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Joy Bryant (born October 18, 1974) is an American actress and former fashion model. Joy currently stars as Jasmine Trussell in Parenthood

Early life[]

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.[1] Bryant is a graduate of Westminster School a boarding school in Connecticut. She received a full academic scholarship to Yale University, but did not graduate. While enrolled at Yale, Bryant was discovered by a modeling scout from Next Models Management and subsequently pursued a career as a fashion model in Paris.


Early on, Bryant played a small role in Ill Al Skratch's video "I'll Take Her". Bryant's beauty earned her contracts with several brands, including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and RocaWear.[2] She has also appeared in advertising for Gap and Victoria's Secret. She is currently signed to Next Model Management in New York City.

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.[3] 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

Personal life[]

In October 2007 OK! reported that Bryant was engaged to Dave Pope. They married in 2008.[4]


[1][2]Joy Bryant at the Women's World Award 2009 in Vienna.

Year Film Role Notes
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera Nikki
2002 Kite Shane's Mother
Showtime Lexi
Antwone Fisher PO2 Cheryl Smolley, US Navy
2003 How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass Priscilla Alternative title: Baadasssss!
Honey Gina
2004 Three Way Rita Caswell
Spider-Man 2 Woman at Web
Haven Sheila
2005 The Skeleton Key Jill
London Mallory
Get Rich or Die Tryin' Charlene
2006 Bobby Patricia
2007 The Hunting Party Duck's girlfriend
2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Bianca Kittles
2011 The Chicken Shack Alicia
Year Title Role Notes
2003–2004 ER Valerie Gallant Recurring role
2010-present Parenthood Jasmine Main role
2011 Love Bites Angie Guest Star

Awards and nominations[]


  1. ^ Joy Bryant Biography[specify]
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  3. ^ Biography for Joy Bryant Movies May 17, 2008
  4. ^ OK! Exclusive: Joy Bryant Engaged! OK! October 31, 2007

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