She’s a comedienne … she’s an actress … she’s a writer … she worked several years as a writer on the hit sitcoms … “Martin”, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”, “Good News”, Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne”, and “Meet the Browns” and TV One’s “The Rickey Smiley Show”.
Affectionately known as … the poster child for single moms, she was a featured cast member on one of the nation’s most famous syndicated radio programs … The Tom Joyner Morning Show … Myra J. stands out as a gifted and versatile performer. She was co-creator & one of the writers for the hit soap opera radio show, “It’s Your World”.
For her writing ability, Myra J. has been recognized as a 2011 NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and a 2010 Humanitas Award Finalist in the “Writing & Directing – 30 Minute Category”.
The native Chicagoan began her career as a comedienne more than thirty years ago. Her comedic reflections & joke telling, led to appearances in the blockbuster movie motion picture … “The Gospel” as well as other films such as
“Indecent Proposal” (starring Demi Moore), “House Party” (Kid –n- Play), “Bulworth” (starring Halle Berry & Warren Beatty) and “Hollywood Shuffle” (starring Robert Townsend). She’s also made a guest appearance on the UPN top-rated comedy show … “Eve”. If you haven’t seen her, you may have heard her … on “The Proud Family” … and as the voice of the evil Dorothea, in “Bebe’s Kids”.
Myra has traveled across the country hosting and volunteering various events sponsored by non-profit groups, fundraising events for HBCUs, social organizations and women’s empowerment seminars, such as the Pantene Total You Tour.
In 2016, Myra J. had the honor of receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for National and Community Service from President Barack Obama.