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10 Things You Didn’t Know About 90210’s Tristan Wilds

Tristan Wilds plays star athlete and scholar Dixon Wilson on The CW's 90210, and we've got 10 things you probably didn't know about the sexy actor.

1. He's got an in with Jay-Z. Tristan was a model for Jay-Z's clothing line, Rocawear.

2. He is of African American, Dominican, and Irish descent. Tristan's father is African American, his grandmother is from the Dominican Republic, and his grandfather is Irish.

3. Despite his mixed heritage, he gets pigeonholed. Tristan has said, "I get offered a lot of black roles, because apparently I don't look Latino enough."

4. Dude is TALL. Tristan stands nearly 6-feet tall — or "5-foot-11-and-3/4" to be exact!

5. He's a double threat! Tristan signed a record deal with Ten2one Entertainment and has released two songs — "Fall 4 Her" and "Runaround."

6. He's a music video star... Tristan appeared in the music video for Lil Flip's single "Ghetto Mindstate."

7. ... for reals! He can also be seen in Jay-Z's "Roc Boys" video from the rapper's American Gangster album.

8. He knows Ryan Gosling. Lucky! Tristan appeared in the 2006 indie hit Half Nelson.

9. He's got a mouthful of a name. Tristan's name is Tristan Paul Mack Wilds.

10. He has two Teen Choice Award nominations under his belt. Tristan was up for Choice TV: Breakout Male Star in 2009, and he was thisclose to winning Choice TV Male Star: Drama in 2010.

01.4.2011 / 06:44 AM EDT by Katrina Munsell
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