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Famous People Named Joy 

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If your name is Joy, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Joy, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Joy can you think of? The famous Joys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Joy, athletes named Joy, and even political figures named Joy. The music industry is no stranger to the name Joy, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Joy are worth mentioning? This list includes Joy Division, Joy Behar, Joy Bryant and Joy Giovanni. To read more about these notable people named Joy, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Joy Division is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in Salford in 1976. The group consisted of vocalist Ian Curtis, guitarist/keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris. ...more

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Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 76

Birthplace: Williamsburg, New York City, New York, United States of America

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 ...more

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Joy Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 44

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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 ...more

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Joy Giovanni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 37

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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 ...more
Joy Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 36

Birthplace: Mount 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 ...more

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Joy Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 51

Birthplace: Los 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 ...more
Joy Page is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: Died at 84 (1924-2008)

Birthplace: Los 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).

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Joy Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Dec. at 73 (1939-2012)

Birthplace: Jhansi district, Jhansi, Eurasia, Uttar Pradesh, India

Joy Mukherjee (24 February 1939 – 9 March 2012) was an Indian film actor and director.
Joy Osmanski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 43

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Joy Kathleen Osmanski (born October 29, 1975) is a Korean-American actress. She is best known for her wide range of comedic roles on the TV shows The Loop, Samantha Who?, True Jackson, VP and ...more
Joy Cowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Joy Cowley Age: 82

Birthplace: Levin, 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 ...more
Joy Mangano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Joy

Birthplace: East Meadow, New York

Joy Mangano (; born February 1, 1956) is an American inventor and entrepreneur known for inventions such as the self-wringing Miracle Mop. She is the president of Ingenious Designs, LLC, and ...more
Joy Huerta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 32

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Joy Huerta is a musician, member of the musical group Jesse & Joy.
Joy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Peter O'Grady, better known as Joy Orbison, Is an English electronic musician. His style is a coalescence of house, dubstep, UK funky, UK garage and oldschool jungle. O'Grady achieved ...more
Joy Fielding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 73

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Joy Fielding (née Tepperman; born March 18, 1945) is a Canadian novelist and actress. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Joy Enriquez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 40

Birthplace: Whittier, 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 ...more
Joy Masoff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Joy Masoff Age: 68
Joy Masoff is a textbook author. The Virginia public schools have approved 14 of her books, all of which are published by Five Ponds Press. She is also the author of children's books, including ...more
Joy Davidman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Joy Davidman Dec. at 45 (1915-1960)

Birthplace: New 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 ...more
Joy Smithers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 55

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Joy Smithers (born 15 July 1963) is an Australian actress, best known for her acting performances on television, and her role as a television news presenter, such as with MTV Australia in the ...more
Joy Electric is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Joy Electric is the brand label for a series of electropop/synthpop productions by Ronnie Martin. Martin began producing music under the Joy Electric name in 1994, after the demise of Dance ...more

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Joy De Vivre is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 63
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 ...more
Joy Harjo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 67

Birthplace: Tulsa, 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 ...more
Joy Batchelor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Dec. at 77 (1914-1991)

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Joy Batchelor (12 May 1914 – 14 May 1991) was an English animator, director, screenwriter, and producer. She married John Halas in 1940 and subsequently co-established Halas and Batchelor ...more
Joy Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 72

Birthplace: Ipswich, Australia

Joy Chambers (born 1947) is an Australian actress, author, and businesswoman.
Joy Packer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Dec. at 72 (1905-1977)

Birthplace: Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Cape Town, Africa, South Africa

Joy Petersen Packer (12 February 1905 – 7 September 1977) was a South African author of autobiography and romantic adventure novels.
Joy Tanner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Joy
Age: 52

Birthplace: Rochester, 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.