Bio

CAST
Camille Braverman
Jasmine Trussell
Jabbar
Max Braverman
Julia Braverman-Graham
Sarah Braverman
Drew Holt
Joel Graham
Adam Braverman
Zeek Braverman
Kristina Braveman
Sydney Graham
Crosby Braverman
Amber Holt

Joy Bryant

Jasmine Trussell

Joy Bryant portrays Jasmine Trussell, mother to Jabbar (Tyree Brown) and baby Aida, and wife to Crosby (Dax Shepard), on NBC's drama series "Parenthood."

Bryant has made an impressive transition from the runway to the big screen. In 2002, she achieved her breakthrough performance in Denzel Washington's film "Antwone Fisher," which garnered public attention and critical praise.

Bryant will next be seen opposite Kevin Hart and Paula Patton in the feature film "About Last Night," scheduled for release on February 14, 2014. Bryant continues to host the popular web series "Across the Board" for the Reserve Channel.

She most recently appeared with Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper in the film "Hit and Run," released on August 22, 2012. Bryant was also seen in the Universal comedy "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins," opposite Martin Lawrence, James Earl Jones and Mike Epps. In 2005, Bryant appeared in Jim Sheridan's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," starring and loosely based on the life of rapper 50 Cent. She also co-starred in the Universal thriller "The Skeleton Key" starring Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard and John Hurt.

In December 2003, Bryant appeared with Jessica Alba and Mekhi Phifer in Universal and director Bille Woodruff's music-driven coming-of-age drama "Honey." Her other film credits include "Bobby," written and directed by Emilio Estevez; "London" opposite Jessica Biel, Jason Statham and Chris Evans; "Haven" opposite Bill Paxton and Orlando Bloom; "Three Way Split"; and Mario Van Peebles' "Baadasssss!"

While enrolled as a full-time student at Yale University, Bryant was discovered by a modeling scout from Next Models Management and had a successful career as a fashion model in Paris, London and New York for several years. She subsequently signed exclusive contracts with Tommy Hilfiger and COVERGIRL.

Born and raised in the South Bronx, Bryant was a young student of A Better Chance, an organization that reaches out to minority talent to enrich their academic opportunities. Through ABC, she attended Westminster School in Connecticut on a full scholarship. In addition to supporting ABC, Bryant is an avid champion of the organizations Stoked Mentoring and New Yorkers for Children. She is also a Sister on the Planet Ambassador for OXFAM.

Bryant lives in Los Angeles with her husband, stuntman Dave Pope, and their dog Bubba.