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Ella Joyce stars in "Belle's" on TV One as Gladys.

Ella Joyce is a versatile and celebrated actress of stage, film, and television. She is best remembered and beloved as Eleanor on the hit TV show "Roc" and Jasmin on "My Wife and Kids." Legitimate theater work includes the original role of Risa in August Wilson's world premiere of "Two Trains Running" at the Yale Repertory Theater, directed by master Director Lloyd Richards; the original role of Tonya in August Wilson's world premiere of "King Hedley II"; and the original role of Lily Ann Green in Lynn Nottage's "Crumbs from the Table of Joy," earning both the JEFF Award and the Black Theatre Alliance Award.

Joyce has performed in many prestigious Regional Theaters around the country which include The Old Globe (San Diego), South Coast Rep (Costa Mesa), Second Stage Theater (New York City), The Huntington, Seattle Rep, Pittsburgh Public O'Reilly Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, and The Yale Repertory Theater. Urban Theatre credits include James Bronson's "Willie & Esther," Gus Edwards' "Louis & Ophelia," Ron Milner's "Don't Get God Started!," and dear late friend Yolanda King's "Steppin' Into Tomorrow." Joyce is the recipient of many acknowledgments including the Best Actress AUDELCO Award in New York for Ira Jeffries' "Odessa," several NAACP Image nominations for "Roc," and for BET's Children program "Storyporch," reading "Beauty & the Beast."

Joyce's many film and TV role credits include Sister Watkins in Warner Bros.' "Preacher's Kid," Detective Waller in New Line Cinema's popular action film "Set It Off," Bubba Ho-Tep, a hilarious cameo, in "Our Family Wedding," Disney's "Selma, Lord Selma," "The Jamie Foxx Show," "Seinfeld," "Eve," "Uncle P," "A Simple Promise," "Forbidden Fruits," "Who Made the Potato Salad," "Dead of Winter," "A Hard Lesson," and a dramatic appearance in the award-winning TLC music video "Waterfalls." She has contributed her talent to books-on-tape among which is her performance of the voice of Zora Neale Hurston in Ron Milner's "Ruby McCollum Story," and "Unquestioned Integrity," produced by Susan Lowenberg's Los Angeles Theaterworks.

Joyce has graced the covers of many magazine publications such as JET, Black Elegance, Black Masks, and has been featured in TV Times and Upscale Magazine. She's received several Spirit of Detroit Awards, The Key to the City of Ft. Lauderdale, the NBTF Special Recognition Award for her contributions to American theater, and Actor of the Year Award from the Houston Ensemble Theater. 

Joyce authored the popular paperback, "Kink Phobia, Journey through a Black Woman's Hair." She also tours and presents her highly praised, critically acclaimed one-woman play, "A Rose Among Thorns: A Tribute to Rosa Parks," performing in 28 cities over the past several years, earning an NAACP nomination among many other awards, plagues, and testimonials. 

Joyce occasionally serves as an acting coach, working in the past with many high profile actors in the industry. She received the prestigious Beinecke Fellowship at Yale School of Drama while performing in the world premiere of a new play "Bossa Nova."


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Age: 62 years old
Birthday: June 12, 1954
Full Name / Real Name: Cherron Hoye
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Husband: Dan Martin

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