Secret Lives of Bees: Tristan Wilds and Dakota Fanning

L-R: Tristan Wilds and Dakota Fanning/ Photo Credit: Sidney Baldwin

Tristan Wilds stars as Dixon Mills, a star athlete and scholar in The CW’s new “90210.” An 18-year-old native of Staten Island, New York, Wilds’ most recently appeared in HBO’s critically acclaimed series “The Wire,” and made his big-screen debut in the feature film HALF NELSON, starring Ryan Gosling, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Since making his TV and screen debuts, Wilds has been a very busy young man. In 2007 he was cast opposite Roger Guenveur Smith in the role of Adrian in the film INDELIBLE. The film is currently in post-production and will be released in theaters in 2009. Having made his television debut in the Spike Lee miniseries “The Miracles’ Boys,” he has also appeared in guest starring roles in episodes of “Cold Case” and “Law and Order.” Wilds has also appeared on the stage in workshops for Roundabout Theatre Company’s Wool and Stockholm Brooklyn, opposite Phylicia Rashad, at the Cherry Lane Theater. Wilds was heard but not seen when he became the voice of the main character Blak for the animated feature film BLOKHEDZ, based on the independent graphic novel by Mark and Mike Davis.

Wilds also stepped into the world of music videos, appearing in “Ghetto Mindstate” by rap artist Li'l Flip featuring Lyfe Jennings, as well as playing Jay Z’s nephew in the music video “Roc Boys.” Wilds is also one of the fresh new faces in Rocawear’s 2008 “I Will Not Lose” campaign, as well as a Rocawear model.

Not to be limited to other artist’s music videos, Wilds is also a talented singer and songwriter who is currently working on his first album. When not on a television or movie set, he can be found hard at work in a recording studio.