Tyrese Gibson

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".

His ease on camera didn't go unnoticed by the industry, which was no doubt searching for projects to attract the good-looking hot property. John Singleton's "Baby Boy" (2000) won out. A gritty drama starring Gibson as the titular immature young player with two children by two different women, "Baby Boy" would challenge the performer to rise to the formidable task of carrying the lead in a film on his first time out. With his sophomore album "2000 Watts" climbing the charts in 2001, Gibson cut a track with "Baby Boy" co-star Snoop Dogg, who collaborated on the soundtrack's lead off single "I'm Just a Baby Boy". Determined to keep music and his community service projects (Gibson founded the 2000 Watts Foundation, an organization created to better his hometown and provide opportunities to its young citizens) at the fore, Gibson would likely not be discouraged if his performance in "Baby Boy" led to the end of his acting career. If instead he lived up to the production's high expectations, this triple threat could prove an unstoppable force in entertainment.

In 2003 Singleton again tapped Gibson to star opposite Paul Walker in "2 Fast, 2 Furious," the sequel to "The Fast and the Furious" (without the first film's breakout star Vin Diesel or original helmer Rob Cohen). After a supporting turn in the military action remake "Flight of the Phoenix" (2004), Gibson reteamed with Singelton again to play one of four troubed foster brothers seeking to avenge the mysterious murder of their adoptive mother in the hard-edged, but sometimes implausible, revenge thriller "Four Brothers" (2005).

Latest 'Tyrese Gibson' News

Tyrese Gibson Is Still Hopeful About Green Lantern Role

Tyrese Gibson Is Still Hopeful About Green Lantern Role

Tyrese confirms he's met with Warner Bros., but says he's also made them mad with his online petition to play Green Lantern.
Green Lantern Corps Closer to Getting Tyrese as John Stewart?

Green Lantern Corps Closer to Getting Tyrese as John Stewart?

Tyrese Gibson confirms he's had meetings with Warner Bros. for a role in the studio's Green Lantern Corps reboot.
Green Lantern Reboot Is Titled Green Lantern Corps.

Green Lantern Reboot Is Titled Green Lantern Corps.

DC and Warner Bros. confirm an earlier rumor that the Green Lantern reboot is official titled Green Lantern Corps.
Green Lantern: Chris Pine & Tyrese to Be Announced Soon?

Green Lantern: Chris Pine & Tyrese to Be Announced Soon?

Tyrese teases new fan art on Instagram, hinting that he will be announced as John Stewart and Chris Pine as Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern reboot.
Tyrese Gibson Sets Up Desert Eagle at Universal

Tyrese Gibson Sets Up Desert Eagle at Universal

Tyrese Gibson will star in and executive produce Desert Eagle, following two border patrol agents investigating a drug cartel at a casino.
Green Lantern: Did Warner Bros. Meet with Tyrese?

Green Lantern: Did Warner Bros. Meet with Tyrese?

After spending the past few days posting artwork of himself as Green Lantern, Tyrese Gibson reportedly took a meeting at Warner Bros.
Tyrese Gibson to Play Green Lantern in Justice League?

Tyrese Gibson to Play Green Lantern in Justice League?

Tyrese Gibson shares fan art depicting the actor as John Stewart, fueling rumors that he has joined Justice League as Green Lantern.
Fast & Furious 7 Set Photos with Vin Diesel, Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson

Fast & Furious 7 Set Photos with Vin Diesel, Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson

Director James Wan's highly-anticipated sequel is entering its third week of production in Atlanta.
Dom Attends Han's Funeral in New Fast and Furious 7 Photo

Dom Attends Han's Funeral in New Fast and Furious 7 Photo

Vin Diesel reveals a more somber moment from this action-packed saga as filming continues in Los Angeles.
Tyrese Gibson and Director James Wan Tease the First Fast & Furious 7 Poster

Tyrese Gibson and Director James Wan Tease the First Fast & Furious 7 Poster

The Conjuring director shares an update, calling last night's six-hour production meeting for this upcoming sequel epic.
Fast & Furious 6 Poster with Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris

Fast & Furious 6 Poster with Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris

Roman Pearce and Tej Parker are waiting for the action to get underway in the latest one-sheet for director Justin Lin's sequel.
Fast & Furious 6 Tank Photo with Tyrese Gibson

Fast & Furious 6 Tank Photo with Tyrese Gibson

The actor does his best Superman impression while jumping from one moving car to another in this action shot from Justin Lin's sequel.
Tyrese Gibson Joins Black Nativity

Tyrese Gibson Joins Black Nativity

Kasi Lemmons directs this musical about a young Baltimore boy spending Christmas with his grandparents in Harlem.
The Fast and the Furious 6 Set Videos and Photo with Tyrese Gibson

The Fast and the Furious 6 Set Videos and Photo with Tyrese Gibson

The actor introduces us to a few of the crew members on Justin Lin's sequel, including a camera operator who looks like Colin Farrell.
EXCLUSIVE: Tyrese Gibson Talks Fast Five

EXCLUSIVE: Tyrese Gibson Talks Fast Five

The actor talks about his return to the high-octane franchise as Roman Pearce, working with director Justin Lin, upcoming projects, and much more.
EXCLUSIVE: Tyrese Gibson Talks Fast & Furious 6 and Five Brothers

EXCLUSIVE: Tyrese Gibson Talks Fast & Furious 6 and Five Brothers

The talented actor reveals that he wants his Roman Pierce character to be a bigger part of the action in Fast Six, and what it will take to get Five Brothers into production.
EXCLUSIVE: Tyrese Gibson Predicts Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf Will Return for Transformers 4

EXCLUSIVE: Tyrese Gibson Predicts Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf Will Return for Transformers 4

The actor behind Robert Epps thinks they will take a break from the robots in disguise, but shall eventually return.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Behind-the-Scenes Gallery

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Behind-the-Scenes Gallery

Photographer Robert Zuckerman offers a ton of never-before-scene images from the set of Michael Bay's blockbuster sequel.
Fast Five Blu-ray and DVD Debut on October 4th

Fast Five Blu-ray and DVD Debut on October 4th

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, and Dwayne Johnson star in Justin Lin's latest installment of this high-octane franchise.
EXCLUSIVE: Tyrese Gibson Talks Transformers: Dark of the Moon

EXCLUSIVE: Tyrese Gibson Talks Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The actor returns as Robert Epps in this thrilling conclusion to Michael Bay's 'robots in disguise' trilogy, in theaters Tuesday at Midnight.