Tyrese Gibson, known simply as Tyrese, is an American Grammy-nominated R&B singer, songwriter,
actor, author, television producer, former fashion model and MTV VJ.
Tyrese Darnell Gibson
Also known as
December 30, 1978 (age
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
R&B, hip hop
Singer, songwriter, model, actor, VJ, screenwriter, film producer, author, television producer
Did You Know
• He is best known for his roles as Joseph "Jody" Summers in Baby Boy and as Roman Pearce in
the The Fast and the Furious series.
"It's about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they've made love to my records so what I've delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it's booty music!"
"A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box. They're up against a lot of limitations for the kind of films that they get approached about. It's easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached about nothing but urban films. Or, if you start out as a comedian, it's easy for you to be approached about nothing but comedies, and comedies with all black casts."
"I went to the surplus store on Santa Monica and Vine (in Los Angeles) and went and got me a Navy outfit, put the black tape under my eyes. I got me a whistle and went in there with a hat looking like a full-on drill sergeant."
"We went to Annapolis for about four hours one day and were just on the campus. He was taking us around, showing us the boxing ring, showing us the Navy base. When we got to Memorial Hall, he broke down and cried. So I took what I saw from him and used it."
"There are a lot of directors who make big money and do big things and then move out of the 'hood,"
American Music Award for Favorite New Artist Soul/R&B