"A Rising Star" is what Essence Magazine calls him. Tristan Wilds made his first debut in the miniseries Miracle's Boys as a bully named A.J. He then met Julito McCullum and would later pair up on the groundbreaking HBO show, The Wire
. There Tristan would popularize the character Michael Lee, a troubled teen in Baltimore trying to make life better by any means necessary. His character was such a hit that he would be a main character in the show's 5th and final season.
Although, it was hard for Tristan to end The Wire
, he has still continued to follow his dream. His upcoming movie roles are Zachary Taylor in, The Secret Life of Bees
, and Adrian in Indelible. But Tristan hasn't failed to come back to television screen. In fall of 2008, he will play Dixon Mills on the CW's 90210