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Now, is the time for you

to experience Acting, With Joy!

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Mother and wife above all else, Joy D is a storyteller with a deep desire to hold space for healing and truth.


As an actress, Joy is CURRENTLY on stage in the US premier of NINE NIGHT at Roundhouse Theater, Fall 2022. She can also be seen in HULU’s limited series MIKE as well as episodes of SNOWFALL, FOR THE PEOPLE, L-WORD: GENERATION Q and others. 

He work as an intimacy director can be currently be seen in Bedlam Theatre's HEDDA GABLER and WINTER'S TALE at Bedlam Theatre in NYC and Dezart Arts upcoming production of CHOIR BOY in Palm Springs, CA. 


She holds a MFA degree in performance under the tutelage of William "Bill" Esper, Maggie Flanigan, Loyd Williamson, Lenard Petit and Hal Scott.  She holds a BA, Speech Communications and BFA from North Carolina A & T (HBCU).  Her memberships include: Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), Actors Equity (AEA), Urban Zen Integrative Therapists (UZIT, use- it), Women of Color Unite (WOCU) and Intimacy Coordinators of Color (ICOC).   

Joy is also a frequent co-host of The Lortel Theatre’s podcast, LIVE at THE LORTEL


Joy lives in Los Angeles with her husband and only daughter Zenzele, who is living her cinematography dreams.  When not acting or choreographing intimate scenes, Joy can be found teaching, coaching, speaking, facilitating holistic care from creatives, hanging with her family, trying new plant -based recipes or chilling at the beach.

 “I am passionate about creating consensual, compelling and dynamic storytelling while keeping our hearts and souls intact.”