Johanna Goldsmith

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Johanna Goldsmith
Born Johanna Cardona-Goldsmith
(1979-09-25) September 25, 1979 (age 37)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Television actress

Johanna Cardona-Goldsmith (born September 25, 1979) is an American actress from Austin, Texas most widely known for her involvement in the Tennessee Senate election of 2006 when she appeared in the controversial "Call Me" political advertisement created by the Republican National Committee for Republican candidate and current Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee against his opponent Democrat Harold Ford. Goldsmith portrayed a young woman who claimed she "met Harold at the Playboy Party" and reminded him at the end of the advertisement with a wink, "Harold, call me."

As the commercial gained notoriety, it, and most particularly, Goldsmith became the top subjects on Larry King Live, The View, The O'Reilly Factor, Inside Edition, Real Time with Bill Maher, etc. The print world even featured Goldsmith in Time magazine and the front page of The New York Times.

In a post on the Houston Chronicle blog "Texas Politics" by Chronicle reporter Lisa Sandberg, Goldsmith admitted she was ignorant of who Harold Ford was at the time she shot the ad. Goldsmith said she did not view the ad as racist and that she herself was apolitical. She also expressed concerns that she would be typecast as a blonde bimbo due to all the attention over the commercial.[1]

During an interview with ABC-affiliate KVUE, Goldsmith added that thanks to her performance in the advertisement, she has received "two marriage proposals and several new job offers."[2]


  1. ^ ""Harold, call me!" actress wants serious roles". Houston Chronicle. November 14, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Austin actress well known after controversial commercial". KVUE Television. November 10, 2006. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved March 23, 2008. 

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