The Cast of ‘Boyz N the Hood’ – Some Achieved Immense Success, But for Others Life Imitated Art (Where Are They Now?)

Boyz n the hood

This 1991 ‘hood drama follows the story of a young boy named Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.), whose mother (Angela Basset) sends him to live with his father (Laurence Fishburne) in the tough Crenshaw neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles. Although Tre’s father and girlfriend Brandi (Nia Long) try to instill good values in him, the company Tre keeps is involved in the neighborhood’s drug and gang culture, which eventually becomes tragic.

The film also starred Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Lloyd Avery II, Regina King, Dedrick D. Gobert, Redge Green, Lexie Bigham, Tyra Ferrell and Alysia Rogers. Let’s take a look at where the cast is today.

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Lloyd Avery II

Avery is best known as the street thug who shot and killed Ricky while he ran for his life down the alley. Avery would play out this role in real life and end up behind bars for double murder. He was eventually  murdered in his cell in 2005. Although his career was short-lived, he had a few minor roles in “Poetic Justice” and “Menace to Society.”

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