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Tristan Wilds

Wilds in September 2008
Born Tristan Paul Mack Wilds
July 15, 1989 (1989-07-15) (age 20)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Tristan Paul Mack Wilds (born July 15, 1989) is an American actor known for his portrayal of Michael Lee on the HBO original series The Wire as well as playing Dixon Wilson in the Beverly Hills, 90210 spin off 90210.


Life and career

Wilds attended Michael J. Petrides School in Staten Island, New York.[1] He is of African American, Dominican, and Irish descent.[2][3]

Tristan started acting at age seven. His first professional role was in the 2005 Miracle's Boys on The N alongside future Wire co-star Julito McCullum.

After The Wire ended, he completed a workshop of Wool for The Roundabout Theatre Company, where he worked with Phylicia Rashad, and played the role of Brice in a workshop of Stockholm Brooklyn for the Cherry Lane Theatre.

He currently plays the role of Dixon Wilson on the CW Network's Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff, 90210.[4]

He can be seen in Jay-Z's video "Roc Boys" from the American Gangster album billed as "the nephew". Tristan also appeared in Lil Flip's music video "Ghetto Mindstate", Wale's video "Pretty Girls", and the video for Alicia Keys' "Teenage Love Affair". He has also appeared in a clip encouraging people to register to vote, called The Muzzler alongside Jessica Alba and Hayden Panettiere. [5]

His film work includes roles in the movies Half Nelson and The Secret Life of Bees, a film adaptation of the book by Sue Monk Kidd.[6] In 2009, Tristan is slated to star in Red Tails, director George Lucas' new film about the Tuskegee Airmen.


Year Films Characters Category
2005 Miracle's Boys A.J. Mini-series
2006 Half Nelson Jamal Film
2006-2008 The Wire Michael Lee Television
2007 Cold Case-8.03 (TV Episode) Skill Television
2008 The Secret Life of Bees Zach Taylor Film
Law & Order-Driven (TV Episode) Will Manning Television
2008- Present 90210 Dixon Wilson Television
2009 Red Tails Ray 'Ray Gun' Gannon Film
Indelible Adrian Film


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