Where is the “Just One of the Guys” star Joyce Hyser today? Wiki Bio
Joyce Hyser was born in New York City, USA, on 20 December 1957, so her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds American nationality. She is a former actress, best known for her role in the teen comedy film “Just One of the Guys”, while she also gained recognition after she started dating famous American singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen. Joyce has been leading a peaceful life in New York City since she retired from acting in 2014.
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Early life and education
Joyce was raised as a single child in New York City by her Jewish parents – her father was the owner of a small jewelry store, while her mother was a nurse working at a local hospital.
Joyce grew up being interested in acting and modelling, and while attending a local high school she was a member of the drama club, appearing in nearly all the plays before matriculating in 1975. She also worked on her singing skills, and tried to learn to play the piano, but after finding out she had no talent, she focused on listening to music rather than creating it.
Roles in films
Joyce worked several jobs to financially support herself, before she made her debut film appearance portraying Brenda Weintraub in the teen comedy film “The Hollywood Knights” in 1980, followed by her roles in “They All Laughed” in 1981, and “Valley Girl” in 1983.
She portrayed Linda in the dance musical “Staying Alive”, which starred John Travolta and Cynthia Rhodes and was directed by Sylvester Stallone. The year 1984 saw her star as Belinda in the mockumentary movie “This is Spinal Tap”, and she then appeared in “Just One of the Guys” as Terry Griffith, the role changed her life. The movie starred Joyce as Terry who, after losing two jobs to two boys, decides to pretend to be a guy at her high school, by dressing up and cutting her hair short. The movie was nominated for three awards including Joyce’s nomination for the Best Starring Performance by a Young Actress – Motion Picture.
She portrayed Karla Thompson in “Wedding Band” in 1990, and Muriel in “Greedy” in 1994, while her next role in a film came six years later in “Can’t Be Heaven”. Some of her final appearances in movies before retiring were in “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” in 2002, “Art of Revenge” in 2003, and “The Wedding Pact” in 2014.
Roles in TV series
Joyce made her debut TV series appearance in 1988 in “Freddy’s Nightmares”, which was followed by her portrayal of Vicki Singer in the episode “Suspicious Minds” of the series “Mancuso, F.B.I.” in 1989. She won her one and only recurring role in the same year, playing Allison Gottlieb in the TV legal drama series “L.A. Law”, which starred Corbin Bernsen and Jill Eikenberry and which follows several people working at the best law company in Los Angeles.
The year 1990 saw her guest star in an episode of several TV series, including “Midnight Caller”, “Lifestories”, and “The Flash”, and in 1992 she portrayed Nora Blake in the episode “Is Someone Crazy in Here or Is It Me” of the drama series “Raven”. She was then cast to play Dawn Bonds in “Melrose Place”, and Claire in “Viper in 1994, before portraying Annette Gabbiano in an episode of the action-drama series “The Marshal” in 1995.
Some of Joyce’s final appearances in TV series before retiring from acting were in “Pacific Blue” in 1998, and in “The Division” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2011.
Love life and relationships
Joyce met Bruce Springsteen at a party while he was on his tour around the USA in 1978 – Bruce asked their mutual friend Gary Busey to introduce them, and Joyce ended up spending the rest of Bruce’s tour with him. It is widely believed that the two broke-up as soon as the tour was finished, but kept in touch and occasionally saw one another for several years after.
A year after her and Bruce’s fling ended, she met Warren Beatty, an American actor and producer, when she appeared in one of his movies. Warren wasn’t loyal to his girlfriends in the past, and Joan Collins, the actress he dated before meeting Joyce, had an abortion after he impregnated her, and left him because he was unfaithful.
Warren and Joyce dated for a year before splitting ways and in 1992, he married Anette Bening – they have four children together.
Joyce is currently single, hasn’t married, and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Joyce has always been interested in music, and her taste changed as the years went by.
She grew up listening to her later boyfriend Bruce as well as bands Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, while she later began listening to Queen, Deep Purple, and Guns ‘n’ Roses. She is a fan of jazz and blues music today, and some of her favorite performers are Frank and Nancy Sinatra, and Joe Cocker. Her main hobby is travelling, and she has visited nearly all of the US states, and has been to Europe and Asia on multiple occasions, mostly for work but also for pleasure – her dream travel destination is Paris in France.
Joyce has her own favorite actresses and actors, some of whom are Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett and Johnny Depp, while her favorite movies include “Hannibal”, “Still Alice”, and the franchise “The Pirates of the Caribbean”. She is a lover of animals and has two pet dogs.
Appearance and net worth
Joyce is 62 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million.