Tyrese Darnell Gibson is an American actor plus screenwriter who came into the limelight for his amazing portrayal of Roman in the Fast and Furious franchise.
Gibson has also earned fame for his roles in Baby Boy, Transformers, Death Race, and Legion. Moreover, he is a very talented person as he is also an R&B singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer, and model.
Gibson was born on December 30, 1978, in Watts, Los Angeles, California, where he was also raised. At the age of 14, he got into music and won his first talent show. At 17, he started modeling. He was raised by his mom Priscilla and his three older siblings as a single guardian after his father, Tyrone Gibson left.
When Gibson was in high school, his teacher suggested he participate in the coca-cola Commerical audition. After his coca-cola advertisement, he appeared singing “Always Coca-Cola,” which led to bigger fame.
Later his popularity rose with several hit albums like Tyrese, 2000 Watts, I Wanna Go There, Alter Ego, Open Invitation, TGT, Black Rose, and Identity Theft.
As per the Billboard magazine, Tyrese has sold 3.69 million albums in the United States.
After his several albums, he ventured into films, with lead roles in various great Hollywood releases. He played Roman Pearce in the Fast & Furious films, Robert Epps in the Transformers film series, Joseph “Jody” Summers in Baby Boy, Angel Mercer in Four Brothers.
Gibson has starred in popular movies and TV shows; some of them are American Dad!, Transformers (2007), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), Coach Carter (2005), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Black and Blue (I) (2019), Death Race (2008), All That, Martin, The Best Man (1999), Ride Along 2 (2016), and Good Morning America.
The actor co-created a 3-issue comic book called ‘Tyrese Gibson MAYHEM’ in 2009, after being inspired by his visit to comic con. On May 8, 2012, Gibson released his first book, named “How to Get Out of Your Own Way”. It went on to be a New York Times bestseller.
The second book Gibson co-authored along with close personal friend Rev. Run titled ‘Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Revealed’ went to be a New York Times bestseller.
Award and Nominees
Gibson won the award for favorite new R&B/Soul Artist in 2000. In 2012, again he won NAACP Image Award. Likewise, Soul Train Music Award for Song of the Year in 2012. Gibson was nominated for various awards like; Film, Television, Music Videos, Theme Park Ride, American Music Awards, Black Movie Awards, Black Reel Award, Grammy Award, NACCP Image Award, Locarno International Film Festival, and Soul Train Music Award.
Personal Life – Who is His Wife?
Gibson was married to Norma Mitchell from 2007 to 2009; they have one kid, a daughter who was born in 2007. A decade later in 2017, he exchanged vows with his second wife Samantha Lee on Valentine’s Day. On 1st October 2018, they welcomed their daughter. Lee and Gibson announced they were divorcing in December 2020.
Net Worth and Social Media
Gibson earned his wealth by working extensively in various movies, TV shows, songs (album), etc. His net worth is $3 million as of 2021. Gibson boasts 13.7 million followers on Instagram and 2.9 million followers on Twitter.