Written by Team EMGWorld
At the age of 22, Tristan Wilds is turning heads left and right with his untamed acting ability. He busted onto the scene in 2003 and his still yet to look back.
A native of Staten Island, Tristan received his start in acting as AJ in the Spike Lee miniseries, Miracle’s Boys (2003). Ironically, the role allowed Tristan to work with his future Wire co-star, Julito McCullum (Naymond Brice).
The role of Michael Lee catapulted Tristan’s career and made him a favorite within the hip-hop community. Soon Tristan found himself featured in several music videos, including Jay-Z’s “Roc Boys,” Lil Flip’s “Ghetto Mindstate,” and Alicia Keys “Teenage Love Affair.” The involvement in Jay-Z’s video led to Wilds becoming a spokesman for Roc-a-Wear’s “I Will Not Lose” campaign.
Currently, you can see Tristan Wilds grace the TV on the CW heat seeker, 90210. Wilds plays the role of Dixon Wilson (token black guy). The role is quite different from that of the Wire’s Michael Lee, proving Tristan’s versatility as an actor.
Wilds plans to continue to show his versatility in the soon to be released George Lucas film, RedTails. The film will have Tristan portraying a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. RedTails is scheduled for release in theaters in Spring 2012.
First Thoughts Waking Up:
Thank God for another day..
After the ending of The Wire, Tristan began an involvement in workshops for The Roundabout Theatre Company. The opportunity allowed Tristan to enhance his talent and show his depth as an actor.
Within this time, the then 18 year-old worked with Phylicia Rashad (bka Claire Huxtable) and proved he was no longer a rookie in the game of acting.
My Helping Hand:
For Tristan, family is the helping hand that keeps him afloat. Wilds’ parents – Monique Moncion and Paul Wilds operate Stapleton’s Straight/ Nappy Barbershop. They keep the up and coming star “fresh” with a tight cut, daily support and a home cooked meal.
Playing the role of Michael Lee in the HBO masterpiece series The Wire. In his own words, Tristan says what the role meant to him.
"From being in Baltimore and on Staten Island, I've seen kids trying to play hard -- and even kids who don't want to play hard, feeling like they have to be," Wilds said. "Some kids just need a little belief inside of them that they can do something great." – T. Wilds
Doin’ Work: (Wilds’ Acting Credits)
The potential for Tristan Wilds these days is limitless. Whether in the homes of America or on the big screen, Tristan is destined to have a shining career in entertainment. His career is on the radar and his talent will continue to take him straight to the top…
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