La'Myia Good

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La'Myia Good
Birth nameLa'Myia Good
Also known asMyla
Born(1979-09-27) September 27, 1979 (age 35)[1]
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresR&B, soul
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1993–present
LabelsArista
Associated actsIsyss, Jadakiss, Mark Morrison
 
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La'Myia Good
Birth nameLa'Myia Good
Also known asMyla
Born(1979-09-27) September 27, 1979 (age 35)[1]
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresR&B, soul
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1993–present
LabelsArista
Associated actsIsyss, Jadakiss, Mark Morrison

La'Myia Good (born September 27, 1979)[1] is an American singer and actress. She is best known for her voice work in the blockbuster PlayStation 3 game Killzone 3 as the voice of Jammer and her work with R&B group Isyss.

Personal life[edit]

La'Myia was born in Panorama City, California to Tyra Doyle (who worked as her sisters' manager into her teens), and Leon Good, an LAPD police officer.[2] She is the older sister of actress Meagan Good and older cousin of actor/singer Dijon Talton. Good's sister Meagan Good has said of their heritage that their grandmother is "Jewish and African, so I guess that would be considered Creole. My mother's father was Cherokee and something else. My dad's mother's Puerto Rican and black, and his father was from Barbados."[2][3]

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

In 2001, Good along with LeTecia Harrison, Ardena Clark, and lead singer Quierra Davis-Martin formed the R&B group known as Isyss. As a group they achieved moderate success in 2002 with their debut album "The Way We Do", which included the Hot 100 charting singles "Day & Night" featuring rapper Jadakiss and their signature song "Single For The Rest Of My Life". During their career they performed the theme song to the short lived BET talk show "Oh Drama". They were also nominated for two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards and they took home one award. They were the spokespersons for the hair care products "Got 2 B So Smooth". Unfortunately they were later dropped from Arista Records (due to poor album sales) before they could release their second album. Ardena Clark was later replaced by a new member "Love" shortly before they broke up due to creative differences. Their only album "The Way We Do" reached # 55 on the Billboard Charts and has only sold about 300,000 copies.[4]

After leaving the group in 2006, Good and "Love" both became members of the new R&B trio known as BAD GYRL.

Acting[edit]

Good has appeared in numerous television shows such as Tall Hopes, Sister, Sister, The Parent 'Hood, Smart Guy, ER, The Parkers and Judging Amy. She has also appeared in films such as The Wood [5][6] and more recent Dick Little.[1]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1999The Wood[5]Monica
2009BustedNay-Nay
2011Crossed the LineLynn
Video GirlStacey Walker
2012Dick LittleBullet
2013Act Like You Love MeLarissa(post-production)
Charlie, Trevor, and a Girl SavannahTBA(post-production)
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Tall HopesLeticia1 episode
1995Sister, Sister[5]Girl1 episode
1997The Parent 'HoodNakia1 episode
1997–2001City Guys[5]Briana3 episodes
1998Smart Guy[5]Tina1 episode
1999ERSharice Haines1 episode
2000The Parkers[5]Aysia1 episode
2001Popular[5]Girl #21 episode
Judging Amy[5]Rochandra Travino1 episode
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Killzone 3JammerVoice

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "La'Myia Good Biography". imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  2. ^ a b "DallasBlack.com: Interview: Meagan Good". DallasBlack.com. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  3. ^ Kam Williams (January 20, 2009). "Meagan Good: The Unborn Interview". KamWilliams.com. Retrieved June 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Isyss". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Movies & TV". The New York Times. 2009-12-14. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "La'Myia Good". TVguide. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 

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