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|Born||July 18, 1940 (age 77)|
|Profession||Actor, Television Director, Television Producer, Film Producer|
|Parents||Helen Sue Bruderlin, Henry Bruderlin|
Joy Bryant (born October 19, 1974) is an American actress and former fashion model. Joy starred as Jasmine Trussell in Parenthood.
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. Bryant is a graduate of Westminster School, a boarding school in Connecticut. She attended Yale University.
Early on, Bryant played a small role in Ill Al Skratch's video "I'll Take Her". Bryant had contracts with several brands, including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and RocaWear. She has also appeared in advertising for Gap and Victoria's Secret also starring in a Carlos Santana and Musiq Soulschild music video for the song Nothing at All" opposite Connecticut born actor Andre Warmsley in 2004.
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. In 2005 she appeared in several high-profile films, including Baadasssss!, The Skeleton Key, London and Get Rich or Die Tryin'. She also played the role of Tunde Adebimpe's love interest in "Will Do" a 2011 TV on the Radio music video. Joy is now starring as Jasmine Trussell in Parenthood. BuddyTV ranked her #19 on its TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2011 list.
In October 2007 OK! reported that Bryant was engaged to Dave Pope. They married in 2008.