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About Joyce

I am a Chicago based actress who is willing to travel for paid work. I have done over 30 movies, 40 plays, several commercials, voice overs, industrials and TV shows. I will be in Florida for part of next winter. I do both comic and dramatic work and am good at several dialects. I have a wide age range with a set of gray wigs I use for older roles.

Unique traits: I am very very versatile. I do comedy and drama and play older with grey wigs.

Credits

  • My Haunted House

    My Haunted House (2015)
    Television (Horror) Actress The shocking eyewitness accounts of terrified people whose dream homes have become nightmares are brought to life in vivid, blood-curdling style.

  • Alexis Ronan

    Alexis Ronan (2015)
    TV Movie by Carly Smith (Crime) Actress Alexis Ronan is a powerful attorney whose life is turned upside down when her son is murdered. In twist of fate, Alexis leaves behind the life she knew to find justice for her son. But how far is she willing to go?

  • Kids and Ghosts

    Kids and Ghosts (2015)
    Film by Nathaniel Rovit (Adventure, Family and Horror) Actress Teenagers explore a haunted house.

  • Jim Shoe

    Jim Shoe (2015)
    Film by Pete Sutton (Comedy and Drama) Actress After one of the founding partners at a prestigious Chicago law firm suddenly dies, his co-founding partner, the rather eccentric Richard Hedd is charged with deciding who will become the next partner. Planning to take six months off sailing around the world with his wife, four associates are randomly chosen to compete for the open partnership position in a most unusual manner-They must each donate their time for the next six months to charitable work picked randomly out of a hat by Richard. The four driven lawyers are literally forced into becoming kind and compassionate individuals. At the end of six months, founding partner Hedd will presumably choose the new partner based upon the sacrifices, ingenuity and character decisions made by the associates. Written by Anonymous

  • Disciples

    Disciples (2015)
    TV Movie by Irami Osei-Frimpong (Drama) Actress A young pastor struggles with her vocation's politics.

  • Hogtown

    Hogtown (2014)
    Film by Daniel Nearing (Drama, Mystery and Romance) Actress HOGTOWN is a feature-length, black and white, dramatic feature from writer-director Daniel Nearing. HOGTOWN is nearly 20 years in the making, and is the second film in a trilogy and grows organically out of CHICAGO HEIGHTS, which was based on WINESBURG, OHIO, an 'unadaptable' seminal American novel. The film was named to Roger Ebert's last list of Best Art Films in 2010. The film is set circa 1919 in Chicago and begins with the disappearance of a millionaire theatre owner in a snowstorm. Its climactic sequences play out against the backdrop of the horrific race riots of that summer. The film is ostensibly about a murder investigation, but HOGTOWN is much more an exploration of this most American of American cities, looking into the intimate lives of many of its people. This 'period-less piece' is shot in undisguised contemporary Chicago, suggesting that the issues of its era resonate through the present. Herman Wilkins makes his feature debut as a leading actor in HOGTOWN, playing not...

  • Fools

    Fools (2014)
    Film by Benjamin Meyer (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress Two strangers brush hands on a train and move in together days later, fabricating the history of their love as they go along.

  • Fraternal Nightmares

    Fraternal Nightmares (2014)
    Film by Richard Bunch (Mystery) Actress Twins. Bonded by birth, joined by separation. This is the story of extraordinary twins, a brother and sister, bonded by a rare genetic anomaly they only intuitively know about, struggling to retain their emotional bonds despite the efforts of entities and personalities outside and within them trying to separate them. Can a permanent change forced upon them in very early adolescence quell the demons in one of them? Or will it take a profoundly disturbing physical and psychological event that happens to them soon after finding each other again, and the patience and brilliance of one caring psychiatrist to finally bring them together as one, and exorcise the demons within them? Is it applied science or unconditional love that heals them? Written by Richard Bunch

  • Public Access

    Public Access (2014)
    TV Movie by Kevin Hanna (Comedy) Actress Peggy, the eager new station manager of a public access TV station gets a dressing down from Gary, the very person who thinks should have gotten the job, as he introduces her to the various workers and volunteers and warns her of the city council who tries to shut down the station at every turn.

  • The Alley Cat

    The Alley Cat (2014)
    Film by Marie Ullrich (Action, Drama and Sport) Actress A road movie on a bicycle. Jasper leaves an alley cat race and goes on a physical and spiritual journey on her bike, through Chicago's nighttime streets, to a destination that holds an emotional secret.

