Joey Lawrence Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 14 Jul, 2020
Facts of Joey Lawrence
Date of Birth: 1976 , April-20
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Joey Lawrence
Birth Name Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr.
Nick Name Joe Lawrence
Father Joseph Lawrence Mignogna
Mother Donna Lynn Shaw
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Abington, Pennsylvania
Profession Actor, Musician
Working For Music, Movies and Television series
Net Worth $250 thousand
Married Yes
Married to Chandie Yawn-Nelson
Children Two
Divorce Michelle Vella
Education Abington Friends School
Online Presence Instagram
Movies Money Plane, Killer Pad, Urban Legends: Final Cut
TV Show Blossom, Melissa & Joey, Brotherly Love
Siblings Matthew Lawrence and Andrew Lawrence
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Joey Lawrence is a renowned Americana-born actor and musician. He garnered recognition for his role as Joey Russon in sitcom Blossom and Joe Longo in sitcom television show Melissa & Joey. He also has worked as a voice artist in the animated musical film Oliver & Company. Regarding music career, Joey released his self-titled debut album when he was sixteen in February 1993.

Abington Friends School Graduate

Joey Lawrence was born Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. on April 20, 1979, in Abington, Pennsylvania. He holds an American nationality and is of Italian, Scottish, and English descent.

Joey is one of three sons of parents, Donna Lynn Shaw, a retired school teacher, and personnel manager, and Joseph Lawrence Mignogna, an insurance broker.

He was raised in Philadelphia with his two brothers, Matthew Lawrence, and Andrew Lawrence. During his childhood, his family changed their surname into 'Lawrence'.

Concerning education, Lawrence completed his school from Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in 1994. He later joined the University of Southern California.


Joey Lawrence began his acting career debuting in a Cracker Jack commercial. When he was five years old, he performed the song "Give My Regards to Broadway" on a late-night talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

From 1983-1987, he starred as Joey Donovan in the sitcom Gimme a Break!. In 1988, he also has worked as a voice artist in the animated musical film Oliver & Company.

'Blossom' star, Joey Lawrence SOURCE: CBS Los Angeles

From 1990-1995, he played Joey Russon in the sitcom Blossom alongside Mayim Bialik, Finola Hughes, Ted Wass, and more others.

Lawrence acted as Joe Roman in the sitcom Brotherly Love from 1995-1997. In 2003, he was cast in the sitcom television show Run of the House until 2004.  

Joey participated in ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Throughout the competition, he was placed third. In 2008, he worked in the comedy-horror film Killer Pad.

From 2010-2015, Joey played the main role of Joe Longo in the sitcom Melissa & Joey. In 2020, Lawrence worked in the action film Money Plane.

Music Career

Regarding his music career, Joey released his self-titled debut album when he was sixteen in February 1993. The album consists of three tracks, "Nothin' My Love Can't Fix", "I Can't Help Myself", and "Stay Forever".

In 1997, Lawrence released his second album, Soulmates, which contains a track titled "Never Gonna Change My Mind".

He released a single titled Rolled in June 2011. The track was available as a free download for a week on ABC Family's website. The same year, he released another track titled Give It To Ta (Acoustic) via Pledge Music.

His other tracks include Our Time, Imagine, and Christmas Time. In 2017, he and his two brothers started a band called Still 3. They published their debut track Lose Myself. 

How Much Is His Net Worth?

As of July 2020, Joey Lawrence, who is 5 feet 8 inches tall, has a net worth of around $250 thousand. The main source of his riches in his acting and singing career.

As per NetworthBuzz, Joey amassed $25,000 per episode from the television show, Melissa & Joey. Likewise, he had an income of $534,00 in 2015 and $58,000 in 2016.

Furthermore, Lawrence bought an Encino, California based house for $1,100,000 in 1994. Not to mention, he also purchased a villa that features 4 bedrooms in Calabasas, California, for $1,400,000.

In addition, Joey bagged $2 million after he sold the property of 2 story mansion based in Calabasas.

Married Twice

'Melissa & Joey' star, Joey Lawrence tied the knot with Chandie Yawn-Nelson on July 3, 2005. The duo has two children, Charleston Lawrence ( born on May 10, 2006) and Liberty Grace Lawrence ( born on March 4, 2010) together.

American actor and musician, Joey Lawrence wit his wife, Chandie Yawn-Nelson SOURCE: TV Guide

Prior to marrying Yawn-Nelson, Joey walked down the aisle with Michelle Vella on August 24, 2002. But, unfortunately, the couple divorced on April 10, 2005.