The well known American actor Larenz Tate was born on 8th September 1975. His star sign is Virgo. He was born in Chicago, U.S. He is American nationality. He is of African-American ethnicity. Tate went to Palmdale High School. Tate was born to Larry Tate and Peggy Tate.

He has two elder brothers named Lahmard and Larron. He is an active Philanthropist and is the co-founder of the Tate Bros. Foundation with his elder brothers. The foundation provides funds for children with Anemia.  He has been married to Tomasina Parrott since the year 2006. They were blessed with three kids named Zion Tate, Zander Tate and Miles Xavier Tate.


Tate is a successful actor having acted in numerous movies and TV shows. Larenz Tate played Peter Waters in an American drama film Crash by Paul Haggis in the year 2004. He portrayed O-Dog in an American teen drama film Menace II Society in the year 1993. Tate was in a TV miniseries, The Women of Brewster Place.

Tate was seen as Willie Fuffner in a family comedy series Family Matters. Tate appeared in an American sitcom The Royal Family, aired on CBS. Tate voiced Buck in a video game named 187 Ride or Die, which he said he enjoyed a lot. He also appeared in a romantic comedy drama The Inkwell by Matty Rich in the year 1994.

In the American sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, aired on NBC, Larenz had a cameo rle. Tate played Ford Lincoln Mercury in an epic adventure film The Postman in the year 1997. He played Lymon in a romantic drama film Why Do Fools Fall in Love in the year 1998 and was featured in Ashanti's music video Rain on Me in the year 2003.

Tate was starred as Black Shawn on FX Network's Rescue Me (2004-11), a comedy drama TV series. His career kick-started with a sci-fi TV series The Twilight Zone. Tate starred as Deuces in a crime drama TV series Deuces. House of Lies and Beta Test Tv series also hosted him. He portrayed Julian Stevens in a comedy film Girls Trip. Apart from the above aheivements, his film credits include Love Jones, Dead Presidents, A Man Apart, Waist Deep and White Water. His TV credits include Game of Silence, Power, Rush, Love Monkey and New Attitude.

Tate earned 7 awards and 9 nominations. He won the Black Film Award in the year 1999 for Best Actor for Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998). He won the Black Reel Award for an Outstanding Actor in 2015 for Gun Hill (2011). Tate was nominated four times for the Image Award. Larenz was nominated twice for the Young Artist award. Tate was also nominated for BAFTA awards. Tate has 541,378 likes and 547,791 followers on Facebook. He has 332,275 followers on Twitter. Tate has 1.7m followers on Instagram. Larenz has earned a celebrity Net worth of around $4.5 million.

Last Modified: 07 Apr, 2018

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