Tyrese Darnell Gibson is an American actor, and Grammy-nominated R&B singer and rapper. He began performing at an early age, first appearing in school plays, then participating in talent shows around Los Angeles. In 1996, he made his television debut as a guest character named Darrell in a season four episode of ABC’s ‘Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper’. Two years after that, he released his debut album ‘Tyrese’. It peaked at #6 spot on the ‘U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums’ chart. He worked in his first film project ‘Love Song’ in 2000, which also starred Monica, Christian Kane, and Vanessa Bell Calloway. In the following years, Tyrese released six more studio albums and three mixtapes, collaborating with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, and R. Kelly. He has been part of two of the biggest film franchises of recent years, ‘Transformers’ and ‘Fast and Furious’. He is also a ‘New York Times’ best-selling author, with the two books he has published till date having made the list. As a singer-musician, he is presently affiliated with the ‘Caroline Records’.