Biography

Deneen Tyler is a native of New Orleans with over twenty years of film, television and voice over experience. Like many critically acclaimed actresses, Deneen began her acting career in theatre. Armed with an opportunity given by a friend, her first public performance was at the Black Theater Festival. From there she was cast as Rose in a local production of August Wilson's Fences, at LePetit Theatre in New Orleans, La. Thanks to the Louisiana Tax Incentive, Hollywood literally came to the South. Not long thereafter, Deneen was cast in The Skeleton Key, Big Momma's House 2 and Hurricane Season, as well as television series Friday Night Lights and Treme, just to name a few. Her most prominent roles to date include two Oscar nominated films, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Dallas Buyer's Club; and the Oscar winning film, 12 Years a Slave, in which she played the role of Phebe. Deneen is married with one daughter, Devyn, who played the adult Margaret Northup in 12 Years a Slave. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Deneen Tyler

Deneen Tyler is a native of New Orleans with over twenty years of film, television and voice over experience. Like many critically acclaimed actresses, Deneen began her acting career in theatre. Armed with an opportunity given by a friend, her first public performance was at the Black Theater Festival. From there she was cast as Rose in a local production of August Wilson's Fences, at LePetit Theatre in New Orleans, La. Thanks to the Louisiana Tax Incentive, Hollywood literally came to the South. Not long thereafter, Deneen was cast in The Skeleton Key, Big Momma's House 2 and Hurricane Season, as well as television series Friday Night Lights and Treme, just to name a few. Her most prominent roles to date include two Oscar nominated films, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Dallas Buyer's Club; and the Oscar winning film, 12 Years a Slave, in which she played the role of Phebe. Deneen is married with one daughter, Devyn, who played the adult Margaret Northup in 12 Years a Slave. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Deneen Tyler

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 20

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Also Known As

  • Dennen D. Tyler
  • Deneen D. Tyler

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Cut Off as Tish Meaux
2018 Alienated as Therapist
2018 Billionaire Boys Club as Mrs. Sullivan
2018 Dirt Road To Lafayette as Aunt Edna
2017 Thank You for Your Service as Patty Walker
2015 Scream Queens (3 episodes) as Shondell Washington
2014 99 Homes as Baliff
2014 When the Game Stands Tall as Cam's Mom
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as Woman
2014 13 Sins as Joyce
2013 Dallas Buyers Club as Denise
2013 12 Years a Slave as Phebe
2011 Jeff, Who Lives at Home as Woman calling the police
2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans as Pharmacist
2006 Factory Girl as Wanda
2006 Friday Night Lights (1 episode) as Jordana Silverio
2005 The Skeleton Key as Desk Nurse
2005 Now You See It... as Ms. McCallister
2004 Frankenstein as Kathleen Burke
2003 Runaway Jury as Receptionist

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