She was born in 1984, the date and month of her birth not known in Kaduna state in northern Nigeria. She hails from Plateau state but grew up in Kaduna.
Joy had her primary and secondary education in Kaduna state for her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
She later went to the University of Jos in Plateau state to have a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.
Her Acting Career
Joy Torty started as a model while still in the University of Jos.
She emerged winner of the Miss Northern Universities Beauty Pageant. Joy contested and won the Miss UNIJOS Beauty Pageant as Miss UNIJOS held in the University in 2003.
Joy also won the Miss Tourism Beauty Pageant held in Gombe state, a crown she wore in 2009.
Upon graduation, Joy joined Nollywood. She had series of auditions and eventually picked a role in her first and subsequent Nollywood movies.
Joy has starred in over 100 Nollywood movies, some of which are:
• Winners and Losers
• In Love With Father Ben
• My Heart Desire
• Sweet Sound
• Final Faith
• On Holiday
• Who Am I
• My Only Girl among others.
Joy is beautiful, creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actress, known for good interpretation of roles in movies. She can as well accept any character given to her and this she does well to the delight of her numerous fans.
Joy has aptly demonstrated this in a movie, ‘Village Beauty’, where she played a supportive role alongside Emeka Ike. In the movie, she was portrayed as Adaku and acted as a snake girl who lives in two worlds – physical and spiritual worlds. The movie centred on love and bravery.
Joy Torty has in her years in the movie industry earned a number of awards. They include:
• Best Actress in a supporting role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
• Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.
• Best New African Actress at the Zulu African Film Academy Awards.
Her Net Worth
Joy Torty is currently waxing stronger in Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $100,000 dollars.