Ella Joyce

Actor
This stage-trained black American actress worked Off-Broadway and in regional theater productions for several years before landing the role of Eleanor Emerson, the strong and independent wife of Charles S. Dutton's ... Read more »
Born: 06/12/1954 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Nina 2016 (Movie)

Clifton's Mom (Actor)

Being Mary Jane 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost Signal 2014 (Movie)

Nancy Caulderbank (Actor)

Our Family Wedding 2010 (Movie)

Earlene (Actor)

Preacher's Kid 2010 (Movie)

Sister Watkins (Actor)

My Wife and Kids 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bubba Ho-Tep 2003 (Movie)

The Nurse (Actor)

Stranger Inside 2001 (Movie)

Doodle Alderidge (Actor)

Her Married Lover 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

In the House 1990 - 1994, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1990 - 1994, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dangerous Minds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Set It Off 1996 (Movie)

Detective Waller (Actor)

Roc 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 1992 (Movie)

McCabe (Actor)

The 7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

Selma, Lord, Selma (TV Show)

Actor

The Old Settler (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This stage-trained black American actress worked Off-Broadway and in regional theater productions for several years before landing the role of Eleanor Emerson, the strong and independent wife of Charles S. Dutton's title character on the Fox sitcom "Roc." Ella Joyce's theater credits include August Wilson's "Two Trains Running" and "Don't Get God Started." Her theater experience provided excellent preparation for the TV series' shift to a live production. Joyce's TV credits have included appearances in several TV-movies--Mike Newell's "Common Ground" (1990) and "Choices" (1986)--and the cable series "Rin Tin Tin." She has attributed her success to changing her name, but her fortunate association with the celebrated playwright August Wilson was probably even more relevant. All three of Joyce's co-stars on "Roc" had appeared in plays written by Wilson and directed by Lloyd Richards. Joyce made her screen debut in the pallid Sylvester Stallone vehicle "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot" (1992) and subsequently appeared in the crime drama "Set It Off" (1996).

Relationships

Dan Martin

Husband

Milestones

1999

Had one of the female leads in August Wilson's new play "King Hedley II"; premiered at the Pittsburgh Public Theater

1996

Appeared in "Set It Off"

1992

Feature debut in "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot"

1991

Appeared as Eleanor Emerson, the wife of the title character, in "Roc", a Fox sitcom

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