Joyce Giraud stars as Carolina, a bartender from Bogota, Columbia, in NBC’s drama series “Siberia.” Giraud debuted in film in the lead role of Dona Flor in a modern version of the classic “Coralito Tiene Dos Maridos.” As a follow-up Giraud landed the co-starring role of Piper in USA Network’s “Good vs. Evil.” Soon after, Giraud won the co-starring role in a Pilot titled “The Freddy Soto Project.”
The nationally televised talent show “Destination Stardom” named Giraud “Best New Star Model of 2000.” Giraud has graced the covers of countless national and international magazines, and has been in many national and international commercials. She was a correspondent/host for several versions of E! Entertainment Television’s, “Wild On” series.
Giraud landed a guest star/reoccurring role as Ursula, the dream girl of Disney’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” and was the lead on the “America’s Next Top Model” parody for the Writers Guild. She showed her comedic abilities in the feature film “Miss Castaway” next to Eric Roberts and Michael Jackson, and showed her softer side as Claudia in the feature film “Latin Dragon” with Gary Busey. She played a vampire and fulfilled one of her dreams when she worked next to her childhood hero Lynda “Wonder Woman” Carter, in the feature film “Slayer”. She became a regular on the hit series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” and landed a role in David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
Giraud holds two bachelors degrees, one in special education and one in social work. Giraud is passionate about her work with the children’s charity UNESCO, which led her to create the international beauty pageant called Queen of the Universe so that other women like her can promote their charity work and pursue their life’s goals. In addition, Giraud was crowned 1994 Miss World Puerto Rico, 1996 Queen of the Atlantis International, 1997 Miss Venus International as well as the 1998 Miss Universe Puerto Rico where she was the second runner-up at the Miss Universe Pageant.