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Tyrese Gibson is an American singer, songwriter, actor, author & TV producer.

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Who is Tyrese? Tyrese Gibson is an American singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer, former fashion model and VJ. He is best known for his roles as Joseph “Jody” Summers in Baby Boy and Roman Pearce in the Fast & Furious franchise. He was also a member of the R&B group TGT alongside Tank and Ginuwine.Early Life Gibson was born in Watts, Los Angeles on December 30, 1978. His father abandoned the family early on during his childhood and as a result he was raised by his mother Priscilla Murray-Gibson. He attended Florida A&M University but dropped out shortly after to pursue a career in music.Music Career Tyrese began his music career in 1998 with his debut single “Nobody Else”. The single became a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His self-titled album was released later that year and peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2000 he released his second album “2000 Watts” which featured singles such as “Sweet Lady” and “I Like Them Girls”. He released two more albums in 2002 and 2006 titled “I Wanna Go There” and “Alter Ego” respectively. Throughout his music career he has collaborated with numerous artists such as Tina Turner, Kanye West, T.I. and Ludacris.Acting Career In 2001 Tyrese made his acting debut with a minor role in the film Baby Boy directed by John Singleton. He went on to star in numerous films including 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Waist Deep (2006), Transformers (2007) and Furious 7 (2015). He won an Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in Furious 7 (2015).Other Ventures In addition to music and acting Tyrese has also written two books titled How to Get Out of Your Own Way (2012) and Manology (2013). Both books were co-authored with Rev Run. In 2015 he launched his own record label Voltron Recordz which is distributed by EMPIRE Distribution.Personal Life Gibson has been married twice; first to Norma Mitchell from 2007 to 2009 and then to Samantha Lee from 2017 to 2019. He has one daughter from his first marriage named Shayla.Awards & Achievements Gibson has been nominated for numerous awards including five BET Awards, four NAACP Image Awards and three MTV Awards. He won an Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in Furious 7 (2015). He was also honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 2018.