Troy Beyer Biography

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Born: November 07, 1964


Date of Birth: November 7, 1964

Multi-talented Troy Beyer began her acting career with a role on the children's program Sesame Street when she was just four years old. Born in New York City, she studied acting and psychobiology at City University's School for the Arts. After landing a bit part in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984), Beyer moved to Los Angeles, where she became a regular on ABC-TV's hit night time soap Dynasty in 1986, playing Jackie Deveraux. She went on to earn ShoWest's Newcomer of the Year Award for her leading role in the feature Roof Tops (1989).

Since then Beyer has acted in features such as Weekend at Bernies II (1993), Eddie (1996) starring Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Altman's The Gingerbread Man (1998) starring Kenneth Branagh and Robert Downey Jr., and John Q (2002) starring Denzel Washington.

But it was in 1997 that she put her writing skills to use, making her screenwriting debut with B*A*P*S*, starring Halle Berry. Unhappy with how her script had been changed during the course of filming, the following year she decided to direct her next screenplay, Let's Talk About Sex (1998), also playing a starring role. Beyer made a trailer and took it to the Sundance Film Festival, where she handed it out to film executives. The film was quickly picked up by a prominent distributor. She next wrote and directed Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003) for Warner Brothers, based on the hit 1987 movie Can't Buy Me Love.

Filmography (director):

Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
Let's Talk About Sex (1998)

Filmography (actor):

A Light in the Darkness (2002)
John Q (2002)
Good Advice (2001)
Let's Talk About Sex (1998)
The Gingerbread Man (1998)
B*A*P*S (1997)
Eddie (1996)
The Little Death (1995)
Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
The White Girl (1990)
Rooftops (1989)
Disorderlies (1987)

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