Joy Behar Biography

(Comedian, Writer, and Actress)

Actor Joy Behar is married and a mother of one.

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Joy Behar was married twice.

In 1965, while studying for her master’s degree, she married her ex-husband, Joseph Behar. She settled down at Centereach in Long Island after graduating as her husband continued to work at Stony Brook for his Ph.D.

The couple shares a daughter born on November 26, 1970, Eve Behar. They got divorced in 1981, and Joy got custody of their daughter.

Joy began a relationship with a school teacher, Steve Janowitz, after a year of her divorce. The couple decided to get married in 2009, but sometime later they called off their engagement. The pair finally tied the knot after 29 years of living together on August 11, 2011. They still share a strong bond.

Relationship Facts of Joy Behar

  • Joy Behar is married to Steve Janowitz.
  • Joy Behar married on August 11, 2011.
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  • She is mother of One (Eve Behar).
  • Joy Behar is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Joy Behar?

Josephine Victoria “Joy” Behar is an American writer, comedian, and actress. She co-hosts The View’s daily talk show on ABC.

From 2009 to 2011, she hosted the HLN Joy Behar Show and Joy Behar: Say Anything! Late Night Joy, Behar’s latest late-night weekly talk show, aired on TLC in 2015. She has also written The Great Gasbag: An A–Z Surviving Trump World Study Guide.

Joy Behar: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Born on October 7, 1942, Behar has become a household name. Her father, Gino Occhiuto was a truck driver at the Coca-Cola Company and her mother, Rose Occhiuto was a seamstress. Joy was the only child of her parents.

Behar holds American citizenship and is of mixed(Italian-American) ethnicity.

Education, School/ College University

Joy graduated from Washington Irving High School and studied sociology at Queens College, New York City University. She graduated from college in 1964 and was enrolled for a master’s degree in English at Stony Brook University.

Joy Behar: Professional Life, Career

Joy began her career at Lindenhurst Senior High School as an English teacher. She quit her teaching job and decided to try her luck as a comedian in the television industry.

Joy worked as a receptionist and worked in Good Morning America for two years before being promoted as a production assistant. She started to present comedies at various New York City nightclubs. Her comics were based on her family, women’s issues as well as gender equality, political and social issues.

Joy was on The New Show, aired on NBC. She returned as a guest star to Good Morning America last year. She marked her success as she received her talk show Way Off-Broadway on Lifetime Television, but she ran for only one series. Behar also hosted Queens ‘ Life and appeared in various comedy series such as Cookie and One Night Stand.

Joy was selected as an original panel member for ‘ The View ‘, a daytime talk show that was broadcast on ABC on August 11, 1997. She appeared on the show three times a week, taking the celebrities ‘ interviews.

After seventeen years of service, she left the show and presented her last appearance in August 2013. Throughout 2014 and 2015, however, she appeared on the show as a guest co-host.

In the 1987 movie Hiding Out, she made her acting debut. She was playing Gertrude’s role. Behar subsequently appeared in the 1989 Cookie movie, playing Dottie’s role.

She then landed a recurring role in the Baby Boom TV series, playing the Helga Von Haupt character from 1988 to 1989.

She also played Nashville, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Ugly Betty, and Spin City. Behar is also a published author. Her first book, Joy Shtick, was published in 1999.

Joy Behar: Net Worth Million, Salary

As of 2022, Joy Behar has an estimated net worth of $30 million and an annual estimated salary of $7 Million. In addition to comedy and hosting, Behar makes money as an actress.

Joy Behar: Rumors, Controversy/ Scandal

Behar has kept herself away from rumors and controversies. But she had a few clashes with her co-hosts and guest on the show.

Joy Behar: Height, Weight, Body Size

Joy Behar stands around 5 feet 6 inches tall and has a normal weight. She has brown eyes color and blonde hair. Her body measurements are 38-31-41 inches.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Joy Behar is fairly active on social media. She has over 129k followers on Instagram, 121.6k followers on Facebook and  1 million followers on Twitter.

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