Joy was featured in the 'Hollywood Issue' of Vanity Fair in February, 2006. The magazine features celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Taye Diggs, Terrance Howard, and Sienna Miller, some opting to pose in the nude, Joy being one of them.
On June 28th, 2008, she married stuntman David Pope on the beach of Amagansett, New York.
Joy was #14 on People magazine's list of '50 Most Beautiful People' in 2000.
Joy wants to help start a scholarship program for children in the inner-cities that need assistance going to good schools.
Joy enjoys playing basketball, shopping, reading, and writing in her free time.
Joy is anxiously awaiting her first starring role in a movie, she doesn't care if it is a romantic comedy, a drama, or an action adventure, as long as she headlines.
Joy has dated Usher Raymond and rapper 50 Cent.
Joy co-starred in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut, Bobby, an ensemble about the events that took place on the night surrounding the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 2006.
Joy took a small role in the Warner Bros. feature comedy Showtime, with Robert DeNiro and Eddie Murphy.
Joy made her television debut in the MTV original telefilm Carmen: A Hip Hopera, opposite Mekhi Phifer and Beyonce Knowles in 2001.
Joy went to Paris after leaving Yale University, and entered an exclusive contract with Tommy Hilfiger and appearing as a cover girl for the Victoria's Secret lingerie catalogue, as well as in numerous prestigious print advertisements.
Joy earned an academic scholarship to Yale University through a program that reaches out to minority talent to enrich their academic opportunities, called 'A Better Chance'. It was while attending her classes at Yale that she was discovered by a talent scout from Next Models Management.
She played Asia in Usher's Rhythm city Volume one: Caught up.
Joy co-starred with Denzel Washington and Derek Luke in the movie Antwone Fisher.
Her mother had her at the age of 15.
Joy is 5 feet, 9 inches tall.
Joy: I had such a great time on set with Jessica on Honey, working with the kids, dancing, and hanging out. It really didn't seem like work.
Joy: Thanks to Yale, I didn't wake up butt naked in the chateau in handcuffs, thinking 'Why am I here?'-with a headache.
Joy: I was so fortunate as to be in the right place at the right time, that's all life is, ya know...timing.