Joy Bryant

Actress, Model
The slender, classically beautiful Joy Bryant made a stunning feature debut in Denzel Washington's first directorial effort "Antwone Fisher," and while her stunning looks certainly got her noticed, the ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1976 in The Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Parenthood 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

About Last Night 2014 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

Hit And Run 2012 (Movie)

Neve Tatum (Actor)

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rip the Runway 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Virtuality 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

Bianca Kittles (Actor)

The Hunting Party 2007 (Movie)

Duck's Girlfriend (Actor)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Patricia (Actor)

Haven 2006 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

London 2006 (Movie)

Mallory (Actor)

Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 (Movie)

Charlene (Actor)

The Skeleton Key 2005 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

Baadasssss! 2004 (Movie)

Priscilla (Actor)

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Woman at Web (Actor)

3-Way 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Honey 2003 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Antwone Fisher 2002 (Movie)

Cheryl (Actor)

Showtime 2002 (Movie)

Lexi (Actor)

Hip Hopera: Carmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Making The Movie: MTV's Hip Hop Opera: Carmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The slender, classically beautiful Joy Bryant made a stunning feature debut in Denzel Washington's first directorial effort "Antwone Fisher," and while her stunning looks certainly got her noticed, the model-turned-actress has also built her career on both brains and talent. As an enrollee in the A Better Chance program, an organization that reaches out to minority talent to enrich their academic opportunities, Bryant earned an academic scholarship to Yale University. While enrolled as a full-time student at Yale, the actress was discovered by a modeling scout from Next Models Management and subsequently pursued a career as a fashion model in Paris, later entering into an exclusive contract with Tommy Hilfiger and appearing as a cover subject for the Victoria's Secret lingerie catalogue, as well as in a number of prestigious print campaigns.

Relationships

Saigon Song Performer

Companion
Previously dated no longer together

Lauraine

Grandmother
Raised Bryant died c. 1993

Dave Pope

Husband
Became engaged in October 2007 married June 28, 2008 in beachside ceremony in Amagansett, NY

EDUCATION

Riverdale Country School

Bronx , New York
Attended the summer program

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1993 - 1994
Dropped out after her sophomore year to pursue modeling

Westminster School

Simsbury , Connecticut
Bryant won an academic scholarship to attend the private boarding school

Milestones

2012

Appeared opposite Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper in action comedy "Hit and Run"; film written and co-directed by "Parenthood" co-star Dax Shepard

2010

Cast as Jasmine Trussell, a single mother on NBC's updated version of the 1989 film "Parenthood"

2008

Played Martin Lawrence's love interest in the comedy "Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins"

2007

Co-starred in "The Hunting Party" with Richard Gere and Terrence Howard

2006

Co-starred in "Bobby," an ensemble drama centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination; film marked Emilio Estevez's directorial debut

2005

Played the childhood love interest of 50 Cent in director Jim Sheridan's urban drama "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'"

2004

Cast in "Baadassss!" writer-director-star Mario Van Peebles' depiction of his father Melvin's struggles to film the seminal 1971 "Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Son"

2003

Cast in Bille Woodruff's "Honey" as the best friend of an inner-city dancer and choreographer (Jessica Alba)

2002

Delivered breakout role as the understanding girlfriend in "Antwone Fisher," directed by Denzel Washington

2002

Landed a small part in the comedy "Showtime" opposite Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro

2001

Made her onscreen debut in the MTV original telefim "Carmen: A Hip Hopera" opposite Beyonce Knowles and Mekhi Phifer

Pursued a career as a fashion model in Paris; later entered into an exclusive contract with Tommy Hilfiger

Raised in The Bronx, NY

Discovered by a modeling scout while enrolled as a full-time student at Yale

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