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Residency Dates
  • Nov 24th 2018 to Dec 12th 2018
  • Jan 31st 2019 to Feb 28th 2019
  • Jan 1st 1970 to Jan 1st 1970
Region
USA

Joie Lee is an actress, screenwriter,
producer and director. Her acting credits include such films as Mo’ Better
Blues
and Do the Right Thing, directed by her brother Spike Lee. She
has also been featured in Coffee and Cigarettes, directed by Jim
Jarmusch. Joie made her Broadway debut in Mule Bone, written by Zora Neale Hurston and Langston
Hughes. She also appeared off-Broadway in Jessica Goldberg’s The Hologram
Theory.

Lee is the original screenwriter of the
feature film, Crooklyn, loosely based on her childhood growing up in
1970’s Brooklyn. Recent writing credits include two episodes of Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It, where she served as
Staff Writer for Season l and Story Editor for Season 2. Recent acting credits
include a recurring role on Netflix’s She’s
Gotta Have It
as well as a guest appearance on the upcoming season (5) of Broad City.  

Lee has written and directed short
films, including Subway Vignettes, pt. l
& ll
and Snapped. Her other
work as a screenwriter includes Positive,
a feature length screenplay, and Jesus Children of America, a UNICEF-sponsored
short. Producing credits include Crooklyn, Jesus Children of America,
and Nowhere Fast.

Lee attended Sarah Lawrence College. She
has taught acting, directing and writing at the School of Visual Arts and theater
at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY and has been a Teaching Artist for Franklin
Furnace Archives. She has received fellowships from the New York Foundation of
the Arts, Screenwriting (2008); NY Urban Arts Initiative, Screenwriting (2008);
and Yaddo as an Artist-in-Residence (December 2006).