He is close friends with his All Summers End (2017) co-star, Kaitlyn Dever.
For his 16th birthday, Tye received a truck from his parents.
Won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival in 2013 for his performance in Joe (2013).
He has roots in the American South going back many generations. He is of English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, and distant Swiss and French, descent.
His idol is James McAvoy, whom he acted alongside in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame with the Rising Star Award in Austin, Texas (March 2017).