Tyler Posey is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his role in the MTV television series Teen Wolf. Despite starting his career as a child actor, Tyler has succeeded in evading all the common pitfalls that plague child stars and has gone on to build a successful career for himself. Winning an ALMA Award for Favourite TV Actor in a Leading Role shows that he has what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry.
Tyler Garcia Posey was born on the 18th of October, 1991, to John Posey and Cyndi Teresa Garcia in Santa Monica, California. His father, John, is also an actor known for his role as Judge Bill Millstone in the TV drama How to Get Away with Murder. Tyler has two brothers – Derek and Jesse, and a sister – Mayra. He attended Hart High School in Santa Clarita and played the piano all through his time in school.
Before his breakout role in 2011, he had steadily worked on film and television shows. In 2002, he featured in the film Collateral Damage as well as the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan where he played the role of Jennifer Lopez‘s son. In 2007, Posey voiced a character in the Disney Cartoon SheZow which was a part of Shorty Mc Shorts’ Shorts miniseries. In 2011, Tyler Posey got the lead role in the MTV television series Teen Wolf which is based on the 1985 movie of the same name. Tyler’s role as Scott McCall, a high school student bitten by a werewolf, was described as his break-out role. By 2015, he became a co-producer for the fifth season of Teen Wolf.
In 2017, he was cast in the thriller film Truth or Dare as Lucas Moreno. The film was later released on April 13, 2018, and became a hit. He also joined the MTV television series Scream as a series regular during its third season.
Is He Gay?
The actor’s sexuality has been called into question a few times. His gay role in the series Now Apocalypse, where he plays a boyfriend to Avan Jogia’s character, helped fuel these speculations.
Well, based on his dating history, one can safely say the Teen Wolf star is definitely straight. While he is a firm supporter of the LGBTQ community, Tyler Posey has also confirmed straight sexuality on social media.
After breaking off an engagement and a ten-year relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Seana Gorlick in 2013, Tyler Posey has since moved on. Currently, the Teen Wolf star is officially dating Sophia Taylor Ali. He took to his Instagram page to share his new-found love.
Sophia Taylor Ali is an American actress popularly known for her role in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy. The two met when the young actress was on the same set as Tyler Posey for the film Truth or Dare. They were rumoured to have started dating in August 2017 but it became official in January 2018.
Having started out as a child actor and eventually becoming a household name, particularly due to his role in Teen Wolf, the American actor has amassed a total net worth of $7 million. Considering his career is still thriving, that amount is expected to go up in the future.
Five Facts About Tyler Posey
Tyler Posey is of mixed ethnicity with his mother being a Mexican and his father having Irish, British and American roots.
2. Height & Weight
The handsome actor has a slim body build. His height is listed at 5 feet 10 inches while his weight is recorded to be 72 kg.
Besides acting, Tyler Posey is a musician who plays the guitar and also provides vocals in the band PVMNTS, alongside Freddy Ramirez and Nick Guzman. On June 14, 2018, the trio released a song Standing (On My Own Two Feet) which Tyler Posey wrote in commemoration of his mother’s death in 2014. He also plays for Disappearing Jamie, a band he actually started with.
Tyler Posey isn’t the only one with talent among his siblings. His brother, Jesse, is also an actor. He also attended Hart High School and later Hancock College and College of Canyons where he studied Film and Writing. Jesse Posey produced his father’s solo show, Father, Son, and Holy Coach at the WhiteFire Theatre in 2016.
The actor has a dog named Chica which he proudly shows off on social media consistently.