Joy Lauren is an American actress. She had her Hollywood beginnings in the early 2000s. During her early years, she guest-starred in the television shows The Division, Lizzie McGuire, and Still Standing. Her first significant role was as Danielle Katz in Desperate Housewives. Her role her gained her attention. She was part of the show’s main cast from 2004 to 2011. Simultaneously, she had guest appearances on the TV shows The Closer, Shark, and Private Practice. She made her first movie appearance in Tooth. After her stint in Desperate Housewives ended in 2011, she had a role in the 2012 supernatural thriller movie House of Dust.