In the Season 4 premiere episode of Ballers, “Rough Ride,” Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) and his business partner Joe (Rob Corddry) consider buying an extreme-sports LA outfit. Meanwhile, Jason (Troy Garity) tries to set Spencer up with high school prodigy quarterback Quincy Crawford (Eli Goree). Meeting Quincy means meeting his single, public defender mother Jayda Crawford.
QB Quincy’s single mom Jayda Crawford is portrayed by Joy Bryant. Bryant is known for her roles on Good Girls Revolt (Eleanor Holmes Norton), Rosewood (Dr. Erica Kincaid), Parenthood (Jasmine Trussell), and ER (Valerie Gallant), among others. Bryant is also recognized for her roles in the films Get Rich or Die Tryin’ with 50 Cent (Charlene), Honey with Jessica Alba (Gina), and Antwone Fisher with Denzel Washington (Cheryl Smolley). Fun fact: Ricky on Ballers is portrayed by Denzel’s son John David Washington. Ballers airs Sundays at 10pm on HBO.
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