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JOY BRYANT (Gina) has made an impressive transition from the runway to the big screen. Last year, her breakthrough performance in Denzel Washington's Antwone Fisher made people stand up and take notice. The upcoming year will be no exception as she once again dominates the screen in three upcoming projects. 

Bryant most recently finished production on two upcoming films due to be released in 2004, Three Way Split and Getting' the Man's Foot Outta Your Baadasssss. Three Way Split, directed by Scott Ziehl, is a sexy noir-thriller based on Gil Brewer's 1963 pulp novel Wild to Possess, about murder, kidnapping, blackmail and sexual deception. Bryant will co-star in the independent feature alongside Gina Gerson, Dwight Yoakam, Ali Larter and Desmond Harrington. 

Bryant will also be seen alongside Nia Long and David Alan Grier in director Mario Van Peebles' Getting' the Man's Foot Outta Your Baadasssss. Bryant was featured as the female lead in last year's critically acclaimed film Antwone Fisher, the directorial debut of Denzel Washington. Bryant portrayed the love interest of the film's title character, played by Derek Luke, who helps Fisher confront his painful troubled past. The motion picture, written by Antwone Fisher, is loosely based on his life experiences. 

Bryant made her onscreen debut in the MTV original production of Carmen: A Hip Hopera, opposite Beyonce Knowles and Mekhi Phifer, followed by a small role in the comedy Showtime, which starred Eddie Murphy and Robert DeNiro. 

While enrolled as a full-time student at Yale University, Bryant was discovered by a modeling scout for Next Models Management. For several years, Bryant pursued a career as a fashion model in Paris and subsequently entered into an exclusive contract with Tommy Hilfiger. Bryant continues to model between films as a cover subject for Victoria's Secret and in a number of prestigious print campaigns, such as the Fall 2003 GAP ads. 

Born and raised in the South Bronx, Bryant attended Westminster High School in Connecticut on full scholarship. She is an avid supporter of the Fieldston Enrichment Program under the umbrella of A Better Chance Public School Program, an organization that reaches out to minority talent to enrich their academic opportunities. 

Bryant shares her time between Los Angeles and New York with her beloved pit bull named Nana.


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