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Tyrese Gibson Biography

Birth Name:
Tyrese Darnell Gibson
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
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 Gibson -- Ex-wife
  • Norma Mitchell -- Ex-wife
  • Priscilla Murray -- Mother
  • Priscilla Murray Gibson -- Mother