Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and an actress, whose full name is Joy Lynn Strand Pas, best known for her role in Greetings from Tim Buckley and Doctor Me. Born in a Christian family and was immersed in Christian music. Began singing in church from the age of 2. Her father was a Southern Baptist pastor. Changed her name to Jadyn Douglas for acting roles in 2012.
At 17 Jadyn was signed to EMI/CMG, after being spotted singing at a wedding. She later appeared on the debut album by former Christian band Avalon member Jody McBrayer. She was also asked to record a cover of "With or Without You" with hip-hop group GRITS on the U2 tribute album In the Name of Love: Artists United for Africa. After being spotted by an ad agency, Jadyn and one of her songs, "Rock You Senseless", were featured in Clairol's 2004 Herbal Essence campaign. She also appeared on What I Like About You as part of the campaign.
In 2007, Jadyn signed a songwriting deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, which led to her meeting with R&B musician Ne-Yo's manager and then Ne-Yo himself, eventually signing with his label and Universal Motown after auditioning for its president in 2008. She was the first artist signed to Ne-Yo's label, Compound Entertainment and was an opening act for his tour. Jadyn appeared in her friend, pop singer Katy Perry's music video for "Hot n Cold" as a bridesmaid. One of her songs "Catwalk V-O-G-U-E" was featured on an episode of the reality series The Hills and later covered by German girl group Monrose.