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Who Is The Most Famous Joyce In The World?

Updated May 24, 2021 531 votes 27 voters 5.2k views59 items

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

Joyce Carol Oates is certainly one of the most famous Joyces on this list. One of the famous writers named Joyce, she has published over 50 novels. Her works include Them, Black Water, and The Wheel of Love.

Another of the famous people with the first name Joyce is Joyce DeWitt. She is an actress best known for playing Janet on Three's Company. Her credits also include Cybill and Hope Island. Joyce Terry, Joyce Taylor, Joyce Jameson, and Joyce Jimenez are also famous actresses named Joyce. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Joyce? Just add them to the list! Then vote up all of the famous Joyces that you recognize.

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    BirthplaceLockport, New York

    Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American writer. Oates published her first book in 1962 and has since published 58 novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of...  more
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    18

    Joyce Nizzari

    1940-05-20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Joyce Nizzari (born May 20, 1940 in The Bronx, New York) is an American model, dancer, and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1958 issue. Her centerfold was...  more
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    Joyce Brothers

    1927-10-20

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Joyce Diane Brothers (née Bauer; October 20, 1927 – May 13, 2013) was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960 to 2013. In...  more
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    Joyce DeWitt

    1949-04-23

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

    Joyce Anne DeWitt (born April 23, 1949) is an American actress known for playing Janet Wood on the ABC sitcom Three's Company from 1977 to 1984....  more
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    12

    Joyce Randolph

    1924-10-21

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Joyce Randolph (born Joyce Sirola, October 21, 1924) is an American actress, best known for playing Trixie Norton on the television sitcom The Honeymooners....  more

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    Joyce Taylor

    1932-09-14

    BirthplaceTaylorville, Illinois, United States of America

    Joyce Taylor is an Actress....  more
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    Joyce Giraud

    1975-04-04

    BirthplaceAguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

    Joyce Marie Giraud Mojica (born April 4, 1975), also known as Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, is a Puerto Rican actress, model, philanthropist, film and television producer. In 1998, Giraud was crowned Miss...  more
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    Joyce Carey

    1898-03-30

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Joyce Carey, OBE (30 March 1898 – 28 February 1993) was an English actress, best known for her long professional and personal relationship with Noël Coward. Her stage career lasted from 1916 until...  more
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    Joyce Compton

    1907-01-27

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky, United States of America

    Not to be confused with British actress Betty Compton. Olivia Joyce Compton (January 27, 1907 – October 13, 1997) was an American actress....  more
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    Joyce Grenfell

    1910-02-10

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Joyce Irene Grenfell, OBE (née Phipps; 10 February 1910 – 30 November 1979) was an English comedian, singer, actress, monologist, scriptwriter and producer. For her film appearances, she was cast in...  more
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    Joyce Cooling is an American jazz guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. She has performed with Joe Henderson, Stan Getz, Mark Murphy, Al Jarreau, and Charlie Byrd....  more
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    11

    Joyce Jillson

    1945-12-26

    BirthplaceCranston, Rhode Island, USA

    Joyce Jillson (December 26, 1945 – October 1, 2004) was a syndicated newspaper columnist, best-selling author, actress, and astrologer, whose column was syndicated worldwide in more than 200 papers...  more
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    10

    Joyce Jameson

    1932-09-26

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Joyce Jameson (September 26, 1932 – January 16, 1987) was an American actress, known for many television roles, including recurring guest appearances as Skippy, one of the "fun girls" in the 1960s...  more
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    14

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Joyce Benignia Van Patten (born March 9, 1934) is an American stage, film, and television actress, best known for the wry, astringent, and neurotic characters she portrays. Among many roles, one of...  more
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    Joyce Agu is a film casting director and an actress....  more
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    11

    Joyce Bulifant

    1937-12-16

    BirthplaceNewport News, Virginia, USA

    Joyce Collins Bulifant (born December 16, 1937) is an American television actress, notable for her cheerful, girlish voice with a Southern lilt. In addition to many theater appearances and a...  more
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    Joyce Gordon is an actress....  more
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    11

    Joyce Hatto

    1928-09-05

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Joyce Hilda Hatto (5 September 1928 – 29 June 2006) was an English concert pianist and piano teacher. She married in 1956 William Barrington-Coupe, a record producer later convicted of purchase tax...  more
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    7

    Joyce DiDonato

    1969-02-13

    BirthplacePrairie Village, Kansas, United States of America

    Joyce DiDonato (née Flaherty; born February 13, 1969) is an American operatic lyric-coloratura mezzo-soprano notable for her interpretations of the works of Handel, Mozart, and Rossini. She has...  more

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    12

    Joyce Hyser

    1957-12-20

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Joyce Hyser (born December 20, 1957) is an American actress....  more
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    8

    Joyce Terry

    1930-05-24
    Joyce Terry is an actress....
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    10

    Joyce Jimenez

    1978-03-21

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Joyce Herrín Reintegrado-Egbalic, popularly known by her screen name Joyce Jimenez (born March 21, 1978) is an American actress who mainly stars in movies in the Philippines. In the early 2000s Joyce...  more
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    7

    Joyce Bunuel

    1941-10-20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Joyce Bunuel is a film and television director and a screenwriter....
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    7

    Joyce Ebert

    1933-06-26

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Homestead, Pennsylvania

    Joyce Ebert (June 26, 1933 – August 28, 1997) was an American actress. She was particularly known for her work as a dramatic actress at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut where she...  more
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    Joyce Coad

    1917-04-14

    BirthplaceUSA, Laramie, Wyoming

    Joyce Coad (April 14, 1917 – May 3, 1987) was a child actress in motion pictures....  more
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