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Joie Lee Biography (1968?-)
First name pronounced "Jwah"; original name, Joy Lee; born in 1968 (some sources cite 1962), in Brooklyn, NY; daughter of William "Bill" James Edwards (ajazz bassist, composer, and actor) and Jacquelyn (a teacher of arts and blackliterature; maiden name, Shelton) Lee; sister of Spike Lee (an actor, producer, director, and writer), Cinque Lee (an actor), and David Lee (a photographer). Addresses: Agent: Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
- Birth Details
- Brooklyn, New York
- Clorinda Bradford, She's Gotta Have It, Island, 1986
- Lizzie Life, School Daze, Columbia, 1988
- First customer, Coffee and Cigarettes II (short film; also known as Coffee and Cigarettes: Memphis Version), 1988
- Jade, Do the Right Thing, Universal, 1989
- Athena, Bail Jumper, Angelika, 1990
- Indigo Downes, Mo' Better Blues, Universal, 1990
- (As Joy Lee) Cathy, A Kiss before Dying, Universal, 1991
- Lois, Fathers and Sons, Pacific Pictures, 1992
- (As Joie Susannah Lee) Aunt Maxine, Crooklyn, Universal, 1994
- (As Joie Susannah Lee) Marie, Losing Isaiah, Paramount, 1995
- (As Joie Susannah Lee) Switchboard operator, Girl 6, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1996
- Jindal, Get on the Bus, Columbia, 1996
Nowhere Fast, 1997
- (As Joie Susannah Lee) Poet woman, Personals, Unapix Entertainment, 1998
- "Bed Stuy" woman interviewee, Summer of Sam, Buena Vista, 1999
- Also appeared in What Goes Around Comes Around (short film).
- Associate producer, Crooklyn, Universal, 1994
- (As Joie Susannah Lee) Director and producer, Snapped (short film), 2000
- Appeared on The Cosby Show, NBC.
The 19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, syndicated, 1992
- Zora Neale Hurston and Teets, Mulebone, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1991
- (As Joie Susannah Lee) The Hologram Theory, off-Broadway production, 2000
- Made stage debut as Joy Lee.
- Appeared in the music video Sister Rosa by the Neville Brothers.
Crooklyn (also story by Lee), Universal, 1994
- Coauthor of Accidentally on Purpose (pilot), Nickelodeon, and Flight 770, BBC.
Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 1, Gale, 1992