Ella Joyce

Ella Joyce

Highest Rated: 78% Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

Lowest Rated: 2% Nina (2016)

Birthday: Jun 12, 1954

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

This stage-trained black American actress worked Off-Broadway and in regional theater productions for several years before landing the role of Eleanor Emerson, the strong and independent wife of Charles S. Dutton's title character on the Fox sitcom "Roc." Ella Joyce's theater credits include August Wilson's "Two Trains Running" and "Don't Get God Started." Her theater experience provided excellent preparation for the TV series' shift to a live production. Joyce's TV credits have included appearances in several TV-movies--Mike Newell's "Common Ground" (1990) and "Choices" (1986)--and the cable series "Rin Tin Tin." She has attributed her success to changing her name, but her fortunate association with the celebrated playwright August Wilson was probably even more relevant. All three of Joyce's co-stars on "Roc" had appeared in plays written by Wilson and directed by Lloyd Richards. Joyce made her screen debut in the pallid Sylvester Stallone vehicle "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot" (1992) and subsequently appeared in the crime drama "Set It Off" (1996).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet Heavenly Deposit Nurse Williams (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Resolution Song Edith (Character) - 2018
2% 23% Nina Clifton's Mom (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Girl Melanie Jackson (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 87% Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Sarah (Character) $52M 2013
No Score Yet 33% Hopelessly in June Mrs. Myers (Character) - 2011
57% 63% Preacher's Kid Sister Watkins (Character) $514.5K 2009
No Score Yet 55% A Simple Promise Mary (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 4% Lost Signal Nancy Caulderbank (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Teacher Anita Sawyer (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 78% Who Made the Potatoe Salad? Mrs. Jenkins (Character) - 2006
78% 79% Bubba Ho-Tep Nurse (Character) $891.9K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet What About Your Friends: Weekend Get-Away Juanita (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 84% Stranger Inside Doodle Alderidge (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clockin' Green Sonya Brignone (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 93% Selma, Lord, Selma Betty Webb (Character) - 1999
7% 21% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot McCabe (Character) $26.6M 1992


No Score Yet No Score Yet Belle's Gladys (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife and Kids Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the House Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
88% 95% Seinfeld Dean Jones (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 74% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
56% No Score Yet Dangerous Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
95% No Score Yet NewsRadio Catherine Duke (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roc Eleanor Emerson (Character) 1991-1994


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