|Born||in New York City, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Troy Yvette Beyer|
|Height||5' 5" (1.65 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Troy is a best-selling published author, a certified industrial-organizational psychologist, she holds a master's degree in depth psychology and is currently completing a doctorate in clinical psychology. Troy has coached and led workshops for thousands of people around the world, including working as a transformational seminar leader on behalf of one of the largest organizations in the world focusing on personal and professional growth and development.
Troy's book "Ex-Free: 9 Keys To Happiness After Heartbreak" topped Amazon's best-seller list. Troy's next book, entitled "How To Be A Responsible Bitch & Take Your Life To New Heights" is inspired by the female domestic abuse perpetrators Troy works with and was released in the Fall (2017). In addition to working with women assigned to the court mandated anger management program, Troy leads life-altering Return2U workshops as a certified HeartMath trainer. Troy is also committed to expanding the presence of Heartbreak Recovery Coaching (HRC); a 9 Step recovery program for individuals suffering from heartbreak. She is also an active member of The Agape Spiritual Center and a proud member of Single Moms Planet.
Prior to her career in the mental health care business, Troy spent a good deal of her life as an actress and director, appearing on Sesame Street at age 4, other acting credits include ABC prime-time soap opera Dynasty in 1986, playing Jackie Deveraux, the daughter of Diahann Carroll's character Dominique Deveraux. She went on to earn ShoWest's Newcomer of the Year Award for her leading role in the feature Rooftops (1989). Shortly thereafter, Troy went on to act in features such as Disorderlies (1987), "The Five Heartbeats as Babydoll" (1991) Weekend at Bernie's 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. Troy 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 Fine Line Features. She next wrote and directed Love Don't Co$t a Thing (2003) for Warner Brothers, based on the hit 1987 movie Can't Buy Me Love.
Troy also appeared in music videos for Prince's songs "Sexy MF" and Biz Markie's 1991 minor hit single "What Comes Around Goes Around".
On a personal note, Troy is the bi-racial daughter of a black mother who was declared unfit to care for Troy and a white father who abandoned Troy and her mother when Troy was just two years of age. Troy has an inspirational story to tell about surviving and being the victor of child abuse, child abandonment, molestation, juvie hall and the foster care system. Troy is also a single mother and considers one of her biggest accomplishments her son, Jordan, who is currently a sophomore in college. Her son's father is her ex-husband, Mark Burg. Originally from New York City, Troy presently resides in Los Angeles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Troy Byer
|Mark Burg||(1994 - 2000) ( divorced) ( 1 child)|