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Joy began her career in the entertainment industry 25 years ago in the Atlanta market when she created a talent agency specializing in young actors.  In 2007, her impeccable eye for talent and her years of discovering and building careers earned her a position as Head Talent Scout for the prestigious Osbrink Agency located in Los Angeles, CA. In 2009, she joined her daughter in-law, Jayme Pervis, at the J Pervis Talent Agency, recognized as one of the top talent agency in the Southeast representing children and adults in all facets of the industry.

​ Joy is nationally recognized for discovering, developing, and/or representing actors such as sisters Dakota Fanning, Raven Symone’, Nolan Gould (ABC’s Modern Family), Lucas Till (CBS’s McGuyver), Chloe X Halle, Disney’s Navia Robinson, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore and many more.

In January 2013, Joy was acknowledged for her achievements in the entertainment industry as the recipient of the distinguished Georgia Highlight Award issued by the Georgia Entertainment Gala.  That same year, she was honored to receive the esteemed 2013 RICE Award (Rising In Community Excellent), and in 2016 she was awarded Regional Agent of the Year from the Talent Managers Association in Beverly Hills, CA.