Tyra Ferrell

Actor
Versatile black player with stage, TV and film experience who appeared on Broadway in "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music" (1981) and gained notice for two quite different but equally impressive performances in 1991: as ... Read more »
Born: 01/28/1962 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Empire 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Perfect Score 2004 (Movie)

Desmond's Mother (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Shield 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cape 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Better Off Dead 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Equinox 1993 (Movie)

Sonya Kirk (Actor)

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

Jessie (Actor)

19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

Ulterior Motives 1992 (Movie)

Receptionist (Actor)

White Men Can't Jump 1992 (Movie)

Rhonda Deane (Actor)

Boyz N The Hood 1991 (Movie)

Mrs Baker (Actor)

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

Orin Goode (Actor)

Full House 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III 1990 (Movie)

Nurse Blaine (Actor)

16th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The Mighty Quinn 1989 (Movie)

Isola (Actor)

School Daze 1988 (Movie)

Tasha (Actor)

Side By Side 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bronx Zoo 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Lady Beware 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nuts 1987 (Movie)

2nd Cell Woman (Actor)

Are You My Mother? 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

So Fine 1981 (Movie)

Laverne--the Receptionist (Actor)

City (TV Show)

Actor

The Corner (TV Show)

Actor

The Neon Empire (TV Show)

Actor

You Must Remember This (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Versatile black player with stage, TV and film experience who appeared on Broadway in "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music" (1981) and gained notice for two quite different but equally impressive performances in 1991: as the attractive, intelligent Bensonhurst woman who dates John Turturro in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever," and as the harried mother who favors one son (Morris Chestnut) over the other (Ice Cube) in John Singleton's forceful coming-of-age drama, "Boyz N the Hood. "

EDUCATION

Houston High School of Performing Arts

Houston, Texas

Milestones

1988

First major role in a feature, "School Daze"

1987

Regular role on TV series, "Bronx Zoo"

1987

First feature appearance, "Nuts"

1986

First TV role, "Are You My Mother?" For ABC's Afterschool Specials

1984

Feature film debut, "Gimme an F"

Appeared in stage productions including, "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music" (1981) and "Ain't Misbehavin'" on Broadway and the national touring company of "Dreamgirls"

Moved from Houston to New York after high school

While a high school senior, played Portia in a University of Texas at Austin production of "The Merchant of Venice"

Moved to Los Angeles

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