Tyler Lepley Biography
Tyler Lepley is an American television actor best known for his starring role as Benjamin “Benny” Young in the American crime drama and soap opera “The Haves and the Have Nots.”
Tyler has appeared in the television shows “P-Valley” and “Harlem.”
|Date of Birth
|March 24, 1987
|Place of Birth:
|$1 million – $4 million
Early Life and Childhood
Tyler Lepley was born on March 24, 1987 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA. Charles Dinnis is his father’s name, and Jennifer Dinnis is his mother’s name.
Tyler was raised by his mother and stepfather. When his mother remarried, he was six years old.
Tyler is of mixed ethnicity and nationality. His mother was Italian, and his biological father was Jamaican. There is currently no information available about his birth father’s name.
Tyler, on the other hand, was raised in a happy household with supportive parents and is the only child.
Tyler Lepley attended Central Bucks High School West. Tyler, he admitted, was the only black student in high school and was teased because of it.
Tyler was an athlete who participated in football, karate, basketball, and track. Tyler demonstrated the potential record at Villanova’s sports camp. Later, he was awarded a football scholarship to Kutztown University. Tyler was unable to continue his football career and graduated with a degree in criminal justice in 2010.
A producer at a boxing gym discovered Lepley about three months after he moved to Los Angeles and invited him to audition. He landed the lead role in Slumber Party Slaughter, an independent horror film, as a result of that meeting.
Lepley reluctantly followed his agent’s advice and enrolled in acting classes, and he soon made his acting debut in an episode of The CW’s 90210.
After a lengthy casting process, he landed the role of Benny on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots in 2013.
Perry arrived at the audition dressed as his famous Madea character, which surprised Lepley because he was filming a movie at the time.
Lepley also appeared in Paula Patton’s 2013 comedy Baggage Claim.
Lepley landed the lead role of Jaxon in the made-for-TV film Ringside, directed by Russ Parr and produced by Swirl Films. The film premiered on TV One in September 2016.
His co-stars included Tequan Richmond from Everybody Hates Chris and R&B singer Sevyn Streeter. Lepley was cast as a series regular in the Starz drama P-Valley in 2019. He was cast in the Harlem Tracy Oliver Amazon comedy series in 2020.
- Dirty People
- Baggage Claim
- Hollywood Chaos
- Three’s Complicated
- About The People
- The Haves and the Have Nots
Net worth & Lifestyle
Tyler Lepley has an estimated net worth of around $1-$4 million as of 2022. His breakthrough series “The Haves and the Have Nots” gained him major success in his career. Tyler portrayed the main role in the series from 2013 till 2021.
Tyler had a salary ranging from $44.5 – $48.1 thousand for his episode appearance. He is leading a luxurious life with his earnings, and we will be seeing more of his performance in the coming years.
Tyler has been involved with Miracle Watts since October 2021. They both confirmed their relationship through intimate Instagram photos. Tyler isn’t married or has children yet, but we can tell they adore each other.
- Instagram: @tylepley
- Twitter: @Tylepley