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Larenz Tate

Biography

Actor of Television and film known for his functions while Bart “Dark Shawn” Johnston on it series Rescue Me personally and Steve Urkel’s nemesis on Family members Issues. He was within an show of the tv screen series THE BRAND NEW Twilight Area when he was more youthful. He was presented inside a music video by R&B vocalist Ashanti on her behalf song “Rainfall on Me” in 2003. He wedded Tomasina Parrott in 2006 plus they have three kids collectively. He starred in the film Biker Boyz alongside Laurence Fishburne.

Quick Facts


Full Name Larenz Tate
Date Of Birth September 8, 1975
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Height 1.7 m
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Tomasina Parrott
Children Zander Tate, Miles Xavier Tate, Zion Tate
Parents Peggy Tate, Larry Tate
Siblings Lahmard Tate, Larron Tate
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Movies Menace II Society, Love Jones, Dead Presidents, A Man Apart, The Postman, Waist Deep, Crash, The Inkwell, Beta Test, Biker Boyz, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Ray, Deuces, Love Come Down, White Water, Girls Trip, Sacks West, Gun Hill, Behind the Scenes of Sacks West, Blue Blood, The Hot Spot
TV Shows Game of Silence, Rush, Rescue Me, Love Monkey, South Central, The Royal Family, New Attitude, The Women of Brewster Place, Waterfront
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1 Turned down the role of Harper in The Best Man (1999).
2 Turned down the role of Dre in Brown Sugar (2002).
3 Currently filming Blue Blood (2008). [January 2008]
4 Good friends with Ludacris.
5 His favorite hip-hop song is "juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G..
6 One of his favorite movies is Scarface (1983).
7 Appeared in the July 2006 issue of sister 2 sister magazine.
8 Expecting second child with wife, Tomasina Parrott, in late 2008.
9 He is a fan of boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.
10 He is often cast in films directed by the Hughes Brothers (Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes).
11 His favorite film is Lady Sings the Blues (1972).
12 His favorite musical artist is The Notorious B.I.G..
13 His favorite television programs are The Cosby Show (1984) and Sanford and Son (1972).
14 Before portraying him in Ray (2004), he spent time with Quincy Jones.
15 He was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Bell Gardens, California.
16 He began acting in plays at the Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles at the age of 10. His classmate was Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
17 His favorite book is "The Measure of a Man," an autobiography by Sidney Poitier.
18 He appeared on the cover of the October 1998 issue of Black Elegance.
19 He is the co-founder of The Tate Bros. Foundation with his brothers. The non-profit organization was created to help provide funds for children living with the disease sickle cell anemia.
20 Lives in Calabasas, California.
21 Son, Miles Xavier, was born in the week of 1-7 August, he weighed 7lbs, 2 oz, and he was 19 inches long
22 Larenz and his brothers Larron Tate, a writer-producer, and Lahmard J. Tate, an actor, have formed a production company of their own, "Tate Men Entertainment".
23 Has played real-life music legends Frankie Lymon and Quincy Jones.
24 Frequent co-star of Clifton Powell.
25 Youngest brother of actors Lahmard J. Tate and Larron Tate.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Business Ethics 2017 filming Zachery Cranston
Girls Trip 2017 filming
Untitled Akon/JoJo Ryder Project pre-production
Deuces 2016 Deuces
Beta Test 2016/I Max
Game of Silence 2016 TV Series Shawn
House of Lies 2013-2015 TV Series Malcolm Kaan
White Water 2015 TV Movie Terrance
Rush 2014 TV Series Dr. Alex Burke
The Mindy Project 2013 TV Series Tracy
Gun Hill 2011 TV Movie Bird Stevens
Rescue Me 2007-2011 TV Series Bart 'Black Shawn' Johnston
Behind the Scenes of Sacks West 2011 Video short
Sacks West 2011 Short
Justified 2011 TV Series Clinton Moss
Blue Blood 2008 TV Movie
Rescue Me Minisodes 2008 TV Series Black Sean Johnston
Waist Deep 2006 Lucky
Love Monkey 2006 TV Series Shooter Cooper
Waterfront 2006 TV Series Marcus
187 Ride or Die 2005 Video Game Buck (voice)
Ray 2004/I Quincy Jones
Crash 2004/I Peter Waters
A Man Apart 2003 Demetrius Hicks
Biker Boyz 2003 Wood
Love Come Down 2000 Neville Carter
Why Do Fools Fall in Love 1998 Frankie Lymon
The Postman 1997 Ford Lincoln Mercury
Love Jones 1997 Darius Lovehall
Dead Presidents 1995 Anthony Curtis
South Central 1994 TV Series Andre Mosely
The Inkwell 1994 Drew Tate
Menace II Society 1993 O-Dog
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1992 TV Series Kenny
The Royal Family 1991-1992 TV Series Curtis Royal
Seeds of Tragedy 1991 TV Movie Cornelius
Clippers 1991 TV Short Tj
Family Matters 1990-1991 TV Series Willie Fuffner
You Take the Kids 1990 TV Series
New Attitude 1990 TV Series Chilly D
Matlock 1989 TV Series Street Kid #3
The Wonder Years 1989 TV Series Basketball Team Captain
21 Jump Street 1989 TV Series Young Adam Fuller
The Women of Brewster Place 1989 TV Series Sammy
Amen 1988 TV Series Leshawn
Sonny Spoon 1988 TV Series
Frank's Place 1987 TV Series Other Boy
Hunter 1987 TV Series Sporty's Nephew
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series Older Brother (segment "Night of the Meek")

