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Joey Lawrence Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Joey Lawrence?
Joey Lawrence (Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr.) is a famous American actor, musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and game show host. He began as a child star in the early 1980s and is recognized for his role as Joey Russo in Blossom and Joe Longo in Melissa and Joey. Lawrence starred in Gimme a Break! (1983-1987), and the series Brotherly Love with his real-life brothers Andrew and Matthew. As well as for his movie roles in Summer Rental (1985) and Oliver & Company (1988).
Joey Lawrence career
Joey’s first acting role was in a Cracker Jack commercial. He then appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson at the age of five, performing the song ”Give My Regards to Broadway”. Following appearing in guest spots on Diff’rent Strokes and Silver Spoons, he won the role of Joey Donovan on the hit NBC sitcom Gimme a Break! in 1983. Lawrence then went on in the role until the series concluded in 1987. He marked his theatrical debut with the launch of Summer Rental in 1985. At the age of 12, he provided the voice of Oliver, the protagonist in the 1988 Disney movie Oliver & Company. At the age of 15, Joey co-starred in the hit TV series Blossom on NBC, portraying Joey Russo from 1991 to 1995.
Lawrence later starred in the series Brotherly Love, featuring his real-life brothers, Andrew and Matthew Lawrence. As well as Run of the House and guest-starred on programs including American Dreams and CSI: NY. One of his movie credits is Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000). He then appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars in 2006. Lawrence placed third in the competition, paired with professional dancer Edyta Slowinska. He starred in the Broadway hit Chicago as Billy Flynn in May 2007. Next, he hosted a dance competition show on The Learning Channel, Master of Dance, which premiered on June 9, 2008.
2009 to present
Lawrence starred in the television film My Fake Fiance alongside Melissa Joan Hart in 2009. It premiered on ABC Family to 3.6 million viewers, becoming the most-watched television film of the rating season, attaining top rank in its time-period key demos. Lawrence went back to television in the ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey, again alongside Hart in August 2010. Harts portrays a woman who hires Lawrence as a nanny to assist in caring for her incarcerated sister’s kids. His character is a former figure in the financial industry whose company came under investigation for wrongdoing which led to his professional life being put on hold. Joey’s brothers also have guest-starred on the show. Matthew portrayed Tony Longo in season 1 episode 25 and Andrew appeared in season 1 episode 26 as Ryder Scanion’s teacher, Evan McKay. The series was later renewed for its fourth season and concluded in 2015.
Lawrence was contracted to be a Chippendales dancer for a special engagement in June 2012, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He started appearing in the ABC reality show Splash, co-hosting together with Charissa Thompson on March 19, 2013.
How old is Joey Lawrence?
Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. is aged 46 as of 2022, having been born on April 20, 1976, in Abington, Pennsylvania, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Kay Flock, Felix Mallard, Logan Sharpe, Shemar Moore, Jay Park, Andy Serkis, Carlos Valdes, Carmen Electra, Clay Cook, among others.
Joey Lawrence Family
Who are Joey Lawrence’s parents?
Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. was born in Abington, Pennsylvania to Donna and Joseph Lawrence Mignogna. His mother was a personnel manager and former elementary school teacher while his father is an insurance broker. Joey’s family surname was changed to Lawrence during his childhood and was brought up in Philadelphia. He is of Italian descent from his father’s side and Scottish and English descent from his mother’s side.
Does Joey Lawrence have siblings?
Lawrence was born as the oldest child to his parents in a family of three children. He has two younger siblings, brothers Matthew Lawrence and Andrew Lawrence.
Joey Lawrence Education
Lawrence attended Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania graduating in 1994. He then attended the University of Southern California, where he graduated.
Joey Lawrence Interests
Despite being an actor and musician, Lawrence is also a singer-songwriter, record producer, and game show host.
Joey Lawrence Wife
Lawrence is currently married to his third wife. He was initially married to Michelle Vella in 2002 but divorced and separated in 2005. Joey then met Chandie Yawn-Nelson, his second wife earlier while on vacation in Disney World when they were teenagers. They later tied their knot there in July 2005. Reports showed in March 2018 that the couple had filed for bankruptcy in July 2017. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy case was reportedly settled on April 6, 2018. In July 2020, Lawrence filed for divorce, and have two children together.
Joey announced his engagement to actress Samantha Cope in August 2021. The two met on the set of a Lifetime film directed by his brother Andrew and co-starring his daughter Charleston. The lovebirds married in an intimate wedding in California on May 1, 2022.
Joey Lawrence Kids
Lawrence has two children from his second marriage with Yawn-Nelson. He has two daughters Charleston Lawrence, born on May 10, 2006, and Liberty Grace Lawrence, born on March 4, 2010. Charleston co-starred in a Lifetime film alongside her father and stepmother Cope.
Joey Lawrence Height
Lawrence has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body with an average height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and a weight of 82 kg (181 lbs).
Joey has stated that music was always his passion, and at the height of his success started a recording career. He was 16 when his breakout album Joey Lawrence was launched in February 1993. It was produced by Steve Barri, Tony Peluso, Ian Prince, and Terry Lupton. Lawrence then co-wrote some material, such as the international hit track ”Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix”. It was No. 6 Billboard Hot 100 Airplay, No. 10 Billboard Top 40 Mainstream, No. 19 Billboard Hot 100, No. 13 United Kingdom, No. 68 Australia. The single was used as the end title theme from the film Cop and a Half, its music video receiving heavy airplay on MTV and MuchMusic. Lawrence was then invited to perform it live on MTV’s Spring Break, The Arsenio Hall Show, and the UK’s Top of the Pops in 1993.
Lawrence launched a single, ”Rolled”, in June 2011, which was available as a free download for one week on ABC Family’s website. He then launched a second song, ”Give It To Ya (Acoustic)” through Pledge Music in July. In 2017, he started a band with Matt and Andy named Still 3. The band launched their breakthrough track ”Lose Myself”.
Joey Lawrence Net Worth
American professional actor, musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and game show host, Lawrence has been active from 1982 to the present. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows and launched several tracks. Lawrence has garnered an accumulative net worth of approximately $250 thousand as of 2022
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