Joy started using the alias "Joy Lauren" because she found it more interesting and memorable than Joy Jorgensen.
Joy was a member of the Alliance Theater in Atlanta.
Joy is right-handed.
Ever since she read the script, she knew she wanted to be a part of Desperate Housewives.
She tries to be laid-back.
Every Thursday, Joy TiVos Grey's Anatomy and the NBC line up so she can watch it all her favorite shows with her friends without commercial interruptions.
Joy says she is a perfectionist.
As of 2006, Joy resides in Los Angeles, California.
Joy's breakout role was as the character, Danielle Van de Kamp, on the hit ABC series, Desperate Housewives.
Joy and her mother moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles so Joy could pursue an acting career.
Joy owns an American Saddlebred horse named Thomas.
She made her debut on the big screen in the 2003 movie Rogues.
Joy's Desperate Housewives co-star, Andrea Bowen, is one of her best friends.
She considers her mother one of her best friends.
She likes to watch Grey's Anatomy.
Joy's favorite show of 2007 is Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip.
She was at the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children DVD Premiere.
Her television debut was playing Mary Ellen Smith on The Division for two episodes in 2002.
She was at the Sixth Annual Family Television Awards.
She was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 2003 for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress for The Division.
She was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 2006 for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy) - Supporting Young Actress for Desperate Housewives.
She was nominated for a 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives, along with the rest of the cast. She was nominated in the same category in 2008.
Even though she graduated high school at 14, Joy is continuing her studies in preparation for college.
Joy says her biggest achievment is everything about Desperate Housewives in which she plays the role of Danielle Van De Kamp.
Performed with the Atlanta Dance Company when she was younger.
Joy is 5'3½"(1.61 m) tall.
Joy's mother is named Nan Jorgensen.
Joy loves to dance and has a passion for horseback riding.
Joy graduated high school at the age of 14.
Attended The Galloway School in Atlanta, Georgia for elementary school.
Joy: (about Danielle) Well, when we started the show she was famous for snarky one liners, but was over all a good kid. Her father dies, her first real boyfriend breaks her heart and she has been on a steady down hill spiral since. The next love of her life holds up her mother then is shot by the SWAT team so she finds solace by sleeping with her history teacher. Her home life isn't steady so she clings to men who don't serve her well either. She's really changed a lot in the past two years, more than I have for sure.
Joy: My favorite new show of the year is Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which I watch every Monday with my friends. Then on Thursday we Tivo NBC's line up and Grey's Anatomy and then rush home from whatever we're doing to watch them with out commercials. When I get hooked on a show I refuse to ever miss an episode.
Joy: (about comparing her mom to Bree) My mom's the complete opposite of Bree. She gave up so much for me to come out to LA and follow this dream so fervently. She's always given me a lot of freedom, which makes me want to show her that I deserve it. She's one of my best friends, we've been through a lot together.
Joy: (about what viewers learn from Bree and Danielle's relationship) Hopefully to keep the communication lines more open. Their relationship is an example of what not to do.