  • Lex

    Lex (2014)
    Film (short) by Alonzo Alcaraz Actress

  • The Irony of Fear Flying High

    The Irony of Fear Flying High (2014)
    Film (short) by Michael Anthony Actress

  • Heaven Is Hell

    Heaven Is Hell (2014)
    Film by Chris Sato (Action, Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Actress Shortly after dying in a car crash, Faith arrives in Heaven only to find it a barren wasteland, ruled by an evil arch angel. She then meets up with Judas, Thomas, and a team of rogue Apostles, armed to the teeth and dead set on finding an exiled Jesus Christ and restore him to power. By any means necessary. Written by Anonymous

  • Bachelors Grove

    Bachelors Grove (2014)
    Film by Ricardo Islas (Horror) Actress A series of bizarre murders terrorize the peaceful community of Bachelors Grove. Friendly citizens suddenly turning against their own families. What's causing such aberrant behavior? Who's next? The key to solve the mystery and stop these horrible crimes might be in something that happened at Bachelors Grove Cemetery decades ago... Or maybe in something that didn't happen? Written by Ricardo Islas

  • Thinking Speed

    Thinking Speed (2014)
    Film by Lisa Menzel (Horror) Actress An unassuming reader picks up a killer's autobiography and is transferred to her execution. Thinking this bizarre episode was a waking dream, the reader attempts to check out of the store where the book was purchased only to find the killer controls the shop and is taking the reader hostage. The two travel through time in order to change a series of events until the reader discovers a terrifying secret. Written by Writer

  • Starving Artist Beatdown

    Starving Artist Beatdown (2014)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Actress Jack works an easy job at the movie theater with his pal Nick, a sci-fi geek, and his aspiring actress girlfriend, Sharon. He used to be a pretty good painter, but there isn't much inspiration in this zombie-like existence. All of that is about to change. Enter Marcus, a pissed off ninja-in-training with something to prove. Fueled by disgust for Jack's apathy and a cruel sensei, Marcus takes it upon himself to teach a brutal lesson: Great art comes from great pain. What follows is a bloody trail of seduction, murder and maiming that only a ninja can inflict. Now, painting in a frenzy, Jack must fight not only for his art, but his life. Written by Matt Brookens

  • A Beautiful View of Nothing

    A Beautiful View of Nothing (2014)
    Film (short) by Blake Labriola (Drama and Thriller) Actress Moses Beal lives in a world with a limited time line. When his friends, family, and co-workers all start to literally disappear, he is left questioning the purpose of spending the remainder of his days alone. Can Moses achieve a lifetime of meaning within five days, or is he destined to fade away like most of those who surround him? Written by David W. Pedersen

  • Altered

    Altered (2014)
    Film by Kely McClung (Horror and Thriller) Actress A young undercover cop fights to control a constantly changing reality while trying to maintain her own grip on sanity when she joins the hunt for a brutal serial killer.

  • Sacred Heart School

    Sacred Heart School (2013)
    TV Movie by Domenic Caruso (Comedy) Actress An incompetent principal, a mob-connected athletic director, and a lousy student - each carrying both good intentions, and bad ideas - tussle to get their way at a hopelessly dysfunctional Catholic school.

  • Memoirs

    Memoirs (2013)
    Film (short) by Alex Michael Harris (Drama, History and War) Actress A veteran of the US Air Force befriends a Japanese woman in a writing class and after realizing he bombed her hometown, killing her family in WWII, he chooses to tell her the truth, potentially sacrificing their friendship. The film is based on a true story surrounding the writer/director/producer/editor's Grandfather, who is still alive. Written by Anonymous

  • Where There's a Will...

    Where There's a Will... (2013)
    Film (short) by Janet B. Milstein (Comedy) Actress

  • Promise Land

    Promise Land (2013)
    Film by Kevin Dalvi (Drama) Actress Promise Land, directed by Kevin Dalvi, is a brilliant, intense and engaging drama about the lives of a few individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. The film weaves together three compelling narratives that focus on immigration issues. Inspired by real life stories, the plot revolves around South Asian immigrants living in Chicago and the people they encounter. It's about their unique struggles, triumphs, conflicts and challenges. It's funny, touching, heart-warming, and more importantly, it is a film with a powerful social message that relates to current events. Written by Kevin Dalvi

