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Overview (4)

Born in Rochester, New York, USA
Birth NameJoy Allison Tanner
Nickname The Stunner
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joy Tanner was born on March 7, in Buffalo, New York. She spent four months there when her dad was transferred to Rochester, New York, where she and her brother were raised. She attended SUNY Potsdam, where she graduated a year early, with a double honours degree in English and Theatre. Joy went to London, U.K., to study at the British American Drama Academy. She received her diploma in Oxford, from BADA. She also studied with Tony Award winning director, Warren Enters, at SUNY Buffalo. In the early 1990's, she moved to Canada, where she began her acting career. She is best known for DeGrassi The Next Generation (2010-2013) Life With Derek (2005-2009), House At The End Of The Street (2012) and Cold Squad (1998). Joy writes and is also active in the indie theatre scene in Toronto, Canada.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael White

Trivia (4)

Was pregnant with her son during the filming of the first season of Life With Derek. She gave birth in 2005.
She is part Native American, of the Seneca Nation.
She is adopted.
Studied Tae Kwon Do with Simon Rhee. Went on to study Hap Ki Do with Grand Master In-Sik Hwang, and with his protege, Young-Ho Hwang.

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