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Joy Bryant

Bryant at the 2009 premiere of the Metropolitan Opera
Born October 19, 1976 (1976-10-19) (age 33)
The Bronx, New York, United States
Occupation Film, television actress
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Dave Pope (2008–present)

Joy Bryant (born October 19, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model.



Early life

Bryant was born in the Bronx, New York. While living in the Bronx, she graduated from CJHS 145x and was a member of the Fieldston Enrichment Program, an elite high school preparatory program.[1] Bryant is a graduate of Westminster School a boarding school in Connecticut. She received a full academic sholarship to Yale University, but did not graduate. While enrolled at Yale, Bryant was discovered by a modeling scout from Next Models Management and subsequently pursued a career as a fashion model in Paris.


Bryant's beauty earned her contracts with several brands, including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger & RocaWear.[2] She has also appeared in advertising for Gap and Victoria's Secret. She is currently signed to Next Model Management in New York City.

Her acting debut came in 2001 in Robert Townsend's Carmen: A Hip Hopera. After a small role in the action comedy Showtime, she made her big breakthrough in Denzel Washington's directorial debut, Antwone Fisher.[3] In 2005 she appeared in several high-profile films, including The Skeleton Key, London, and Get Rich or Die Tryin'.She also starred alongside Jessica Alba in "Honey".

Personal life

In October 2007 OK! reported that Bryant was engaged to Dave Pope. They married in 2008.[4]


Year Title Role
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera Nikki
2002 Kite Shane's Mother
Showtime Lexi
Antwone Fisher PO2 Cheryl Smolley, US Navy
2003 How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass aka Baadasssss! Priscilla
Honey Gina
2003-2004 ER (TV series) Valerie Gallant
2004 Three Way Rita Caswell
Spider-Man 2 Woman at Web
Haven Sheila
2005 The Skeleton Key Jill
London Mallory
Get Rich or Die Tryin' Charlene
2006 Bobby Patricia
2007 The Hunting Party Duck's girlfriend
2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Bianca Kittles
2010 Parenthood (2010 TV series) Jasmine

Awards and nominations

Joy Bryant at the Women's World Award 2009 in Vienna.


  1. ^ Joy Bryant Biography
  2. ^
  3. ^ Biography for Joy Bryant Movies May 17, 2008
  4. ^ OK! Exclusive: Joy Bryant Engaged! OK! October 31, 2007

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