Joy Bryant Biography
Being with the organization has served as her passport to Yale. While studying at the reputable and high profile university, she was spotted by a modeling scout from Next Models Management who encouraged her to pursue a career as a fashion model in Paris. This made her sign an exclusive contract with Tommy Hilfiger which was followed by sexy appearances on numerous prestigious print campaigns such as Victorias Secret lingerie catalogue.
Joy Bryant made her TV debut in 2001 when she starred alongside Beyonce Knowles and Mekhi Phifer on the MTV original tele-film Carmen: A Hip Hopera. This was immediately followed by the 2002 films: Kite, where she played as Shanes mother: and the hilarious Showtime, a Warner Bros. feature comedy starring Hollywood biggies Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro, where she played a small role.
Her slender but classical beauty made her acquire a stunning role in one of her most memorable films, Antwone Fisher, which is Denzel Washingtons first directorial effort. In this 2002 film, she played Cheryl Smolley, the loving and understanding girlfriend of the problematic Antwone. Her portrayal in the said film gained widespread attention and nods from both viewers and movie critics.
Her other films include Baadasssss (2003), as Priscilla; Honey (2003), as Gina, the best friend of Jessica Albas character; Three Way (2004), as Rita Caswell; Spider Man 2 (2004) as the woman at web; Haven (2004), as Shiela; Skeleton Key (2005), as Jill, London (2005), as Mallory; Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005), as Charlene, Bobby (2006), as Patricia; The Hunting Party (2007), as Duck's girlfriend; and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (to be shown in 2008), as Bianca Kittles. She has also made guest appearances on three episodes of ER as Valerie Gallant.
Her acting prowess gained her Best Supporting Actress nominations for her performances in Baadasssss and Antwone Fisher. Her portrayal in Bobby also earned her a nomination for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture; thus, making her another hot and important figure in Hollywood.