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Ella Joyce

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Birth nameCherron Hoye
Birth dateJune 12, 1956(age 60)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Ella Joyce (born June 12, 1956) is an American actress.

Born Cherron Hoye in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Joyce graduated from the Performing Arts Curriculum at Cass Technical High School, and went on to attend the Dramatic Arts program at Eastern Michigan University. She has studied with several professional mentors, and worked in many regional theaters across America and overseas.

Her many theater credits include Fences (at the National Black Theater Festival), as well as Medea and the Doll, Steppin' into Tomorrow; she was the first to play the roles of Risa at the Yale world premiere production of Two Trains Running, Tonya in the world premiere production of King Hedley II, and Lily Ann Green in Crumbs from the Table of Joy.

Other stage plays in which she has appeared include Last Street Play (The Mighty Gents), Checkmates, Brothers, Sisters, Husbands and Wives, Don't Get God Started!, Louis and Ophelia, Split Second, Home, Not a single Blade of Grass, Odessa, and Anna Lucasta.

Joyce's television credits include the pilot for NewsRadio, and series regular "Eleanor Emerson" on Roc as well as the recurring role of "Jasmine" on My Wife & Kids.

She has received numerous awards, nominations, and accolades for her performances in the theater, including the New York AUDELCO and the NAACP Image Nomination (for theater and television). She is also a recipient of the Spirit Of Detroit Award from the Mayor's Office in 1998.

Joyce has a featured role as "The Nurse" in Don Coscarelli's 2003 film Bubba Ho-Tep.

Joyce is also a personal acting coach and consultant, and has worked with many high-profile artists, such as Toni Braxton. She has also written her first book Kink Phobia, Journey Through a Black Woman's Hair.

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