTracy
Gonzalez Dam LolaEverardoEfraínDanteOthónJ.C.Pablito
Black Hat Reservation QaletaqaLeeMartaJoséJohnKlah
El Bazar MariaJohnnyMatarifeEddie
The Proctors JohnNineteenNineEleven
Texas AltheaJuneDwightWesJohn Sr.KimKevinBrigaHowardWillSlimRyanMollyTessJohnEdCharlesSerenaBenQuinnEmile
Virginia MorganPaulCarolRick
Leland's Group LelandHardyBill
Dell Diamond Baseball Stadium VivianDouglasCole
The Vultures CharlieMelvinEdgarIngridEnnis
Mississippi SarahWendellMarthaJimHank
Wittington's Denim Company PeteDomRollieDorisLoganClaytonPurvisStevie
Camp Cackleberry DylanMaxAnnie
Civic Republic Military IsabelleBeckett
Lonestar Power & Light GraceRobertMichaelMatthew
The Caravan Philippe
Temple B'nai Israel Jacob
The Pioneers JamesEllenCleveKennethTerrenceRegSamuelsDakotaRachelHillVirginiaMarcusTerryMary AnneMalcolmHoltJanisCameronSanjayAdrienneBenJebRidingsIsaacTom
USS Pennsylvania GreenJohnsonWatersStewartFarleyWrightThompsonGarzaWalterNelsonRogersBrownPower
Valley Town MorganFrankieJohnTinaAthena
Creative Visionaries Agency NoraLeeMichaelMark
The Outcasts SherryOswald
Doomsday Cult SabrinaMikeTheodoreHarveyDerekPaigeRiley
Texas Prison HayesGeorge
Miscellaneous Survivors DianaBetaStevenMr. MagañaMrs. MagañaEstelleMs. Maddox
Animals SkidmarkRufusDog
Walkers SullivanRandallShelbyEllenGeoffJohnsonDargahClintonChristinaKimberly
Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.
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