Birth Name: Joy Andrea Bryant
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 18, 1974
Ethnicity: African-American, likely some Cape Verdean
Joy Bryant is an American actress and model.
She is married to stuntperson Dave Pope.
Joy’s maternal grandfather was likely named Horace Bryant.
Joy’s maternal grandmother was Lauraine Millcent Thatcher (the daughter of Emanuel Brando Thatcher and Camille/Carmelia/Camila Young/Younge). Lauraine was born in New York. Emanuel likely was Cape Verdean, and was the son of Joaquine Thatcher and Ziefeird Brando. Camille was born in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Neger Young/Younge and Olivette Bell.
Sources: Joy’s maternal grandmother, Lauraine Millcent Thatcher, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Joy’s maternal great-grandparents, Emanuel Brando Thatcher and Camille/Carmelia/Camila Young/Younge – https://www.familysearch.org