Joy Behar (born October 7, 1942) is an American comedian, writer, actress, and a co-host on the ABC daytime talk show The View. She voiced Eunice, a ground sloth, and Sid's mother in Ice Age: Continental Drift. She hosted The Joy Behar Show on HLN from 2009 to 2011 and Joy Behar: Say Anything! on Current TV, from 2012 until the channel switched formats in August 2013. Behar's new weekly late-night talk show, Late Night Joy, premiered on TLC on November 4, 2015.Behar was born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, to a Catholic family of Italian descent. Her mother, Rose (née Carbone), was a seamstress, and her father, Gino Occhiuto, was a truck driver for Coca-Cola. Behar earned a BA in sociology from Queens College in 1964 and a MA in English education from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1966. From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, she taught English at Lindenhurst Senior High School in Lindenhurst, New York.