I started out wanting to be a Makeup Artist for film and TV. I studied all aspects of makeup artistry at a makeup school in Toronto Ca. Then I got the acting bug over 10 years ago working mostly in Community Theater, Independent and Student film. One of the films, titled 'August the First' did extremely well winning numerous awards.
A few years ago I turned my attention to writing. I've written 3 screenplays, have add Fiction writing to my resume, and a Memoir on my experiences as a Caregiver.
Name: Joy Merriweather
Lives in: Hackensack, New Jersey
Occupation: Screenwriter, Actor and Makeup Artist
August the First
Film by L Train Production/Lanre Olabisi director Rhonda-Lead
The Joy Cafe
Film (short) by Bluerumor Productions/Lis Anna director Joy-Lead
Death of a B-Boy
Film by Dynamic Art Entertainment/Willis Petrie director Mrs. Johnson-Supporting
I Love the Milliennium
Television by VH 1 Promo, New Pop Culture Prod; Vinnie Lopez director Condolezza Rice
Two Trains Running
Theater by Elmwood Playhouse, Joe Albert Lima director Risa
A Solider's Play
Theater by Elmwood Playhouse, Joe Albert Lima director Assistant to the Director
Theater by Shades Reertory Theater, Joe Albert Lima director Mame
Lil' Mama "L.I.F.E"
Video by R. Malcolm Jones director Foster mom