Joyce Van Patten was born March 9, 1934, in New York City, New York. Van Patten's mother aggressively pursued a show business career for Joyce and her brother Dick. When Van Patten was five months old, she landed her first job as a baby modeling a baby blanket…more
At the age of 5 months, Joyce appeared in a Sears catologue, modelling a baby blanket.
Joyce is the mother of actress Talia Balsam. She also has a son named Thomas.
Joyce is the sister of actor Dick Van Patten and the half sister of Timothy Van Patten.