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Overview (3)

Born in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameTristan Paul Mack Wilds
Height 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tristan Wilds was born in Staten Island, New York. In 2005, at the age of 15, Tristan made his television debut as AJ in the mini-series Miracle Boys. After that, he took his talents to a different venue and tried his hand in theater. He worked with Phylicia Rashad and the Roundabout Theater Company in the workshops Wool and Stockholm Brooklyn as Bryce for the Cherry Lane Theater.

In 2006, Tristan was cast as Michael Lee in HBO's critically acclaimed series The Wire. That same year he also made his big screen debut starring opposite Ryan Gosling in the Indy film Half Nelson which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Since making his TV and screen debuts, Tristan has been a very busy young man. In 2007 he was cast opposite Roger Guenveur Smith playing the role of Adrian in the film Indelible. Indelible is in post-production. He can also be seen in an episode of Cold Case and Law and Order. On his next project, Tristan was heard but not seen when he became the voice of the main character Blak for the animated series Blokhedz based on the independent graphic novel by Mark and Mike Davis. Then he was back on the set of The Wire filming its fifth and final season. Not letting any grass grow under his feet, Tristan was off once again and landed on the set of The Secret Life of Bees, the screen adaptation of the novel written by Sue Monk Kidd. He plays the role of Zachary Taylor starring opposite Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifa and Alicia Keys. The movie was released in theaters in October 2008.

In 2008 Tristan was off to an old but new zip code when he auditioned and landed the role of Dixon Wilson on the contemporary spin-off teen drama 90210. After wrapping up the first season, Tristan donned a passport and flew off to foreign lands to play the role of Ray Gunn Gannon in the George Lucas film Red Tails.

Not only can Tristan be seen on television and in movies, he can also be seen in print. He has appeared in many magazines talking about his career and plans for his future. He also appeared in the 2008 Hollywood Issue of Essence magazine as one of Hollywood's rising stars. Tristan also stepped into the world of music videos appearing in Ghetto Mindstate by rap artist Li'l Flip featuring Lyfe Jennings. He was introduced to the world as Jay Z's nephew in the music video Roc Boys. And he went back to school with Alicia Keys in her video for Teenage Love Affair. Tristan was also one of the fresh new faces in Rocawear's 2008 "I Will Not Lose" campaign as well as a Rocawear model.

Not to be limited to other artist's music videos, Tristan is also a talented singer and songwriter who is currently working on his music. So when he is not on a television or movie set, he can be found hard at work in a recording studio.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: SSPR

Trivia (3)

His mother is from the Dominican Republic.
Was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for "Best Urban Contemporary Album". Called "New York: A Love Story", the album features Method Man, Raekwon the chef of the Wu-tang clan, and Doug E. Fresh. Method Man had also worked together earlier with Tristan. On the HBO hit TV series: The wire".
Starred opposite of Adele in her music video "Hello," which debuted October 22, 2015.

Personal Quotes (2)

I get offered a lot of black roles, because apparently I don't look Latino enough.
[on working in Los Angeles] I love L.A. - don't get me wrong. But I miss everything about New York. I don't eat cheese, but I miss the smell of pizza in the city. I'm a really big fan of Latino food. I want to go back home and have some good arroz con pollo.

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