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Who Is The Most Famous Joy In The World?

Updated January 20, 2021 280 votes 26 voters 8.6k views34 items

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How many celebrities named Joy can you think of? The famous Joys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Joy, famous musicians named Joy, and even athletes named Joy.

Joy Behar is certainly one of the most famous Joys on this list. One of the famous comedians named Joy, she has served as co-host on The View since 1997. She also hosted The Joy Behar Show and Late Night Joy.

Another of the famous people with the first name Joy is Joy Bryant. She is a model turned actress. She is best known for playing Jasmine in Parenthood.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Joy? Just add them to the list!

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    Joy Behar


    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    Josephine Victoria "Joy" Behar (; née Occhiuto; born October 7, 1942) is an American comedian, writer, and actress. She co-hosts the ABC daytime talk show The View. She hosted The Joy Behar Show on...  more

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    Joy Bryant


    BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA

    Joy Bryant (born October 18, 1974) is an American actress and former fashion model. She has appeared in numerous films and television since beginning her acting career in 2001. Her accolades include...  more

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    Joy Reid


    BirthplaceNew York City, NY

    Joy-Ann M. Lomena-Reid (born December 8, 1968), known professionally as Joy Reid, is an American cable television host, MSNBC national correspondent, and political commentator. In 2016, The Hollywood...  more
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    Joy Giovanni


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Joy Giovanni (born January 20, 1978) is an American actress, glamour model, retired professional wrestler, and former professional wrestling valet. She is best known for her time with World Wrestling...  more
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    Joy Philbin


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Bette Joy Philbin (née Senese; born February 1, 1941) is an American television personality, and the wife of television personality Regis Philbin....  more
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    Joy Williams


    BirthplaceMount Hermon, California

    Joy Elizabeth Williams (born November 14, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter. The winner of four Grammy Awards, Williams has released four solo albums and four EPs since her self-titled debut in...  more

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    Joy Page


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Joy Page (November 9, 1924 – April 18, 2008) was an American actress best known for her role as the Bulgarian refugee Annina Brandel in Casablanca (1942)....  more
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    Joy Cowley


    BirthplaceLevin, New Zealand

    Cassia Joy Cowley (née Summers; born 7 August 1936) is a New Zealand author best known for her children's fiction, including the popular series of books Mrs. Wishy-Washy.She started out writing...  more
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    Joy Enriquez


    BirthplaceWhittier, California, United States of America

    Joy Charity Enriquez (born June 6, 1978) is an American singer and actress who has appeared on the television series 7th Heaven and also starred in films such as Chasing Papi and Lady and the Tramp...  more
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    Joy Davidman


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Helen Joy Davidman (18 April 1915 – 13 July 1960) was an American poet and writer. Often referred to as a child prodigy, she earned a master's degree from Columbia University in English literature at...  more
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    Joy Garrett


    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    Joyce Irene Garrett (March 2, 1945 – February 11, 1993) was an American actress and vocalist. She is best known for her role on Days of Our Lives as Jo Johnson #1 between 1987 and 1993. In addition...  more
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    Joy Fielding


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Joy Fielding (née Tepperman; born March 18, 1945) is a Canadian novelist and actress. She lives in Toronto, Ontario....  more
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    Joy Harjo


    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Joy Harjo (born on May 9, 1951, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mvskoke) is a poet, musician, and author. She is also the first Native American United States Poet Laureate. She is an important figure in the second...  more
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    Joy Kogawa


    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Joy Nozomi Kogawa, CM, OBC (born June 6, 1935) is a Canadian poet and novelist of Japanese descent....  more
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    Joy Tanner


    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    Joy Tanner (born March 7, 1966) is an American-born Canadian actress, who is best known for providing the voice of Candy Kong in the animated television series Donkey Kong Country....  more
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    Joy Denalane


    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Joy Maureen Denalane (born 11 June 1973) is a German singer-songwriter, known for her mixture of soul, R&B, and African folk music with lyrics in German and English....  more
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    Joy Fawcett


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Inglewood, California, United States of America

    Joy Lynn Fawcett (née Joy Biefeld; February 8, 1968) is a retired American professional soccer player. She earned 241 caps with the United States women's national soccer team (WNT) and retired from...  more
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    Joy Westmore



    Joy Westmore (née Grisold) (born in 1932, in Australia is an Australian actress, of radio, theatre and television, she best known to international television viewers for her long-running role in...  more
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    Joy Nilo


    BirthplaceOriental Mindoro, Philippines

    Joy T. Nilo (born January 11, 1970) is a Filipino composer who specializes in a cappella choral music. Also an orchestrator, his works range from traditional to modern, ethnic to electronic, serious...  more
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    Joy Shelton


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Joy Winstanley Shelton (3 June 1922 – 28 January 2000) was an English actress who performed in films, radio and television....  more
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    Joy Malbon is a Canadian journalist with CTV National News, based in Washington D.C. A veteran of more than 20 years in television, Malbon has covered a variety of major events first hand including...  more
  • 22

    Joy Ogwu

    Joy Uche Angela Ogwu (born August 22, 1946) is a former Foreign Minister of Nigeria and a former Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations in New York 2008-2017. She is the first...  more
  • 23

    Joy Lynn White



    Joy Lynn White is an American country music singer-songwriter. White was born in Arkansas but raised in Mishawaka, Indiana. Signed to Columbia Records in 1992, she released her debut album Between...  more


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    Joy De Vivre

    Joy De Vivre was one of several singers in the anarcho-punk band Crass. She was one of the two lead singers on the Crass album Penis Envy in 1981. She studied at Colchester Arts School, where she met...  more
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    Joy Ishii is Assistant Professor of Finance in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University....  more
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