Tony Puryear

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Screenwriter (1969)
Mon Feb 06 2023
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Relationship Timeline Of Tony Puryear

Ex-wife : Erika Alexander
Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander married in 1997 and divorced in 2017.

Tony Puryear is co-writer and co-creator of the epic sci-fi graphic novel Concrete Park. He is the first American screenwriter to write a $100 million blockbuster movie, Eraser, i.e. this film collected a hundred million dollars at the box office. 

Besides this, he is the former husband of Erika Alexander, an American actress best known for her role as Pam Tucker on the NBC sitcom. He came into the limelight after he married his ex-wife. 

Bio & Wiki of Puryear

Puryear was born to his black father and white mother on November 19, 1969, in New York, USA. Unfortunately, there are fewer talks about his parents as he has not disclosed their identities. 

Picture of Tony Puryear wearing blue shirt
Picture of Tony Puryear (Image Source: InformationCradle)

Talking about his academic qualifications, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Arts from Brown University. During that time, he used to work as a gourmet chef.

Soon after graduating, Puryear served as an art director at J. Walter Thompson NY and started directing music videos, especially HipHop ones. 

Is Puryear Single Or Dating Anyone?

Eraser screenwriter Tony Puryear is not dating anyone and is currently living thriving solo life to the fullest. He has not been seen with girls since the separation from his beloved former wife, Erika Alexander. His Instagram handle also supports this news.

However, this did not apply back in 1997- 2017, when he and his ex-wife used to live a blissful married life without any worries. It might be surprising, but they used to be taken as an example of true love.

Aforesaid, Puryear used to be known by his then-wife name. He is still considered the former celebrity husband of actress Alexander. Despite being called by that name, he always smiles. 

Why Did Former LoveBirds Get Apart?

It is not strange that once upon a time, Puryear and Alexander used to live happy married life. They shared the same roof and enjoyed each other company for twenty years. 

Yes, you heard it right, the former couple exchanged their vows on September 27, 1997, with the evening reception held at Malibu's Stone Manor. A hundred and fifty guests attended the ceremony, including their family members. 

Picture of Tony Puryear and his former wife Erika Alexander
Picture of Tony Puryear and his former wife Erika Alexander (Image Source: I Love Old School Music)

The ex-spouse stayed together for twenty years and got separated in 2017 with the only option of divorce. However, the reason behind their separation is still unclear, and divorce after two decades of marriage still puzzles US people. 

Some online tabloids say they have faced ups and downs for several years. As a result, they could not bear up and got apart after staying for two decades. Another theory is the misreading that resulted in their divorce. 

Ex-Spouse Never Had A Child 

Despite exchanging vows and living a happy life for twenty years, the former spouse had a minor drawback, i.e., they were never blessed with a child. 

As a result, some people were eager to know about the mystery behind their married life without children. It is still a riddle as both of them are very secretive and always remains quiet when it comes to their personal life. 

However, some sources confirm that Eraser: Reborn screenwriter Puryear and her ex-wife Alexander never shared a child because they wanted to make their career rather than make a family. 

Furthermore, some stories also state that the reason behind their two decades of married life without children is infertility, which means not being able to get pregnant. 

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Alexander Is Also Living A Single Life 

Like her former husband, Alexander also decided to remain single and focus on her acting career. Therefore, she is busy with her upcoming movies and is not dating anyone. 

Picture of Tony Puryear and his ex-wife Erika Alexander
Picture of Tony Puryear and his ex-wife Erika Alexander (Image Source:

Alexander and her ex-husband could not move on from their previous relationship. Hence, they remain friends after separating from each other. The fun fact is we can often see them together at various events. 

Tony Puryear: A Rich Screenwriter 

Undoubtedly, Street Time screenwriter Puryear is a millionaire and lives a wealthy life owning many luxurious items. He has earned a massive income of $2 million from his successful career as a screenwriter. 

Besides this, he has also earned tremendous money by working as an artist and designer. He became wealthy and famous after he impressed the US audiences through his notable work in Eraser. Since then, he has gotten many offers and started adding money to his wealth. 

Furthermore, one of the reasons behind Puryear's being a millionaire is his former wife, Alexander, who did not take the money as alimony from him. 

Is A Famous American ScreenWriter

Puryear has established himself as a successful screenwriter through his remarkable work in many movies. He has been serving as a screenwriter for over twenty-six years. 

Puryear made his first appearance in 1996 by working in Popcorn Movie Review. Since then, he has contributed to many movies, such as EraserStreet TimeQueen of the South, and Eraser: Reborn

His most famous and highest-grossing movie is Eraser which collected $100 million at the box office, whereas he recently prepared the script for Eraser: Reborn. Due to his hard work, he has achieved five writing credits on his IMDb profile. 

Physical Outlooks: Height & Weight 

Tony Puryear has a handsome face with green color eyes and amazing light brown hair. He has fair skin and often stays in a clean shave. People admire his unique eye color just like Tom Hanks.

He has a decent height as he is 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) tall. Unfortunately, he has unrevealed his weight, but he appears to be more than 60 Kg (132 lbs). Talking about tattoos and piercings, he has not done it. 

Social Media Presence 

Queen of the South screenwriter Puryear has got a profile on Instagram and Twitter. He rarely uses and shares pictures on them. Despite that, he is highly admired and has a strong presence on social media platforms. 

Picture of Tony Puryear and his former wife Erika Alexander during an interview
Picture of Tony Puryear and his former wife Erika Alexander during an interview (Image Source: Hitberry)

His Instagram handle, @tony_puryear, has more than 1.8K followers, whereas he has already achieved more than 2.1K followers on his Twitter account, @TonyPuryear

Some Amazing Facts About Puryear 

  1. Puryear took the classes of The Walt Disney Company's Writers Fellowship. Because of this, he was appointed as a staff writer for Street Time (2002).
  2. He is a certified designer. His poster for Hillary Clinton has become the national portrait gallery in Washington, DC.
  3. Puryear's art show gangstas! (TM) include his political paintings and prints.
  4. He is currently residing in Downtown Los Angeles, the United States.


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