Joyce Byers, portrayed by Winona Ryder, is a main character on the Netflix original series STRANGER THINGS.


Little is known about Joyce Byers: what is established is that she had Will and Jonathan and later divorced Lonnie. Joyce worked hard for her children despite the exhaustion. The divorce between Lonnie and Joyce was tough, but as she later stated, she has never asked or needed for her ex-husband's help.


It is presumed she dated Chief Jim Hopper at some point of her life but this hasn't been confirmed.

Memorable Quotes

  • "Maybe I’m a mess, maybe I’m crazy.Maybe I’m out of my mind! But, God help me, I’ll keep these lights up until the day I die, if I think there’s any chance that Will is still out there."