Josephine Victoria Behar is a well known Comedian and a TV Personality as well as a recognized author, hailing from the United States. She co-hosts the ABC daytime chat show The View, where she is the only original panelist still routinely appearing.
- Full Name : Josephine Victoria Behar
- Birth Date : 7 October 1942
- BirthPlace : New York, US
- Profession : Comedian / Journalist / Actor / Author
- Nationality : American
- Zodiac : Libra
- Height : 1.67 m
- Weight : 65 kg
- Eye Color : Brown
- Hair Color : Brown
Life & Career
Josephine Victoria was born on the 7th of October 1942 in Brooklyn, New York and was raised by working-class parents in a Roman Catholic, Italian household. After graduating from university, Joy enrolled at Queens College in New York City. She graduated from Stony Brook University in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in English education.
For the next five years, Joy combined her work as a high school English teacher with acting classes she took on the side. Joy subsequently turned her attention to the entertainment industry in the 1980s. As a Good Morning America producer, she transitioned into stand-up comedy.
In the 1980s, she appeared on television shows including Baby Boom and Live From Queens, after her appearances on these shows. At some point in her career, she had her own chat show called Way Off Broadway. As she performed and gave her all to the part, her own talk show saw an increase in viewers.
Behar appeared in films including Cookie and This Is My Life as well as HBO specials like Manhattan Mystery. In 1997, she became a frequent panelist on The View, which gave her the huge break she needed. To become a permanent co-host, she had to be renowned for introducing new comedians to the audience.
After leaving The View in 2013 to pursue stand-up comedy and playwriting, Behar rejoined the show in 2015 as a co-host. In addition to the show, Joy Behar has hosted series including Larry King Live. She was later given her own show on CNN, The Joy Behar Show, which she ran for two years until it was cancelled.
Joy Behar Say Anything, on Current TV and TLC’s Late Night Joy, is another show Behar has presented. The Monologues & Love and What I Wore are only two of Behar’s many stage appearances. She only became well-known and received the job offers as a result of her dedication and perseverance on the job.
Personal Life & Relationships
Behar is a Hamptons resident and she also has a property on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She identifies herself as a Democrat. She likes to live her life in a personalized manner and disciplined way. She is a humanitarian by nature and is actively participating in the charitable organizations.
Joy Behar married university lecturer Joseph Behar, in year 1965. They divorced in year 1981 after a 14-year marriage during which they had one kid. Joy Behar retained custody of her kid and preserved Joseph’s surname. Joy went on to have a relationship with Steve Janowitz later on and eventually they tied the knot in year 2011.
Joy Behar has a net worth of $30 million, according to Forbes. Joy Behar receives a salary of $7 million per year as co-host of The View, which she co-created. Also a real estate investor, Joy Behar has made large investments in the past.
Joy Behar’s classic cedar home in East Hampton, was up for sale for $3.8 million in year 2016. Following the sale of her home, she went on to acquire another adjacent property for $4.75 million. A 2-bedroom condo on the Upper West Side of New York City, purchased by Behar for $2.4 million in year 2017.