Alison La Placa played Joanna, Rachel's boss at Bloomingdale's until being killed off by being hit by a cab in "The One Where They're Going To Party". Joanna also dated Chandler for a few episodes in season 3 and 4.
Alison La Placa was born in Newark, New Jersey (December 15, 1959) and is best known for playing Linda Phillips in Duet and Open House, both for Fox. After graduation from Illinois Wesleyan University, she performed in a circus show at Marriott's Great America. She also worked as a cocktail waitress prior to moving to L.A. Alison guest starred in a number of television shows including ER and Cheers.