Trai Byers is an American Actor and TV Personality known for several films and shows such as “Harlem”, “Selma”, and FOX’s series “Empire”.
Trai Byers Biography
Trai Byers is an American Actor and TV Personality well-known for starring in several films and shows such as FOX’s series “Empire”. Some of the other shows/films include “Harlem”, “90210”, “Jayhawkers”, “The 24th”, and “Selma”.
In the year 2011, Byers started acting on television with a part in the “All My Children” (ABC soap opera) The next year, he appeared in the teen show “90210” on The CW channel. He portrayed civil rights activist James Forman in the movie Selma in the year 2014. Byers also acted as Andre Lyon in the music-focused show Empire on Fox the following year.
Trai Byers Age
Byers was born on July 19, 1983, in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. He is therefore 40 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday on the 19th of July every year.
Trai Byers Height
Byers stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 2 inches.
Trai Byers Family
Byers was born to his lovely spouse, whose names are unknown. His dad has worked in the U.S. Air Force. He grew up alongside his one sister, Brandy Byers.
Trai Byers Brother
Byers’s fans once speculated that DeVon Franklin, a famous motivational speaker, and author, is his identical twin brother. For sure, the two resembles a bit, but the truth of the matter is that they are not brother, and Byers has no brothers.
Trai Byers Wife
Byers is married to his lovely spouse, Grace Gealey (a famous actress). He and Grace appear together as co-stars in the series “Empire” and “Harlem”. They tied the knot on April 14, 2016, at a wedding ceremony held on Grand Cayman Island. The duo confirmed their engagement on the October 7, 2015 episode of “FABLife”, a daytime talk show.
Trai Byers’s Wife’s Pregnant / Baby
Byers’s wife Grace Gealey is pregnant with their very first child. Byers often post their photos together on his Instagram Page. As soon as Grace gives birth, there will be an update in this section.
Trai Byers Net Worth
Byers has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Actor and TV Personality.
Trai Byers Education
Byers attended high school in Kansas City and in Georgia. He is also an alumnus of Andrew College, where he graduated with an associate degree in Theater. Byers is also a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. Additionally, Byers is an alumnus of the Yale School of Drama and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, CA.
Trai Byers Empire
Byers is one of the cast members of FOX’s musical/drama TV series, “Empire”, which ran for about 2 years (January 7, 2015, – April 21, 2020). In the series, he portrays the role of Andre Lyon. He acts as the oldest son in the Lyon family and is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Empire Entertainment. He went to Wharton school, is ambitious for power, and has bipolar disorder.
He’s married to his college love, Rhonda. He wants to lead Empire but is competing with his younger brothers for the top position. In the second season, he assists Cookie and Hakeem to start Lyon Dynasty, but then goes back to Empire. Lucious later makes him the President of Gutter Life Records, a part of Empire Entertainment that focuses on urban rappers like Freda Gatz. In Seasons 3, 4 & 5, he loses his wife and becomes involved with Nessa, Charlotte, Pamela, and Teri (who becomes his new wife in the season 5 finale).
The series follows the story of Lucious Lyon (played by Terrence Howard), who is a big name in hip-hop, used to sell drugs, and is the boss of Empire Entertainment. He finds out he will die soon because of ALS, a disease. He has to pick one of his kids to take over his business when he’s gone. Lucious starts training his sons for this – his son Andre, who’s in charge of money (played by Trai Byers), his son Jamal, who sings R&B (played by Jussie Smollett), and his son Hakeem, who’s a rapper (played by Bryshere Y. Gray). While doing this, Lucious makes them compete against each other. Lucious’ ex-wife Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson) gets out of jail after being there for 17 years. She also wants control of the company and her sons.
In the TV series “Empire”, Byers stars alongside many other cast members such as;
- Terrence Howard
- Taraji P. Henson
- Bryshere Y. Gray
- Jussie Smollett
- Malik Yoba
- Kaitlin Doubleday
- Ta’Rhonda Jones
- Gabourey Sidibe
- Morocco Omari
Trai Byers Movies and TV Shows
Byers has starred in several television shows such as;
- All My Children
Byers has also appeared in several films such as;
- The 24th
- Destination Planet Negro
- Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre
Trai Byers Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 1.1M followers on Instagram.