Tyrese Gibson

Tyrese Gibson in 2011, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Tyrese Darnell Gibson

Place of Birth: Watts, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 30, 1978

Ethnicity: African-American

Tyrese Gibson, also credited as Tyrese and Black-Ty, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, model, VJ, and screenwriter. His songs include “Nobody Else,” “Sweet Lady,” and “How You Gonna Act Like That.” He stars as Roman Pearce in The Fast and the Furious films, and as Robert Epps in the Transformers franchise. He is also known for his roles in the films Baby Boy, Flight of the Phoenix, Four Brothers, Annapolis, Waist Deep, The Take (2007), Death Race (2008), Legion (2010), Eldorado, Black Nativity, Ride Along 2, Black and Blue, The Christmas Chronicles 2, Rogue Hostage, Dangerous (2021), and Morbius, and on the show Star.

Tyrese is the son of Priscilla and Tyrone Gibson. His parents are African-American. He is married to Samantha Lee. He has a daughter with his former wife Norma Mitchell; and a daughter with Samantha.

Tyrese’s paternal grandfather was Willie James Ellis, Jr. (the son of Willie James Ellis, Sr. and Modia Lee Brown). Tyrese’s grandfather Willie was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Tyrese’s paternal grandmother was named Beverly Elaine Coleman.

Tyrese’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Durham.

An AncestryDNA test taken by Tyrese and displayed on his Instagram account stated that his genetic ancestry consists of:

*82% Africa
——–*22% Cameroon/Congo
——–*18% Benin/Togo
——–*17% Senegal
——–*13% Nigeria
——–*6% Ivory Coast/Ghana
*15% Europe
——–*7% Scandinavia
*1% Asia
*<1% America


Curious about ethnicity

13 Responses

  1. stlucas says:

    His Ancestry DNA test results:

    82% Africa
    *22% Cameroon/Congo
    *18% Benin/Togo
    *17% Senegal
    *13% Nigeria
    *6% Ivory Coast/Ghana

    <1% America

    1% Asia

    15% Europe
    *7% Scandinavia


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