Who is Tyler Lepley?
Tyler is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Benny Young in the television series “The Haves and the Have-Nots”. He’s also appeared in other TV shows including “P-Valley” and “Mare of Easttown”, in addition to several other notable projects he’s worked on so far in his career.
Tyler Lepley Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Tyler Lepley was born on 24 March 1987, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA. Of Italian and Jamaican ancestry, he faced abuse by children because he was the only bi-racial child in his school. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, while there is no information on his biological father other than that he’s Jamaican.
Tyler attended Central Bucks High School West in his hometown, and excelled in several sports, including football, track, and basketball, among others. After high school, he enrolled at Kutztown University on a football scholarship. He obtained a degree in criminal justice, and moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a personal trainer at Iron Fitness Gym in Santa Monica for a while, before his acting career launched.
He was discovered by a producer at the gym where he was working, and was invited for an audition, which led to the lead role in the horror film “Slumber Party Slaughter”. He enrolled into acting classes, and in no time secured his first official role as Gym Guy in one episode of the popular series “90210” in 2012.
Rise to Stardom
Tyler Lepley gained significant recognition and success for his portrayal of Benjamin “Benny” Young in the television series “The Haves and the Have Nots”, which aired from 2013 to 2021. Created by Tyler Perry, the show follows the complicated lives of the affluent Cryer and Harrington families and their hired help in Savannah, Georgia.
Benny Young is the son of Hanna Young, the Cryer family’s maid. Benny is depicted as a hardworking and loyal individual who often finds himself caught in the crossfire of the wealthy families’ drama. Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks, Benny remains determined to improve his life and protect his loved ones.
Throughout his tenure on “The Haves and the Have Nots”, Tyler Lepley shared the screen with a talented ensemble that included Tika Sumpter as Candace Young, Crystal Fox as Hanna Young, Angela Robinson as Veronica Harrington, John Schneider as Jim Cryer, and Renee Lawless as Katheryn Cryer, among others.
During his stint on the popular series, Tyler worked on a number of other popular projects. In 2013, he played a bar patron in the film “Sake-Bomb” and portrayed Curtis in “Baggage Claim”, sharing the screen with stars like Akihiro Kitamura and Paula Patton. He also took on the role of Victor Reins in “Hollywood Chaos”.
In 2016, Lepley starred as Jaxon Holley in the TV movie “Ringside”, alongside Allen Maldonado and Julissa Bermudez. Continuing his television work, he appeared as Sonny in the 2019 TV movie “Three’s Complicated”, starring opposite Shanola Hampton and Kyanna Simone Simpson. Additionally, he acted in the short film “About The People” as The Executive.
In 2020, he played Diamon in the TV series “P-Valley”; the show is set in a strip club in the Mississippi Delta, and explores the lives of the club’s dancers, employees and customers Diamond is one of the dancers in the club. “P-Valley” stars Brandee Evans, Nicco Annan, Shannon Thornton, and Erica Johnson.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Tyler has appeared in the TV series “Harlem” (2021-2023), portraying Ian Walker in the show that follows a group of best girlfriends in Harlem, New York City, as they navigate their careers, relationships, and big-city dreams, co-starring Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson, and Shoniqua Shandai.
He is now working on several projects. He’s set to star as Marcus in the horror film “Slaughter On! Slumber Party Slaughter 2”, written and directed by Rebekah Chaney and co-starring Lisa Canning and Jarrod Bunch. The film follows two sisters as they explore the disappearance of their father, and delve into dark supernatural entities and other evils. The film is currently in pre-production without a premiere date set yet.
Furthermore, he will portray Jesse in the upcoming romantic comedy-drama film “Christmas Ringer”, directed by Patricia Ciffie-Jones and starring Roger Anthony, Jarret Michael Collins and Arischa Conner.
According to authoritative sources, Tyler Lepley’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children
Tyler Lepley isn’t married; however, since 2021, he’s been in a romantic relationship with model, entrepreneur, and actress Miracle Watts. The couple welcomed their first child, Xi Lei, in October 2022.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Tyler Lepley has black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while he weighs approximately 190 lbs (86 kg), with vital statistics of 44-33-16.