- Full Name Joya Tillem
- Occupation Physician
- Nationality American
- Birthplace California, USA
- Birth Date May 14, 1970
- Age 51 Years, 4 Months
Joya Tillem | Biography 2021
Joya Tillem is an American physician who rose to fame after dating and eventually marrying Jon Favreau, a well-known Hollywood movie actor, director, and producer. She is also known for her philanthropic activities and has made a guest appearance in the 2005 American sitcom 'My Name is Earl.'
Joya Tillem is an American physician who rose to fame after dating and marrying Jon Favreau, a well-known Hollywood movie actor, director, and producer.
Who is Joya Tillem?
Joya Tillem, who was ambitious and determined from an early age, decided to pursue a career as a doctor. She received her diploma from the prestigious Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, subsequently completed her medical residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a non-profit hospital. Specialized in internal medicine, Tillem had a very successful career as a doctor. However, she rose to fame after she dated and married a renowned Hollywood director, producer, and actor, Jon Favreau. Tillem has also made a guest appearance in the American sitcom My Name is Earl that aired on NBC from 2005 to 2009.
Early Life and Education
Joya Tillem was born on 14 May 1970 in California, United States of America. She is of British-Irish descent. Her parents, John and Susan Tillem, were members of the Shir Shalon Congregation in Cotati.
In 1987, Tillem earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She then earned an honors degree in internal medicine from the same university. Her residency was completed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
After her graduation and subsequent medical residency, Tillem had an incredibly successful career as a physician. Her net worth was reported to be in the millions, even before considering her husband's assets. Joya Tillem was affiliated with UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Relationship with Jon Favreau
Tillem and Favreau met on the set of the television sitcom Friends in 1995. They became friends and eventually started dating. Favreau had a struggling career in Hollywood at that time. But, Tillem was an unrelenting and constant source of support to Favreau during those odd times.
In 1995, Jon Favreau was still an up-and-coming actor. He was yet to make an impression in Hollywood, having played minor roles in films such as Rudy (1993), Batman Forever (1995), and others. His noteworthy role till then was as Eric the Clown, in an episode of Seinfeld.
He started gaining a reputation as he began directing and producing films in addition to acting. The 2003 movie Elf, which he directed and acted, was one of the highest-grossing films of all time. It drew a lot of attention on his personal life by the media. Subsequently, his partner Tillem, who frequently accompanied him to red carpet events, also received a lot of attention.
In 2008, Favreau went on to direct and became an executive producer of the box office smashes Iron Man and Iron Man 2 for Marvel, owned by Disney (2010). Soon, he became known as a top producer-director and a Hollywood celebrity.
Joya Tillem had been in the headlines several times in recent years. It was partly owing to the box office success of Jon Favreau's films. He directed and produced one of Disney's highest-grossing films, The Jungle Book (2016), With Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Jon Favreau made billions for Marvel with the Avengers franchise movies. Favreau was also the executive producer of these films.
On 24 November 2000, Joya Tillem tied knot with Jon Favreau. Though Tillem was popular for her philanthropic activities, she was not given the media attention when they got married. As Favreau began producing and directing superhit blockbuster movies, his reputation skyrocketed, turning the media attention on his personal life and wife, who accompanies him on the red carpet events on several occasions. The couple has been happily married for 19 years without any talks and issues around their marriage life.
Favreau became concerned about his weight gain in the mid-2000s when he was filming Iron Man. He weighed close to 300 pounds and approached his physician wife, Dr. Tillem, for help. According to a 2007 report by People on how Favreau reduced his weight, he said, "This is not the weight my body wants to be," and added, "I went to Joya because she has always been my partner." By following the diet plan prepared by his wife, the Chef star was able to slim down to 205 lbs.
Tillem and her husband Favreau have three children - two daughters, Madeleine and Brighton Rose, and one son, Max. The eldest son, Max, was born in July 2001, Madeleine was born two years later in April 2003, and Brighton Rose was born in August 2006.
Max Favreau is well-known for his roles in G-Force (2009), Iron Man 2 (2010), and The Jungle Book (2016). Similarly, their daughter Madeleine is also well-known for her performance in films such as The Jungle Book (2016) and Tree Hugger (2020). Brighton Rose has voiced as Gray in The Jungle Book (2016).
Joya Tillem has a net worth of $1 million, and her only source of income is her pay as a doctor.
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