  • Wingmen Incorporated

    Wingmen Incorporated (2013)
    Film by Jason W. Schaver (Comedy) Producer Things are looking up for Justin Tanner (Ken Gayton). He has a great job as a therapist and he's about to marry the love of his life. That is until the love of her life shows up unexpectedly at the wedding after being a P.O.W. for over a year. As she rushes into the arms of man she thought she lost, Justin is devastated. After a couple weeks of getting therapy from his 8 year old patient, Justin is forced to take some time off. His best friend Stevenson (Jason Schaver) takes him out to a local bar to cheer him up by getting him laid. This is where he learns about Justin's gift, which is really just his psychology education, but to Stevenson it's the most amazing ability known to man. After weeks of going out night after night and getting laid, Justin is exhausted and has to go back to work. He jokingly tells Stevenson if he wants to continue to go out all the time he needs to find a way to get paid for it. Taking it literally, Stevenson, who is a self proclaimed "Social Media Expert",... Written by Anonymous

  • Cicero in Winter

    Cicero in Winter (2012)
    Film (short) by Richard Cohen (Drama) Actress A lonely, hospitalized widower rediscovers the meaning and importance of his life through a local book club.

  • Divorced Dudes

    Divorced Dudes (2012)
    Film by Bill Stoneking (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress Divorced Dudes, is a dramatic, romantic comedy about three guys who go through breaks-ups, divorces and separations and ultimately launch a reality romance television show for the guys to score with the ladies and the ladies to score with the guys. And with an even more touching payoff for the main character Tom, to perhaps finally find his one true love, after suffering a bitter betrayal by his wife, Annie. On A Television Show? Get Real. This fun filled and hilarious movie will leave you speechless with laughter. Written by Bill Stoneking

  • Knives

    Knives (2012)
    Film (short) by Jason Madeja (Drama) Actress

  • Harvest

    Harvest (2012)
    Film (short) by Sam Shapson (Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress Jessica doesn't believe her father's stories about the creatures in her grandparents cornfield, but when her brother sets out to find them, Jessica must keep them both safe from the real dangers lurking within.

  • Life Support

    Life Support (2012)
    TV Movie by Michael R. Sanchez (Comedy) Actress

  • Hiking with Peace

    Hiking with Peace (2011)
    Film (short) by Greg Fairbank (Drama) Actress This short film is based on the true story of Peace Pilgrim, who from 1953, to her death in 1981, walked across North America to share her message of defeating hatred with love. Peace Pilgrim (Joyce Porter) is tested when she encounters two stern FBI agents (Mark Hatfield and Jack Burr) who want to arrest Peace. Peace also faces a delinquent teenager (Jeff Pridgen) who viciously attacks his own mother (Stephanie Limesand). Hiking with Peace, captures the conviction and wisdom of a woman so unique, that she is remembered only as Peace Pilgrim. Written by Anonymous

  • Guys Book Club

    Guys Book Club (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Actress

  • Dog Jack

    Dog Jack (2010)
    Film by Edward T. McDougal (Drama and War) Actress "Dog Jack" is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the union army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the beloved mascot of the Pennsylvania 102nd, who was so prized by his regiment for his skills in battle that he was twice exchanged for a Confederate prisoner of war. Written by Jack Humble

  • Fractured

    Fractured (2010)
    Film (short) by Catherine Apple (Drama) Actress What would a family photo album look like if it truly documented a family's history?

  • Fallen Souls

    Fallen Souls (2010)
    Film by Salvador Barcena (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress Fallen Souls is a tale of a young man's journey from revenge to self-discovery. It creates a new unique genre of the supernatural and draws on time-honored elements of a revenge thriller, then travels the difficult journey to understanding faith and unconditional love for god, family and self. Dominic, a diligent blue collar factory worker, husband to the perfect woman and father to a heavenly child, lives a humble little life. When he stumbles upon the slain and bloodied bodies of both wife and child in their home, Dominic's dream life turns into a nightmare. Grief stricken, he takes matters into his own hands and begins a desperate search through Chicago's worst slums to the crest of it's upper society, hunting a killer known as the "Silent Slasher" who's managed to elude capture by Chicago's finest for years, hoping to avenge his family that they may finally rest in peace. This vengeful quest reveals to our hero that all things aren't always as they seem. Angels don't always have ... Written by Jamie Barcena

  • Maywood

    Maywood (2010)
    Film (short) by Justin Todd (Thriller) Actress An elderly woman stuck in a rut of denial confronts a suspicious couple who arrives at her house.

