Tony Puryear
Name: Tony Puryear
Real Name: Erika Alexander
Occupation: Writer
Gender: Female
Birth Day: November 19, 1969
Age: 51
Country: Not Known
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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Tony Puryear

Tony Puryear was born on November 19, 1969 in Not Known (51 years old). Tony Puryear is a Writer, zodiac sign: Scorpio. Nationality: Not Known. Approx. Net Worth: $1 Million (Approx.).

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$1 Million (Approx.)
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# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Letitia Christian Tyler Letitia Christian Tyler $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 51 Political Wife
#2 Julia Gardiner Tyler Julia Gardiner Tyler $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 69 Political Wife
#3 John Tyler John Tyler $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 71 President
#4 Erika Alexander Erika Alexander $3 Million N/A 51 Actor


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After graduating from high school, Alexander enrolled in a six-week acting class at the New Freedom Theatre. During the fifth week, Alexander got a major role in her first movie. Alexander made her film debut appearing in the independent drama My Little Girl in 1986. In 1989, Alexander played the role of Hidimbi in Peter Brook's miniseries adaptation of The Mahabharata. She got her big break starring opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the 1990 civil rights epic drama film The Long Walk Home.


Alexander performed in the play The Forbidden City with Gloria Foster, who then talked about her with her friend, Camille Cosby, wife of Bill Cosby. She later was cast as Pam Tucker on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show starring from 1990 to series finale in 1992. Alexander later went to star in the ABC comedy-drama series Going to Extremes, which centered on a group of American students at a medical school on a fictitious Caribbean island named Jantique. The series was canceled after one season in 1993.


In 1993, Alexander began starring as the acid-tongued attorney Maxine Shaw in the Fox sitcom Living Single, a role she played for five years to 1998. For this role, she won two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series in 1996 and 1998. She appeared in Toni Braxton's music video for "You're Makin' Me High" in 1996. In 1998, she starred opposite Cicely Tyson in the CBS miniseries Mama Flora's Family based on novel by Alex Haley, and well as appeared in the drama film 54. In 2001, she starred in the comedy film 30 Years to Life receiving Black Reel Award for Best Independent Actress for her performance.


In 2002, Alexander returned to television playing probation officer Dee Mulhern in the Showtime drama series Street Time, which ran for two seasons. She had a recurring roles in Judging Amy, In Plain Sight, Low Winter Sun and Let's Stay Together. Alexander also guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Half and Half, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, House, Suits and Grey's Anatomy. From 2012 to 2015, she had a recurring role as Carol Larabee, Mike and Vanessa's neighbor, in the ABC comedy series Last Man Standing. Tisha Campbell-Martin replaced her in seventh season in this role.


Alexander has appeared in a number of films in 2000s and 2010s. In 2006 she played the role of Shanti, a technical science engineer in the science fiction action film Deja Vu opposite Denzel Washington. She starred opposite Benjamin Bratt and Jeremy Ray Valdez. in the 2009 drama film La Mission, and in 2014 had supporting role in the comedy-drama Elsa & Fred starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. In 2017 she played Detective Latoya in the critically acclaimed horror film Get Out.


In 2012, she co-created and co-wrote Concrete Park, a science-fiction graphic novel with then-husband Tony Puryear. In 2018 she penned season eleven of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic Giles alongside Buffy creator Joss Whedon.


From 2016 to 2017, Alexander starred as Constance Irving in the Amazon original drama, Bosch. She had a recurring roles in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series Queen Sugar in 2016 and Freeform fantasy drama Beyond from 2017 to 2018. In 2018, she was cast in a recurring role as Perenna in the CW superhero series Black Lightning. In 2019, she received NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy or Drama Series. Later in 2019, she began starring in the Hulu drama series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga.


She was married to artist/screenwriter Tony Puryear. She actively campaigned for Hillary Clinton and toured college campuses with Chelsea Clinton, during the 2008 Democratic Party primary. She is a co-founder (with Ben Arnon) of Color Farm Media, an entertainment, innovation, and social impact company. In 2020, Color Farm Media released the critically acclaimed documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, focusing on the Civil Rights leader John Lewis.

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