Tyrese Gibson - biography

Singer from United States of America

Tyrese Gibson Tyrese Darnell Gibson (born December 30, 1978), also known simply as Tyrese, is an American R&B singer, rapper, actor, author, former fashion model and MTV VJ. After releasing several albums, he transitioned into films, with lead roles in several Hollywood releases. Gibson grew up in the Watts district of Los Angeles, California. His mother, Priscilla Murray Gibson (née Durham), raised him and his three older siblings as a single parent after Gibson's father, Lurk Gibson, left. Gibson's career began when he was discovered on a bus. An appearance in a 1994 Coca-Cola advertisement, singing the phrase "Always Coca-Cola", led to bigger fame. As an actor, he rose into prominence when he starred in John Singleton's Baby Boy in 2001, which Singleton confirmed "A prequel of Boyz n the Hood" in which he wrote and directed 10 years earlier in 1991, receving an Academy Award nomination. Tupac Shakur was originally chosen to play the character of Joseph "Jody" Summers, but the role landed into Gibson's hands after his death. Baby Boy co-starred with Taraji P. Henson and Snoop Dogg and was a blockbuster hit. The film lead Gibson into doing two more films with the director in 2 Fast 2 Furious  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Chocolate Ty,Black-Ty,Tyrese,Tyrese,Tyrese Darnell Gibson,Tyrese
Date of birth
1978-12-30
Place of birth
Watts
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Lurk Gibson, Priscilla Murray Gibson
Spouse(s)
Norma Gibson
Children
Shayla Somer Gibson
Profession
Rapper, Singer, VJ, Actor, Model, Author

Performances

Year Performance Character
2013 The Fast and the Furious 6
2011 Ruby McCollum Sam McCollum
2011 Fast Five Roman Pearce
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Robert Epps
2010 Legion Kyle Williams
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Robert Epps
2008 The Take
2007 Transformers USAF Tech Sergeant Epps
2006 Annapolis
2006 Waist Deep
2004 Flight of the Phoenix
0 Luke Cage

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