  • Pickman's Muse

    Pickman's Muse (2010)
    Film by Robert Cappelletto (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress Who is Goodie Hines? Why did he gouge out the eyes of his victims? Why did they beg him to do it? What could possibly have inspired such horrific imagery in his drawings and paintings that they've been banned--only to be duplicated to seemingly impossible detail by mild-mannered recluse, Robert Pickman, who claims never to have met Goodie nor seen his work, but refuses to reveal his sources? Dare we delve the mind of one dissolving into madness, to uncover his muse? Written by Ellen Klowden

  • The Exemption of Hunter Riley

    The Exemption of Hunter Riley (2010)
    Film (short) by Brian Palmert (Drama) Actress Hunter Riley, after recently losing his father, endures moving to a new community. At his current stage, he is a prime target for bullies. During what should be a typical day at school, Hunter experiences the hellish environment of bullying and tries to fend for himself while his gratitude for life without his father slowly diminishes. Written by Brian Palmert

  • Chicago Overcoat

    Chicago Overcoat (2009)
    Film by Brian Caunter (Action, Adventure, Crime and Drama) Actress The Chicago Outfit was the most powerful organized crime syndicate of the 20th century, and Lou Marazano (Frank Vincent) was their deadliest hit man. Twenty years after his most notorious wave of hits Lou is a relic, his legend obscured, his talents forgotten, and his glory days over. When a high-profile union representative is arrested for tax fraud, the Outfit's top boss (Armand Assante) orders a string of key witnesses silenced before the government can uncover a vast conspiracy involving police officers, city officials, and mob affiliates. Lou sees the job as an opportunity to finance his retirement and leave Chicago with his girlfriend (Kathrine Narducci). But when relentless detectives (Danny Goldring & Stacy Keach) begin nipping at his heels, and the acting street boss (Mike Starr) decides to revoke Lou's membership to the Outfit, Lou must prove he is worthy of being the Outfit's most deadly hit man - a title he held more than twenty years ago. Written by Beverly Ridge Pictures

  • 3 A.M.

    3 A.M. (2008)
    Video by Sidney Mansa Winters (Thriller) Actress Inspired by true events, Michael's friend Kenny reveals that he has a ghost living in his room who stops by every night at 3 A.M. Expecting to see nothing but a few tricks, Michael visits the room and experiences otherworldly phenomena that he can't explain. Soon after he seems to be followed by the number 3, appearing everywhere he goes. Intrigued by these events, Michael's younger sister tags along the next day to see the room for herself. Things take a turn for the worse however, as they both find themselves in a place of the dead, with mysterious spirits chasing after them. Michael learns the number 3 is a warning for a long lost love who faces certain doom on September 3rd. Forced to face his past, can he warn her before it's too late, or are there greater forces at work? Written by Anonymous

  • The Art of Pain

    The Art of Pain (2008)
    Film by Matt Brookens (Comedy) Actress INSPIRE AN ARTIST, RUIN HIS LIFE - The peace of the mall movie theater is about to be shattered! Jack, a stagnated painter, must train new theater employee Marcus, a rage filled, motorcycle-riding martial artist. Marcus hits on Jack's actress girlfriend Sharon, and really gets the goat of comic-loving sci-fi geek, Nick. More tensions flare when Jack's boss announces a coveted career launching painting contest. Turns out that Marcus studies the art of Ninja under the diabolical, pastrami-loving Nobu. After dishing out a nasty kung fu beat down, Nobu decrees that until Marcus can demonstrate his creativity, he will never earn his black belt. With a psychotic need to prove himself boiling up, Marcus latches onto the words of his hero, zombie film maven George Romano: "Great art comes from great pain." Suddenly, Sharon and Marcus are in bed together and Jack has found some gut wrenching inspiration to paint with. Wowed by his friend's new zest for art, Nick presses Jack to begin ... Written by Matt Brookens

  • Watchtower

    Watchtower (2008)
    Film (short) by Chien-Wei Yuan (Crime) Actress

  • Bootleg Wisconsin

    Bootleg Wisconsin (2008)
    Film by Brandon Linden (Drama) Actress A Chicago schoolteacher on vacation from her husband stops at an outlet mall in Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin. While staying near the mall she starts a relationship with one of the local boys who works at the mall. The film follows their relationship as well as the community surrounding the boy and the mall. Written by Brandon Linden

  • Crime Fiction

    Crime Fiction (2007)
    Film by Will Slocombe (Comedy and Crime) Actress Will you kill for a good story? If you are James Cooper, a 28 year old copy editor with dreams of literary stardom, you will. After all, your girlfriend was just crowned the "voice of a new America" by the New York literati, and you waste your days editing third-rate textbooks in a dreary Chicago basement. Your first book got panned. Your agent just dumped you. You have no future. But when your girlfriend's corpse ends up sprawled beneath your bedroom window, you finally know what to write about. Crime Fiction is the story of murder, betrayal and outrageous artistic fortune. Written by Anthem

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