Joyful Drake was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her love for performing began at a young age, earning her two State Speech Performance Titles for reciting and delivering a re-enactment of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech and President Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address." Joyful earned her B.A. at the University of Madison Wisconsin on an academic scholarship where she studied drama and writing. During those years she was also a NBA Dancer for the Milwaukee Bucks. She is nicknamed "The Hurricane" by her family because of her high energy and zest for life. And most importantly, she gives back to her community through her "Dream Big Foundation," which mentors young kids and helps them carve out a path to fulfill their dreams and desires.
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