"As an actor, I am committed to embodying the complexities of the human experience and raising consciousness." - Joy DeMichelle
As an actor, Joy is committed to "embodying the complexities of the human experience and raising consciousness." She is passionate about producing content that is inclusive and culturally competent.
A few months prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, she returned to the theatre in AUBERGINE, at South Coast Rep and before that SWEAT, at the Mark Taper Forum; both directed by Lisa Peterson.
During the pandemic, Joy has added to her resume with roles on: SNOWFALL (FX), I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE (Netflix, sketch comedy show) and co-star on The L WORD: GENERATION Q (Showtime).
As an actress, Joy has worked along side award winning actors Forest Whitaker, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Tim Roth, Anna Deavere Smith and Stephen Mckinley Henderson, as well as a host of brilliant and well respected creative artists.
Cold Reading Skills
Holistic Character Development
Releasing Character Trauma
Healthy Actors Mindset
Joy enjoys working in the voice over world where she she can be heard in various commercials. She is also the lead character in the audio drama series ADDRESS: HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS.
Joy is a co-host of the podcast Live at the Lortel. LATL amplify's the voices and stories of people of color and artists who stand in solidarity with the continued fight against institutional racism and racial injustice.
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