Very few actors have been as lucky as Bryshere Y. Gray was when he landed his first acting role which came in FOX’s hit musical television series – Empire. In the series, he played Hakeem Lyon, the youngest son of Lucious and Cookie Lyon, who is a talented rapper and has what it takes to become a star but lacks discipline and guidance. The series also stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Grace Gealey and Trai Byers.
Bryshere Y. Gray also played Michael Bivins in The New Edition Story, 2017 miniseries on BET. The actor is also a musician and rapper who goes by the stage name – Yazz The Greatest.
Bryshere Y. Gray: Bio, Age
Bryshere Yazuan Gray was born on the 28th of November, 1993 in Little Rock, Arkansas. After his parents’ divorce, his family relocated to West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bryshere was once an aspiring football player, even playing for his high school’s team at Overbrook High School. However, when he was sixteen years old, an injury limited his chances of playing the game and he switched to music instead.
He began performing as a street artist in order to raise money to help his single mother with their bills and other living expenses. It was this perseverance and hard work that led him into a partnership with Charlie Mack, a talent manager.
After, his parents’ divorce, Bryshere was raised by his mother, Andria Mayberry – an entrepreneur from Philadelphia. For over two decades, Andria also worked in the medical field.
Following her son’s success as an actor and musician, Andria wrote a book, Before Empire: Raising Bryshere “Yazz the Greatest” Gray. The book tells her personal stories as a single mother and the hurdles she had to overcome raising two children and being fortunate to have one of them become a star on a critically acclaimed show.
Is He Gay?
Since Bryshere Y. Gray entered the spotlight, people have wanted to know more about him. Media outlets have speculated about his relationships, his projects, his music, his personal life, how he grew up and his friendship with his cast mates. So it’s no surprise that his sexuality was also a topic for conversation.
To those who want to know if Yazz The greatest is gay or straight – the rapper is straight. There was never any need to speculate about his sexuality since the actor has always been open about it and has never hidden any of his relationships.
He previously dated Allonie Janet, a musician from Philadelphia and also dated Jhonni Blaze, an American model and actress.
Is He Dead?
The only thing gossip media outlets love to speculate about more than sexuality is whether or not a celebrity has died. It is not surprising, seeing as most celeb deaths usually come out of the blues.
While there have also been speculations about Bryshere’s state of life, the actor is still alive and well. Enjoying the benefits of his hard-earned fame. Bryshere Y. Gray is also in amazing health and there are no reports of him being sick or in an accident recently or involved in anything that might jeopardize his life.
Height, Weight And Body Measurements
The American actor has an athletic body build and he weighs 71 kg, which is the perfect fit for his listed height of 5 ft 8 in. His other body measurements include Chest – 41 in, Arms/Biceps – 14 in and Waist – 33 in.
To maintain his physique, Bryshere visits the gym frequently and opts for high-intensity workouts. He mixes body weight exercises and weight lifting to keep things interesting. The actor has stated that he puts emphasis on body weight exercises the most for his physique and as a result, he can easily exercise for up to one and half hours – focusing on crunches pull-ups and push-ups.
Bryshere Y. Gray: Net Worth
Bryshere Y. Gray currently has a total net worth of $2 Million. Not bad for the kid who was performing on the streets to raise enough money to support his family a few years ago.
It is safe to say that the amount is sure to rise in the coming years as his career is only just beginning, especially with the success of Empire and his music career just beginning to take off.