NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Twenty-five years ago, Joy Mangano was a single mom in Huntington, Long Island when she invented the Miracle Mop. The wildly popular product catapulted Mangano to success and the items intended to make life easier keep coming.
Now, Mangano is a star on another level. She is the inspiration for the new hit movie, 'Joy,' directed by David Russell and starring Jennifer Lawrence.
"She is stunningly brilliant. I really believe she has lived another lilfe. She is so beyond her years. What she brings to this role, people are going to come out of this movie and want to climb mountains," said Mangano.
'Joy' opens on December 25.
"I am honored to have inspired such an amazing movie that come Christmas Day will impact and inspire millions of people around the world," said Mangano.