Tristan Wilds

Nadine Caridi

Quick Facts

Date of Birth July 15, 1989
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Recording Artist
Working for Movies, TV Shows
Ethnicity African American
Marital Status Unmarried
Qualification Certificate Degree
Education at Michael J. Petrides School
Net Worth(s) $4 Million
Name on Birth Tristan Paul Mack Wilds
Height 1.82 m
Weight 154 lbs (approx.)
Age 33 Years


His full name is Tristan Paul Mack Wilds. Tristan Paul Mack Wilds is an American actor and singer.  He is now 24 years old. He is 6"0' (1.8 m) in height. He is best known for his roles as Michael Lee on the HBO original drama series The Wire and as Dixon Wilson on the CW drama series 90210.


He was born on July 15 in the year 1989 AD. He was born in Staten Island of New York City of New York, United States. He is of African American (father) and Irish, and Dominican (mother) descent. He studied in Michael J. Petrides School. He started his acting career at the age of seven in the year 2005, following in the footsteps of his older brother.


In 2005 Wilds made his acting debut in The N Drama Mini-Series Miracle's Boys. The following year Wilds made his film debut in a bit-role in the Independent Drama film Half Nelson. In 2006 Wilds joined the HBO Drama television series "The Wire" in a major recurring role. Wilds portrayed the role of Michael Lee, a troubled middle school student who is living in poverty and caring for his younger brother. In 2007 Wilds was cast in the Fox Searchlight Pictures Drama film "The Secret Life of Bees" an adaptation of the novel of the same name.  Production began in January 2008 in Lumberton, North Carolina with Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning confirmed to star. Wilds portrays the role of Zach Taylor the romantic interest to the Fanning's character. The film was screen in September 2008 at the 33rd Annual Toronto International Film Festival and was released in the United States the following month. In 2008 Wilds appeared alongside Jessica Alba and Hayden Panettiere in a promotional-clip titled "The Muzzler" encouraging young people to vote. In July 2008 Wilds was cast in The CW Teen Drama television series 90210 a spin-off to Beverly Hills, 90210.  Wilds portrays the role of Dixon Wilson a teenage boy who is adopted whom moves with his family to Beverly Hills. In March 2009 Wilds was confirmed to star in the George Lucas War film "Red Tails" which follows the Tuskegee Airmen a group of African American United States Army Air Force (USAAF) servicemen during World War II. But the film was a failure, both critically and financially. In July 2011 Wilds announced he had joined the Independent Drama film "Indelible". The film was planned to begin filming in Upstate New York sometime in October that same year but plans never materialized. In April 2009 a trailer was filmed to promote awareness of the yet-to-be filmed film.

Music Career

In 2010 Wilds signed a recording contract with Independent Record Label Ten2one. Two tracks have leaked the Rico Love-written track "Fall 4 Her" and "Runaround".  Both songs were produced by Dre & Vidal. Another track titled "2 Girls" was featured in the fourth season of 90210[32] and "Kim".  In October 2011 Wilds released an extended play titled Remember. In summer 2013, Tristan revisited the music scene and released the hit single "Own It".  His debut album, New York: A Love Story was released on September 30, 2013.  Wilds has dominantly appeared in a number of music videos for Jay-Z, Lil Flip, Wale, Wynter Gordon and Alicia Keys. Most recently he made a cameo in the music video for How to Love by American Hip-Hop Rapper Lil Wayne.


Wilds had been dating many celebrities. He dated Jessica Stroup who is best known for her role as Erin Silver on 90210.They both worked in the same CW Teen Drama television series 90210.He is said to have dated Shenae Grimes and Dakota Fanning too.

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