Fans of the 1991 classic blockbuster "Boyz N the Hood" would not forget the talented Tyra Ferrell, who played the character of Mrs. Baker, the angry mother of Ice Cube.
Thirty years after the movie's premiere, Ferrell lives her best life and appears to be pretty different from her onscreen role in the John Singleton movie. Let's take a glimpse into the life of the talented star, who is now 59 years old and looks age-defying.
A screenshot of Tyra Ferrell acting in "Boyz n the Hood" | Photo: Youtube/movieclips
INSIDE THE LIFE OF TYRA FERRELL
Ferrell is a native of Houston, Texas. She was born on January 28, 1962, and has built a fantastic career in the movie industry. The star actress has featured in several movies like "White Men Can't Jump" and "Poetic Justice."
Ferrell also appeared in "The Bobby DeBarge Show," where she played the role of Mama DeBarge. The actress once said she enjoyed the character because it portrayed the joy of having plenty of children.
Furthermore, Ferrell enjoys feeding her Instagram fans and followers with moments from her life. The mom of two once shared a picture that showed her looking chic, despite being in her late fifties.
In the snapshot, Ferrell was clad in a tight pink dress that accentuated her physique. The actress rocked black pixie curls and accessorized with silver bracelets, smiling heartily for the camera. She captioned the post:
"Feeling #prettypink in Dolce & @mandisa_Ngozi # Hair 💋."
In another Instagram post, Ferrell flaunted her ageless looks. The mom of two appeared with beautiful straight black hair and wore bright pink lipstick. She grinned from ear to ear, looking very stunning with makeup.
Some fans and supporters expressed their love for the image in the comments section, raining complimentary words on the raving beauty. A delighted user noted that Ferrell was one of the most gorgeous and fabulous persons she had ever met.
Ferrell also posted a picture of herself donning an all-black outfit. As usual, the actress wore a beautiful smile and rocked black curly hair. In addition, the "Poetic Justice" star wore red lipstick and an array of accessories.
In 2019, the actress posted a moment she shared with a colleague on a movie set. The picture featured Ferrell and her male friend embracing each other while giving big smiles to the camera.
TYRA FERRELL AS AN ACTRESS
Over the years, Ferrell has proven to be an all-around actress. From playing an angry mother to a loving spouse and a sensitive yuppie, Ferrell has stamped her place as a legend.
The actress once made it known that she loved playing the roles of different people in movies. According to her, she had so many emotions going on inside, and it would have been tough playing the same role repeatedly.
Being a chameleon in the movie industry gave Ferrell the chance to show off her talent and skills, which earned her fame and, most importantly, the attention of filmmakers.
CELEBRATING JOHN SINGLETON
While many celebrate the career of so many actors and actresses, the world has also lost great men and women in the movie industry, including the "Boyz N the Hood" writer and director, John Singleton.
Singleton passed away on April 28, 2019, and many celebrities penned down tributes to the icon. A few days after his death, Ferrell took to her Instagram page to express her emotions.
In the post, Ferrell showed gratitude to Singleton for his love and appreciation towards the dark-skinned ladies. Finally, she noted that Singleton's legacy would continue to live on.
Ferrell once made it known to an interviewer that she missed Singleton, noting how unfortunate it was to lose someone. But, according to the actress, Singleton was real, polite, and cared about the culture.