Larenz Tate (born September 08, 1975) is an American Actor, Instagram Star, and Social Media Personality from Chicago, Illinois. He first came to public attention with his debut movie called “Menace II Society“.
It was a drama/crime film which released in 1993 and Tate played a supporting role of Kevin “O-Dog” Anderson. Earlier, the actor appeared in various TV shows for minor parts such as Hunter, Amen, The Women of Brewster Place, Family Matters, 21 Jump Street, and much more.
His performance as a lead character named Drew Tate in the 1994 movie “The Inkwell” was prised by both viewers & critics. Currently, the talented artist is playing one of the major roles in the TV program titled “Power“.
It is an American crime drama television series and Courtney A. Kemp & Curtis Jackson re the makers of the hit show. Larenz is performing as Rashad Tate who is a nasty councilman and competing to become the new governor.
Acting Career, Upcoming Movies & Net worth
The 44-years-old Tate launched his acting profession back in 1985 with a show “The Twilight Zone”. He acted as an older brother in the episode called “Night of the Meek”. Later, the actor starred in projects like Matlock (1989, Street kid #3), The Wonder Years (1989, as Basketball Team Captain), Family Matters (1990, as Willie Fuffner), etc.
His first major in the TV industry came with a series “The Royal Family” as Curtis Royal in 1991. Furthermore, the artist performed for one the recurring roles as Andre Mosely in the 1994 show “South Central”.
From 1994 to 2000, Larenz got the opportunity to portray the major part in numerous movies such as Dead Presidents (1995, as Anthony Curtis), Love Jones (1997, as Darius Lovehall), The Postman (1997, as Ford Lincoln Mercury), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998, as Frankie Lymon), and Love Come Down (2000, as Neville Carter).
The talented and hardworking Larenz Tate’s Net worth is $4.5 million US Dollars, as of 2019. Some of his other popular projects are Crash, Rush, Ray, Waist Deep, Game of Silence, etc.
Early Life, Parents & Siblings
Power Actor, Larenz Tate was born on the 8th of September 1975 (age 44 years old, as of 2019) in Chicago, Illinois, United States. At the age of 4, his father “Larry Tate” and mother “Peggy Tate” moved to California, USA.
The actor has two elder brothers named Lahmard Tate & Larron Tate. They also work in the entertainment industry as an actor. Larenz’s parents enrolled him and his siblings into a drama program at the Inner City Cultural Center.
Initially, they did not take any interest in the acting classes. But later the trio got inspired after their classmate Malcolm-Jamal Warner cast on the famous program “The Cosby Show”.
As of education, the actor graduated from Palmdale High School in 1993. Meanwhile, he also got an opportunity to star in hit shows for minor roles which increased his acting experience.
Personal Affairs, Spouse, Girlfriend & Children
Love Jones Movie star is a married man. He dated and tied the knot with his wife “Tomasina Parrott” on December 30, 2006, in a lavish ceremony. She is an American Actress, Performer, Choreographer, and Skilled Salsa Dancer.
The pair shares four children together. Their elder son “Miles Xavier Tate” was born on July 29, 2006. Later, Larenz and Tomasina welcomed their second child “Zander Tate” on June 27, 2008.
But, the birth date of their third boy “Zion Tate” and the fourth kid is not available on the internet. Currently, the actor and his family live in a beautiful home in Los Angeles, California, USA.
|Real Full Birth Name||Larenz Tate.|
|Profession||Actor, Instagram Star, and Social Media Personality.|
|Famous for||his appearance in the show "Power".|
|Age (As of 2019)||44 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||September 08, 1975.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Chicago, Illinois, United States.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Virgo.|
|House In||1. Los Angeles, California, USA.
2. Chicago, Illinois, United States.
|Debut||Film: Menace II Society (1993, as O-Dog).
TV Show: The Twilight Zone (1985, as Older brother).
TV Film: Gun Hill (2011, as Bird Stevens & Train Stevens).
|List of Movies||1. Menace II Society.
2. Dead Presidents.
3. The Inkwell.
4. Why Do Fools Fall in Love.
5. The Postman.
6. Love Jones.
8. A Man Apart.
9. Biker Boyz.
10. Love Come Down.
12. Girls Trip.
13. Beta Test.
14. White Water.
15. Gun Hill.
16. Waist Deep.
|Various TV Shows||1. Power.
5. The Twilight Zone.
6. Family Matters.
7. New Attitude.
9. The Women of Brewster place.
10. The Wonder Years.
11. 21 Jump Street.
12. Rescue Me.
13. Love Monkey.
15. South Central.
16. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
17. The Royal Family.
18. Game of Silence.
19. House of Lies.
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/larenztate/
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 7".
Centimeters: 170 cm.
Meters: 1.70 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 66 Kg.
Pounds: 145 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||43-32-36.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Larry Tate.
Mother: Peggy Tate.
|Siblings||Brothers: Lahmard Tate and Larron Tate.|
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||Palmdale High School.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not disclosed by the actor.|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Tomasina Parrott|
|Son||four sons including Zander (born 2008), Miles Xavier (born 2006), and Zion Tate.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Denzel Washington.
Actress: Jennifer Aniston.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Greece.|
|Favorite Color||Navy Blue.|
|Love to do||Reading, Theatre Play, Travel & Artwork.|
|Favorite Food||Mexican Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$4.5 million US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Larenz Tate
- Recently, in September 2019, Larenz jokingly revealed that he does not share the same room with his spouse in order to avoid fifth pregnancy.
- In 1989, he starred in the super hit series “21 Jump Street” as Adam Fuller (young) in the episode “Wolly Bullies”.
- Later, the actor also acted in the 1990 show “New Attitude” as Chilly D.
- Tate even appeared in the show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” as Kenny in the episode titled “That’s No Lady, That’s My Cousin”.
- Power Show Famed Actor, Larenz Tate’s height stands tall at 5 feet 7 inches or 170 in cm.
- He also workout in the gym 4 days a week in order to maintain his body weight which is around 66 kilograms (145 pounds). The actor even focuses on a clean and healthy diet.
- As an Instagram star, the artist has an amazing fan following on the platform with 2.2+ million followers. He entertains his fans by uploading about his movies, shows, event, appearances, behind the scenes, and much more.
- He acted in hit films like White Water, Gun Hill, Girls Trip, and Deuces.