An American actor, Tyler James Williams is in the media limelight as Chris Rock in the sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris. His popularity rose when he appeared in shows like Saturday Night Live, Little Bill, and Sesame Street.
In 2012, he even wrote lyrics for the song, Let It Shine, and appeared in the series The Walking Dead as Noah. He received awards like Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Gregory Eddie in Abbott Elementary.
Early Life of Tyler James Williams
Tyler James Williams was born on October 9, 1992, in Westchester County, New York, United States. As of now, Tyler is 30 years old and his birth sign is Libra. Tyler cuts his birthday cake on the 9th of October. James was born as the son of Le’Roy Williams (father) and Angela Williams (mother). His mother is a counselor and his father is a teacher and retired police sergeant.
He spent his early life with his brothers, Tyrel Jackson Williams and Tylen Jacob Williams and both of them are actors. Tyler holds American citizenship and he belongs to mixed (African-American) ethnicity. Tyler follows the Christianity religion.
Dating History of Tyler James Williams
James is single as of now. Previously, he was in a relationship with Anastasia Baranova. Tyler and Anastasia, a Russian actress dated each other from 2017 to 2022. He was rumored to be dating Coco Jeans in 2012. The rumor begins when they played in the movie, Let It Shine. Tyler was also rumored with Dakota Fannings. They appeared holding arms at the 40th NAACP Image Awards.
He had an affair with an American singer, Karina Pasian in 2013. They didn’t publicly announce their relationship but used to appear together in multiple events. He even appeared in the music video of Pasian’s song Solitaire, and dated until 2015. In 2006, he dated an actress, Keke Palmer. Both of them were teenagers at that time.
Tyler James Williams’s Net Worth
As of 2023, Tyler is an American actor who has a net worth is $5 million. He received $250k per episode from the show, Everybody Hates Chris. Tyler has endorsements of brands like Evian, MAGARI EMPIRE, etc.
Tyler James Williams Nearly Died From Crohn’s Disease
In 2017, he suffered from Crohn’s disease and had multiple surgeries. When he was trying to gain muscle for a movie, Criminal Minds and Detroit, by the heavy diet plan he suddenly felt stomach pain and couldn’t eat. So, he went to a gastroenterologist at NYU Langone and found out about Crohn’s disease. In an interview, he revealed how he discovered the disease in his late 20s as:
“I was really pushing my body to the limit, weighed 130 lbs. at the time. By the time December hit, it just crashed. Everything shut down.”
After experiencing symptoms for three years he was diagnosed with the disease and due to this, he had multiple surgeries and nearly died. During surgery, the doctor removed six inches of his small intestine. He even suffered from sepsis after surgery and he lost 105 lbs of his body weight.
Tyler James William responds to sexuality rumors
His sexual orientation as gay has surfaced on the Internet in Pride months. he cleared his straight sexual orientation through his Instagram account saying:
“I’m not gay, but I think the culture of trying to find some kind of hidden trait or behavior that a closed person let slip is very dangerous. Overanalyzing someone’s behavior in an attempt to ‘catch’ them directly contributes to the anxiety a lot of queer and queer-questioning people feel when they fear living in their truth. It makes the most pedestrian of conversations and interactions in spaces feel less safe for our gay brothers and sisters and those who may be questioning.”
Tyler James Williams’s Acting Career
- Tyler was only 4 years old when he debuted in acting as a voice actor in Little Bill.
- He appeared in the tv series, Sesame Street from 2000 to 2005.
- He appeared in tv series like The Cleaner and True Jackson, VP as a huset in 2009.
- Tyler played the role of Charles Goldfinch in the movie, Unaccomplished Minors in 2006.
- James hosted 88 episodes of the show, Everybody Hates Chris from 2005 to 2009.
- He appeared in the tenth episode of the horror drama, The Walking Dead as Noah in 2014.
- He played the role of Russ Montgomery as a lead actor in the police-crime series, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders in 2016.
Movies & TV Shows
His hit movie is Two for the Money, Unaccompanied Minors, Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, The Argument, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Detroit, and The Wedding Year. Tyler appeared in famous tv shows like Little Bill, Judge Mooney, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Let It Shine, Go On, Key & Peele, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and so on.
His hit songs are Guardian Angel, Tonight’s the Night, Don’t run away let it shine, Moment of Truth, Delf-defeat, Let It Shine, Me, My Brother, And A Mic.
Awards & Nomination
- In 2015, he won Black Reel Award in the nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance for his appearance in Dear White People.
- He won the category of Best Supporting Actor – Television Series at the Golden Globe Awards for Abbott Elementary in 2023.
- In 2018, he won NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Independent Motion Picture for Detroit.
FAQs of Tyler James Williams
What is Tyler James Williams’s Height?
James’s height is 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 65kg. 38-12-32 inches is his body measurement and his shoe size is 9 (US). His eyes are dark brown in color while his hair is black.
What are Tyler James Williams’s Nicknames?
He has three nicknames and they are Tyler Williams, Tyler J. Williams, and T.J. Williams. Tyler is a successful actor in Hollywood.
Is Tyler James Williams related to Orlando Jones?
No, Tyler is not related to Orlando Jones. Orlando works as a comedian while Tyler is an actor. Both of them are popular in their respective field.
Is Tyler James Williams related to Chris Rock?
No, Tyler and Chris Rock aren’t related to each other. Tyler laid the role of Chris in the show, Everybody Hates Chris in 2005.
Is Tyler James Williams related to Eddie Murphy?
No, Tyler is not related to Eddie Murphy. Tyler received a Golden Globes Standing Ovation from Eddie and he was very happy.