|Birth name:||Tyra Ferrell|
|Birth date:||January 28, 1962 (age 53)|
|Birth place:||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
Tyra Ferrell (born January 28, 1962) is an American actress. She is well-known for her breakthrough roles in films Boyz n the Hood (1991), Jungle Fever (1991), White Men Can't Jump (1992), and Poetic Justice (1993). Tyra returned to acting years later, making her first appearance in the FOX television series, Empire.