Joya Tillem Biography

(American Doctor and the Wife of Movie Director and Actor Jon Favreau)

Birthday: May 14, 1970 (Taurus)

Born In: California, United States

Joya Tillem is an American doctor who gained fame for being the wife of renowned Hollywood movie director, producer, and actor, Jon Favreau. While most of the media attention and curiosity has been the result of her relationship, she is a highly successful doctor in her own right. The paparazzi have been following her ever since she started dating Jon Jon Favreau. This has resulted in the couple being photographed on dates, red carpets, or with their three beautiful children. Her fame has been rising as a direct result of Jon’s increasing popularity. He has become one of the most sought-after director-producers in Hollywood. He has directed or produced blockbusters like Elf, Iron Man, The Jungle Book, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. In spite of all the media frenzy, Joya tries to stay away from the spotlight and is known for her philanthropic activities. She even works at a non-profit hospital as a doctor. Joya Tillem has also made a cameo appearance in My Name is Earl.

Quick Facts

Age: 53 Years, 53 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Jon Favreau (m. 2000)

children: Brighton Rose Favreau, Madeleine Favreau, Max Favreau

Born Country: United States

Family Members General Practitioners

Notable Alumni: Georgetown University School Of Medicine

U.S. State: California

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education: Georgetown University School Of Medicine

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    What kind of doctor is Joya Tillem?

    Joya Tillem has done her specialization in Internal Medicine. She did her graduation from the prestigious, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC and followed that up by doing her medical residency at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Rise to Stardom

Joya Tillem grew up in a Jewish family in California, USA. Ambitious and driven from a very young age, she excelled in academics in school. Eventually, choosing to become a doctor, Joya did her graduation from the prestigious, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. She followed that up by doing her medical residency at the non-profit Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She went on to have an immensely successful career as a physician having specialized in internal medicine. It has been estimated that her net worth is in millions, without even considering her husband’s fortunes. Joya Tillem is associated with the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Joya Tillem met actor Jon Favreau when he was still a struggling actor in 1995. He had yet to make his mark in Hollywood and had only appeared in small roles in movies like Rudy (1993), Batman Forever (1995), etc. His most notable role until then was in an episode of Seinfeld as Eric the Clown.

Joya Tillem and Jon Favreau started dating but due to his lack of fame, there wasn’t much media attention on her. She remained a constant and unwavering source of support to her struggling partner. Jon Favreau’s popularity started to grow after he started directing and producing movies alongside acting. He directed and acted in Elf (2003), which is one of the highest grossing movies of all time. This really put the media spotlight on his personal life. Much attention was given to his striking partner Joya Tillem, who would often accompany him to red carpet events.

Jon Favreau went on to work as a director and executive producer for Marvel, owned by Disney, in Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010). They were box-office blockbusters. These established him as the top producer-director and fame became a constant companion. Joya Tillem could no longer stay away from the media spotlight. By then she had become Jon’s wife. More and more curiosity grew about her personal life and her images started showing up on digital platforms. But being of immensely private nature, she stayed away from social media.

In recent times, Joya Tillem has found herself in the news repeatedly. This has been largely due to the success of Jon Favreau’s movies. He directed and produced The Jungle Book (2016), which is one of Disney’s highest grossing movies. He made billions again for Marvel with Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He was the executive producer of these movies. Naturally, the success of these movies has brought him more fame as a result of which Joya Tillem has also been in limelight. In spite of that, she continues to lead a private life, working as a doctor.

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Family & Personal Life
Joya Tillem was born on May 14, 1970, in California, USA. Her mother’s name is Susan Tillem and she grew up in Sonoma. Her parents belong to the ‘Congregation Shir Shalom’ in Cotati. Joya Tillem got married to Jon Favreau on November 24, 2000. They welcomed their first son, Max Favreau on July 25, 2001. Their daughter, Madeleine Favreau, was born in April 2003. And their youngest daughter, Brighton Rose Favreau, came to the world on August 30, 2006. The couple has been happily married and is raising their children together.

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