Artist Bio

Ella Joyce

Ella Joyce

(Bio as of June 2006)

Ella Joyce most recently appeared at the Goodman in Crumbs from the Table of Joy during the 2005/2006 Season. Regional theater credits include the original role of Lily in the world premiere of Crumbs from the Table of Joy at Second Stage Theater and the West Coast premiere at South Coast Repertory (AUDELCO nomination). Other world premiere credits include the original role of Tonya in August Wilson’s King Hedley II and the original role of Risa in Mr. Wilson’s Two Trains Running performed at Yale Repertory, Seattle Repertory, Huntington Theatre, Old Globe Theatre and Pittsburgh Public O’Reilley Theater. Other production credits include Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park at Orpheum Theater and Don’t Get God Started at the Pantages and Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California. She is a regular performer at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C. Television credits include the co-starring role of Eleanor on Fox Television’s Roc, and guest star appearances on Seinfeld, My Wife & Kids, Eve and The Jamie Foxx Show. Film credits include Set It Off; Bubba Ho-Tep; Selma, Lord, Selma; Stranger Inside; Her Married Lover; The Old Settler; Reality Bites; and the award-winning music video for “Waterfalls” by TLC. She is the voice of Zora Neale Hurston in the book-on-tape version of Ruby McCollum Story written by Ron Milner, produced by L.A. Theatre Works. Ms. Joyce is the author of her self-published book Kink Phobia, Journey Through a Black Woman’s Hair.

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