Joyful Drake is an American actress, writer, & producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Tasha Lawrence-Woodson on Let’s Stay Together.
Read on to learn more information about Drake:
1. Drake was born on September 24, 1976, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2. Her love for performing began at a young age, earning her two State Speech Performance Titles for reciting and delivering a re-enactment of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech and President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.”
3. Joyful earned her B.A. at the University of Madison Wisconsin on an academic scholarship where she studied drama and writing.
4. During those years she was also an NBA Dancer for the Milwaukee Bucks. She is nicknamed “The Hurricane” by her family because of her high energy and zest for life.
5. Drake currently stars as Tasha in the original BET show Let’s Stay Together, and recently appeared in the movie Get Him to the Greek alongside Russell Brand and Jonah.