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Date of Birth: 1976 , April-20
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Joey Lawrence
Birth Name Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr.
Father Joseph Lawrence Mignogna
Mother Donna
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Abington, Pennsylvania
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor and Musician
Net Worth $250 thousand
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Weight in KG 82
Married to Chandie Yawn-Nelson
Children Charleston Lawrence and Liberty Grace Lawrence
Divorce Michelle Vella
Education University of Southern California
Movies Summer Rental, Rest Stop, Killer Pad
TV Show Gimme a Break!, Brotherly Love, Run of the House, Melissa & Joey
Siblings Matt and Andy
Albums Joey Lawrence, Soulmates

Quick Timeline of Joey Lawrence

1976 Born In Abington, Pennslyvania
1982 Started His Career Professionaly From Television Movie Scamps

Detail Timeline of Joey Lawrence

April 20 , 1976

Born In Abington, Pennslyvania

Joey Lawrence was born as Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. on 20th April 1976, in Abington, Pennsylvania, United States.


Started His Career Professionaly From Television Movie Scamps

Joey Lawrence made his professional debut from the 1982 television movie Scamps in 1982.  He portrayed the role of Sparky in the movie. 



Joey Lawrence is an American actor, musician, and game show host. The actor appeared with the main role in television series Blossom, Melissa & Joey, Gimme a Break!, and Brotherly Love. As a singer, he has released two albums Joey Lawrence and Soulmates.

Graduated From University of Southern California

Joey Lawrence was born as Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. on 20th April 1976, in Abington, Pennsylvania, United States. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds the American nationality.

He is the eldest son of personnel manager mother Donna and insurance broker father Joseph Lawrence Mignogna. He has two younger siblings Matt and Andy both of them are also actors. 

The actor went to Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and completed his studies in 1994. Then he graduated from the University of Southern California. 

Performed As Singer At The Age Of 5

Joey Lawrence started his career as an actor from the Cracker Jack commercial. He appeared at The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and performed Give My Regards to Broadway at the age of 5. 

Lawrence started to work professionally from the 1982 TV film Scamps in 1982. He got his major role in television series Gimme a Break! in 1983. Two years alter, that actor made his feature film debut from the movie Summer Rental.

Joey Joey Lawrence attending premiere fo Pop Tv's Hollywood Darlings SOURCE: Getty Image

He made his debut from the album Joey Lawrence and was released in 1993. Two years later, he got his second major role in TV series Brotherly Love.  

With many big and small roles, he gained a new height in his career from the role in the 2010 television series Melissa & Joey along with Melissa Joan Hart, Taylor Spreitler, and Nick Robinson.  

He released his single Rolled in June 2011. He started his band with Matt and Andy called still 3 in 2017 and released single Lose Myself. He worked as an actor in the 2019 television series Dollface

How Much Net Worth Does Joey Lawrence Have?

Joey Lawrence has earned a good amount of wealth from his career as an actor, musician, and host. He has an estimated net worth of $250 thousand net worth from his career, as of 2020.  

The actor has collected a decent salary from his work. For his role in Melissa & Joey, he earned $534,000 in 2015 and $58,000 in 2016. 

Joey sold his house in Calabasas for $2 million. The house was spread in 4,600 sq ft including a master suite and three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. 

The musician was the proud owner of 2014 Bently, 2016 BMW, and 2015 Ford Flex. 

Filed For Bankruptcy In 2018

Joey Lawrence filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in March 2018. He also included his monthly income as $7,000 and his expenses were more than $25,500.

He has assets worth $43,000 and his debts were around $355k. For his bankruptcy, he auctions his personal LLV for $56,000 for all hi future royalties and residuals.

Marriage And Children

Joey Lawrence has been married twice. First, he tied the knot with Michelle Vella on 24th August 2002. The husband and wife lived together for three years and got their divorce finalized on 10th April 2005.

Joey Joey Lawrence along with his wife Chandie Yawn Nelson SOURCE: Getty Image

After his divorce, he exchanged his vows with Chandie Yawn-Nelson on 3rd July 2005. From his second marriage, he has two daughters Charleston Lawrence (10th May 2006) and Liberty Grace Lawrence (4th March 2010).

Joey and his second wife are living a blissful married life along with two kids in Los Angeles.