Hey, I'm Joy Yvonne!

San Diego, California

Joy Yvonne Jones is an African American actress born in Houston, Texas. She attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts and went on to study at the University of Minnesota in the Guthrie Theatre BFA Actor Training Program.  Joy first discovered her passion for Acting at the age of 10, when she was given the role of Harriet Tubman in the Black History Program.
Joy believes that every story has a purpose and as an actress, she is responsible for giving it breath.  She is a lifelong student of her craft in all of its mediums. The more you know the better you understand the world around you.   
Joy is in the process of producing and starring in her first short film Stupid Love... Stupid stupid Love.  She is excited to put her work out into the world. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.


This project got the green light!


Portland Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.


This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland Series

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.


This project got the green light!

Forget Me Nots

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Thriller

In the wake of their parents' untimely death, twin brother & sister must reevaluate their relationship, or risk losing one another forever.


This project got the green light!

Like Love

Boise Feature
Romantic Comedy

An anti-rom-com about a girl who just wants a friend, and the boy who falls for her instead.


This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.


This project got the green light!

Stupid Love... Stupid Stupid Love

San Diego Short
Drama, Romance

In This romantic drama, a poet seeks to create a safe space for him and his love to fully explore their relationship.


This project got the green light!

Deforming Stillness

Austin Series
Drama, Transmedia

Web series focused around people subjected to sexual harassment/assault and what forms in the silences.


This project got the green light!


Middletown Short
Drama, Thriller

In 1954, two mixed-race sisters must navigate their chances for survival in a rigid black-and-white world.


This project got the green light!

The Talk

New York Short

When is it too soon to tell a child the truth?


This project got the green light!

I Would Have Kissed You

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Drama

After college, Olivia and Mattie find the real world isn't all that it's cracked up to be. But maybe friendship can keep them afloat? Maybe?


This project got the green light!

King Ester

New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.


This project got the green light!


New York Feature
Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.


This project got the green light!


New York Series
Comedy, Drama

Two actresses from conservative immigrant backgrounds agree to a green card marriage hoping to pursue their very American passions.


This project got the green light!


New York Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.


This project got the green light!

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