Who is Lisa Joyner?

Lisa Marie Joyner was born in San Diego, California USA, on 31 December 1966 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality. She is a TV host, an entertainment reporter and an actress, but perhaps known best for as the wife of famous American actor Jon Cryer.

Early life, parents and education

Lisa was raised by her adoptive parents in San Diego; she doesn’t have siblings. She was in her 30s when she began searching for her biological parents, and managed to find them.

She became interested in acting and journalism while attending high school, and was a member of the school’s drama club while she also practiced creative writing. Lisa was interested in various other activities, as she tried playing soccer, ran track, and was learning to play the piano. She hasn’t spoken about her further education, but it’s believed that after she matriculated in 1984, Lisa enrolled at a college and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.

Career as a reporter

Lisa has spent most of her time working at KCBS-TV and KTTV, reporting on celebrities from various fields including the film and modelling industries. She gained recognition after appearing in the show “InFANity”, which aired on the TV Guide Network. Then mostly because of her own history with her parents, Lisa alongside Timothy John Green hosted the American version of the Australian documentary series “Find My Family”, which helps people reunite with their birth parents and siblings.

Since 2016, Lisa has been co-hosting the American documentary series “Long Lost Family”, which airs on TLC.

Career as an actress

She made her debut TV series appearance with her portrayal of a TV reporter in the 1998 episode “Encore” of the fantasy crime series “Brimstone”, then in 2000 she made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of a TV announcer in the romantic drama “Bounce”, which starred Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow, and won two out of the four awards it was nominated for.

The year 2011 saw her play Laura Messinger in the romantic comedy “America’s Sweethearts” which starred Julia Roberts, and a couple of Lisa’s following roles were in a 2002 episode of the action crime series “24”, the 2003 comedy movie “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” and a 2003 episode of the romantic series “The Bold and the Beautiful”.

Lisa Joyner

In 2005, Lisa was cast to play the field reporter on fire in the action adventure movie “xXx: State of the Union”, which starred the famous actors Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson and Willem Dafoe, and follows a new xXx agent sent to Washington, D. C. to prevent the assassination of the President of the USA.

Three of Lisa’s most recent roles have been in the 2010 short comedy movie “Get Jak”, the 2013 pilot episode of the romantic comedy “Mom” and the 2019 historical series “Taken at Birth”.

Love life and marriage with Jon Cryer

Lisa and Jon Cryer had allegedly known each other for a while, before they exchanged vows in a private ceremony attended by their wide circle of friends and family members in 2007.

They agreed not to have biological children mostly because Lisa wanted to adopt a child, as she was an adoptee herself. Lisa and Jon adopted the girl Daisy in September 2009, and the family of three seems to be leading a happy life together.

Lisa hasn’t spoken about any other men she has perhaps been with, but it’s known that Jon was in a short-term relationship with actress Demi Moore back in 1984, apparently for less than a month. In 1999, Jon married famous British actress Sarah Trigger, and they have a son together named Charlie Austin. The two were together until 2004 when they divorced for unknown reasons.

As of February 2021, Lisa is married to Jon Cryer and they have one adoptive daughter together.

Hobbies and other interests

Lisa is a huge fan of cooking and baking, and pictures of a couple of her own recipes can be found uploaded onto her Instagram account.

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One of her main hobbies is pottery, and her Instagram account is also filled with pictures of the bowls she’s made.

Lisa supported Joe Biden in the 2020 election, and urged other people to vote, claiming that every person can make a difference by voting.

She is a dog-lover, and her pet dog Barney can be seen featured in a couple of her Instagram pictures.

Lisa likes to watch movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Scarlett Johansson, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “Lost in Translation”.

Age, height and net worth

Lisa’s age is 54. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) and she weighs around 135lbs (61kgs).

As of February 2021, Lisa’s  net worth has been estimated at over $14 million.

Who is Jon Cryer?

Jonathan Niven ‘Jon’ Cryer was born in New York City, USA on 16 April 1965 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, comedian, film writer, producer and director, who is perhaps known best for his portrayal of Alan Harper, one of the lead characters in the romantic comedy series “Two and a Half Men”, created by Lee Aronsohn and Chuck Lorre, and which aired from 2003 to 2015. It also starred Charlie Sheen before he was replaced by Ashton Kutcher, and follows the life of a hedonistic writer after his brother and nephew move in with him at his beach house.

The series won 30 awards and was nominated for 72 others, including two Golden Globes. For his performance, Jon won two Primetime Emmys.

He was raised in New York City alongside his two sisters Shelly and Robin, by their father Donald David Cryer who was a singer and an actor, and their mother Gretchen Kiger who is an actress and a playwright. Jon was 12 when he made up his mind about becoming an actor, supported by his family was very. He attended the Bronx High School of Science from which he matriculated in 1983, and Jon then moved to London in England to attend a Shakespeare summer course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

He gained recognition with his portrayal of David in the play “Torch Song Trilogy” performed on Broadway, and in 1984 played his first lead character in the comedy movie “No Small Affair”. Jon became popular thanks to his role in the 1986 romantic comedy movie “Pretty in Pink”, but was then criticized for his poor performance in the comedy series “The Famous Teddy Z”, which was cancelled after airing only one season. He and Charlie Sheen starred alongside in the 1991 comedy movie “Hot Shots!” which became a hit; it was later revealed that Jon was invited to audition for the role of Chandler Bing in “Friends”, but the video of him reading the text made it to the US only after the cast was already chosen.

A couple of his following roles were in the 1998 sitcom “Getting Personal”, the 2000 comedy series “The Trouble With Normal” and the 2008 crime thriller movie “Tortured”.

Jon has appeared in many other movies and TV series – one of his most recent roles has been his portrayal of the supporting character Lex Luthor in the action adventure series “Supergirl”, from 2019 to 2021.

Jon has appeared in more than 70 movies and TV series, and has for his performance won six awards – including his two Primetime Emmys – and has been nominated for 10 others.

He is also an author, having published his book “So That Happened” in 2015.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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