Tyrese (born Tyrese Darnell Gibson), professionally known as Tyrese Gibson, is an American Grammy nominated-R&B singer and actor. He portrays Roman Pearce in the The Fast and the Furious franchise.


Gibson was born and raised in Watts, Los Angeles, California.[1][2] His mother, Priscilla Murray Gibson (née Durham), raised him and his three older siblings as a single parent after Gibson's father, Tyrone Gibson, left. Gibson attended Florida A&M University.[3][4]

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",[5] led to bigger fame. It led him to other appearances for Guess and Tommy Hilfiger. After developing a successful modeling career, Tyrese could not push aside his wish to develop a career in the music industry, a goal he had aimed to achieve since he started singing at the age of 14.

As well as a singer singer, songwriter, actor, author, television producer, former fashion model and MTV VJ. He is best known for his roles as Joseph "Jody" Summers in John Singleton's Baby Boy and as Roman Pearce in the The Fast and the Furious series since 2 Fast 2 Furious, also directed by Singleton. After releasing several albums, he transitioned into films, with lead roles in several major Hollywood releases.

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