Trinity Whiteside was born in Asheville, North Carolina. His father is Mickie Whiteside of Lake Lure, North Carolina and his mother is Cynthia Ray of Asheville. His father is African-American and his mother is Caucasian. He was identified as an intellectually gifted child early on in life, scoring in the top eight percent in the nation on the California Achievement Test given to elementary school students. He was also deemed to be gifted artistically as well, with a fondness of illustration. He married his wife, Nikkia Whiteside, on September 13, 2002. They have three children, Makaiya Young, Nikolas Trinity Whiteside and Skye Jordan Whiteside. He decided to pursue a career in acting in 2013 upon the suggestion of his wife after revealing it to be his life’s passion. His first appearance was as a football player on BET’s “The Game” during 2013. Shortly after he landed several other parts including roles on the CW’s “The Originals”, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”, “Lila and Eve”, “Masterminds” and “Barbershop 3”. It wasn’t until he began working on “The Fate of The Furious”, that he landed his biggest role yet, receiving his SAG-AFTRA eligibility for his work.