Tyra Ferrell Biography

Updated On Feb 21, 2019 Published On Nov 30, 2015
Facts of Tyra Ferrell
Date of Birth: 1962 , January-28
Birth Nation: United States
Name Tyra Ferrell
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Houston, Texas, United States of America
Ethnicity African American
Profession Actress
Net Worth $1 million
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Famous for Junger Fever, Poetic Justice and White Men Can't Jump
Married to Diop Kamau (m. 1992)
Children Amina Kamau (daughter)
Education University of Texas
Awards NAACP Image Award
Movies White Men Can’t Jump, Boyz n the Hood and The Perfect Score
TV Show The Twilight Zone, Quantum Leap, and Hill Street Blues
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American actress Tyra Ferrell who is famous for starring in the movies like Boyz n the Hood, Jungle Fever, and White Men Can't Jump is one of the famous actors of 1991. She is also best known for appearing in a famous television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Tyra Ferrell's Early Life

Tyra Ferrell was born on January 28, 1962, and is 57 years old as of early 2019. She was born in Houston, Texas, the United States of America to African and American parents. She spent most of her childhood days in Houston, Texas.

Tyra is of American nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity. She studied at the University of Texas graduating a degree in English and Drama Education.

Tyra Ferrell's Career

Soon after high school graduation, Tyra move to New York City with an aim to begin her career as an actress. She made her acting debut on Broadway on the stage shows Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, and Ain't Misbehavin.

In the same year, she also made her big screen debut appearing in the comedy movie So Fine. She has appeared in many television series and movies like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, ER, The Bronx Zoo, Full House, The Twilight Zone, Hill Street Blues, The Perfect Score, Boxed in, Jungle Fever, and The Mighty Quinn.

Tyra Ferrell's Net Worth and Earnings

As of early 2019, Tyra Ferrell's net worth is estimated to be around $1 million that she collected from her acting career. She is currently earning an annual salary of $250 thousand.

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Tyra Ferrell's Personal Life

Tyra is a married woman. On 9th of April 1992, Tyra got married to long-term-boyfriend-turned-husband Don Carlos Jackson. She feels lucky to have him as her loving spouse, but till now they haven't welcomed any children together. Don is her only love affairs and she claimed that she wants to breathe her last breath with him.

At the moment, it has been almost 27 years since the pair tied the knot and is still enjoying a healthy married life.

Tyra has a well-maintained slim body build with average height and weight.

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Born in Houston, Texas

January 28 , 1962

Born as Tyra Ferrell in Houston, Texas, United States of America to African and American parents, Tyra also spend most of her childhood days in Houston, Texas. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Began her acting career

1981

Soon after her high school graduation, Tyra move to New York City with an aim to begin her career as an actress. She finally made her acting debut on Broadway and that was on the stage shows Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music and Ain't Misbehavin.

First feature film, So Fine

1981

After making her appearance in the stage shows on Broadway she got a call from the movie industry and they offered her debut big screen role. She finally played her first movie role in 1981 comedy movie, So Fine.

Appeared in Boyz n the Hood

1991

In 1991, she appeared in the movies like Boyz n the Hood and Jungle Fever. After playing these roles she was listed in the Promising New Actors of 1991. This raised her name and fame and then she appeared in another major movie in 1992 and 1993. 

Married to Don Carlos Jackson

April 9 , 1992

As she was gaining some popularity being an actress in the 1980s, she also met love of her life Don Carlos Jackson. They began dating each other and finally on 9th of April 1992, Tyra got married to him. 

Nominated in Image Awards

2005

The only major award she has been nominated in was in Image Awards. She got her one and only nomination in this award in 2005 and that was for her role in NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323. She was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.

Net Worth

2019

As of early 2019, Tyra Ferrell's net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.