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Overview (4)

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJosephina Victoria Occhiuto
Nickname Joie
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joy Behar was born on October 7, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Josephina Victoria Occhiuto. She is an actress and writer, known for Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Hall Pass (2011) and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). She has been married to Steve Janowitz since August 11, 2011. She was previously married to Joseph Behar.

Spouse (2)

Steve Janowitz (11 August 2011 - present)
Joseph Behar (1 January 1965 - 19 March 1981) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently holds either a pen or her glasses in her right hand while talking.

Trivia (24)

Former English teacher.
Earned her M.A. in English education from SUNY-Stony Brook.
Has won three MAC awards and a CableACE Award.
Bears a striking resemblance to Bette Midler.
Was a secretary at Good Morning America (1975) and answered the phones.
Her father worked for Coca-Cola.
Used to work in a mental hospital.
Had a dog named Max, who has died.
Graduated from Queens College with a bachelor's degree in sociology.
Nearly died from an ectopic pregnancy in 1979.
Was a teacher at Lindenhurst High School (Long Island, New York) while rock-singer Pat Benatar attended as a teenager, they didn't meet until many years later.
Is a Delta Zeta Sorority member.
Good friend of Susie Essman.
Her daughter, Eve Behar, just got married to a doctor. Her in-laws are in the funeral business. [September 2007]
Studied drama at Herbert Berghof HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Release of her book, "When You Need a Lift: But Don't Want to Eat Chocolate, Pay a Shrink or Drink a Bottle of Gin" by Joy and her friends. [2007]
Starts her new talk show on HLN [September 2009]
Release of her book, "Joy Shtick: Or What is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments?". [1999]
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a daughter Eve Behar on November 26, 1970. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Joseph Behar.
Has a grandson named Luca (b.February 2011).
Counts Tootsie (1982), The Birdcage (1996) and Unfaithful (2002) among her favorite movies and also loves World War 2 films such as Downfall (2004), etc.
Before settling on the title "The Great Gasbag" for her 2017 book, she had toyed with titles like, "War & Hairpiece", "Moby Dickhead" and "The Son-in-Law Also Rises".
First married at age 22 and first divorced at age 39.
Attended the lavish wedding of Donald Trump and Marla Maples at New York's Plaza Hotel in 1993. When she returned to her table after a dance at the reception, she found that the film had been removed from her camera.

Personal Quotes (6)

I want a man in my life, not in my house.
I don't get jealous of people. Jealousy is such a waste of time because you're jealous of them, and they go about their lives and have a wonderful time, so what's the point? It's a completely useless emotion - jealousy. I don't go there.
The diet pill Qsymia is now available. I don't need a diet pill. I need something that gives you an electric shock when you reach for food.
(On Mel Gibson): "Give me a break, you're an anti-Semite, you're a misogynist, and you're a racist!"
[When asked "What is the point of a size 0 dress?"]: They want to make us disappear.
It's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you. That's called mental illness if I'm not correct.

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