Joy Behar (born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto; October 7, 1942) is an American comedian, writer, actress and a co-host on the ABC talk show The View. She hosted The Joy Behar Show on HLN from 2009 to 2011. Her new show on Current TV, Joy Behar: Say Anything debuted in 2012. Behar was born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, to a Catholic family of Italian descent. Her mother, Rose (Carbone), was a seamstress, and her father, Gino Occhiuto, was a truck driver for Coca-Cola. From January 1965 to 1981, she was married to Joe Behar, a college professor, and they had a daughter, Eve Behar, who was born on November 26, 1970.