Quick Facts of Josephine Victoria Occhiuto

  • Full NameJosephine Victoria Occhiuto
  • Net Worth$12 million
  • Date of Birth07 October, 1942
  • NicknameBehar
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceWilliamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActress, writer and host
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1984
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Honey Blonde
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseJoe Behar (m. 1965; div. 1982) Steve Janowitz (m. 2011)
  • Height5 feet 6 inch or 1.68 m tall
  • Body Measurement38-31-41 inches
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Children1
  • Horoscope Libra
Picture of an actress Joy Behar

If you are fond of watching the ABC daytime talk show The View then you must be familiar with the co-host Joy Behar. Behar is an American comedian, writer, and actress who had minor roles in films including, Cookie, This Is My Life, and Manhattan Murder Mystery. Also, she was a WABC radio talk-show host and made appearances on HBO comedy specials One Night Stand and Woman of the Night 2.

Joy is married twice in her life and shares a daughter from her first marriage. However, her first marriage ended with a divorce.

Who Is Joy Behar? Know Her Bio & Wiki

Joy Behar was born as Josephine Victoria Occhiuto on October 7, 1942, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, United States. She is the only child to a Roman Catholic family of Italian descent. Similarly, Behar’s father Gino Occhiuto was a truck driver for Coca-Cola and his mother Rose Carbone a seamstress.

Joy Behar
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Behar attended Queens College in 1964 from where she earned a BA in sociology. She earned an MA in English education from Stony Brook University in 1996. Joy taught English on Long Island at Lindenhurst Senior High School in Lindenhurst, New York. She joined HB studio to study acting.

Joy Behar’s Career

Joy Behar began her career in the early 1980s as a receptionist and later as a producer on Good Morning America. Also, she was a stand-up comedian and made appearances on ABC’s Good Morning American and The New Show, a short-lived Lorne Michaels NBC projects.

Joy Behar on The View
Joy Behar on The View

She started performing her comedy routine at various New York’s City nightclubs in 1980. Her films credits include Crisis in Six Scenes, Ice-Age: Continental Drift, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Love is all there is, Dr.Katz, Professional Therapist and Baby Broom.

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How Much Net worth Does Joy Behar Have?

Joy Behar has a net worth of $12 million as of 2019. She earned her net worth through her successful film and television career. After appearing in numerous films and television series, Joy Behar has amassed a colossal amount of money. In addition, she has also made theater appearances in The Food Chain and The Vag*na Monologues which helped to raise her earnings.

Joy Behar
Joy Behar

Moreover, she wrote a book of humorous essays and stories called Joy Shtick-Or What is the Existential Vaccum and Does It Come with Attachments? in 1999. Such multiple professions assisted Behar to amass such a hefty net worth. However, the star is yet to reveal the details about the house she is living and the cars she is riding.

Who Are Joy Behar’s Husband & Children?

Joy Behar got married to college professor Joe Behar on 1st January 1965. The former couple dated several years before they tied the knot. Behar and his spouse exchanged their wedding vows in a private ceremony where only their close ones were present. Together the husband and wife share a daughter Eve Behar Scotti born in 1970.

Joy Behar with her first spouse Joe Behar
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In addition, Behar has a grandson Luca born in February 2011, from her daughter’s side. Despite sharing more than a decade of the relationship as a husband and wife, the duo divorced on 19th March 1981.

After being apart from Joe, Behar began dating Steve Janowitz whom she called her ‘spousal equivalent’. Behar revealed on The View that she may marry Janowitz in 2009, but she called off the engagement three months later because she preferred people to stop talking about it.

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Finally, the couple married on 11th August 2011. Ever since then, the pair is living a blissful life and there are no signs of their divorce and extramarital affairs.

Joy Behar’s Age, Height & Body Measurements

Joy Behar’s age is 76 years old as of 2019. In the same way, the actress stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 m tall. Behar has a pair of brown eyes color and her hair color is blonde. Joy has maintained a perfect body figure and has body measurements of 38-31-41 inches.