Tyler Lepley Family Background & Personal Life Uncovered

By Staff Writer | Published On: 06 Mar, 2020
Tyler Lepley Family Background & Personal Life Uncovered

Tyler Lepley is an American actor. He has been ruling the hearts of many by playing the role of Benny Young in the TV series The Haves and the Haves Not from 2013 to date. Some of his other television credits include Style it Rich (2011), 90210 (2012), The Real (2015), and Hollywood Today Live (2015).

As for 2020, he will be seen playing the role of Diamond and Ian in the television series- P-Valley and Untitled Tracy Oliver Project.

Bio, Family 

Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Tyler Lepley was born to African-Jamaican father and Italian mother on 24 March 1987. His mother's name is Jennifer.

He was raised by his mother and stepfather since he was six years old. His stepfather is Charles Dinnis.


Tyler Lepley with his mother on 27 November 2015 (Photo: Tyler Lepley's Instagram)

He attended Central Bucks High School West. During his high school days, he was into sports, and he played basketball and football. He also ran track.

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Later with his hard work and passion, he won a football scholarship to Kutztown University.


Tyler Lepley stands at an average height of 6 feet (1.83 meters).

Is Tyler Lepley Single?

As of now, Tyler Lepley is not single. The actor surprised his fans and well-wishers by admitting that he is dating a girl in the interview with The Beat ATL on 13 March 2019. But he has not disclosed anything about who the lucky girl is.

According to him, the girl is one of the most important people in his life as she is very supportive and understands him very well.


Before venturing into the entertainment industry, Tyler Lepley dreamt of pursuing a career in Football. Tyler wanted to make it to the NFL. But in 2007 his dream crashed down, as the actor at 19 got drunk and the following night he got into a fight with other students, according to After the incident, he was arrested and was eventually expelled from the college. However, he did manage to make it back to the college, but his football career ended. He was kicked off from the team by his coach.

Although his career ended, he managed to earn a degree in criminal justice, he did not get any related job. He also tried but failed to get a dealer’s license to work at Parx Casino.

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The failure career in his early days made him realize there was nothing for him to do except the part-time jobs like pumping gas. He also worked at the Sandwich shop and also worked as a bookie.

After a lot of struggle, he moved to Los Angeles in 2011 after one of his friends offered him a place. There, he worked as a gym rat in Santa Monica. Fortunately enough, he ran up to a guy who suggested Tyler might be a good choice for movies. He then auditioned for the role of man’s friend but ended up bagging the lead role in a low- budget horror flick, Slumber Party Slaughter, in 2012. 

The debut turned out to be lucky for him, and since then, there is no looking back for The Haves and Haves Not star. His other movies credits include Dirty People, Sake-bomb, Baggage Claim, and Hollywood Chaos.