Larenz Tate Celebrity

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Birth Place: Chicago, IL

Birthday: September 8, 1975, Virgo

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Along with his brothers, entered a drama program at the urging of his parents, but meeting girls was the goal. When classmate Malcolm-Jamal Warner was cast as Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show, they took the classes more seriously.
  • Movie debut was as an out-of-control thug in the critically praised 1993 film Menace II Society.
  • In 2001, along with his two brothers, created the production company Tate Men Entertainment, Inc.
  • Appeared in Ashanti's 2003 music video "Rain on Me."
  • Received a 2006 supporting actor NAACP Image Award nomination for Crash.
  • Movie career has included playing two musical greats: Frankie Lymon in 1998's Why Do Fools Fall in Love and Quincy Jones in 2004's Ray.
  • Founded the Tate Bros. Foundation with his brothers as a non-profit focused on providing funds for children with sickle-cell anemia.

Awards

  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Larry Tate — Father
  • Lahmard Tate — Brother
  • Tomasina Parrott — Wife
  • Zander Tate — Son
  • Miles Xavier Tate — Son
  • Larron Tate — Brother
  • Peggy Tate — Mother