Joie Susannah Lee (/ʒwɑː/; born June 22, 1962) is an American screenwriter, film producer and actress. She has appeared in many of the films directed by her brother, Spike Lee, including She's Gotta Have It (1986), School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), and Mo' Better Blues (1990). She also co-wrote and produced the film Crooklyn (1994).[1]

Joie Lee
Joie Susannah Lee

(1962-06-22) June 22, 1962 (age 57)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
OccupationActress, film producer, screenwriter
Years active1986–present
Parent(s)Bill Lee
Jacqueline Carroll (née Shelton)
RelativesSpike Lee (brother)
Cinqué Lee (brother)
David Lee (brother)
Malcolm D. Lee (cousin)

Personal lifeEdit

Lee was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Jacqueline (née Shelton), a teacher of arts and black literature, and William James Edward Lee III, a jazz musician, bassist, actor and composer.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Joie Lee". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 23, 2009.
  2. ^ "Spike Lee Biography (1956?-)".
  3. ^ "Joie Lee Biography (1968?-)".

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