WATCH: Actor Tristan Wilds on His Move to 90210 - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

After a few small roles, actor Tristan Wilds made his mark on Hollywood with his critically acclaimed portrayal of “Michael” on HBO’s The Wire. Playing a latchkey kid who veers off the right path and gets sucked into the streets, the Staten Island, NY-native drew rave reviews for his performance on the hit cable series. That led to a more mainstream role as “Dixon” on The CW’s 90210, which premieres its latest season tonight at 8pm EST. The budding star spoke with about his evolution as an actor and how he avoided the roadblocks of his most popular character’s past.

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Anslem Samuel, Senior Producer, has been a culture critic and entertainment journalist for over 10 years. After a four-year stint as Culture Editor at The Source, the New York native became the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Ave, an independent quarterly publication that combined entertainment, social issues and politics. From there, he served as the Senior Editor for XXL magazine for three years before moving up the ranks to Digital Content Director for Also heading up an award-winning relationship blog, he now brings his lifestyle expertise to