"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.

In addition to acting, Joy is a coach and founder of ACTING WITH JOY®:  a sacred space that empowers actors to make dynamic discoveries and deliver vibrant performances in a healthy container.


Audition Prep

Self-taping Tools

Cold Reading Skills

Script Analysis

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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