Tyrese Gibson

  • Birth Name: Tyrese Darnell Gibson
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Model

Fast Facts

  • Began singing at the age of 14 and released his self-titled debut album at 19.
  • At the age of 16, landed his breakout gig in a Coke commercial despite arriving more than two hours late for the audition.
  • Modeled for Guess? and Tommy Hilfiger.
  • Made his film debut in John Singleton's Baby Boy (2001); he landed the starring role that was originally intended for the late Tupac Shakur.
  • Founded the Watts Foundation, which raises money to build youth centers in the neighborhood where he grew up.
  • Launched his own multimedia company, HeadQuarter Entertainment, in 2005.
  • Published the motivational book How to Get Out of Your Own Way in 2011.


  • Shayla Iylana Gibson — Daughter
  • Norma Mitchell — Ex-wife
  • Priscilla Murray Gibson — Mother
  • Norma Gibson — Ex-wife
  • Priscilla Murray — Mother