In junior high school Tristen had a single song deal with TWIzM Records, which is Shaq's record label.
Despite his popularity for playing the soft-spoken character Baby Voice Darius on Issa Rae’s web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, Tristen is trained in acting, voice and dance by way of The Colburn School of Performing Arts and later the Amazing Grace Conservatory.
Tristen was born and raised in South Los Angeles.
In his free time, Tristen enjoys writing, traveling and impersonating characters and people from everyday life.
Tristen’s mother is a retired touring ballroom dancer and he credits his passion and growing success to her.
The neighborhood Tristen lives in today is close to where he grew up in South LA near Crenshaw High, which has a history of gang presence. This informs his character Thug Yoda on the television series Insecure.
Winger cites Pharrell Williams as one of the top influencers in his life and says Williams is the reason he began producing music.
Tristen holds music supervisor credits for the television series True Friendship Society.
Tristen plays multiple voices on the #FRUITpodcast, which tells the story of X as he figures out his sexuality in the alpha male world of professional football.
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