Big fans of 'Transformers' and 'Fast and Furious' must be familiar with Tyrese Gibson. He is an award-winning American singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer, former fashion model as well as MTV VJ. Here are some surprising facts about Tyrese Gibson:

  1. He was raised by his mother solely in in Watts, Los Angeles, California after his father left. 
  2. He graduated from Florida A&M University.
  3. He rose to fame after joining an audition for a 'Coca Cola' commercial (1994) which led him to other appearances for other worldwide brands such as 'Guess' and 'Tommy Hilfiger'.
  4. In early1998, he signed a contract with RCA Records and soon after that he released 'Nobody Else' which quickly peaked at #36 'Billboard Hot 100' chart. 
  5. 'Sweet Lady', his third album single has earned him a Grammy nomination for 'Best R&B Male Vocal Performance'. 
  6. In acting career, Gibson gained international recognition after starring in John Singleton's Baby Boy (2001). His career continued to broaden after portraying 'Roman Pearce' in 'The Fast and the Furious' film series and sergeant 'Robert Epps' in the 'Transformers' film series. 
  7. He was acting in 'Fast Five' and 'Transformers – Dark of the Moon' at the same time which forced him to fly between Atlanta and Puerto Rico to complete both.
  8. Tyrese Gibson is also a writer. He released his first book entitled 'How to Get Out of Your Own Way' on May 8, 2012, which went on to be a 'New York Times' best seller.
  9. He established Watts Foundation in his hometown in order to give back to his community and to give opportunities to young citizens.
  10. He has a love for tattoos. He has around nine on his body.

Tyrese Gibson's Biography

Name: Tyrese Darnell Gibson aka Black-Ty, Tyrese

Date of Birth: December 30, 1978

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Zodiac: Capricorn

Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Model, Actor, VJ, Screenwriter, Film producer, Author, TV producer


Father: Tyrone Gibson

Mother: Priscilla Murray Gibson

Spouse: Norma Gibson (m. 2007–2009)

Children: Shayla Somer Gibson (Born: July 11, 2007)

  • 1998 Tyrese 
  • 2001 2000 Watts 
  • 2002 I Wanna Go There 
  • 2006 Alter Ego 
  • 2011 Open Invitation 
  • 2013 Three Kings (with TGT) 
  • 2015 Black Rose 

  • 2000 Love Song stars as Skip/Mad Rage
  • 2001 Boy stars as Joseph 'Jody' Summers
  • 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious stars as Roman Pearce
  • 2004 Flight of the Phoenix stars as AJ
  • 2005 Four Brothers stars as Angel Mercer
  • 2005 Annapolis stars as Matt Cole
  • 2006 Waist Deep stars as Otis/O2
  • 2007 Transformers stars as Robert Epps
  • 2007 The Take stars as Adell Baldwin
  • 2008 Death Race stars as Joseph "Machine Gun Joe" Mason
  • 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen stars as Robert Epps
  • 2010 Legion stars as Kyle Williams
  • 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon stars as Robert Epps
  • 2011 Fast Five stars as Roman Pearce
  • 2013 Fast & Furious 6 stars as Roman Pearce
  • 2013 Black Nativity stars as Tyson
  • 2015 Furious 7 stars as Roman Pearce
  • 2015 Hollywood Adventures stars as Himself
  • 2016 Ride Along 2 stars as Mayfield
  • 2017 The Fate of the Furious stars as Roman Pearce
  • 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight stars as Robert Epps

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