Very few actors have been as lucky as Bryshere Y. Gray when he got his first acting role, appeared in the successful musical television series Empire by FOX. 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 be a star but lacks discipline and guidance. Other stars of the series are Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Grace Gealey, and Trai Byers.
Bryshere Y. Gray also played Michael Bivins in The New Edition Story, mini-series 2017 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 28 November 1993 in Little Rock, Arkansas. After his parents divorced, his family moved to West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bryshere was once an aspiring footballer who even played for his high school 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 to raise money to help his single mother with her bills and other living expenses. It was this persistence and hard work that led him to partner with Charlie Mack, a talent manager.
After his parents divorced, Bryshere was raised by his mother, Andria Mayberry – a Philadelphia entrepreneur. For more than two decades Andria also worked in the medical field.
Following her son’s success as an actor and musician, Andria wrote a book entitled Before Empire: Bryshere “Yazz the Greatest” Grey raise. The book tells her personal stories as a single mother and the hurdles she had to overcome to raise two children and be lucky enough to have one of them become a star in a critically acclaimed show.
Is He Gay?
Since Bryshere Y. Gray has come into the spotlight, people want to know more about him. The media has speculated about his relationships, his projects, his music, his private life, his childhood, and his friendship with his fellow actors. So it is not surprising that his sexuality was also a topic of conversation.
For 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 because the actor always talked openly about it and never concealed any of his relationships.
He had previously dated Allonie Janet, a musician from Philadelphia, and also Jhonni Blaze, an American model, and actress.
Is He Dead?
The only thing the gossip media likes to speculate about more than sexuality is whether a celebrity has died or not. This is not surprising since most of the deaths among celebrities usually come from the blues.
There were also speculations about Brysheres’ state of life, but the actor is still alive and well. He enjoys the benefits of his hard-earned fame. Bryshere Y. Gray is also in a remarkable state of health and there are no reports that he has recently been ill or had an accident or been involved in anything that could endanger his life.
Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
The American actor has an athletic physique and weighs 71 kg, which fits perfectly with his stated 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 often visits the gym and opts for high-intensity training. He mixes bodyweight exercises and weight lifting to keep things interesting. The actor has explained that he focuses on bodyweight exercises that best suit his physique and that he can therefore easily train for up to an hour and a half – focusing on crunches, chin-ups, and push-ups.
Bryshere Y. Gray: Net Worth
Bryshere Y. Gray currently has total net assets of $2 million. Not bad for the child who appeared on the street a few years ago to raise enough money to support his family.
It is safe to say that the amount will increase in the coming years as his career is just beginning, especially as the success of the Empire and his music career is just beginning to take off.