Joy Bryant: Style Evolution (PHOTOS)

10/19/2011 12:23 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

As a former model, Joy Bryant made the leap from the catwalk to film and television, with roles in "Antwone Fisher," "The Skeleton Key" and currently, "Parenthood." In the process, we've watched her style take a dramatic turn.

While she once favored sassy, midriff-baring ensembles that accentuated her toned figure, she's now more likely to be seen in show-stopping frocks worthy of the red carpet fixture she's become.

In honor of the Bronx-bred beauty's 35th birthday today, we present a recap of her most memorable looks.

And remember when Bryant posed nude, unretouched?