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Tye White
Born
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationActor
Years active2009–present
SpouseRania Nasreen White [m 2018-present]
Children1[1]

Tye White is an American actor, known for his role as Kevin Satterlee in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf (2016—18).

Life and career

White is African American, born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Brother Rice High School (Michigan) and studied at the University of Michigan.[2] His first major role was in the VH1 television film Drumline: A New Beat in 2014. He has a recurring role as Aiden Hanna, son of Sam Hanna (played by LL Cool J ) in the CBS procedural series NCIS: Los Angeles and in 2016 appeared in the secondary role as Jason Simpson, O. J. Simpson's son, in the FX series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.[3]

In 2015, White was cast in a series regular role in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.[4] He plays Kevin Satterlee, Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee's (played by Deborah Joy Winans) husband, who is gay.[5] The series also stars Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Merle Dandridge, and Kim Hawthorne.[6] He left the series in 2018.[7] In 2021, White was cast in the NBC comedy series American Auto opposite Ana Gasteyer.[8]

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Detroit

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Michigan

Michigan

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Drumline: A New Beat

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Drumline: A New Beat is a 2014 American television film directed by Bille Woodruff. It is the sequel to 2002's Drumline. The screenplay, a fictional story about a historically black college marching band, was written by Karen Gist and Regina Hicks. The story is about a young drummer from New York, played by Alexandra Shipp, who enters the fictional Atlanta A&T University and bumps heads with the leader of her new school's drum section. Jordan Calloway, Mario Van Peebles, and LeToya Luckett co-star. Leonard Roberts reprises his role as Sean Taylor, while Nick Cannon reprise his role as Devon Miles. Cannon also serves as the film's executive producer.

LL Cool J

LL Cool J

James Todd Smith, known professionally as LL Cool J, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is one of the earliest rappers to achieve commercial success, alongside fellow new school hip hop acts Beastie Boys and Run-DMC.

Greenleaf (TV series)

Greenleaf (TV series)

Greenleaf is an American weekly prime time Soap Opera/mystery television series created by Craig Wright, and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate Television. Clement Virgo also serves as an executive producer and director. It stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, and Merle Dandridge. Greenleaf premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on June 21, 2016.

Deborah Joy Winans

Deborah Joy Winans

Deborah Joy Imani Winans is an American actress and singer, and member of the musical Winans family. She starred as Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.

Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

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Keith David

Keith David

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Merle Dandridge

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Kim Hawthorne

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American Auto

American Auto

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Ana Gasteyer

Ana Gasteyer

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Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The People I've Slept With Male Dancer Uncredited
2010 Hopeless James Short film
2010 Life of the Party: Vol. II LeBron
2012 Bottled Tripp Short film
2013 The Meet Craig Short film
2014 Drumline: A New Beat Armondi Mason Television film
2015 Sleep Over Tye Short film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Pretty Little Liars Jock Episode: "Know Your Frenemies"
2014 Mixology Dave Episode: "Liv & Jim"
2014 Red Band Society Bouncer Episode: "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car"
2014-2020 NCIS: Los Angeles Aiden Hanna 4 episodes
2016 The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Jason Simpson 9 episodes
2016–18 Greenleaf Kevin Satterlee 30 episodes
2018–19 Chicago Fire Tyler 3 episodes
2021–present American Auto Jack 8 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2020 NBA 2K21 Junior

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Drumline: A New Beat

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Drumline: A New Beat is a 2014 American television film directed by Bille Woodruff. It is the sequel to 2002's Drumline. The screenplay, a fictional story about a historically black college marching band, was written by Karen Gist and Regina Hicks. The story is about a young drummer from New York, played by Alexandra Shipp, who enters the fictional Atlanta A&T University and bumps heads with the leader of her new school's drum section. Jordan Calloway, Mario Van Peebles, and LeToya Luckett co-star. Leonard Roberts reprises his role as Sean Taylor, while Nick Cannon reprise his role as Devon Miles. Cannon also serves as the film's executive producer.

Mixology

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Red Band Society

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NCIS: Los Angeles

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The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story is the first season of the FX true crime anthology television series American Crime Story. The season, which debuted on February 2, 2016, revolves around the O. J. Simpson murder case and is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson (1997).

Greenleaf (TV series)

Greenleaf (TV series)

Greenleaf is an American weekly prime time Soap Opera/mystery television series created by Craig Wright, and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate Television. Clement Virgo also serves as an executive producer and director. It stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, and Merle Dandridge. Greenleaf premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on June 21, 2016.

Chicago Fire (TV series)

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American Auto

American Auto

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NBA 2K21

NBA 2K21

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Source: "Tye White", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 27th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tye_White.

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References
  1. ^ "Login • Instagram". www.instagram.com. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  2. ^ "OWN's new 'Greenleaf' features two emerging Detroit actors". Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Tye White - GreenleafOwn.tv". 7 April 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (4 September 2015). "Tye White Joins OWN's 'Greenleaf'; Joe Dinicol In 'Blindspot', 'Grey's Anatomy'". Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Does Oprah's 'Greenleaf' Megachurch Drama Disrespect the Church? (Review)". 24 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  6. ^ Denise Petski (21 January 2016). "'Greenleaf': OWN's Megachurch Drama Series Gets Premiere Date - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  7. ^ Raiford, Tiffany (December 18, 2021). "10 Things You Didn't Know about Tye White". TVOvermind.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (July 9, 2020). "'American Auto': Tye White, Michael Benjamin Washington, Jon Barinholtz & Humphrey Ker Join Justin Spitzer's NBC Comedy Pilot".
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