Joy Behar is a known face of American entertainment industry. She is a writer, actress and a known comedian. She has co-hosted the famous ABC talk show, “The View”. Other talk shows that she hosted are the Joy Behar Show and Joy Behar: Say Anything. Apart from this, Joy Behar has also made appearance in a few theater shows.

Joy Behar had a very humble start in life. Her mother was a seamstress and her father was a truck driver. Behar did her college from Queens College and got her BA in sociology. She then did her MA in English from State University of New York at Stony Brook. She joined Lindenhurst Senior High School in Ney York to teach English to High School students. She carried on with being a teacher for more than one decade.

It was in the year 1979 when Joy Behar got the first signal which got her thinking about her dream career. Joy was diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy in 1979 which would have almost killed her. It was this time when Joy re thought about her whole life, her dreams and finally quit her teaching job. She had a knack for acting and to pursue that dream she started from the very basic. She joined as a receptionist with Good Morning America. Her next step in achieving her dream was to become the producer of Good Morning America. Joy also performed comedy routine in different New York’s night clubs in hope of getting discovered. This actually helped Joy’s career as she kept getting positive reviews for her performance.

Joy got her first big break in 1997 when she won to be a co-host for a daily morning show. She started with the show The View and gave 16 years of her life to make it a legendary show. In the year 2009 Joy did her own talk show The Joy Behar Show, aired on CNN. Recently she participated in the reality show Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown and earned fourth place. In the year 2011, Joy did a comedy film named Hall Pass and played the part of Dr. Lucy.

There is one famous quote of Joy Behar which describes her thought process and is an inspiration for all, “You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do – I’ve been writing a play; I’ve been neglecting my stand-up”.

Editor’s note:  It does not matter where you are now, don’t wait for others to believe in your dream. Work hard to make it a reality and watch everyone else come around to applaud your success