Tyrese Gibson

Actor, Singer, Model
Growing up in Watts, a notoriously rough area of Los Angeles, chiseled and handsome African-American singer-actor-model Tyrese Gibson had the big dream to be a garbage man when he grew up. By the age of fourteen, his ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

2015 American Music Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

It's Not You, It's Men 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Ride Along 2 2016 (Movie)

Mayfield (Actor)

Furious 7 2015 (Movie)

Roman (Actor)

Teen Choice 2015 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

We Day 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Black Nativity 2013 (Movie)

Loot/Tyson (Actor)

Celebration of Gospel 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

Roman (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fast Five 2011 (Movie)

Roman (Actor)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 (Movie)

Epps (Actor)

First In 1995 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper 1995 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legion 2010 (Movie)

Kyle Williams (Actor)

Martin 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moesha 2000 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1996 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Search 2002 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Parent 'Hood 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

2009 BET Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 (Movie)

USAF Master Sergeant Epps (Actor)

Death Race 2008 (Movie)

Machine Gun Joe (Actor)

The Take 2008 (Movie)

Adell Baldwin (Actor)

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Transformers 2007 (Movie)

USAF Tech Sergeant Epps (Actor)

Annapolis 2006 (Movie)

Cole (Actor)

Waist Deep 2006 (Movie)

O2 (Actor)

Four Brothers 2005 (Movie)

Angel Mercer (Actor)

The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike TV's 52 Favorite Cars 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flight of the Phoenix 2004 (Movie)

AJ (Actor)

17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

Roman Pearce (Actor)

3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Lady of Soul Train Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

4th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual NAACP Image Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

The Andy Dick Show 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

1st Annual BET Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

All Eye's on Destiny's Child 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Boy 2001 (Movie)

Jody (Actor)

MTV Cribs Presents: How to Live Large 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Icon: Janet Jackson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Summer Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV20: Live and Almost Legal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Naked Truth 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

TRL Superstars 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual American Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

13th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

L' Oreal's Summer Music Mania '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1999 World Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Walt Disney World Summer Jam Concert 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Song (TV Show)

Actor
Music (12)

Black Nativity 2013 (Movie)

("Sweet Little Jesus Boy") (Song Performer)

We're the Millers 2013 (Movie)

("Count It Off") (Song)

Waist Deep 2006 (Movie)

("Ayy") (Song)

Waist Deep 2006 (Movie)

("Ayy") (Song Performer)

Coach Carter 2005 (Movie)

("Lately") (Song)

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

("Pick Up The Phone") (Song Performer)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Performer

The 2003 Essence Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Baby Boy 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Baby Boy 2001 (Movie)

("Just a Baby Boy") (Song Performer)

Blue Streak 1999 (Movie)

("Criminal Mind" (featuring Heavy D)) (Song Performer)

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

("The Best Man Quartet") (Song Performer)

Biography

Growing up in Watts, a notoriously rough area of Los Angeles, chiseled and handsome African-American singer-actor-model Tyrese Gibson had the big dream to be a garbage man when he grew up. By the age of fourteen, his singing talent had been discovered and soon all hopes for a career in sanitation would be left behind for a shot at stardom. Trying out for a commercial at age sixteen, Gibson almost blew the audition by arriving late. After hearing a few bars of his singing, producers were won over and cast the young hopeful as the new face of Coca-Cola with a memorable city bus-set spot that showcased his impressive pipes. In 1996 at age seventeen, the tall, muscular and striking Gibson began modeling and also made his TV debut on an episode of the ABC series "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper." Guest shots on "Martin" (Fox, 1997) "The Parent 'Hood" and "Sister, Sister" (both The WB, 1998) followed, as did a record contract with RCA, which led to the release of his debut album "Tyrese" (1998). The smooth R&B crooner won over many fans with his first effort, selling enough units to be certified platinum. In 1999, Gibson replaced Bill Bellamy as host of "MTV Jams," appearing daily on the small screen to present the "MTV Jams Countdown."

Relationships

Brandy Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 2000 No longer together

Norma Gibson

Wife
Married in 2009 Tyrese filed for divorce after 10 months of marriage divorce finalized in August 2009

Priscilla Gibson

Mother
Raised Gibson and his three older siblings as a single parent after Gibson's father left in 1983

Shayla Gibson

Daughter
Born July 11, 2007 mother, Norma Mitchell Gibson

EDUCATION

Locke High School

Los Angeles , California
Graduated

Milestones

2011

Reprised his role as Roman Pierce for the fifth installment of the film series, "Fast Five"

2011

Reprised role as USAF Chief Robert Epps in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

2010

Co-starred in the apocalyptic thriller, "Legion"

2009

Re-teamed with director Michael Bay for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

2008

Co-starred in Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of the 1975 film "Death Race"

2007

Cast in director Michael Bay's live action film "Transformers"

2006

Appeared opposite James Franco in the Disney drama "Annapolis," directed by Justin Lin

2006

Starred in "Waist Deep," as an ex-convict whose car is hijacked with his son inside

2005

Co-starred in John Singleton's "Four Brothers" as one of four brothers out to avenge his mother's murder

2004

Starred opposite Dennis Quaid in the remake of the 1965 film "The Flight of the Phoenix"

2003

Replaced Vin Diesel in the action feature sequel "Fast and the Furious 2"

2001

Cast in the John Singleton drama "Baby Boy"; released the single "I'm Just a Baby Boy" a collaboration with Snoop Dogg to coincide with the film

2000

Featured in the MTV original film "Love Song"

1999

Hosted the daily "MTV Jams Countdown"

1998

Released debut album "Tyrese"; record went platinum

1998

Appeared on "Sister, Sister" and "The Parent 'Hood" (The WB)

1998

Featured in the Monica video "Angel of Mine"

1997

Acted in episode of "Martin" (Fox)

1996

Started modeling at age 17

1996

Guest starred on an episode of "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" (ABC)

1995

Sang the praises of Coca-Cola in a memorable ad campaign

1993

Began singing at age 14

Raised in the Watts section of Los Angeles

Signed a recording contract with RCA Music Group

Founded the 2000 Watts Foundation, an organization to build up his hometown

Bonus Trivia

.

In a July 8, 1999 chat with fans at Launch.com, Gibson discussed his success as an MTV host: "I'm not afraid to be who I am. I don't really consider myself a host; I consider myself a personality and honestly, what you're seeing on MTV, none of my boys are shocked, because they're used to my personality as it appears on MTV."

SIMILAR ARTICLES

Next >