Actor, ariter, and director Joie Lee was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has appeared in
many Spike Lee films, including Do The Right Thing (1989). Joie is the original screenwriter of the feature film Crooklyn (1994), loosely based on her childhood growing up in 1970s Brooklyn. Her recent acting credits include Amazon’s Harlem. She also appeared in Farewell Amor (2020), directed by Ekwa Msangi. Her recent writing credits include two episodes of Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It, for which she served as Staff Writer (Season 1) and Story Editor (Season 2). Additionally, Joie has written and directed short films, including Subway Vignettes, Pt. l and ll, and Snapped (2001).
Currently, Joie is working on a screenplay for an experimental narrative biography in time-based media. Her other time-based works include shorts Vitapoise and Untitled, soon to be shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of its carte blanche series.
Her fellowships include Montalvo/Lucas Arts Program, Artist-in-Residence; New York Foundation on the Arts (NYFA); Screenwriting, NY Urban Arts Initiative, Screenwriting; and Yaddo: Artist-in-Residence. She attended Brown University.