Joy Lauren

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Joy Lauren
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Lauren at the Women’s Image Network Awards, November 2007
Born Lauren Joy Jorgensen
(1989-10-18) October 18, 1989 (age 27)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Joy Lauren (born October 18, 1989)[1][2] is an American actress who is best known for playing Danielle Van de Kamp, on the ABC Comedy-drama Desperate Housewives.

Lauren is of Danish descent and was born Lauren Joy Jorgensen in Atlanta, Georgia. She lived in the Vail, Colorado area from age 1 to 4.[3] She attended the Galloway School and appeared in several productions by the Alliance Theatre.[4] At age 11, she moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles with her mother to pursue an acting career.[5] She graduated from high school at age 14. She graduated from Columbia University in 2012, where she majored in American History.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 House of Dust Blythe
2007 Private Practice Darcy 1 episode
2007 Tooth Amy Johnson
2007 Sweet Sorrow Nora Marces
2007 Shark Krystie Mays 1 episode
2006 The Closer Amanda Carter 2 episodes
2004–2011 Desperate Housewives Danielle Katz 46 episodes
2003 Still Standing Jenna 1 episode
2002 Lizzie McGuire Head Cheerleader 1 episode
2002 The Division Mary Ellen Smith 3 episodes


  1. ^ "Joy Lauren - Desperate Housewives". Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  2. ^ Aimee Deeken (2007-11-23). "Inside Desperate Housewives: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen". TV Guide. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  3. ^ Caramie Schnell (2007-03-03). "Snowboard instructor to the stars". Vail Daily. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  4. ^ Rodney Ho (2006-11-26). "Comic Richards unlikely to get ATL gig anytime soon". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  5. ^ a b "Joy Lauren: Official Biography". Retrieved 2008-12-22. 

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