Joy Lauren

Joy Lauren (born c.1989[1][2]) is an American actress. She is known for playing Danielle Van de Kamp on the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives.

Joy Lauren
Lauren at the Women’s Image Network Awards, November 2007
Lauren Joy Jorgensen

(1989-10-18) October 18, 1989
Years active2002–2013


Lauren was born Lauren Joy Jorgensen in Atlanta, Georgia. Lauren is of Danish descent. She lived in the Vail, Colorado area from age 1 to 4.[3] She attended the Galloway School and appeared in several productions by the Alliance Theatre.[4] At age 11, she moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles with her mother to pursue an acting career.[5] She graduated from high school at age 14. She graduated from Columbia University in 2012, where she majored in American History.[5]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Rouges Choir
2007 Teeth Amy Johnson
2010 The Assignment Shelley
2013 House of Dust Blythe
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Division Mary Ellen Smith 2 episodes
2002 Lizzie McGuire Head Cheerleader Episode: "Movin' on Up"
2003 Still Standing Jenna Episode: "Still Shoplifting"
2004–2011 Desperate Housewives Danielle Van de Kamp Recurring role; 78 episodes
2006 The Closer Angela Carter 2 episodes
2007 Shark Krystie Mays Episode: "Starlet Fever"
2007 Private Practice Darcy Episode: "In Which Cooper Finds a Port in His Storm"


  1. "Joy Lauren - Desperate Housewives". CTV. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  2. Aimee Deeken (November 23, 2007). "Inside Desperate Housewives: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen". TV Guide. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  3. Caramie Schnell (March 3, 2007). "Snowboard instructor to the stars". Vail Daily. Retrieved December 22, 2008.
  4. Rodney Ho (November 26, 2006). "Comic Richards unlikely to get ATL gig anytime soon". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on June 15, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  5. "Joy Lauren: Official Biography". Retrieved December 22, 2008.
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