Joy Tanner

Joy Tanner was born on March 7, in Buffalo, New York. She spent four months there when her dad was transferred to Rochester, New York, where she and her brother were raised. She attended SUNY Potsdam, where she graduated a year early, with a double honours degree in English and Theatre.

Joy went to London, U.K., to study at the British American Drama Academy. She received her diploma in Oxford, from BADA. She also studied with Tony Award winning director, Warren Enters, at SUNY Buffalo. In the early 1990's, she moved to Canada, where she began her acting career.

Joy writes and is also active in the indie theatre scene in Toronto, Canada

Known For


Cast Credits

In Contempt (2018)
Guest starring as Audrey Dodson
Barbelle (2017)
Guest starring as Heather St.Clair
  • Episode 1x06: S01 EP6 (Nov 20, 2017)
Saving Hope (2012)
Guest starring as Mara Avery
Covert Affairs (2010)
Guest starring as Diana
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Guest starring as Edith Frizzel
Life with Derek (2005)
Starring as Nora MacDonald (70 episodes)
Missing (2003)
Guest starring as Dr. Laurel Bennett
Mutant X (2001)
Guest starring as Kendra MacEvoy
Relic Hunter (1999)
Guest starring as Gina
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998)
Guest starring as Sonya Scavuolo
Cold Squad (1998)
Starring as Jill Stone (26 episodes)
Nancy Drew (1995)
Starring as George Fayne