Joy Esther

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Joy Esther
Joy Esther NRJ 2014.jpg
Joy Esther at the NRJ Music Awards, 2014
Born (1984-06-14) 14 June 1984 (age 30)
Lyon, France
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1992–present
Television Nos Chers Voisins
Spouse(s) Damien Sargue (2009–10) (separated)

Joy Esther (born 14 June 1984) is a French actress and singer.

Biography and career[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Joy Esther was born in Lyon. As a child, she took classes of singing and theater, in addition of football, athletics and judo. She then took classes at the Cours Florent for three years.[1] She also took lessons of modern dance and learnt to play guitar as an autodidact.

Early career[edit]

She started her career at the age of eight appearing in some advertisements like Kodak, working with photographers Jean-Baptiste Mondino and Jean-Paul Goude.[2]

From age 11 to 18, she played in a number of films and television films, taking at the same time classes of theater, singing, guitar and piano during her studies. She began her acting career in the theater play Poussez pas y aura d'la place by Jean-Yves Brignon.

At age 19, she had one of the three main roles in the musical comedy Belles belles belles played at the Olympia in Paris for two months.[1][2]

Later career and fame[edit]

In 2006, she played the role of Juliet in the musical comedy Roméo et Juliette, de la Haine à l'Amour for an Asian tour. Over 200 shows were played in Seoul, South Korea and Taipei, Taiwan, following 40 shows in Paris at the Palais des Congrès in 2010.[3] From October 2012 to January 2013, the show was played in Japan in Tokyo and Osaka, and later in China in Shanghai.[4]

In the meantime, she continued playing in various series and television films. Since 2012, she portrays Chloé Varenko in the comedy series Nos Chers Voisins broadcast in TF1.

Personal life[edit]

Joy Esther married in September 2009 French singer Damien Sargue in Las Vegas. They separated in late 2010.[citation needed]

Filmography and stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Mission protection rapprochée Anne Janson TV film (credited as Joy Cavé)
1999 Une femme d'honneur Alice 1 episode (credited as Joy Cavé)
2003–04 Belles belles belles Émilie 70 shows at the Olympia
2007–13 Roméo et Juliette, de la Haine à l'Amour Juliette Capulet 200 shows in South Corea and Taiwan
42 shows at the Palais des Congrès de Paris
2008 Pas de secrets entre nous Aurélie several episodes
2008 Sur le fil Caroline 1 episode
2008 Mademoiselle Joubert Joss 1 episode
2009 Paris 16e Isabelle 1 episode
2009 Comprendre et pardonner Victoire 1 episode
2009 R.I.S, police scientifique Zoé Girard 1 episode
2011 Chante ! Noémie several episodes
2012 Paradis criminel Virginie
2012–14 Nos Chers Voisins Chloé Varenko


  1. ^ a b "Joy Esther : déjà une vraie pro" (in French). Le Parisien. 29 November 2003. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Bios > Joy Esther" (in French). Premiere. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "« Roméo et Juliette » joue gros". Le Parisien. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Mathilde Partiot (28 December 2012). "En images : Les répétitions de "Roméo et Juliette" en tournée en Asie" (in French). Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

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