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Joy Bryant

Joy Bryant has made an impressive transition from the runway to the big-screen. In 2002, she achieved her breakthrough performance in Denzel Washington's critically acclaimed Antwone Fisher. She was most recently seen in the thriller, The Skeleton Key starring with Kate Hudson, Stellan Skaarsgard and John Hurt. Bryant was recently seen in Jim Sheridan's film Get Rich or Die Tryin loosely based on the life of rapper 50 Cent, who also appears in the film. She has also wrapped the independent film London, directed by Hunter Richards. The ensemble cast includes Jessica Biel, Jason Statham, and Chris Evans.

In 2004, Bryant appeared in the adventure/drama Haven with Bill Paxton and Orlando Bloom and in the pulp thriller Three Way Split and in director Mario Van Peebles' Badasssss! In 2003, Bryant co-starred with Jessica Alba and Mekhi Phifer in Bille Woodruff's music-driven coming-of-age drama, Honey. Bryant made her onscreen debut in the MTV original production of Carmen-The Hip Opera opposite Beyonce Knowles and Mekhi Phifer followed by a small role in the Warner Brothers' comedy, Showtime, which starred Eddie Murphy and Robert DeNiro.

While enrolled as a full-time student at Yale University, Bryant was discovered by a modeling scout from Next Models Management. For several years, Bryant pursued a career as a fashion model in Paris and subsequently signed an exclusive contract with Tommy Hilfiger. She continues to model between films as a cover subject for Victoria Secret, and in print campaigns such as the Fall 2003 GAP ads. Born and raised in the South Bronx, Bryant attended Westminster High School in Connecticut on a full scholarship. She is an avid supporter of the Fieldston Enrichment Program, an organization that reaches out to minority talent to enrich their academic opportunities.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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Joy Bryant Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayOctober 19, 1976 (40)
SignLibra
BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Joy Bryant compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Folo
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
Parenthood: The Complete Series
The Skeleton Key
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Hit & Run
About Last Night
Bobby
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