Kel Mitchell has enjoyed a diverse career, ranging from an actor to a stand-up comedian to a musician, singer, and rapper. Best known for his work in the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series “All That,” almost everything that Mitchell has done has ended up on the internet. Details on Mitchell’s life are not hard to come by, but details on his first wife are a hard find. Before settling down with Asia Lee, Mitchell was married to Tyisha Hampton. And unlike Mitchell, Hampton remains an unknown figure in the mainstream media. So, for this article, we will try to sum up everything that is known about Tyisha Hampton.
Tyisha Hampton is a retired American actress who finds herself in limelight to this day due to her status as the ex-wife of Kel Mitchell. Her zodiac is cancer.On the physical side of things, Tyisha has an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches with an hourglass body shape, and her eyes and hair color are dark brown.
Tyisha Hampton was born on the 17th of July 1978. Born and raised in the United States, not much is known about Hampton’s early life. The only child of the family, Hampton had humble beginnings. Her mother worked as a waitress whereas her father was a taxi driver. Hampton’s interest in acting began during her high school years and she was a regular face at the school’s drama club. Following her matriculation in 1995, Hampton decided to launch her career as an actress and started doubling down on the frequency of auditions.
Hampton began her professional career in 1997 when she played the part of Nikki in one of the episodes of the comedy series, City Guys. While Hampton landed roles on a regular basis, most of them were small appearances. In 1998, she guest-starred in one of the episodes of the TV series, Blast from the Past. She also had a one-off role in the series, Kenan & Kel.
Things changed for Hampton in 2005, when she wrote and produced her only movie, Ganked, starring her ex-husband Kel Mitchell. Hampton was last seen on the big screen in 2008 when she was cast in the role of a supporting character, Toni, in the thriller movie, Voyeur: In Hindsight. Since then, Hampton has erased all traces of herself from the mainstream media and has not been seen on either the big or the small screen.
Marriage and kids:
Tyisha Hampton was married to Kel Mitchell for six years. The pair first met in 1996 at a party that was specifically organized for actors who were trying to make their way into the industry. The pair were instantly attracted to each other and began dating after a few days. The pair tied the knot in 1999 in a small ceremony and had their first child soon after. They had a son Lyric Mitchell in the same year of their marriage followed by a daughter Allure Mitchell who was born in 2002. While things were off to a good start, the pair decided to call things off in 2005. Even though neither of the pair released an official divorce statement, fans believe that the divorce was caused by infidelity on Kel’s part and that he had been cheating on Hampton with a number of girls.
Life after divorce:
Following the divorce, Hampton disappeared from the media and has remained that way ever since. On the other hand, Kel fell into a dangerous loophole of drugs and depression but was eventually able to overcome his demons. He tied the knot to Asia Lee on 25 February 2012 and had a daughter in July 2017. In May 2020, the pair announced that they were expecting a second child.
A biography of her ex-husband, Kel Mitchell:
Kel Mitchell was born on August 25, 1978, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is the son of James Mitchell and Sheryl Mitchell and grew up in a household with two sisters siblings Kenyatta and Kyra. Mitchell developed an early interest in comedy and acting, performing in school plays and talent shows as a child.
In 1994, at the age of 16, Mitchell was discovered by a talent scout while performing at a comedy club in Chicago. This led to his audition for the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show “All That,” in which he landed a spot in the cast. Mitchell quickly became a fan favorite on the show, showcasing his comedic talent and charismatic personality.
In 1996, Mitchell and his “All That” co-star Kenan Thompson were given their own spin-off show, “Kenan & Kel,” which ran for four seasons and 65 episodes. The show followed the misadventures of two best friends, Kenan Rockmore (played by Thompson) and Kel Kimble (played by Mitchell), and became a huge success, winning the hearts of young viewers and launching Mitchell’s career to new heights.
After “Kenan & Kel,” Mitchell continued to act in movies and television shows, including “Good Burger,” “Mystery Men,” and “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.” He also provided voiceover work for various animated series, including “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Wild Grinders.”
In addition to his acting work, Mitchell has also worked as a writer and producer, and he is a devout Christian who has spoken publicly about his faith and his dedication to spreading positivity and love.
Overall, Kel Mitchell has had a successful career in the entertainment industry, and he continues to be a beloved figure among fans of his work on Nickelodeon in the 1990s and early 2000s.