Joy Lauren is a popular American actress. She is best known to viewers for her role as Danielle Van de Kamp in the rating series Desperate Housewives. Since 2017, Lauren began acting as a film producer.
The full name of the actress is Lauren Joy Jorgensen (Jorgensen). She was born on October 18, 1989. The homeland of the actress is Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, she spent several years in Vail, Colorado. Joy has Danish roots. Lauren was educated at Galloway School, which was once graduated from the famous American activist Martin Luther King III. Joy has appeared in theatrical productions at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. This theater company is part of the Art Center. Robert Woodruff. Lauren's family supported her daughter in her quest to become an actress and moved to Los Angeles. Joy is a graduate of Columbia University. She studied at the Department of American History. The girl received her diploma in 2012.
The beginning of a career in cinema
Joy starred in The Women's Brigade, which ran from 2011 to 2004. Her character is Mary Ellen Smith. The characters in the series are female police officers who work in the Los Angeles Police Department. The plot tells about their work and personal life. Heroines of a criminal detective cope with any, even very complex crimes. On their way, there are both maniacs and organized crime groups. The thriller was popular in the United States, Japan, and France. Bonnie Bedelia, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Vidal and Jon Hamm were cast in the lead roles. The directors of the series are Aaron Lipstadt, Jeffrey Rayner, Andy Wolf.
Then Lauren got a role in the TV series "Lizzie Maguire". She played the leader of a group of cheerleaders. In the center of the plot is an ordinary schoolgirl who leads a video diary. The main character of the comedy drama was played by the singer and actress Hilary Duff. Then there was work in the TV series "Naughty Parents". Lauren's character is Jenna. Comedy directors - Andrew D. Weyman, Jerry Cohen, John Tracy. This is a story about a married couple who have been together since school days. They have three children who do not let their parents get bored. The melodrama could be seen from 2002 to 2006. There were 4 seasons in total. The series was shown in the USA, France, Germany, Sweden and Russia. Then the actress was invited to play in the 2003 film "Fraudsters". The thriller was screened at the Dancing with Movies Film Festival. John Herzog, Anne Tyler Allen, Larrs Jackson and Yeni Alvarez got the main roles.
In 2004, the series Desperate Housewives began, which made Joy famous. She got in it the permanent role of Daniel, the daughter of one of the central heroines. Lauren in 2012 played a wayward and stupid girl. At the beginning of the series, she was a schoolgirl. Daniel's personal life did not work out. She gave birth to a child early without a husband. Then she got married, but divorced. The series received Emmy, Golden Globe, Actors Guild Award. It has been shown in the USA, Mexico, Japan and many European countries. Then the actress was invited to the TV series "Snoop". The crime detective ran from 2005 to 2012. Joy's heroine is Angela Carter. The plot tells the story of a woman detective who went through the CIA. She has extraordinary ability and puts work first. The action takes place in Los Angeles.
Lauren's next role took place in the series "Shark". It ran from 2006 to 2008. The actress played Christy Maze. In the center of the plot is a self-confident lawyer. His career was cut short when winning another case turned into a drama. Now the main character is not a defender, but an accuser. Joy later landed the role of Darcy in Private Practice. This medical drama follows the work and personal lives of doctors from a private clinic. Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDi Strickland, Tay Diggs and Amy Brenneman have starred. Drama directors - Mark Tinker, Tom Verika, Ann Kindberg. The series has 6 seasons. It has been shown in the USA, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Ireland, Australia, the Netherlands, Finland and Japan.
In 2010, the actress starred in The Assignment. Her character is Shayleigh. The family drama is directed and written by Timothy J. Nelson. Starring actors include Adam Baldwin, Lynsey Godfrey, Jake Thomas and French Stewart. In 2013, Joy played Blythe in the horror film A.D. Calvo "House of Dust". The plot tells the story of the ghost of a serial killer who appeared from the 1950s. A phantom is wielding on campus. A chance helped the spirit to free itself - his soul was freed from the vessel. A ghost entered the body of one of the students. And then murders start happening on campus. The thriller was shown in the USA, Japan and the UK. It has been featured at the Another Hole in the Head Genre Film Festival and the SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival.
Lauren has produced several films. In 2017, the short film Laps was released. Directed and written by Charlotte Wells. The drama has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest Film Festival. Thea Brooks starred in the film. In the same year, the short film Blue Christmas was released. Again directed and written by Charlotte Wells. The film was seen by guests of the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. Michelle Duncan, Lewis McGown, Deborah Arnott and Toren Ferguson got the lead roles. The next work of the producer is the drama In Defense of Wonder. The film was directed and written by Francesca Mirabella. Then came Joe Sackett's 2018 short film Low Tide. A short film Round Right is being prepared for release.