• Tyisha Hampton is an American actress, best known for being the ex-wife of Kel Mitchell, a famous American actor, stand-up comedian and singer.
• She was raised an only child in the US and became interested in acting while in high school.
• Tyisha made her debut TV series appearance in 1997 and her latest work was in 2008.
• She was married to Kel Mitchell from 1999-2005 and the couple had two children together.
• She is 42 years old, with long brown hair and brown eyes, and her net worth is estimated at over $50,000.


Who is Tyisha Hampton, Kel Mitchell’s ex-wife?

Tyisha Hampton was born in the USA, on 17 July 1978 – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, but who is perhaps best known for being the ex-wife of Kel Mitchell, a famous American actor, stand-up comedian and singer.

Early life and education

Tyisha was raised an only child in the US by her father who was a taxi driver, and her mother who worked at a café as a waitress before switching to a job at a local supermarket. The family led a rather modest life, as they had just enough money to cover their bills and put food on the table.

Tyisha became interested in acting while attending high school, and began practicing her skills at the school’s drama club, while she also often attended theatre plays, and occasionally talked to the actors and actresses, asking them for advice. She matriculated in 1995, and started working to financially support herself while attending auditions and trying to launch her career as an actress.

Tyisha’s acting career

Tyisha made her debut TV series appearance in 1997, when she portrayed Nikki in the episode “The Date” of the comedy series “City Guys” starring Wesley Jonathan, Scott Whyte and Caitlin Mowrey in the story which follows two high school students who are trying to avoid Karen Boble, their school’s principle.

In 1998 Tyisha guest starred as the Cute Girl in the episode “Blast from the Past” of the comedy family series “Cousin Skeeter”, which starred Rondell Sheridan, Angela Means and Meagan Good, and she also appeared in the episode “Happy B-Day Marc” of the comedy family series “Kenan & Kel”.

In 2005, Tyisha produced and wrote her one and only comedy movie “Ganked”, starring her ex-husband Kel Mitchell, Natalie Raitano and Nora Farlice, and which is about a singer who wins a contest with his song, only to have it stolen by successful singer Kennedy Ross.

Tyisha’s latest work in the entertainment industry was in 2008 when she portrayed the supporting character Toni in the thriller movie “Voyeur: In Hindsight”, directed and written by Danielle L. Ross.

Love life and marriage with Kel Mitchell

Tyisha and Kel Mitchell met in 1996 at a party organized for actors and actresses who were still working their way up in the film industry, and they started dating a few days later. In 1999, the two married in a small ceremony attended by their closest friends and family, and in the same year,Tyisha gave birth to their son, while their daughter followed in 2002. In 2005 the couple divorced, due to what appears to have been Kel’s infidelity, but Kel became depressed, had suicidal thoughts and began abusing drugs. He found comfort in religion and became a devoted Christian, then found love again and married rapper Asia Lee on 25 February 2012, who gave birth to their daughter in July 2017 – they announced in May 2020 that they are expecting again.

Tyisha hasn’t talked about any men she might have dated since divorcing Kel, and as of August 2020 she is single, was once married and has two children.

Hobbies and other interests

Tyisha likes to read books in her spare time and her favorite genres are science fiction and history.

She is a lover of animals and has two pet dogs – her favorite animals are dolphins and zebras.

Tyisha likes to eat tasty food as well as to cook, and is said to be very good at preparing delicious meals.

She likes to watch movies in her free time, and her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, while some of her favorite movies are “The Terminal”, “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Lost in Translation”.

She was physically very active during her 20s and 30s, as she ran in a park close to her home, and had several training sessions at the gym each week, however, she doesn’t work out anymore.

Age and height

Tyisha is 42 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).

As of August 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $50,000 while Kel’s net worth is reputedly over $3 million.

Who is Kel Mitchell?

Kel Johari Rice Mitchell was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 25 August 1978 – his zodiac sign is Virgo and he holds American nationality.

Kel is probably best known for having portrayed the lead character in the sketch comedy series “All That”, which aired from 1994 to 2016, and which also starred Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon and Kenan Thompson.

Kel was raised on the South Side area of Chicago alongside his two sisters, Kyra and Kenyatta, by their parents who were both part of the entertainment industry. Kel studied at Chicago Vocational High School while simultaneously practicing acting at the ETA Creative Arts Foundation – after matriculation in 1995, he decided to focus on his acting career rather than to honor his parent’s wish and enroll at a college.

Kel Mitchell

He made his debut TV series appearance in 1994 in “All That”, and in 1996 portrayed the lead character Kel in the comedy series “Kenan & Kel”. He then appear in single episodes of many series, such as “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” in 1998, “Figure It Out” in 1999 and “Two Heads Are Better Than None” in 2000, before he made his debut voicing performance in the educational animated children’s series “Clifford the Big Red Dog” – he voiced T-Bone and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program in both 2001 and 2002.

Kel went on to appear in numerous series such as “My Coolest Years” and “Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words” both in 2005, and “Attack of the Show!” in 2008.

In 2010, he voiced the lead character Ant in the animated series “Pink Panther and Pals”, while in 2012 he also voiced the main character Dutch in another animated series – “Motorcity”. From 2012 to 2015, Kel lent his voice to Jay Jay in the animated series “Wild Grinders” and then went on to appear in a single episode of several series such as “The Thundermans” in 2014, “Ridin’ with Burgess” in 2015 and “Liv & Maddie”. He was invited to portray the lead character Double G in the comedy series “Game Shakers” in 2015, and was shooting for it  until 2019. Some of his latest appearances in TV series and shows have been in “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Dancing with the Stars” both in 2019, and “The Substitute” in 2020.

Kel made his debut film appearance in 1997 when he portrayed Ed in the comedy movie “Good Burger”, and in 1999, he was the Invisible Boy in the superhero comedy movie “Mystery Men”. After playing Martin in the live-action animated adventure movie “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle”, Kel was invited to star in multiple direct-to-video movies, including “Kel Videos Live – This Face Belongs on the Tube” in 2004, “Ganked” in 2005, and “Like Mike 2: Streetball” in 2006. He went on to appear in many other movies, while three of his most recent appearances in films have been in the 2011 martial arts comedy movie “Dance Fu” which he also co-wrote and co-produced, the science fiction movie “Battle of Los Angeles” also in 2011, as well as the drama “Caught on Tape” in 2013.

In 2016, Kel and his wife Asia accepted an award from the Carson Black Chamber for their program “The Back House Party”, and not long after, Kel became the spokesperson for Black College Expo.

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