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Business Ethics 2017 executive producer filming
Beta Test 2016/I producer
White Water 2015 TV Movie co-producer
Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour 2013 TV Special documentary executive producer
Love Come Down 2000 executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Akon/JoJo Ryder Project pre-production
Melanie Fiona: Wrong Side of a Love Song 2013 Video short
The Hot Spot 2005 Video

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Melanie Fiona: Wrong Side of a Love Song 2013 Video short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Jones 1997 performer: "Brother to the Night A Blues for Nina"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell's Kitchen 2016 TV Series Himself - Restaurant Patron
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Real 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - House of Lies
Today 2016 TV Series Himself
Unity 2015 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Unsung Hollywood 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Hollywood Today Live 2014 TV Series Himself
HuffPost Live Conversations 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2009-2014 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself
2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
RapFix Live 2013 TV Series Himself
Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour 2013 TV Special documentary Himself
Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie 2012 Documentary
BET Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
41st NAACP Image Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary voice
Gangsta Vision: Making 'Menace II Society' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
The Young Hollywood Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Behind the Metal & Glass: The Making of 'Crash' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Crash: Unspoken 2006 Video short Himself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The Drop 2005 TV Series Himself
The Black Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself-Presenter
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Himself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2005 TV Series Himself
36th NAACP Image Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
With All Deliberate Speed 2004 Documentary Himself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Acapulco Black Film Festival 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
30th NAACP Image Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1994 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor, TV Movie or Mini-Series Gun Hill (2011)
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Crash (2004) · Brendan Fraser
· Sandra Bullock
· Ludacris
· Matt Dillon
· Ryan Phillippe
· Terrence Howard
· Thandie Newton
· Jennifer Esposito
· Don Cheadle
· Shaun Toub
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Crash (2004) · Ludacris
· Sandra Bullock
· Don Cheadle
· Loretta Devine
· Matt Dillon
· Jennifer Esposito
· William Fichtner
· Brendan Fraser
· Terrence Howard
· Thandie Newton
· Michael Peña
· Ryan Phillippe
· Shaun Toub
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Crash (2004) · Ludacris
· Sandra Bullock
· Don Cheadle
· Matt Dillon
· Jennifer Esposito
· William Fichtner
· Brendan Fraser
· Terrence Howard
· Thandie Newton
· Ryan Phillippe
· Shaun Toub
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Crash (2004) · Sandra Bullock
· Don Cheadle
· Matt Dillon
· Thandie Newton
· Ludacris
· Ryan Phillippe
· Terrence Howard
· Shaun Toub
· Jennifer Esposito
· Michael Peña
· Brendan Fraser
· William Fichtner
· Nona Gaye
· Loretta Devine
2005 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year Crash (2004) · Matt Dillon
· Terrence Howard
· Ludacris
· Sandra Bullock
· Don Cheadle
· Jennifer Esposito
· William Fichtner
· Brendan Fraser
· Thandie Newton
· Ryan Phillippe
· Shaun Toub
1999 Black Film Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Actor Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Gun Hill (2011)
2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Rescue Me (2004)
2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Crash (2004)
2005 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Crash (2004) · Sandra Bullock
· Don Cheadle
· Matt Dillon
· Jennifer Esposito
· William Fichtner
· Brendan Fraser
· Terrence Howard
· Ludacris
· Thandie Newton
· Ryan Phillippe
· Nona Gaye
· Michael Peña
· Shaun Toub
2005 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Ray (2004) · Aunjanue Ellis
· Jamie Foxx
· Terrence Howard
· Regina King
· Harry Lennix
· Clifton Powell
· Kerry Washington
1998 Black Film Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Actor Love Jones (1997)
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Love Jones (1997)
1993 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Television Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
1992 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Series The Royal Family (1991)


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#Quote
1 What I look for in a script is the plot point and whether they're strong, obviously, or not, whether the characters are rich or not, and if I can do justice to the character or not. Some movies you look at and the script is so bad that no one can do anything with the script. I mean, that's probably why Denzel Washington turns down so much. It's like why go through all of the ups and downs of trying to have a phenomenal performance when the movie is just bad all around?
2 It's interesting, because I've never seen myself as a sex symbol. It's actually kind of cool that women have taken to me. Because now I have a whole different demographic when it comes to the audiences. I have women who come out and support my movies and that is a huge demographic for me, which is great because some actors don't have a female base at all.


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