Joy Behar says she lost faith in religion. Is she Jewish? Meet The View co-host who is Italian by descent.
Behar is an American comedian and an actress. She is known for hosting the ABC talk show The View.
Is Joy Behar Jewish? Her Nationality
Joy Behar is not Jewish.
In fact, Behar revealed in an interview that she is of Italian descent. Also, she said a number of people think she is Jewish because of working Jewish.
However, she made it clear that she is not Jewish. Furthermore, she works Italian too.
— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) November 21, 2012
Interestingly, Behar holds an American nationality. To point out, she was born in Williamsburg, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.
Furthermore, Joy was born Josephine Victoria Occhuito on the 7th of October 1972. Accordingly, she is 78 years of age now.
Behar earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Queens College in New York City. Also, she holds a master of arts degree in English education received from Stony Brook University.
Joy Behar Religion
Joy Behar was once a Christian by religion.
In fact, she was born and raised in a Roman Catholic family. Later, she started losing faith in a religion as she began questioning everything.
Joy says she does not believe the things that sound crazy to her. Also, she said it is “mental illness hearing voices” when Jesus talks to you. However, she apologized publicly for making those controversial comments.
Besides, she was born as the only child to her father Gino Occhiuto, and her mother Rose. Her father was a Coca-Cola truck driver and her mother a seamstress.
Interestingly, Behar worked as a teacher in her early days. She taught English at Lindenhurst Senior High School in Lindenhurst, New York.
Joy Behar Net Worth
Joy Behar’s net worth is around $30 million.
Notably, she has a salary of $7 million a year as a co-host of The View. It is a daytime talk show on ABC. In fact, she had joined the show as one of the original panelists in 1997.
In her career, Joy has hosted several shows on different networks. Besides, she is an actress and a writer too.